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CHALLENGE OR OPPORTUNITY?

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Meeting future elderly care challenges in Europe is receiving increasing attention. Writing for PEN, Anne-Sophie Parent, secretary

general of the AGE Platform Europe, debates whether the continent is ready to cope with its demographic challenge. She highlights

the action taken by multiple international bodies and details recommendations that can be made

ABSENCE ANOMALY

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PEN outlines the key causes of sickness absence, namely stress and musculoskeletal disorders, and notes the variances between EU countries

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The Social Insurance Institution of Finland analyses sickness absence using extensive databases

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TALKING ABOUT CBT

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PEN explores the origins of cognitive behavioural therapy and the arguments in its favour

PROFILE:

The Laboratory of Molecular NeuroImmunoEndocrinology works to understand the role of melatonin in immune disorders

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OPTIMISING PSYCHOTHERAPY

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The founder and research co-ordinator of the Cognitive and Behavioural Center for Research and Intervention (CINEICC) at Portugal’s

University of Coimbra, Professor José Pinto Gouveia, outlines the challenges regarding the interaction between academic research

and applied clinical psychology. He discusses MBCT as well as CBT, and the need for greater research

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CINEICC on building evidence-based psychological interventions to bridge the gap between research and application

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AGENDA

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The World Health Organization is moving to increase physical activity across Europe, as Dr João Breda told PEN

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The Vuokatti Sports Technology Unit advocates the notion of needing more support for research in the elite sport arena

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HEARING LOSS

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HEARING HEALTH

UK charity Action on Hearing Loss on what more needs to be done in the country, and in Europe, to effectively confront the affliction

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Braci illustrates a sound recognition platform that can convert sounds into visual and sensory notifications

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WOUND HEALING

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HEALING THE WOUND

PEN explores wound care, including types of chronic wounds, a link with diabetes and EU 2020 funds directed towards this research area

TRANSCUTANEOUS DRUG DELIVERY

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Professor Dr Brigitte von Rechenberg and fellow researchers of the Competence Center for Applied Biotechnology and Molecular

Medicine at Switzerland’s University of Zürich discuss transcutaneous drug delivery using a novel transdermal application technology.

They explain the experiments undertaken, results found, the need for further study, and their future outlook

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Biovotec’s goal is to improve the standard of care in medical device products for hard to heal and chronic wounds

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PROXIMITY AND OUTREACH

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The Council of Europe is helping to bring forward opportunities for local authorities to combat violent extremism, as detailed here

URBAN COUNTER-RADICALISATION

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Elizabeth Johnston, the executive director of the European Forum for Urban Safety (Efus), reflects on the need to counter the

phenomenon of radicalisation. She highlights the relationship between local residents and locally elected officials, and the

need for a response at the supranational level

2016: RESPONSIBILITY AND SOLIDARITY

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Former president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Anne Brasseur emphasises the importance of safeguarding

the values of freedom, solidarity, trust and democracy, and reflects on the challenges of extremism, the migrant crisis and ongoing

‘frozen’ conflicts facing the continent in 2016

HEALTH (continued)

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SPECIAL FEATURE: THE FIGHT AGAINST EXTREMISM

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