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Obesity and unemployment – what’s the link?

We all know that the rise in obesity across Europe is a significant concern. But did you know that high levels of obesity often coincide with high rates of unemployment? A recent Gallup poll shows that the longer a person is unemployed, the higher the rates of obesity, with rates reaching up to 32.7% after … Continue reading Obesity and unemployment – what’s the link?

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Step By Step, an innovative model for improving men’s health

Sadly, it’s true – men are backwards in coming forwards in relation to their health, compared to women. The fact that men are less likely than women to visit a doctor – perhaps due to the old chestnut that society expects them to be strong – has a real impact on their health, meaning it’s … Continue reading Step By Step, an innovative model for improving men’s health

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Dog ownership linked to longevity in stroke and heart attack survivors

Dog ownership may be associated with longer life and better cardiovascular outcomes, especially for heart attack and stroke survivors who live alone. These are the findings according to a new study and a separate meta-analysis published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association. Glenn N. Levine, MD, chair of the writing … Continue reading Dog ownership linked to longevity in stroke and heart attack survivors

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What is the European Week of Regions and Cities?

The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event (7-10 October 2019) during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. The event was created in 2003 when the … Continue reading What is the European Week of Regions and Cities?

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CASCADE: Harmonia Village and Harmony House

Exciting things are happening for CASCADE (Community Areas of Sustainable Care And Dementia Excellence in Europe). The Interreg 2Seas co-funded project is providing a truly innovative approach to caring for people with dementia and one of the UK’s first ever dementia villages, Harmonia Village, inspired by the project’s Dutch partners, is being built in Dover … Continue reading CASCADE: Harmonia Village and Harmony House

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SHIFT sexual health survey

Living in Kent, Medway, East Sussex or Essex? Aged 45 or over? Please take part in our #SHIFTsurvey to help our partners develop sexual health services that are better adapted to the needs of over 45s: https://chichpscyh.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cColzBpuu8ilJK5 If you’re living in the Hauts-de-France region in France, please use this link to take the French version … Continue reading SHIFT sexual health survey

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TICC project update

52 self-managed teams up and running across the three countries: TICC ✓ 155 more in active preparation: TICC ✓ Excellent work analysing challenges from the three countries, and regularly discussing solutions across borders: TICC ✓ TICC (Transforming Integrated Care in the Community) was launched in July 2017 and, with this list of achievements, it’s well … Continue reading TICC project update

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Dementia: Lifestyle changes that could lower your risk

Nearly everyone can lower their risk of dementia, even if it runs in the family, by living a healthy lifestyle, research suggests. The study of nearly 200,000 people showed the risk fell by up to a third. The team at the University of Exeter said the results were exciting, empowering and showed people were not … Continue reading Dementia: Lifestyle changes that could lower your risk

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Why are STIs on the rise in older people?

Whilst STIs are on the rise in virtually every age group in the UK, there is a notable upwards trend in older people. Changing attitudes to sex and relationships and more casual sex among older age groups is contributing to a sexual health crisis. A recent report from Public Health England made the case for better sexual … Continue reading Why are STIs on the rise in older people?

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CASCADE: the launch of Harmony House

The CASCADE Model promotes a holistic, person-centred approach for people living with dementia to maximise independence and quality of life. Harmony House promises to provide guests with personally tailored support that meets their individual needs, whatever they might be. Our guesthouse will be run by highly-trained staff who are committed to making even the shortest of … Continue reading CASCADE: the launch of Harmony House

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