Obstetrics & gynaecology

'No place for a mother': S. Korea battles to raise birth rate

When Ashley Park started her marketing job at a Seoul drugmaker she had a near-perfect college record, flawless English, and got on well with her colleagues—none of which mattered to her employer once she fell pregnant.

Medical economics

Job market for nephrologists continuing to improve

(HealthDay)—The job market for new nephrologists is continuing to improve, and most fellows would recommend nephrology to medical students or residents, according to a report published online Oct. 15 by the American Society ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New program helps children with Down syndrome learn English

Cristina Cunha, teacher at Universidad Católica de Valencia (UCV), has designed a computer application that helps children with Down syndrome to learn English. The online program, based on intelligent tutoring systems, can ...

Health

A change of job could help people on long-term sick leave

A change of job could be a means of prolonging labour market participation for people on long-term sick leave, according to a thesis by Karin Nordström at Karolinska Institutet. The thesis also looks at differences in sick ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

One in five suicides is associated with unemployment

Every year, around 45,000 people take their own lives because they are out of work or someone close to them is affected by unemployment, as a study by the University of Zurich now reveals. It includes data of 63 countries ...

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