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When it comes to job status and mental wellbeing, the young are the most affected by the pandemic among Europeans, reveals a recent report by Eurofound.
According to the annual assessment of the European Railway Agency, the trend of a steady decrease in the number of rail accidents continues. However, rail-related suicide rates remain roughly the same.
Doctors continue prescribing anti-anxiety medications such as lorazepam or diazepam for long periods despite the risk of addictions. Meanwhile, under-investment in psychological care is making things worse.
Women are progressively more represented in parliaments across Europe. But, while some countries boast very diverse parliaments, others are still dominated by men.
An exclusive investigation reveals that Instagram prioritizes photos of scantily-clad men and women, shaping the behavior of content creators and the worldview of 140 millions Europeans in what remains a blind spot of EU regulations.
In many European countries, the availability of psychological treatment in the public healthcare system is inadequate or even non-existent. Barriers such as long waiting lists, co-payments and inadequate resources push people with anxiety or depression – those who can afford it – to the private system.
Mental health resources in the European Union were scarce even before the pandemic. COVID-19 has caused a tsunami in mental health, and access to care is more difficult today. About 75 percent of psychiatry services in the EU have been taking place via telemedicine, but this is not a viable option for all patients.
A Eurofound report reveals that despite being provided with the necessary tools and supported remotely by teachers, most parents and legal guardians of children in primary and secondary schools are dissatisfied with distance learning.
Due to Brexit and multiple lockdowns, hundreds of thousands of expats have left Britain in 2020.
A report by the European Commission and data provided by Eurostat, reveal how there are more women with an income below the 60% median income, leading to a gender gap in poverty and social exclusion, both when in working and old age.