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News that sexual harassment in the workplace can cause depression and work absence has hit the headlines after the results of a Danish study were published. Researchers surveyed 7,603 employees from 1,041 organisations in Denmark, and asked them about symptoms of depression and whether they'd been...
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"Vacuuming and scrubbing the floor are enough exercise to protect the heart and extend life," reports The Telegraph, with other media sources reporting a similar finding – that physical activity in our everyday lives is just as good as going to the gym. This follows a large international...
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"Controversial Lightning Process 'helps children with chronic fatigue syndrome'," reports The Guardian. The story is based on a UK study investigating whether a treatment called the Lightning Process helped teenagers being treated for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as ME (...
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21 September 2017 – The World Health Organisation (WHO) have marked World Alzheimer’s Day with the publication of new materials on the global plan on dementia, produced in partnership with ADI. The materials include a new infographic on the global impact of dementia, and factsheets on...
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21 September 2017 – Today is World Alzheimer’s Day. It is an opportunity to join the global call by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) to prioritise the response to dementia in every country. It is also an important time to recognise and respect those living with dementia,...
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Summary "One in four British girls hit by depression at 14 as experts blame increase in cyber bullying and academic pressure," says the Sun after a large study found 24% of 14-year-old girls in the UK report symptoms of depression. The Millenium Cohort Study followed more than 19,000...
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The Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament has launched a survey seeking views from older people on the implications of Brexit and how they feel following the EU referendum vote. The Parliament wants to know: Whether you would vote differently now If you feel older people have been villainised...
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20 September 2017 – ADI has published an update to its report highlighting examples of dementia friendly initiatives worldwide. The report contains useful information on the implementation, success and monitoring of more than 150 dementia friendly initiatives in over 40 countries. The update...
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The Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament has launched a survey seeking views from older people on their experiences of responding to and avoiding scams. Over 3 million people in the UK fall victim to a scam every year. The Parliament wants to know: Your experience of scams How easy you find it to...
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"Scientists invent injection that could deliver every childhood vaccine in one go," reports The Independent. Various media sources have run stories on a new injection they claim could allow multiple childhood vaccines to be delivered in a single jab. This follows the development in the US...
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15 September 2017 - ADI is looking for an effective event organiser and administrator to join our small team. [Find out more]
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"Women get bored of having sex with their partner after just a year together, a new study suggests," is the rather crass story in the Mail Online. The news is based on research that actually found multiple factors increased the likelihood of both men and women reporting a lack of interest...
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"Tattoos could give you cancer, new research suggests," is the entirely unsupported claim from the Mail Online. The news come from a study that found evidence particles from tattoo ink can spread into lymph nodes – but it hasn't been proven that tattoo ink causes cancer. Researchers used...
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14 September 2017 – Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has urged the 67th meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO) Committee for Europe to respond to the Global plan of action on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025 . The statement was delivered on behalf of ADI...
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"There is little evidence having the occasional drink while pregnant harms a baby," reports the Mail Online. This follows a review of international research looking at whether low-to-moderate alcohol consumption – no more than 1 to 2 units, once or twice a week – was linked with adverse...
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"It's not what you eat, it's when you eat that matters: study shows timing your meals right is the key to beating obesity," the Mail Online reports. The headline was prompted by a small US study involving 110 university students. Researchers gave them activity monitors to wear, measured...
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"Why the Mediterranean diet is the best cure for acid reflux: Study found patients who ate plenty of fish and veg had fewer symptoms and avoided side effects of medication," the Mail Online reports. Acid reflux, also known as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) , is a condition where...
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"Drinks industry downplaying alcohol-cancer link," The Guardian reports as new analysis has been published looking at the accuracy of health information circulated by the alcohol industry on the link between alcohol and cancer. Many people still don't appreciate that alcohol can increase...
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"Statins cut the risk of dying from heart disease by 28% among men, according to the longest study of its kind," The Guardian reports. Statins help reduce the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad cholesterol", in the blood. This in turn helps reduce the risk of...
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"Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer," BBC News reports. Animal and laboratory research suggests a modified version of the virus could possibly be used to target and destroy cancerous cells. The Zika virus was first discovered in 1947. It hit the headlines in 2016 when an...

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