Shredded Social Safety Net European Austerity Costing Lives

As the euro crisis wears on, the tough austerity measures implemented in ailing member states are resulting in serious health issues, a study revealed on Wednesday. Mental illness, suicide rates and epidemics are on the rise, while access to care has dwindled.
A sign at a clinic in Barcelona reads 'Hospital for sale.'

A sign at a clinic in Barcelona reads 'Hospital for sale.'

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kla -- with wire reports