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DeSTRESS CONFERENCE 2019 POVERTY, PATHOLOGY AND PILLS TUESDAY, 15 & WEDNESDAY,  16 JANUARY FRANK & STEEL ROOMS, WELLCOME COLLECTION 183 Euston Road, London   This two day symposium: Examines the impact of poverty on mental health through the lives and experiences…

   Lessons from one community sport organisation’s evaluation. …Given that many young people take part in sport on a regular basis and being active is proven to contribute to positive wellbeing, it makes sense to explore what role, if any,…

The North’s poor productivity connected to health for first time Outlines a new way of tackling productivity issues in UK through health Tackling North’s health could generate an additional £13.2bn a year Workers with ill health in the North are…

Over the last ten years, episodes of adults aged 65 and over being admitted to hospital has increased by over 2 million, equating to 62% of hospital beds occupied by those in this age bracket. In combination with the vast…

The NHS long-term plan must help bring about a “breakthrough” in the development of local health and care systems by allowing them greater freedom and minimising central control, according to the NHS Confederation. The Confederation is calling for action to…

Key findings There are a range of potential benefits from community involvement in decision-making, for both participants and their wider communities. Joint decision-making interventions can be successful in deflecting threats to the local area, maintaining and enhancing local conditions, resisting…

  Barnett Waddingham’s Why BWell report investigated mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and found that 32% of the UK’s workforce are currently coasting While three in five (62%) coasters are content in their lives generally, only around a…

Being critical of “national treasures “(NT) is not normally done –after all, they are national treasures. George Monbiot did a pretty good hatchet job on NT David Attenborough this week in The Guardian berating him for not being more outspoken…

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Big Pharma bounces back? The UK economy may be sluggish after the 2008 recession but Big Pharma continues to grow, worldwide, with overall R&D spending in the pharmaceutical / biotechnology sector growing from around $128 billion in 2008 to $158…

Young people and adults are more likely to engage in most kinds of cultural and sports activities if other members of their households were also doing so. For example, adults living as a couple are five times more likely to…