Are women really at greater risk from dementia? Until we reckon with social roles and inequalities, it’s impossible to say
Sen. Joe Manchin’s stance on tax reform protects benefits obtained by his biggest campaign contributors in the legal industry as part of Donald Trump’s 2017 tax law.
The idea is that there are too many liberal college professors, so we’ll have to start secretly recording them and prosecuting them to shut them up or drive them away…. not only would this bill allow state college professors to be recorded secretly, but they also would be required to answer annual questionnaires from the State Board of Education and the Board of Governors of the State University System about their political views. The answers aren’t confidential or restricted in their use.
A European wealth tax could be a ‘win-win’ strategy for reducing extreme wealth inequality and funding the recovery from the pandemic.
Discussions about unifying taxation of multinational corporations have been going on for years. But, now more than ever in an interconnected digital economy, some of the billion-dollar profits belong to the people.
Digital rights activists warn the rise of facial recognition and safety apps expose women to privacy violations and harassment
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and dozens of House Democrats introduced the We the People Amendment—which would reverse the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and end corporate personhood—on April 6, 2021.
The Recall Kshama Sawant initiative — which is calling for Sawant’s ouster based on charges related to last summer’s protests — is symptomatic of a broader backlash against racial and economic justice movements and increasing working-class militancy. If it succeeds, the left will likely have to contend with the increased use of the same tactic against progressive elected officials.
A professor is working to address opioid misuse in an unconventional way: through physical therapy. She and her colleagues have enhanced physical therapy instruction to emphasize the profession’s role in preventing and treating opioid use disorder.
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people with or at risk for HIV both indirectly, by interfering with HIV treatment and prevention services, and directly, by threatening individual health.
The Texas Supreme Court has allowed an emergency order to expire. Housing groups warn that this could result in thousands of people losing their homes to eviction. Tenants’ rights advocates, like those pictured here in Boston, have pushed for stronger protections for renters during the pandemic.
Despite all the progress made, the Sinti and Roma minority has not achieved education equality in Germany
Covax hopes to deliver more than two billion doses to people in 190 countries in less than a year. In particular, it wants to ensure that 92 poorer countries will receive access to vaccines at the same time as wealthier countries.
Officials said over 30 long-term homeless camps on the slopes of Diamond Head Crater have been cleared out this week.
The attraction of these complexes, known as danchi, is more than aesthetic. These developments embodied the aspirations of Japan’s war-weary citizens for better lives, and retain a place in the popular imagination. Fitted with amenities then virtually unattainable elsewhere and a pioneering specification — stainless steel sinks, flush toilets, a kitchen and private bedrooms — people lunged at the chance to pilot this modern lifestyle and participate in a grand social experiment.
Social distancing and lockdowns may have affected clinical researchers’ ability to finish trials, researchers report. Study completion rates dropped worldwide between 13 percent and 23 percent, depending on the type of research sponsor and geographic location, between April and October 2020.
In 2018, youth aged 13 to 24 made up 21% of the 37,832 new HIV diagnoses in the United States and dependent areas.
Larrecsa Cox, who leads the Quick Response Team whose mission is to save every citizen who survives an overdose from the next one, peers around a stairwell while walking through an abandoned home frequented by people struggling with addiction, in Huntington, W.Va. As the COVID pandemic killed more than a half-million Americans, it also quietly worsened what was before it the country’s greatest public health crisis: addiction and despair.
Baby’s First Years is seen as an audacious effort to prove, through a randomized trial, a causal link between poverty reduction and brain development. “It is definitely one of the first, if not the first” study in this developing field to have direct policy implications, said Dr. Martha Farah (above), a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Center for Neuroscience and Society who studies poverty and the brain.
Just as the spread of the pandemic is inseparable from the enrichment of the financial oligarchy, the ending of the pandemic is inseparable from the expropriation of the oligarchs. The vast wealth piled up by the financial elite must be used to finance emergency measures to stop the spread of the virus and save millions of lives.
Protesters rally in response to the treatment of women in politics following several sexual assault allegations, as part of the Women’s March 4 Justice rally in Sydney, Australia, March 15, 2021.
“It’s probably going to be worse for those that were already struggling or were already disadvantaged by society,” said Dr. Jonathan Singer, President of the American Association of Suicidology and an Associate Professor of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago.
The unit’s armor-clad officers and bike squads have become a regular presence at protests, where they stand out for their confrontational and aggressive tactics. After each confrontation, complaints about the unit streamed into the Civilian Complaint Review Board, the independent body tasked with reviewing allegations of police abuse. Investigators found a disproportionate number of SRG officers accused of wrongdoing to have exceeded their legal authority, when compared with the wider department. The group earned a reputation among activists as the NYPD’s “goon squad.”
UMD social work alumna Kylee Pass points out, home isn’t safe for everyone. Pass works at First Witness Child Advocacy Center, which helps victims of child sexual and physical abuse and their families.
The United States leads the industrialized world in the extent and depth of its poverty and economic misery. Yet the U.S. is also the wealthiest country in the world with an abundance of resources. What explains this paradox?
A study of New York State LTC facilities showed that 30 percent fewer residents died in unionized than in nonunionized facilities. There were fewer infections. There were better masks and eye shields. Unionization often means better pay and infection-control policies.
As mass detentions and surveillance dominate the lives of China’s Uyghurs and Kazakhs, a woman struggles to free herself.
In Finland, high-quality free school meals are provided to all children between six and sixteen as a public service. Students in the United States and everywhere else deserve the same.
“Grief leadership” is leadership at all levels that acknowledges and honors losses, normalizes grief reactions, helps to make meaning of the events, and supports a community in looking to the future.
The president of the Croatian Association of Social Workers, Štefica Karačić, asked on Monday where the responsibility of Social Policy Minister Josip Aladrović was in the case of the deceased two-and-a-half-year-old girl from Nova Gradiška.
The idea of removing race from child removal decisions is growing, despite some skepticism.
I’d like to think America is at a tipping point similar to where it was some 120 years ago, when the ravages and excesses of the Gilded Age precipitated what became known as the Progressive Era. Then, reformers reined in the unfettered greed and inequalities of the day and made the system work for the many rather than the few.
Ultra-Orthodox schools must provide a proper education, but politicians aren’t holding them accountable.
As with everything else about coronavirus, it is poorer people who are worst affected. The ONS said, “Prevalence rates of self-reported long Covid were greatest in people aged 35 to 69 years, females, those living in the most deprived areas, those working in health or social care, and those with a pre-existing, activity-limiting health condition.”
Garment workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, protest forced resignations imposed during pandemic-related factory closures. The people who sew clothes for major apparel giants are facing widespread hunger and destitution as a result of falling income and job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic—even as many of these corporations continue to turn a profit.
Along with other researchers, I’m trying to understand whether we can use diet to reduce this state of stress, and therefore reduce pain. The evidence so far indicates that diet certainly matters.
Three hundred posters like this will be displayed in and around BART stations and trains, as part of the @NotOneMoreGirl campaign.
Stigmas, such as blaming loneliness on the person’s behavior, sometimes prevents people from expressing their feelings of loneliness, says Dilip Jeste, M.D.
Recently, HHS updated America’s HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard (AHEAD) with preliminary data for three of the six EHE indicators.
You do not need a Social Security Number or insurance to get a free COVID vaccine. Your immigration status does not matter, either.
Nostalgia is likely at the heart of your dilemma. Past loves, after all, can all too easily be remembered without their nagging doubts and niggling details.
Women who made allegations last month of rape and sexual abuse in Chinese detention camps have been harassed and smeared in the weeks since. Rights groups say the attacks are typical of an aggressive campaign by China to silence those who speak up. Above: A gate of what is officially known as a “vocational skills education centre” in Xinjiang
DonorsTrust, the preferred donor conduit of the Koch political network, has launched a new funding stream to resist public health measures in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and use the crisis to further its broader policy goals.
Ava Bear talks about what it means for Muskoday First Nation to elect its first female chief in history. “I went to university and got a bachelor of social work degree and came back to work for Muskoday as the director of health”, she said.
Guyana is preparing to enact legislation governing Social Work, and talks with several stakeholders are expected to begin this month, according to Minister of Human Services and Social Security Dr. Vindhya Persaud (above).
There’s a reason that so many people use binge drinking, playing the lotto and runaway eating to support their mental health: because the effects are reliable. Because they don’t require a prescription. And because they’re available, right now.
Humans are the glory and the scum of the universe, concluded the French philosopher, Blaise Pascal, in 1658. Little has changed. We love and we loathe; we help and we harm; we reach out a hand and we stick in the knife.
“When the pandemic started, many schools switched to online learning, forcing children who live in subdivided flats to use electronic devices in cramped environments amid inadequate lighting conditions,” social worker Wong Wan-yin said at a press conference on Sunday.
Responding to the announcement, AsIAm CEO Adam Harris (above) said “Since Minister Rabbitte, TD has come into office AsIAm has engaged a number of times with her on this issue and it is most welcome that the minister has committed to developing a National Strategy which has been long sought for by, and promised to, the autism community.
Over the last few years, Corporate America has been enjoying the lightest tax burden in history. That needs to change.