Research

Research in the United Kingdom is funded by a number of funding organizations, including the Department of Health, the Wellcome Trust, and the Medical Research Council. Additional research is funded by special-interest charities dedicated to such diseases as diabetes mellitus or Crohn's disease. Major topics of research interest include recognition of mental health problems by family doctors and pediatricians, chronic fatigue, and the epidemiology of pediatric mental health.

The Netherlands

The Netherlands, a multicultural Western European country with 16.5 million inhabitants, has a high standard of medical and mental health care, with eight major university medical centers (UMCs). Annual health care spending is 13.1% of the gross national product (74 billion euros, or 92 billion U.S. dollars). Approximately 55 community mental health care centers and 25 child psychiatric hospitals, run by about 20 organizations, are distributed across the country but concentrated in the major cities. The Netherlands has approximately 500 child and adolescent psychiatrists (equal to 250 fulltime equivalents [FTEs]) working in community mental health care, child psychiatric hospitals, private practices, and UMCs.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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