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City Health international holds an annual international conference, in a different location each year, which examines current policy and practice in relation to public health and health behaviours in cities.

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  • India's economy is growing but distress migrations ensure its children are not

    India’s rapid economic growth is not helping curb undernutrition, according to the Global Food Policy Report released on Wednesday by the International Food Policy Research Institute on Wednesday, which provides research-based policy solutions to tackle poverty and malnutrition.In October last year the institute ranked India 97 among 118 countries on the Global Hunger Index. India fared worse than almost all its neighbours – China, Myanmar,[...]

    2017-03-24 | scroll.in

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  • Improve access, uptake and use of services for people at risk of tuberculosis in vulnerable populations

    A researcher from the University's Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, Dr Ruaraidh Hill, working closely with a pan-European team, conducted two reviews to improve access, uptake and use of services for people at risk of tuberculosis (TB) in vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations. World TB Day, falling on 24 March each year, is designed to build awareness about the global epidemic of TB and efforts to eliminate the disease. [...]

    2017-03-24 | medicalxpress.com

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  • Mobility: The Lifeblood of Circular Cities

    For humans to survive, they need fully functional circulatory systems that are able to efficiently transport nutrients around the body. If an artery becomes blocked or if you have low blood pressure, the circulatory system suffers and your body begins to shut down. Mobility systems in cities are akin to the circulatory system in the human body – the harder it is to move around a city the less productive or ‘healthy’ the city as a whole becomes.[...]

    2017-03-24 | progrss.com

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  • Access to parks, open spaces in your community can be a health factor

    hat are the societal factors that influence health?When Dr. Richard Jackson asks this question, the response often includes some combination of economics, education and culture. Rarely does he hear the one he is looking for: the physical environment of one’s neighborhood.“If it’s not easy to walk to places, you’re surrounded by unhealthy food choices, and you spend hours each day driving to and from your job, that’s a powerful determinant of your health [...]

    2017-03-24 | newsroom.ucla.edu

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  • One in 100 people is a problem gambler, but the health service does little to help

    A survey of 1,058 people attending GP clinics in Bristol, England, found that 0.9% were problem gamblers. That may not sound like much, but if you extrapolate that figure to the UK population, that’s around 600,000 people whose lives are blighted by this destructive addiction. The survey also found that a further 4.3% had gambling problems that “were low to medium in severity”. That’s around 2.8m people potentially at risk of becoming problem gamblers.[...]

    2017-03-24 | theconversation.com

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  • ‘In a trance’: New database to record ‘zombie’ effects of illegal designer drugs

    A national database listing the effects of so-called ‘zombie’ drugs has been created for doctors to swiftly detect any new kinds of synthetic narcotics arriving on the market.The Report Illicit Drug Reaction (RIDR) website, which will feature urgent clinical reports, will allow doctors to keep constantly up to date with new psychoactive substances (NPS) and relevant treatments.been on the market for just a few hours.It is hoped the new database [...]

    2017-03-23 | rt.com

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