Psychology & Psychiatry

Inequalities in Swedish care for bipolar disorder

In Sweden, care for bipolar disorder shows inequalities. They are associated both with socioeconomic factors and with gender, according to research from the University of Gothenburg. For instance, lithium—the treatment ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Expert discusses keeping kids engaged in learning at home

With New York State schools shut down for the foreseeable future because of the coronavirus pandemic, parents with school-age children are now adding teaching to their list of parental duties.

Oncology & Cancer

Race, insurance status linked to lower cancer survival

Nonwhite, uninsured patients with clinically favorable human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) have higher mortality than their white peers, according to a study published ...

Health

Nurse certification may promote evidence-based practice in ICU

(HealthDay)—Nurses with specialty certification may speed translation of evidence-based research into everyday clinical practice, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Critical Care.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Guidebooks or grandmas? Where most moms get their pregnancy advice

As bookstores and libraries continue to line their shelves with self-help literature, most month-by-month pregnancy guides have one thing in common—recommendations to follow medical guidance over mom's advice, often arguing ...

Diabetes

Life experience critical for managing type 2 diabetes

A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that age plays a critical role in the well-being of people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, with younger patients more susceptible to psychological distress resulting ...

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Higher education

N.B. Tertiary education as a concept in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland includes both further education as well as higher education. For information about further education look under that term. For other countries, tertiary education is synonymous with higher education.

Higher education refers to a level of education that is provided by universities, vocational universities, community colleges, liberal arts colleges, institutes of technology and other collegiate level institutions, such as vocational schools, trade schools and career colleges, that award academic degrees or professional certifications.

Since 1950, Article 2 of the first Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights obliges all signatory parties to guarantee the right to education. At the world level, the United Nations' International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of 1966, guarantees this right under its Article 13, which states that "higher education shall be made equally accessible to all, on the basis of capacity, by every appropriate means, and in particular by the progressive introduction of free education".

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