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  • Underage Substance Use Prevention

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    What Works in Early Life to Prevent Tobacco and Alcohol Addiction?

    23 Apr 2015

    Tobacco and alcohol addiction are widespread public health risks across the European Union and both merit tackling at a young age. Evidence-based, early interventions are available that can be applied in small-scale settings to prevent underage alcohol and tobacco abuse.

  • Patient Experience

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    More Long-Term Health Conditions, Poorer Health Care Experiences

    23 Apr 2015

    Patients with multiple long-term health conditions are more likely to report poorer experiences in primary care than those with fewer health problems. A patient-centered model that takes into account the severity of disease — and the impact of combinations of diseases, on patient quality of life and health care experiences — could make a difference.

  • Migrants

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    What Does It Take to Rescue Migrants at Sea?

    23 Apr 2015

    EU leaders gathered today for an emergency summit to discuss a concerted response to the humanitarian disaster unfolding in the Mediterranean Sea. As a former officer serving aboard an Italian Navy warship deployed in Operation Mare Nostrum in Nov. 2013, Giacomo Persi Paoli is well aware of the challenges.

  • United Kingdom

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    Letter from London

    21 Apr 2015

    There is evidence of decisiveness and clarity in the UK's foreign policy outlook. Yet there is also ambivalence, partly explained by preelection domestic politics, some aspects of which challenge the very notion of the UK as a unitary foreign policy actor.

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