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2 October 2017 – Chris Lynch has been appointed as Alzheimer's Disease Internaitonal's (ADI's) Director of Policy, Communication and Publications and Deputy CEO. Chris has joined the team in London after almost 5 years with Alzheimer Scotland , serving as Deputy Director for...
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"Dirty laundry a powerful magnet for bedbugs, study finds," is The Guardian's headline, with The Times and The Daily Telegraph also covering this creepy-crawly story. Bedbugs are small blood-sucking insects that live in cracks and crevices in and around beds. They crawl out at night and...
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"Measles eliminated in the UK for the first time," reports The Telegraph. This and other stories in the media are based on a new World Health Organization (WHO) report confirming the UK is now one of 33 countries in Europe to have "eliminated" measles. "Elimination" is...
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28 September 2017 – ADI has published its first report on the impact of dementia in sub-Saharan Africa. The report presents new research and calls for urgent action to improve awareness, access to health services and social protection in the region. [read the report]...
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27 September 2017 – The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and Dementia Alliance International (DAI) will lead a £7.7 million project to build research capacity and provide much-needed evidence on dementia care in seven...
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"HIV rises among over-50s as they neglect safe sex" is the headline from The Times. The news is based on a European study that found more over-50s are being diagnosed with HIV compared with 12 years ago. The study collected data on more than 360,000 people who had been newly diagnosed...
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"Targeted radiotherapy 'cures' prostate cancer that kills thousands," reports The Times. The news is based on a UK study of the use of high-precision radiotherapy to treat men with advanced localised prostate cancer. Researchers wanted to see if they could safely target cancer cells that...
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26 September 2017 – End stage trials for potential new Alzheimer’s Disease drug Intepirdine have failed to show positive results. Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) welcomes more research into new treatments, urging that global investment must continue to enhance prevention,...
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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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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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"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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