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7 hours ago
Tired of people misunderstanding OCD, the UK model and writer decided to share her secret inner world. Here she answers 10 questions about the fourth most common mental illness1. Your extremely compelling book, Because We Are Bad, details your life with obsessive compulsive disorder. You are 23 now [...]
Health
12 hours ago
Today’s glasses, 450ml compared with 65ml 300 years ago, encourage consumption, Cambridge scientist tells Hay festivalWine glasses have increased in size from a capacity of 65ml 300 years ago to 450ml today and the change has encouraged us to drink far more than we should, according to a behaviour[...]
HealthEducationHealth
12 hours ago
Amber Rudd says Tories are unsure about maximum people should have to pay and will consider options after 8 JuneTheresa May will not reveal at what level the Conservatives’ social care policy will be capped before the election, members of her cabinet have admitted.The Tories announced there would [...]
Health and Care
1 day ago
It’s too late for many pensioners to insure against the futureWhen we bought our first home in the 1960s, it was not to amass a fortune but simply to provide a secure home for our children and to be able to live rent- and mortgage-free in our retirement.Yes, we were fortunate to buy at a time when[...]
Children and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
1 day ago
nequality and human suffering can be addressed by activists driven by empathy and care for others, according to Sister Mary Scullion, R.S.M. in her commencement address to the Georgetown College on Healy Lawn on Saturday. Scullion, who joined the Sisters ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareCriminal Justice
2 days ago
ccording to a report by the Royal Society for Public Health, social media app Instagram is more harmful to young people’s mental health than other social media platforms. The report, which stems from a survey of nearly 1,500 teens and young adults ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
2 days ago
Researchers using MRI scans of participants found those taking the cholesterol medicines were less likely to have a thickened heart muscle (left ventricular hypertrophy)Statins not only lower cholesterol but can improve the structure and function of the heart, research has shown. People taking the d[...]
HealthHealth and Care
2 days ago
Poll commissioned by Cancer Research UK finds 52% of adults walk only 2,000 steps a day, figures described as ‘worrying’ and likely to increase cancer risk
Britons are being urged to take to their feet after research showed more than half of adults walk less than a mile a day.A poll of 2,198 [...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
2 days ago
With more than 94% of the rural population accessing safe water, nations across Latin America and beyond can learn from Paraguay’s phenomenal successIn the small community of Juan Augusto Saldívar, about an hour outside of Paraguay’s capital, Julian Marecos is president of the local water board[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismEduca
2 days ago
Study in Iceland found that while the country still has a generous public aged care policy, many older people receive help from their families It has been a fundamental right in Nordic countries for decades: older people facing their twilight years in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden kno[...]
Health and Care
2 days ago
amily Care is a little more than a month away from its launch date in Oneida County. On Tuesday, social services director Mary Rideout updated the Oneida County Social Services Committee on the implementation process. For the past few months, Rideout has ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
2 days ago
ndrew Street has received project funding from the National Institute of Health Research, the Department of Health's Policy Research Programme, and the European Union. The views expressed are his own. Just as in their 2015 manifesto, the Conservatives are ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 days ago
People who use cocaine ‘recreationally’ may be closer to becoming a drug addict than they thinkPeople who use cocaine “recreationally” may be closer to becoming addicted than they think, a study has warned.Even among non-dependent cocaine users, visual cues associated with consumption of the[...]
Health and Care
3 days ago
term healthcare and social work costs in supporting elderly people, especially those who are very sick and forced to “hang on”. Perhaps death is the cure to save the NHS ...
but it might offer the most dignified and elegant solution to reducing long via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
3 days ago
Funding social care should be a shared responsibility, says Labour councillor Steve Munby, while Colin Godber, Brian Collingridge and Guy Spence point to the lack of fairness and clarity in the Conservatives’ plans to pay for itPolly Toynbee castigates Theresa May for her U-turn on social care fun[...]
Health and Care
3 days ago
Appeal court judges back earlier ruling in case of nine-month-old boy whose parents wanted to take him to US for treatment
Doctors can stop providing life-support treatment to a sick baby who is being kept on a ventilator at Great Ormond Street hospital, appeal court judges have ruled. The decisi[...]
HealthChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
3 days ago
In welfare case hearing at high court in London, sick boy’s parents are criticised for misreporting his medical symptoms A 15-year-old boy has been robbed of much of his childhood as a result of his parents exaggerating his health problems, a high court judge has said.The teenager’s mother had m[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
3 days ago
It took ages to earn Sandra’s trust – she showed me how people’s lives can be consumed by the cruel fate of mental health problemsIn medicine, psychiatry isn’t seen as glamorous. As a student and while training, you fight with your colleagues for the sexy jobs in cardiology, intensive care o[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareMental Health
3 days ago
Forget grand shiny programmes - our initiative will support Liverpool’s community and social enterprise groups to tackle big social challengesI’ve spent the past 10 years of my life working in Liverpool’s social sector. I’ve got my hands dirty, fundraised, tendered, spun out and spun in. Tod[...]
EducationHealth and CareCriminal Justice
3 days ago
As affordable housing in Britain’s capital is replaced by luxury towers, people on middle incomes are being priced out, while the poor are forced to pay extortionate rents for shocking conditionsThe first time I met Ian Dick, the head of private housing at Newham council in east London, he took me[...]
HousingHealthHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
4 days ago
Researchers, co-led by University of Queensland academics, discover five additional DNA sections for disease affecting one in 10 Australian womenResearchers are one step closer to identifying genes linked to a gynaecological disease affecting one in 10 Australian women. A global study into the genet[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareWomens Issues
4 days ago
Doctors say cannabidiol offers hope for thousands with rare condition who have several life-threatening convulsions a dayA new drug derived from cannabis has been shown to reduce the convulsive seizures experienced by children with a severe form of epilepsy by nearly a half – and in a small number[...]
HealthChildrenChildren and Parenting
4 days ago
From Libya to Syria, grinding conflicts in North Africa and the Middle East have damaged health infrastructure and compromised water and sanitation services, threatening the health of 24 million children, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today.
Children and ParentingHealth and Care
4 days ago
A disproportionate number of unaccompanied young refugees have been taken in by Nordic countries. How are their systems coping and what can the UK learn?The Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland and Norway accepted 45,765 unaccompanied minors [pdf] in the peak year of the refugee cri[...]
ChildrenChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
4 days ago
Work in public service? Get ready now: entries open on 14 June for your chance to be included in this year’s outstanding teams and projectsNo-one yet knows what lies ahead for the country’s public services on the other side of the general election on 8 June.We do know some of the things that pub[...]
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3 days ago
Social workers work with clients who face various disadvantages due to social stigma, discrimination, and oppression. These disadvantages range from race, to ethnic origins, to gender, to sexual orientation, and beyond. One important factor in social stigma and discrimination that social workers nee[...]
 

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2 weeks ago
Robyn Golden, MA, ACSW, LCSW, Director of Population Health and Aging at Rush University Medical Center, explains the importance of advocacy in the current atmosphere. “The policy and political environment, specifically around health care and social services, is particularly fraught right now due [...]
 
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Robyn Golden, MA, ACSW, LCSW, Director of Population Health and Aging at Rush University Medical Center, explains the importance of advocacy in the current atmosphere. “The policy and political environment, specifically around health care and social services, is particularly fraught right now due [...]
 
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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) strongly opposes legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act because it would have a devastating impact on the health our nation’s most vulnerable citizens and make it more difficult to provide affordable health care for poor and low-income Ameri[...]
 
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          Celebrating Older American Month Special Ethical Considerations When Working with Older Adults Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   ET Credit Hours: 1  CEU(s) Presenter: Dawn Hobdy, MSW, LICSW Practicing with high ethical standards requires special consideration when worki[...]
 
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May is National Foster Care Month, a time to raise awareness on the plight of children and youth in the foster care system. There are approximately 400,000 children and youth in foster care because their own families are unable to provide for their essential well-being. In addition, an estimated 17[...]
 
5 weeks ago
The Republican Party has proposed reducing Medicaid spending through block grants or per capita grants. The National Association of Social Workers is against such a plan because reducing Medicaid services would harm a critical benefit to women, vulnerable populations and those living with chronic ph[...]