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The Stroke Association response to ‘Alzheimer’s drug may benefit head injury patients

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The Stroke Association response to ‘Alzheimer’s drug may benefit head injury patients’

Dr Isabel Lee, Research Liaison Officer at The Stroke Association said: “This is interesting research and is welcomed by The Stroke Association as it indicates Donepezil could potentially be beneficial to stroke patients in the future. However it is essential that further, more extensive research is undertaken in this area before it is used in the treatment process for stroke.”


By The Stroke Association, UK


Health Policy Resource.


The National Stroke Strategy for England

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The National Stroke Strategy for England

The National Stroke Strategy for England was published by the Department of Health on Wednesday 5 December 2007. The strategy is the culmination of years of work by The Stroke Association and other stakeholders with an interest in stroke care. It contains much of what The Stroke Association has been campaigning for since the publication of The Stroke Association Manifesto in 2005, and builds on the recommendations in the National Audit Office’s 2005 report “Reducing Brain Damage: Faster access to better stroke care”. .


By The Stroke Association, UK


Health Policy Resource.


CSPI Urges Stronger FDA and Modernized Food Safety Law

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CSPI Urges Stronger FDA and Modernized Food Safety Law

Just like we wouldn't send the cavalry to fight a modern war, we should not allow the FDA to use out-of-date tools to manage a global food supply. The latest report from the FDA Science Board says that FDA's food program is in critical condition. It "cannot sufficiently monitor either the tremendous volume of products manufactured domestically or the exponential growth of imported products," according to these scientific advisors to FDA. The proof of the report is in the number of food outbreaks and recalls over the last 16 months. Preventing illnesses and outbreaks takes money. Without it, millions of consumers are at increased risk of becoming ill from something they eat.


By CSPINET, USA.


Education Policy Resource.


Health, retirement and inequality: Can Germany and the UK learn from each other?

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Health, retirement and inequality: Can Germany and the UK learn from each other?

This study attempts to understand the effect of health on the decision of older workers to leave the labour market – a decision which is made within the context of the pension and benefit systems of the UK and Germany. The authors found that health is an extremely important factor in the retirement decision for both men and women in the UK and Germany. The effects of poor health seem to be greater in the UK than Germany. The size of the health effect is larger than that of pension entitlement and income in both countries. The results also suggest that it is health shocks rather than a continual level of poor health that are important in the retirement decision.


By AGF, UK and Germany.


Health Policy Resource.