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Turkey Europe's biggest antibiotics user, Mongolia top consumer in world, WHO survey shows

ntibiotics use is dangerously high in some countries, especially in the southern Mediterranean, driving the emergence of deadly superbug infections, a survey by the World Health Organization showed on Monday.
The "WHO Report on Surveillance of Antibiotic Consumption" looked at antibiotic use in 65 countries and found the Netherlands used 9.78 defined daily doses (DDD) per 1,000 people, while Britain used twice as much and Turkey almost twice as much again, at 38.18 DDD per 1,000 inhabitants.

Almost 1 in 5 Germans is ‘at risk of poverty’ despite record employment – study

Germany may be Europe’s biggest and strongest economy and is enjoying record employment, but one fifth of its citizens are struggling to make ends meet, a new study reveals.
Some 15.5 million people or 19 percent of the population in Germany were “at risk of poverty” or “social exclusion” in 2017, the Federal Statistics Office said.

Weather forecasts predict colder winter in Europe this year

Source : Itar-Tass / 22 Sep 2014

The upcoming winter in European is expected to be colder than the 2012-2013 winter, Russian federal hydrometeorology and environmental monitoring service (Rosgidromet) said on Tuesday.

“Frequent invasions of cold air with short warm spells are expected,” said Rosgidromet head, Roman Vilfand.


Executions rise worldwide in 2013

Source : AP / 19 Jul 2014

The number of executions worldwide rose last year despite a general global trend toward capital punishment abolition, according to a report released Friday by an Italian anti-death penalty group.


Coffee: History and Health Benefits

Source : Agencies / 06 May 2014 

Coffee gives people a quick "wake up" call, and the ability to prepare for the day. A large number of folks reach for the dark, rich brew, and look forward to sipping that much needed morning beverage while preparing for the day. Coffee has brought joy to homes for years, and even centuries.


UK child mortality rate one of the highest in Western Europe

Source : RT / 05 May 2014

Britain has one of the highest mortality rates in Western Europe for children under five, new research has revealed. Experts say factors like poverty, deprivation and smoking during pregnancy contributed to the premature deaths of 3,000 children in 2012.


Europeans waste 90 million tonnes of food each year

Source : Presstv / 09 Apr 2014

Millions of people around the world do not have enough food to eat while at the same time a colossal amount of edible food is simply being thrown out by millions of households across Europe.

The UN says, in Austria alone, 158,000 tonnes of perfectly good food is tossed in the bin each year and 90 million tonnes is discarded in Europe as a whole. 


Crimea threatens to stop museum cooperation with Europe

Source : ITAR - TASS / 09 Apr 2014

The Republic of Crimea will stop museum and exhibition cooperation with Europe, if the Netherlands refuse to return a collection of Scythian gold which is currently on view in Amsterdam to Crimean museums, the CrimeaInform news agency reported on Monday with reference to Valery Kosarev, the head of the permanent commission of the Crimean State Council (parliament) for education, science, youth affairs and sport.


Poor worst affected by Europe’s austerity measures

Source : Presstv / 28 Mar 2014

A leading charity says the poor are the hardest hit by the economic crisis in Europe and the consequent austerity measures.

In a report published on Thursday, Caritas Europa said austerity measures taken by governments in Europe have led to an increase in child poverty and put people's health at risk.


Asylum seekers in Europe reach two-decade high

Source : Reuters / 24 Mar 2014

Nearly half a million people sought asylum in Europe last year, the most in two decades, with the largest number coming from Syrians fleeing civil war, the European Union said on Monday.


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