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People who live in small, rural towns are happier than city-dwellers
Cities have higher salaries and education and lower unemployment rates. But they are far less joyful. The Canadian researchers say it lays bare the importance of communities over isolation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Deviance Approach to Understanding Use of Maternal Health Care Services in Bangladesh
CONCLUSIONUnderstanding associations between deviation from community norms and receipt of maternal health care may provide deeper understanding of variation within communities regarding whether women use services. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

CDC: U.S. Birth Rate Hits 30-Year Low, Fertility Rate Falling
NEW YORK (CBS Local) – U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a government report released Thursday. Experts said several factors may be combining to drive the declines, including shifting attitudes about motherhood and changing immigration patterns. The provisional report, based on a review of more than 99 percent of the birth certificates filed nationwide, counted 3.853 million births last year. That’s the lowest tally since 1987. Births have been declining since 2014, but 2017 sa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health birth rate Fertility Local TV Pregnancy talkers Source Type: news

A brutal massacre in Gaza
One of the most valued traditions in our movement is peaceful protest. On Saturday our union marched through the streets of London to call for change. We did not face physical attack nor did we fear it. We certainly didn’t have to fear the use of live ammunition, snipers or soldiers firing indiscriminately into the crowd. Yet only two days later, such slaughter was wreaked upon another peaceful protest in Gaza. UNISON condemns the brutal massacre of 58 Palestinian protestors and injury to over 2,700 more, near Gaza’s border with Israel. Since the end of March approximately 100 protestors have been killed by the...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Israel Palestine Source Type: news

Working or protesting
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) The higher the unemployment rates in Western European countries, the more likely it is that socio-political destabilization will occur. At the same time, the highest levels of unemployment in Eastern European countries are accompanied by anti-government protests of very low intensity. These conclusions have been made by experts at the Higher School of Economics in the paper 'Unemployment as a predictor of socio-political destabilization in Western and Eastern European countries.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gaza Hospitals Struggle to Cope With High Casualty Toll
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Patients with gunshot wounds filled wards and hallways in Gaza's under-equipped and overwhelmed main hospital Tuesday, with dozens still waiting in line for surgery a day after Israeli soldiers shot and killed 59 Palestinians and wounded hundreds in mass protests on the Gaza border. The high casualty toll triggered a diplomatic backlash against Israel and new charges of excessive use of force against unarmed protesters. The U.N. Security Council began its session Tuesday with a moment of silence for the dead, and the U.N.'s special Mideast envoy said there was "no justification for t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fares Akram, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Criminality in Greece during the years of financial crisis: 2008-2014 - Tsouvelas G, Konstantakopoulos G, Vakirtzis A, Giotakos O, Papaslanis T, Kontaxakis V.
The link between poverty, unemployment and economic downturns and increases in crime rates has long been the subject of social science study. However, the relationships between these phenomena has not been studied sufficiently and through time in most Euro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Blog: If the Tories want a hostile environment, we will give them one
On Saturday, thousands of UNISON members took to the streets and made our voices heard. UNISON was by far the biggest, noisiest presence on the march – and swamped Hyde Park for the rally afterwards. Our flags, t-shirts, balloons – and even a samba band – helped turn London purple, and showed that UNISON members are ready to step up and fight for better public services. For those who weren’t able to make it to London at the weekend – here’s the speech I delivered after the march at the rally in Hyde Park: I am so proud to be here with you as General Secretary of UNISON. UNISON’s p...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Identification of depression and screening for work disabilities among long-term unemployed people - Nurmela K, Mattila A, Heikkinen V, Uitti J, Ylinen A, Virtanen P.
The study explores whether clinical screening targeted at work disabilities among long-term unemployed people reveals eligible individuals for a disability pension and the importance of depression in granting the disability pensions. A total of 364 partici... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

To Have Children or Not: The Importance of Finding a Balance
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 11 2018 (IPS)While the world’s population has changed dramatically over the last 50 years, little is still understood about fertility transition and the reasons behind it.Over the last half a century, the global fertility rate has halved, reaching a level of 2.5 births per woman. At the same time, the UN estimates that there will be 11 billion people in the world by 2100.Given such trends, more needs to be understood about the factors that influence fertility rates, but not enough is known about it, Secretary-General of the Asian Population Development Association (APDA) Dr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Education Global Global Governance Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

How Trump ’s Immigration Policies Could Hurt Senior Care
When Norma was recently injured in a car accident, she had to take time off from her job caring for a 93-year-old woman in California’s San Fernando Valley. While she was away, her client fell down and ended up hospitalized. It’s the kind of danger that the elderly face without home care, something that has Norma concerned about her absence. “I think of it as if I’m caring for my own grandmother or mother,” she says. But Norma worries that even after she is able to return to work, she won’t be able to stay on the job for long for a very different reason: her immigration status. Norma, wh...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Aging Donal Trump Healthcare Immigration Source Type: news

Can Bad Men Change? What It ’s Like Inside Sex Offender Therapy
The men file in, a few wearing pressed button-down shirts, others jeans caked in mud from work on a construction site. They meet in the living room of an old taupe bungalow on a leafy street in a small Southern city. Someone has shoved a workout bike into the corner to make room for a circle of overstuffed chairs dug up at the local Goodwill. The men jockey for a coveted recliner and settle in. They are complaining about co-workers and debating the relative merits of various trucks when a faint beeping interrupts the conversation. One man picks up a throw pillow and tries to muffle the sound of the battery running low on h...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized nation sex offender therapy Source Type: news

What Helps Adults With Autism Get and Keep a Job?
More than two-thirds of adults with autism are unemployed or underemployed, and a new survey identifies some of the most significant barriers -- and benefits -- to work. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Helps Adults With Autism Get and Keep a Job?
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 -- Adults with autism face many challenges, and one of the biggest is finding and keeping a job. More than two-thirds of adults with autism are unemployed or underemployed, and a new survey identifies some of the most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The UK ’ s disappearing meat hygiene inspectors
Meat has been in the news a lot lately, and not in a good way. Meat suppliers Russell Hume have just had to lay off hundreds of staff after an unannounced visit to their premises from Food Standards Agency inspectors. The inspectors found that meat was being incorrectly labelled and there were “serious non-compliance with food hygiene regulations”, at the company that supplied to Weatherspoons and Jamie Oliver restaurants, amongst others. Russell Hume had to halt production, they lost several customers, and then they went into administration. So far 260 people have lost their jobs and it is expected that all th...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 30, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data health and safety Keep meat clean by keeping meat inspectors independent meat hygiene meat inspection Source Type: news

The social norm of unemployment in relation to mental health and medical care use: the role of regional unemployment levels and of displaced workers - Buffel V, Missinne S, Bracke P.
The relationships between unemployment, mental health (care) and medication use among 50-65 year-old men (N = 11,789) and women (N = 15,118) are studied in Europe. Inspired by the social norm theory of unemployment, the relevance of regional unemployment l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Occupational Safety Grows in Latin America, Except Among Young People
Young municipal workers wear uniforms and other protective equipment while cutting the grass in the Praça Paris park in the Gloria neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The lack of training and the breach of safety requirements by their employers make young Latin Americans the most vulnerable to accidents at work. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetRIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 27 2018 (IPS)Despite progress achieved in occupational safety in Latin America, the rates of work-related accidents and diseases are still worrying, especially among young people, more vulnerable in a context of labour flexibility an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories International Labour Organisation (ILO) workplace safety Source Type: news

Occupational Safety Improves in Latin America, Except Among Young People
Young municipal workers wear uniforms and other protective equipment while cutting the grass in the Praça Paris park in the Gloria neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The lack of training and the breach of safety requirements by their employers make young Latin Americans the most vulnerable to accidents at work. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetRIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 27 2018 (IPS)Despite progress achieved in occupational safety in Latin America, the rates of work-related accidents and diseases are still worrying, especially among young people, more vulnerable in a context of labour flexibility an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories International Labour Organisation (ILO) workplace safety Source Type: news

How the World ’s First Loneliness Minister Will Tackle ‘the Sad Reality of Modern Life’
Tracey Crouch knows what it’s like to feel frighteningly alone. After giving birth to her first child, Freddie, in 2016, the British lawmaker says that despite having a “network of friends, family and a wonderful partner,” she began feeling cut off from the world. It wasn’t a new sensation; Crouch says she also suffered from depression six years earlier, when she first became a member of parliament. It felt like she was “in a very dark place, a very lonely place” she recalls. Crouch’s experiences may inform her new role as the country’s first Minister for Loneliness, a role c...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John / London Tags: Uncategorized loneliness public health tracey crouch Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Normalcy Returns to Hospitals
[The Herald] NORMALCY has returned to public hospitals following the recruitment of qualified but previously unemployed nurses and readmission of those who had been dismissed but reapplied successfully, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Unemployed Nurses Throng Hospitals
[The Herald] Unemployed qualified nurses yesterday thronged central hospitals seeking admission into the public health sector after the Health Services Board invited applications on Wednesday. Government on Tuesday fired all striking nurses after they refused to return to work despite the employer having availed $17 million towards meeting their demands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Does unemployment lead to a less healthy lifestyle? - Kaiser M, Bauer JM, Sousa-Poza A.
In this article, we use 22 years of data from the German Socio-Economic Panel and information on plant closures to investigate the effects of unemployment on four indicators of unhealthy lifestyles: diet, alcohol consumption, smoking and (a lack of) physic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Factors related to unemployment in Europe. A cross-sectional study from the COURAGE Survey in Finland, Poland and Spain - Leonardi M, Guido D, Quintas R, Silvaggi F, Guastafierro E, Martinuzzi A, Chatterji S, Koskinen S, Tobiasz-Adamczyk B, Haro JM, Cabello M, Raggi A.
Background: Research addressing the impact of a large number of factors on unemployment is scarce. We aimed to comprehensively identify factors related to unemployment in a sample of persons aged 18-64 from Finland, Poland and Spain. Methods:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Maritime security and capacity building in the Gulf of Guinea: on comprehensiveness, gaps, and security priorities - Jacobsen KL.
It is widely acknowledged that maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea is a highly complex phenomenon involving a variety of issues (legal deficiencies, inadequate military equipment, and challenges like corruption, political unrest and youth unemployment)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Internet Use May Trigger Psychosis Relapse Internet Use May Trigger Psychosis Relapse
Young, unemployed patients with psychosis can get drawn into excessive Internet use that can lead to bad online experiences and even trigger Internet-related relapses, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Companies Are Looking for Older Workers
The unemployment rate for older workers continues to fall as some companies are creating programs to target and lure older job seekers. ... More on Work& Jobs Did the dog eat your work schedule? (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - April 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Social Determinants of Health in the United States: Addressing Major Health Inequality Trends for the Nation, 1935-2016
This study describes key population health concepts and examines major empirical trends in US health and healthcare inequalities from 1935 to 2016 according to important social determinants such as race/ethnicity, education, income, poverty, area deprivation, unemployment, housing, rural-urban residence, and geographic location.(International Journal of MCH and AIDS) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Solving Japan ’s Fertility Crisis
Japan: aging population needs more than short-term solutions. Credit: IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Apr 2 2018 (IPS)While much of the global discussion for decades has been focused on overpopulation and its consequences, less can be said of the risks of low fertility and an ageing population—risks that are currently threatening the future of Japan. Concerned by fertility trends in Asia, numerous institutions have begun to take action to prevent potentially devastating economic and social consequences.One such group is the Asian Population Development Association (APDA), that serves as the Secretariat of ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Labour Population TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

Arkansas' February Unemployment Rises to 3.8 Percent
The state Department of Workforce Services said Friday that Arkansas' civilian labor force declined by 1,794 from January, a result of 17 more Arkansans being unemployed and 1,811 dropping from the workforce. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New Data Visualization Tool Enables In-Depth, County-by-County Look at Impact of Opioid Epidemic in Appalachian Region
NORC at the University of Chicago and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) released a newAppalachian Overdose Mapping Tool integrating overdose mortality rates for each Appalachian county with data on unemployment, poverty, disability, and other socioeconomic variables. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 20, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Neighborhood concentrated disadvantage and dating violence among urban adolescents: the mediating role of neighborhood social processes - Garthe RC, Gorman-Smith D, Gregory J, E Schoeny M.
The link between relationship violence and aspects of neighborhood concentrated disadvantage (e.g., percent of unemployed adults, percent of families below poverty level), has been established. However, the literature examining neighborhood social processe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ten-year evolution of suicide rates and economic indicators in large Brazilian urban centers - Asevedo E, Ziebold C, Diniz E, Gadelha A, Mari J.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This was a retrospective ecological study to examine the relationship between suicide rates and economic indicators in large Brazilian urban centers. Data on macroeconomic indicators (GDP and unemployment rates) and suicide rates of the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Does accessibility matter? Understanding the effect of job accessibility on labour market outcomes - Jin J, Paulsen K.
In this study, we examine the effect of access to employment opportunities on labour market outcomes, especially focusing on unemployment rates and household income in the Chicago metropolitan area during 2000-2010. Using accessibility measures derived fro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Shifts in 2016 voting patterns linked to drops in reported well-being
Shifts in voting patterns during recent elections have been attributed to several issues, from rising unemployment to declining health, among others. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

National Careers Week – the lost art of giving good guidance
UNISON supports the valuable role played by National Careers Week which celebrates the importance of careers advice and education in schools. The resources it provides help give schools a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education. At a time of high youth unemployment there has never been a bigger need for careers guidance to be promoted and celebrated in education. National Careers Week provides a useful platform to advise and inspire our next generation as they enter the world of work. UNISON continues to campaign for a world class car...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article careers advice careers services education education and training education services Source Type: news

South Africa:Moving South Africa Forward - The Ramaphosa Way
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Another beautiful morning in Cape Town when at 5am, President Cyril Ramaphosa embarked on his 6km "people's" walk from Lookout Hill in Khayelitsha to Rocklands, Mitchells Plain, on the Cape Flats. Doing his bit to promote a healthy lifestyle but also using the opportunity to address community concerns. Today, Ramaphosa was confronted with questions about school safety, crime, drugs and unemployment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Suicide rates, psychiatric hospital bed numbers, and unemployment rates from 1999 to 2015: a population-based study in Hong Kong - Lee EHM, Hui CLM, Chan PY, Chang WC, Chan SKW, Chen EYH.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

South Africa:Unemployed Women Should Be Trained to Produce and Supply Government-Issued Sanitary Pads - ANCWL
[News24Wire] Capacity building programmes for unemployed women on how to produce sanitary pads and run a business to supply government-issued sanitary pads should be offered to primary and high school pupils, the ANC Women's League has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The United States: Innovation and Immobility
Joaquín Roy is Jean Monnet Professor and Director of the European Union Center at the University of Miami.By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Feb 20 2018 (IPS)It is the country of paradox, based on the double column of creativity and tradition. Americans are unable to escape the twin submission to the adamnism of being the first and the last to accept that the rest of the planet can be more original and may outrank them in any field. Expelled, transferred, fled from Europe, they refuse to admit that the reconstructed European civilization, which they have neglected since 1776, can be superior to them. Sometimes, as Trump ca...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joaquin Roy Tags: Crime & Justice Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights North America Regional Categories Source Type: news

Arkansas Metros Show Wide Gap in Post-Recession Employment Rates
Although the unemployment rate gets the most attention, Arkansas economist Michael Pakko recently also looked at the employment rate in the state over the last year and since the Great Recession. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

We liberate the mind, we liberate the land
Alaa Shehada, Mark Thomas and Faisal Abu Alhayjaa. All images © Lesley Martin 2017. In 2010 Mark Thomas, Britain’s best-known political comedian, was walking the length of Israel’s controversial separation wall, the illegal barrier that cuts an oppressive swathe through the West Bank, when he decided to take a detour to the Jenin Refugee Camp. He’d been told of an unlikely theatre – in the heart of the camp – and couldn’t resist checking it out. “It was one of the most exciting places I’d ever come across,” he recalls now. “Look, I’m all about trying to...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine international Palestine Source Type: news

Revisiting the link between economic distress, race, and domestic violence - Leguizamon JS, Leguizamon S, Howden W.
Male unemployment may decrease the incidence of domestic violence, due to loss of economic power in the relationship, or increase the incidence of domestic violence, due to emotional outbursts fueled by increased stress. We hypothesize that Black men may f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

High unemployment after childhood cancers
(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) Survivors of childhood cancers are at higher risk of unemployment as adults. One-sixth of the former pediatric cancer patients is unemployed. This is the conclusion drawn from a systematic literature search by Mader and colleagues from the University of Lucerne in the current issue of Deutsches Ä rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2017; 114: 805-12). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Arkansas' December Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent
Arkansas' December unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The association between child maltreatment and adult poverty - a systematic review of longitudinal research - Bunting L, Davidson G, McCartan C, Hanratty J, Bywaters P, Mason W, Steils N.
Child maltreatment is a global problem affecting millions of children and is associated with an array of cumulative negative outcomes later in life, including unemployment and financial difficulties. Although establishing child maltreatment as a causal mec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Twisted Psychology of Parents Who Torture Their Children
Don’t try to fathom what was going on in the minds of the California parents who starved and imprisoned their 13 children for years before one of the victims escaped and informed the police last weekend. Really, there is no unraveling it—not fully, at least. Basic empathy and the care of offspring are among the most fundamental lines of code in the human operating system. When that gets corrupted—when the protectors become tormentors, when the nurturers become jailers—it’s nearly impossible to grasp, much less explain. That doesn’t mean that forensic psychologists and others aren’t...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger and Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized onetime psychology Source Type: news

‘Free protesters and trade unionists,’ UNISON urges Iran
Dave Prentis has called on the Iranian government to release protesters and trade unionists following recent unrest in the country. The call came in a letter from the UNISON general secretary to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, expressing the union’s “deep concern over the Iranian government’s suppression of recent protests.” More than 1,000 people have been arrested following the protests, and three have died in prison. Noting that the Iranian people had “legitimate concerns” over issues such as high unemployment, the non-payment of wages, falling incomes and increasing costs for basic...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News dave prentis international solidarity Source Type: news

Engaging families in the management of adolescent self-harm - Aggarwal S, Patton G.
Adolescent self-harm is an emerging public health challenge. It is associated with later psychiatric and substance use disorders, unemployment and suicide. Family interventions have been effective in a range of adolescent mental health problems and for tha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hidden Brain: Great Recession Deaths
Recessions are painful for a variety of reasons. A new study shows that during the Great Recession, mortality rates declined faster in areas where the unemployment rate grew faster. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shankar Vedantam Source Type: news

Innovation, Sustainability, Prosperity: Japan ’s Healthcare Vision
In 2015, the Japanese government appointed an advisory panel of young experts to lay out its vision of healthcare in the country for 2035. This vision is a healthcare system that delivers unrivalled health outcomes, provides secure and responsive care for all in society, is sustainable, and contributes to prosperity in the nation and around the world.Yet, how achievable is this ideal, and how does the government plan to realize its vision? What is clear is that it will require a paradigm shift – a move from quantity to quality of care and from inputs to value, on care rather than cure, on autonomy over regulation, on...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news