Researchers report that abnormal levels of beta-amyloid plaques in brain predict cognitive decline and higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, but also that cognitive performance predicts progression from normal to abnormal levels of beta-amyloid.
Little did we know we were early members of the Gayby Boom: the first generation of children being raised by openly LGBTQ parents.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded REPROVIDE study at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care has developed a 23-week group programme for men that aims to help them understand and change their behaviour.
Unison surveyed social workers about hot desking in 2012 when the phenomenon was not so widespread: 90 per cent of people said shared workstations had had a negative effect on their morale, and their stress levels had increased. Just 15 per cent felt that flexibility and efficiency had improved.
Social Welfare Department director Rupeni Fatiaki
The plaintiffs’ complaint, filed in 2017 and now before the U.S. District Court for Central California, argues that when staff members conduct such periodic assessments — to determine whether a resident needs help bathing or dressing, for example, or suffers from dementia — the facilities don’t use the results to determine an adequate number of staff members. Instead, the plaintiffs argue, administrators make staffing decisions financially, based on budgets and return on investment. When assessments show increasing needs, the suit alleges, fees rise but staffing ratios may not change.
The Pine Street Bridge over locks on the Erie Canal, Lockport, New York
The Trump administration released its $66.6 billion budget proposal for the U.S. Department of Education, which would slash the agency’s funding by about 8%.
Howard Wardle, chief executive of Eastbourne Foodbank: ‘I talked to a mum the other day. She’d collapsed and was diagnosed with malnutrition.’
Aaron Willis was a 15-year-old 9th-grade student at Booker T. Washington High School when he was shot in the back while riding his bicycle home near midtown Miami.
In the UK and the US, principles of evidence-based medicine have been used by policy-makers and clinicians to treat illnesses. They have also been extended over time to allied health services and related social work and human service practice. . . . But evidence is not as straightforward as some might imply.
“In Germany, there is an understanding that the German culture is a priority. Making a decision without considering other cultures leads authorities to mistakes,” researcher Zeliha Eliacik told a panel discussion in Istanbul conducted by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA).
How several agents from a small outpost in Arizona, including recently retired chief Carla Provost, climbed to the top of the Border Patrol, then one by one retired, leaving corruption, misconduct and a toxic culture in their wake.
There’s little evidence of fraud in the food stamps program.
For the ninth year in a row, the College of Social Work’s Arts and Athletics Program for Big Bend Youth granted middle-school-aged students the opportunity to attend a free camp at Florida State University that gives them a character-building taste of the college experience
Cardiff University PhD student Grace Krause is one of a growing number of academics convinced her social media accounts are being monitored by her employer. With universities worried about negative press and the impact it might have on student recruitment, management are said to be closing down discussions on workload, classism and sexual harassment on campus.
Melanie and Richard go for a walk on Bentinck Street in Sydney. The couple who first met 15 years ago while being treated for opioid addiction at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital detox centre
This winter France has seen the biggest strike wave in decades, as workers resist planned pension reforms. As Communist MP André Chassaigne told us, the strikers aren’t just opposing Emmanuel Macron’s neoliberal policies — they’re fighting to save the French social model itself.
Michael Pullman (left), Robert Beiser and Amanda Hightower speak at a Feb. 13 briefing at the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington.
After the attorney general began a harassment campaign against KAHEA, a Native Hawaiian group that has been protesting the construction of the thirty-meter telescope (TMT) on Maunakea, Hawaii’s lawmakers have taken it upon themselves to advance Senate Bill 42, which would prohibit AG investigations from conflicting with Native Hawaiian cultural rights.
Natalie Clark walks on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City
The B.C. Association of Social Workers has renewed its decades-old call for the title of “social worker” to be fully protected and regulated by a college, like the majority of other healthcare professions already are.
The Brookings Institution, in November 2019, reported: “53 million Americans between the ages of 18 to 64—accounting for 44% of all workers—qualify as ‘low-wage.’ Their median hourly wages are $10.22, and median annual earnings are about $18,000.” For most of these low-wage workers, Hutton notes: “Finding meaning in life is close to impossible; the struggle to survive commands all intellectual and emotional resources.
A young Afghan boy outside his tent in Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.
For the individual, unemployment can cause psychological distress, which can lead to a decline in life satisfaction. It can also lead to mood disorders and substance abuse. Unemployment can affect one’s social status ascription as well, which manifests through stigmatisation, labelling, unfair judgement, and marginalisation.
The woman who spoke to us about what it was like sleeping rough looked so young and vulnerable.
How new technologies and techniques pioneered by dictators will shape the 2020 election
Bill Roberts was my high school sweetheart. We “went steady” in our senior year, were voted “the cutest couple in the class,” and attended our senior prom together.
Towards the end of January, FABBS started receiving emails from worried researchers saying their proposals to NIH had been withdrawn before review because they were not classified as clinical trials, and perception was that they should have been.
Five million. That’s the number of times that New York City police stopped people during the “stop and frisk” program when billionaire Michael Bloomberg was mayor. “Stop and frisk” is when police stop a person, usually force their hands against a wall, and aggressively pat them down, looking for a weapon or contraband. This week, the former mayor, now rising in the polls as a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, issued an apology for “stop and frisk,” saying that he “inherited the police practice.” But the fact is, after Bloomberg became mayor in 2002, NYPD “stop and frisks” increased by 700 percent. The vast majority targeted were black and brown youth. Statistics showed that, among all those stopped, whites proved to be twice as likely to be carrying a gun. Despite that, only 10% of those frisked were white.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is facing backlash from the Governor and children’s rights advocates after a child was shackled in a transport vehicle Monday.
Conversations surrounding Calgary’s sole supervised drug-consumption site have pitted harm-reduction services against addictions treatment.
Gary, Indiana, faced capital flight after the city’s first black mayor, Richard Hatcher, attempted to implement a social democratic program.
“There’s something I like about mixing social work with art. It comforts me to know that there is more at play than just a good story,” says Teresa Stranahan: Lock by Lock director and founder of The Wandering Moose
Right: Dr. Jill Chonody; Left: Kristina Godinez
The new Oxygen series “The Witnesses” is based on a five-year investigation by Trey Bundy of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting into the coverup of child sexual abuse by Jehovah’s Witnesses leaders.
Purcell Gowie Jr.
“It’s also discouraging that DCFS is so dysfunctional and unconcerned about social work norms and the civil rights of children that it even needs such a policy and federal court agreement in the first place,” said Cook County Public Guardian Charles Golbert.
Sheng nu (“leftover women”) is a term used to describe single women who are 27 or older in China.
Six staff from a social welfare office in the Hong Kong housing block evacuated after a pair of coronavirus confirmations have tested negative after being sent to hospital with flu symptoms. The six work at a family service centre on the ground floor of Hong Mei House on Cheung Hong Estate, from which more than 100 residents in 33 households were removed in the early hours of Tuesday.
In a state where homelessness is a grave problem, more than half of those responding to the survey spent more than 50 percent of their salaries to secure adequate housing. More than half lacked $400 in savings, leaving them vulnerable to emergencies.
The Green New Deal will need to be subject to constant vigilance and pressure—from experts who understand exactly what it will take, and from social movements that have decades of experience bearing the brunt of false climate solutions.
A new study estimates that improving the rates of handwashing by travelers passing through just 10 of the world’s leading airports could significantly reduce the spread of many infectious diseases. And the greater the improvement in people’s handwashing habits at airports, the more dramatic the effect on slowing the disease, the researchers found.
Delivering donated organs quickly to patients waiting for a transplant is a matter of life and death. Yet transportation errors are leading to delays in surgeries that put patients in danger and make some organs unusable.
Artificial intelligence may soon play a critical role in choosing which depression therapy is best for patients.
Alena Petitt, a well-known author and lifestyle blogger, has become the British face of the “Tradwife” movement, closely associated with the hashtag #TradWife. The movement harks back to an earlier era, encouraging women to take pleasure in traditional domestic duties while promoting feminine submissiveness, domesticity, and wifehood.
The Trump administration has proposed the addition of a fourth classification category, called Medical Improvement Likely. According to the Federal Register, close to 1 million people, now categorized as Medical Improvement Possible, would likely move to this new category, increasing the frequency of their reviews. This change would add 2.6 million additional individual reviews over the next 10 years.