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Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
13.12.2017
Social stigma obstacle to successful treatment of children with HIV in Ethiopia
Social stigma obstacle to successful treatment of children with HIV in Ethiopia
The social stigma surrounding HIV is still strong in many parts of the world. Children living with HIV in Ethiopia are at high risk of receiving inadequate treatment - or no treatment at all - on account of deeply rooted prejudice.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
12.12.2017
Seven recommendations for ’pay-for-success’ interventions
Harnessing the private sector for effective social programs ANN ARBOR-A set of seven recommendations for "pay-for-success" interventions identified by researchers at the University of Michigan can help governments and private investors work together to effectively use this emerging financing model that has bipartisan support.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
12.12.2017
New therapy helps schizophrenia patients re-engage socially
New therapy helps schizophrenia patients re-engage socially
New therapy helps schizophrenia patients re-engage socially A new therapy aimed at helping young people with schizophrenia to reconnect and engage with the world around them has had promising results, a University of Sussex-led study has found. Social Recovery Therapy, which involves helping severely withdrawn individuals to identify personally meaningful goals and to set up day-to-day achievable activities, can significantly increase their amount of social interaction, according to the study published in The Lancet Psychiatry (11 December 2017).
Social Sciences - Innovation/Technology
11.12.2017
Social Sciences - Innovation/Technology
11.12.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
11.12.2017
Medicaid expansion popular among Americans connected to program
A new study examines pushback against cuts to Medicaid, finding those connected to Medicaid were more likely to view the program as important and to support increases in spending. A concerted effort by Republicans in Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act hit a surprising road block earlier this year: strong pushback against cuts to Medicaid.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
07.12.2017
Human Rights Day: Aronson Helps Put Focus on Scientific Freedom
International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, has a scientific focus this year. It coincides with the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) recently released scientific freedom and responsibility statement, promoting scientific freedom and scientific responsibility.
Social Sciences
30.11.2017
Young migrants, crime and detention: more needs to be done
Young migrants, crime and detention: more needs to be done
The Government needs to do more to support children and young people who arrive in the UK as migrants, before they commit a crime and face deportation.
Social Sciences
27.11.2017
Majority of Australians say online privacy beyond their control
A survey of 1600 Australians details attitudes to online privacy, surveillance, digital disruption at work, and online freedom of speech. Australians are seriously concerned about their digital privacy, according to University of Sydney research that shows many people worry about government and corporate violations.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
23.11.2017
'fast fashion' continues to risk garment workers' health and well-being
’fast fashion’ continues to risk garment workers’ health and well-being
New study shows 'fast fashion' continues to risk garment workers' health and well-being On the 24 th November 2012, a fire in the Tazreen Fashions factory in Bangladesh led to the death of at least 1
Social Sciences
21.11.2017
Opinion: Charles Manson: death of America's 1960s bogeyman
Opinion: Charles Manson: death of America’s 1960s bogeyman
Charles Manson, one of America's most notorious criminals and cult leaders, has died. In an article written for The Conversation , James Riley from Cambridge's Faculty of English discusses Manson and the nature of celebrity.  So, Charles Manson has died, aged 83 , of "natural causes".
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
20.11.2017
Young people have more varied sex lives than their parents
Young people have more varied sex lives than their parents
Young people today are taking part in a wider range of sexual practices with opposite-sex partners compared to 20 years ago, according to new analysis by UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Vaginal intercourse and oral sex remained the most common combination of sexual practices experienced in the past year by heterosexual couples, according to the study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Social Sciences - Psychology
17.11.2017
Have you heard? Gossiping isn't all bad
Have you heard? Gossiping isn’t all bad
Gossiping helps a person develop a better understanding of their society's expected behaviours, researchers from The University of Queensland have found.
Social Sciences
15.11.2017
India’s ’Twitter-in-chief’: Decoding Modi’s social media brand
ANN ARBOR-With 36 million followers on Twitter, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the world's No.
Law/Forensics - Social Sciences
15.11.2017
ANU experts discuss Marriage Law Postal Survey results
ANU experts have given their opinion on today's historic Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey result and its implications for Australia.
Law/Forensics - Social Sciences
13.11.2017
Paper: 'No money down' bankruptcies prevalent among the poor, minorities
Paper: ’No money down’ bankruptcies prevalent among the poor, minorities
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new paper from a University of Illinois law professor who studies consumer credit issues examines the breakdown in access to justice among the poor and minorities in the bankruptcy system, from which about 1 million Americans will seek help this year.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
12.11.2017
New Novartis Entresto real world evidence data shows beneficial impact on quality of life in people living with heart failure
Entresto reversed trend of worsening New York Heart Association (NYHA) class - a key measure of the severity of a patient's heart failure symptoms - improving common physical activity such as exercise and other daily activities at 90 and 180 days after treatment initiation in a retrospective database study in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) in Germany Entresto significantly reduced levels of NT-proBNP, a key bl
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
06.11.2017
Politeness, compassion and a sense of humour prompt NHS feedback
Politeness, compassion and a sense of humour prompt NHS feedback
The largest study ever conducted into feedback from NHS service users has found that people skills such as politeness, compassion and a sense of humour are cited most often in people's feedback about their experience with the NHS, even more so than standards of service. The research by Paul Baker and Gavin Brookes at Lancaster University was based on an analysis of more than 200,000 comments posted on the NHS Choices website.
Social Sciences - Life Sciences
03.11.2017
Why the Melbourne Cup needs a social licence to operate
What are the ethical and social aspects of using animals as entertainment for horse racing? Professor Paul McGreevy, and urban geographer, Professor Phil McManus, explore.
Social Sciences - Life Sciences
02.11.2017
Major research funds to DIGSUM
DIGSUM has been successful in getting funding within the JPI-MYBL Joint Transnational Call for proposals 2017 for "Ageing and Place in a Digitising World".
Media - Social Sciences
01.11.2017
Social Media’s Dark Side Tainted Our Democratic Institutions
Social media's dark side has transcended the psyche of individuals and companies to taint our nation's democratic institutions.
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
31.10.2017
Pre-Inka elites and the social life of fragments
Pre-Inka elites and the social life of fragments
Objects unearthed in the Andes tell new stories of societies lacking hierarchical leadership in the time before the Inka Empire. Distinctive clay urns with painted motifs showing serpents, frogs and birds, as well as human facial features, were found to contain the skeletal remains of young infants. The town of Borgatta was built in the Argentinean Andes sometime in the tenth century.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
30.10.2017
The social enterprise greenhouse that helps businesses bloom
The social enterprise greenhouse that helps businesses bloom
When it comes to starting social enterprises, Paul Tracey and Neil Stott would love "to see a thousand flowers bloom". But doing good for society isn't as straightforward as it sounds and even the best ideas can fail.
Social Sciences - Literature/Linguistics
30.10.2017
Boggo Road Gaol takes centre stage
Boggo Road Gaol takes centre stage
Stories from Brisbane's notorious Boggo Road Gaol during the Joh Bjelke-Petersen era are the inspiration for a new play by The University of Queensland's Associate Professor Rob Pensalfini.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.10.2017
Mental wellbeing of Generation X directly linked to childhood 
Mental wellbeing of Generation X directly linked to childhood 
Childhood disadvantage is strongly associated with poorer adult mental wellbeing for Generation X, according to a UCL study. This remained the case even if they were able to overcome their childhood circumstances to climb the social ladder by early middle age. In contrast, Baby Boomers' childhood background was not linked to their wellbeing in adulthood.
Social Sciences - Politics
26.10.2017
What should we make of Russia‘s revolution now'
What should we make of Russia‘s revolution now’
Russia's world-changing revolution came 100 years ago this November, but our view of it has been shaped by the repression and massive death that came in its wake, as well as by decades of Russian-U.S.
Social Sciences - Politics
26.10.2017
Deep divisions persisting on Brexit
New research published by the University's Wales Governance Centre reveals that deep divisions still exist between Remain and Leave voters in the June 2016 Brexit referendum, and that no consensus is emerging among Welsh people on the Brexit process.
Social Sciences - Earth Sciences
25.10.2017
Campaign and Cardiff launch tool-kit to link evidence and policymaking
The University and the Campaign for Social Science have worked together to develop a new online tool-kit designed to help new researchers improve their political impact.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
25.10.2017
University seeks time travellers to take part in experiments
University seeks time travellers to take part in experiments
Time travel to 2051 and explore the future of mobility with researchers at Lancaster University who are appealing for local people to help with 12 ‘experiments' ahead of an international conference.
Sport Sciences - Social Sciences
25.10.2017
Social Sciences
24.10.2017
The School Development Program at 50: Looking back and looking forward
The 2017-2018 academic year is a special time for us at the Yale Child Study Center School Development Program (SDP).
Social Sciences - Politics
23.10.2017
Why I became a doctor who treats torture victims
A group of migrants who made a bid to reach Europe but turned back in Libya due to armed groups are shown in a pickup truck in Agadez, northern Niger, on March 31, 2017.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Social Sciences
23.10.2017
An app for rating public transport in real time
An app for rating public transport in real time
EPFL researchers have developed a smartphone app for passengers to evaluate their experience in real time and view other users' ratings.
Life Sciences - Social Sciences
23.10.2017
Your guide to language in the post-truth age
Donald Trump's Presidency has signalled a shift to the age of fake news and post-truth. In this conversation, linguist Professor Nick Enfield joins Chris to discuss striving for understanding in language.
Computer Science/Telecom - Social Sciences
23.10.2017
Crowdsourced research gives experience to global participants
The project enlisted professors from top schools to mentor participants to help them pursue academic careers or land better jobs.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
23.10.2017
Texas Needs Better Treatment Programs for Opioid Addiction
The opioid crisis seems to make national headlines nearly daily. The most recent news was that nearly 64,000 Americans died in 2016 of a drug overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Social Sciences
20.10.2017
Holocaust survivors' stories made available online
Holocaust survivors’ stories made available online
A new online portal opening today at Lund University in Sweden makes a unique archive containing first-hand accounts from Nazi concentration camp survivors freely accessible to the general public.
Computer Science/Telecom - Social Sciences
20.10.2017
ANU congratulates Boyer Lecturer as University reimagines engineering and computer science for 21st century
Through reimagining engineering and computing, we want to attract a diverse cohort of leaders who bring varied backgrounds, areas of expertise and aspirations to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our age.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
19.10.2017
Fathers with learning disabilities 'left out of support', study finds
Fathers with learning disabilities ’left out of support’, study finds
Fathers with learning disabilities are often let down by statutory services, which neglect to support them around parenting or focus only on mothers, a study has found. The research , undertaken by the University of Bristol's School for Policy Studies , drew on interviews with both fathers and adult social care practitioners.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
18.10.2017
Mobile devices may determine how places and people increase HIV risk
Adult men who have sex with men (MSM) are one of the highest risk groups for HIV.   In 2010, MSM accounted for 78 percent of new HIV infections among males-with more than one third of all new HIV/AIDS infections occurring among those ages 18 to 29.
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
18.10.2017
Living in a material world: why 'things' matter
Living in a material world: why ’things’ matter
Things structure our lives. They enrich us, embellish us and express our hopes and fears.
Social Sciences
18.10.2017
SSA conference to examine national movement to reduce incarceration rates
A growing movement to find alternatives to mass incarceration will be the focus of a Nov. 2-4 conference for researchers, policymakers, formerly incarcerated leaders and practitioners at the School of Social Service Administration.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.10.2017
Suicide risk assessments don’t prevent suicide
According to research published today in the BMJ, the current system of categorising a patient's suicide risk isn't effective. Co-author of the report, Associate Professor Christopher Ryan from the University of Sydney , says the current procedures of classifying patients into high, medium or low-risk categories doesn't assist suicide prevention.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
17.10.2017
Why schizophrenia leads to social isolation
Why schizophrenia leads to social isolation
Lessons learned in a career of research in schizophrenia could answer why so many people are disconnected from family, friends Leigh Hopper Michael Green, neuroscientist and professor of psychiatry a
Mathematics - Social Sciences
17.10.2017
CMU Changes Department of Statistics’ Name
The Addition Reflects Its Eminent Position in Data Science Research, Education Carnegie Mellon University has changed the name of its Department of Statistics to the Department of Statistics & Data Science.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Social Sciences
17.10.2017
Children more likely to receive welfare benefits if their parents do
Young people are almost twice as likely to need social welfare payments if their parents have a history of receiving such assistance themselves, according to new research from the University of Melbourne. Researchers Dr Nicolás Salamanca and Dr Anna Zhu from the Melbourne Institute, Applied Economic and Social Research and Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark and Dr Sarah Dahmann, from the University of Sydney, analysed 18 years of Centrelink records which delved into  various social assistance programs, including health-related disability payments and unemployment benefits.
Social Sciences - Psychology
17.10.2017
Sex, power and the systems that enable men like Harvey Weinstein
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Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
16.10.2017
Tweeting rage: How immigration policies can polarize public discourse
Tweeting rage: How immigration policies can polarize public discourse
Before a border wall became a budget bargaining chip, before the presidential pardon of a controversial sheriff and before federal policies were announced on social media, there was Arizona Senate Bill 1070, the "show me your papers" law.
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