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The leak of emails outlining further Tory welfare cut options shows just how fragile the party’s popularity is over social security reforms
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Tories dismiss proposed changes seen by BBC that include restricting child benefit to first two children and taxing disability benefits
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ocial services made a difference in my life, and now I am helping others by working in a social service,” says Keese ... In 2012, I graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work and went to work in a nursing home. My next goal is to enter a Master’s ...
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Google believes it can enhance surgeons’ tools using technologies employed in other parts of its business, including self-driving carsGoogle has stuck a deal with the healthcare company Johnson & Johnson to develop surgical robots that use artificial intelligence.
Google’s life sciences[...]
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In honor of it’s 60th Anniversary in 2015 the National Association of Social Workers in April is launching a Twitter chat series. The Twitter chat series will give association members, the wider social work community and the public a chance to have a conversation with some of the leading social wo[...]

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