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Relatives of people who have died from drugs or alcohol often receive poor support following their bereavement, which can exacerbate their grief, according to research. Their grief can also be worsened by the stress and guilt of living with the person's substance abuse prior to their death, which is often…
Some gay people in sleepy villages and rural towns are being relentlessly bullied because of their sexuality - leaving some too scared to leave the house, an expert has warned. A new study suggests hate crime is an "everyday reality" for many lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people who…
Scientists at King's College London have identified a single blood protein that may indicate the development of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) years before symptoms appear, a disorder that has been associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. The new research, published today in Translational Psychiatry, used…
On Monday 8th June, WithScotland and the social work team at the University of Stirling hosted a display of the research and best practice of students completing their BA and MSc Social Work, PG Certificate Child Welfare & Protection and PhDs. Local employers attended to find out how their findings…
A new report from the University of Bristol into adoption disruption in Wales reveals adoptive parents were unable to access support for their children, spoke of their isolation and gave many examples of being attacked, threatened and intimidated. The study Beyond the Adoption Order in Wales, conducted by the Hadley…
A new report, authored by the University of Worcester's Association for Dementia Studies, has revealed how women are much more likely to be affected by dementia than men. The majority of people living with the disease and those most at risk of developing dementia are women, and women account for…
Almost 80,000 people in the UK were diagnosed before the age of 45 and are still living with one of the top four most common cancers, according to research. The data shows that almost 550 men living with prostate cancer in the UK and 2,000 people with lung cancer were…
Experts have hailed a "new era" for cancer treatments after achieving "spectacular" results from trials on a new class of drugs. Immunotherapy, which harnesses the body's immune system to attack cancerous cells, is proving so effective that in one British-led trial, more than half of patients with advanced melanoma saw…
A pilot project by London South Bank University (LSBU) researchers will examine the benefits of goal-directed mentoring for young people on the autism spectrum Sponsored by Research Autism, the two-year pilot study will establish a tailored mentoring scheme, designed with input from people on the autism spectrum and their carers,…
Cardiff University, alongside partner universities Swansea and Bangor, has been awarded £2,249,927 to lead the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research (NCPHWR), an all-Wales Research Centre. The funding from Health and Care Research Wales will support the centre's aim to make a significant impact on the health and…
Frontline Social Workers are being invited to join a University of Stirling closed discussion group to support a piece of research entitled: 'Exploring the value of a resilience-based approach with young people facing the immediate and long term impact of the life changing event of unexpected early pregnancy’. Researchers are…
People with Alzheimer’s may not always experience memory loss as their first symptom of the disease, with younger people more likely to have problems with judgement, language or visual and spatial awareness than older people. The findings, published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia, suggest a need for greater awareness of the…