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Global burden of mental disorders and illicit drug use – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on August 29th, 2013.

Mental health and substance abuse disorders were the leading cause of non-fatal illness worldwide in 2010, according to a new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study, published in the Lancet today.  A team of researchers in Australia and the US analysed data from 20 mental and substance disorders to model the prevalence, premature death, […]

NZ ‘Health loss’ report in the news

John Kerr posted in on August 9th, 2013.

How much good, healthy life is lost due to disease, injury and death in New Zealand? A new report from the Ministry of Health, “Health Loss in New Zealand” draws on data from 2006 to estimate how much healthy life is lost from a comprehensive set of diseases, injuries and risk factors. You can read more […]

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