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Monthly Archives: September 2018
Although women prisoners are recognized as a vulnerable population, there is no routine data collection or reporting on the number of children that might be affected by their mother’s incarceration, or how they might be affected. A study published in Health and Justice links available administrative data in Australia in order to generate population level statistics that might help understand those children’s needs and inform service delivery.
Addressing and adapting to climate change has rapidly become a key objective for the health community. Lead author of a recent article published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty, Madeleine Thomson, argues that to achieve this goal we must train the next generation of health researchers, policy makers and practitioners to be climate smart and utilize increasingly sophisticated and accessible climate measuring technologies.
Today on World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day the CEO of Alzheimer’s Disease International, Paola Barbarino, sheds light on the current issue we are facing with an ever increasing burden of Alzheimer’s diagnosis, highlighting the theme of this years World Alzheimer’s Month “Every 3 Seconds”.
Exposure to nanoparticles can activate herpesvirus viruses in the lungs – Winner of the Particle and Fibre Toxicology Best Paper Award 2018
Particle and Fibre Toxicology presents the ‘Best Paper of the Year’ award each year based on citations, downloads and impact. In this Q&A blogpost, we speak with Heiko Adler and Tobias Stöger, authors of this year’s winner ‘Nanoparticle exposure reactivates latent herpesvirus and restores a signature of acute infection’.).
Follow or borrow? Is the UK NHS the best model for other countries to achieve universal health coverage?
Countries around the world are developing universal health cover (UHC) systems, with many nations seeking to learn from well-established systems like the NHS. In this blog post Jonty Roland discusses how partnerships with other countries, where both parties learn from each other, can give the UK a more active role as a global leader in UHC.
If you were an employer, would a criminal record factor into your decision to hire a candidate? New research published in the IZA Journal Of Labor Policy explores the relationship between criminal backgrounds and job performance, seeking to understand the reasons employers use criminal records and the assumptions that are held about them.
The effects of public pre-kindergarten attendance on first grade literacy achievement: a district study
Does preschool influence childrens’ literacy positively? Several findings from a recent study published in the International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy suggest that it does. The policy decision to expand public preschool to a universal and better funded system in the US requires more evidence demonstrating that this is an impactful investment for children.
Since the beginning of the century, we have known that there is a gender gap between girls and boys when it comes to reading habits and reading achievement, suggesting that girls have a more positive attitude. What are the differences and how do they come about? How can we improve students’ reading engagement? A recently published article in Large-scale Assessments in Eduction provides an overview on where we stand in this new challenge for educational policy.1
How do health systems contribute to gender equity? New research published in Globalization and Health examines four post-conflict nations, finding the healthcare systems to be gender blind and in turn reinforcing cultural gender inequity. Here, lead author, Valerie Percival, talks about the findings and the myriad of questions that this complex research raises.