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Wednesday 10th September 2014

Report finds scale and cost of dementia escalates

Report finds scale and cost of dementia escalates
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Dementia UK: The Second Edition, prepared by King's College London and the London School of Economics for the Alzheimer's Society, finds that the cost of dementia to the UK has hit £26 billion a year and that people with dementia, their carers and families shoulder two-thirds of the cost themselves.
Date:
10 September 2014
Tuesday 9th September 2014

Chief Medical Officer's Annual Report focuses on mental health

Chief Medical Officer's Annual Report focuses on mental health
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Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Professor Graham Thornicroft and Dr Max Henderson of the IoPPN at King's today launched the Chief Medical Officer's (CMO) Annual Report - Public Mental Health Priorities: Investing in the Evidence with CMO Professor Dame Sally Davies, which focuses on the mental health of the nation.
Date:
09 September 2014

Study uncovers different routes to problem behaviour

Study uncovers different routes to problem behaviour
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There are two distinct pathways involved in the development of callous unemotional (CU) traits in young teenagers – one primarily linked to environmental risk factors, the other to genetic ones – according to new research led by King's College London.
Date:
09 September 2014
Friday 5th September 2014

40% of women with severe mental illness are victims of rape or attempted rape

40% of women with severe mental illness are victims of rape or attempted rape
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Women with severe mental illness are up to five times more likely than the general population to be victims of sexual assault and two to three times more likely to suffer domestic violence, reveals new research led by King's College London and UCL funded by the Medical Research Council and the Big Lottery.
Date:
05 September 2014

WHO-commissioned report on e-cigarettes misleading, say experts

WHO-commissioned report on e-cigarettes misleading, say experts
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World leading tobacco experts argue that a recently published World Health Organization (WHO)-commissioned review of evidence on e-cigarettes contains important errors, misinterpretations and misrepresentations putting policy-makers and the public in danger of foregoing the potential public health benefits of e-cigarettes.
Date:
05 September 2014
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