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57 minutes ago
Predicted lung cancer deaths for women in Europe set to reach 14.24 per 100,000 of population in 2015
Lung cancer deaths among European women are set to overtake those from breast cancer for the first time this year.The trend is largely driven by women in the UK, say researchers. Predicted lung[...]
HealthWomenWomens Issues
3 hours ago
Labour is launching its pivotal election pledge on the NHS, promising 36,000 more staff and the repeal of privatisation lawsLabour is launching its pivotal election pledge on the NHS on Tuesday, promising 36,000 more staff and the repeal of privatisation laws. It also promises to end the culture of [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
4 hours ago
Pharmaceutical firm offering to cut price of vaccine against pneumococcal disease by 20 cents a doseThe pharmaceutical company Pfizer has pledged to cut the price of its new vaccine against a deadly disease by 6%, but campaigners say the reduction is nowhere near enough.Last week Médecins San[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
4 hours ago
Pedro and Margarito Flores helped build $2bn drug ring in ChicagoJoaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán and dozens more charged on their evidenceA pair of identical twin brothers who partnered with Mexico’s most notorious cartel kingpin to build a nearly $2bn North American drug ring will be sentenced on[...]
5 hours ago
The former office building will be turned into 82 one- to five-bedroom apartments averaging £3.2m eachWork has begun to convert London’s landmark Centre Point building into luxury flats.The former office building has been a focal point on the skyline for five decades, and at various times a symbo[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
5 hours ago
In California, a new breed of Brownie is learning about social justice instead of sewing, empowering young girls marginalised by the mainstreamOakland, California, has played host to a powerful league of revolutionary spirits over the years. The Black Panther Party, Brown Berets and Yellow Peril all[...]
WomenChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
6 hours ago
On the eve of his new show You’re Not Alone, the performer talks about recording his neighbours’ sex life, defecating in a church and giving out his ex-girlfriend’s number. Is there more to his comedy than shock?Scissors in hand, Kim Noble is cutting out his own eyes when I arrive for our inte[...]
HealthHealth and CareCriminal Justice
6 hours ago
New government proposal would see pubs saved from demolition or change-of-use without planning permissionPubs in England listed as important by communities will not be demolished or have their use changed without planning permission under proposed legislation.Kris Hopkins, the communities minister, [...]
7 hours ago
The latest twist in the long tale of one of London’s slowest-moving regeneration schemes will be a test of a Labour council’s guile and resolve
A common characteristic of all major regeneration schemes is that they take forever to begin (let alone complete) and don’t end up quite the way th[...]
Housing and Poverty
7 hours ago
The forestry sector is worth £8.5bn to the UK and can improve Britons’ health and wellbeingThat dangerous pre-election period has begun, where social issues can easily fall off the agenda in favour of politicians making financial promises in an effort to woo the electorate and put the economy cen[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareWomens Issues
7 hours ago
Research on 85 families finds less than a third of siblings with autism carry the same genetic risk, and in nearly 70% of cases known contributory mutations do not overlapA major study of autism in families has found that brothers and sisters who have the condition often carry different genetic risk[...]
Disabilities
9 hours ago
Rolling coverage of all the day’s political developments as they happen, including David Cameron’s speech on taxCameron raises new objection to TV debatesCameron’s Q&A - SummaryLunchtime summary 3.45pm GMT Emmerson says he is counsel to the inquiry.That means the job is a little wider than[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyEducationHeal
9 hours ago
Forget the top rate of tax and stamp duty: politicians need to talk about housing, pay, jobs, inequality and the environmentIn the runup to the election I find myself more and more convinced that young people must vote. As I have argued before, it is the young who are most apathetic and yet have the[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
10 hours ago
Decision to scrap £75m plan for facility to replace Cornton Vale comes after commission calls for therapeutic, local approachCampaigners have welcomed the announcement that the Scottish government is scrapping controversial plans to build a new women’s prison as evidence of how politics can be do[...]
WomenCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
10 hours ago
Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones says bill will also be met through crackdown on tax avoidance and tobacco levy
The Welsh Labour party has promised to invest its share of any windfall raised through a mansion tax into training an extra 1,000 health professionals, including doctors, nurses an[...]
HealthHealth and Care
11 hours ago
Justice secretary gets new powers in bid to crackdown on substance misuse linked to rising violence and self-harm in jailsThe justice secretary will be able to ban any legal drug inside prisons, including prescription drugs and “legal highs”, under a crackdown to start this week.Chris Grayling l[...]
Criminal Justice
11 hours ago
My wife’s care workers were a delight despite being let down by an unfair system. Why won’t politicians talk about that as the election approaches?There have been a lot of bad news stories about care homes and care workers. Our experience has been very different. The care workers were wonderful.[...]
Health and Care
13 hours ago
I’m glad a mum’s efforts were praised. Still, the ultimate kindness would be to relieve us of the top-down blaming for societal illsAre random acts of kindness so rare that they are actual news? Apparently so. A young woman Samantha Welch was on a long train journey with her three year-old son. [...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingEducation
14 hours ago
The Charity Commission’s deadline is 31 January. Follow this advice from the regulator to avoid making mistakes when filingCharity Commission quick guide: how to set up a charityBe prepared, 31 January is the deadline for many charities to submit their annual return and accounts to the Charity Com[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunt
16 hours ago
I was addicted to my smartphone, but withdrawing from social media has calmed my mind and made me a better real-life friendTowards the end of 2014 I was burned out, for a variety of reasons. My job at the time involved working in a busy open plan office, with constant interruptions and competing dem[...]
Health
16 hours ago
New research suggests that increasing social workers’ control over their work can help to improve job satisfactionReports tell us that social workers’ workloads are increasing at a time when the resources available to support people using social care services are decreasing. What impact is this [...]
PolicyChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
16 hours ago
We’re taking the lead as a reliable source to distribute the pills,” he said during a meeting of the Region’s health and social services committee on Jan. 22. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission last year ordered the distribution of the pills ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
16 hours ago
This is [a problem] all over the five boroughs,” said Eduardo Barahona, the executive director of Centro Hispano Cuzcatlan, a social service agency based in Queens that assists South and Central American immigrants with housing. “The landlords ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyMinorities and Immigration
17 hours ago
with programmes aimed at boosting health and education and other essential social services. In fact, Rwanda is one of the countries that are effectively implementing policies in many of these areas. The Ebola outbreak in ...
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General Social WorkEducationHealth and Care
17 hours ago
Doctors are at breaking point, and it seems the government wants NHS general practice to fail so it can justify privatisation• How GPs should plan care for people with long-term conditions – videoEvery time I go to a party in London someone complains to me about their GP. I listen to their story[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy

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4 days ago
FROM PRESS RELEASE: WASHINGTON – The John A. Hartford Foundation has awarded the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Foundation a $1 million, three-year grant that will be used to launch a program through NASW chapters in New York City, Maryland, Illinois and Florida to improve the deliv[...]