A team of UBC Okanagan researchers is looking at strategies that could help the homeless during a pandemic. John Graham, director of UBC Okanagan's School of Social Work, says while many populations have been targeted with guidelines to keep them safe, homeless people have been mostly overlooked.
A Trinity College study demonstrates an extremely high burden of physical and mobility problems experienced by people who are homeless and were admitted for inpatient care to an acute hospital in Dublin and Overall the study provided visible evidence of accelerated physical ageing among this cohort relative to the general population.
Easy access to and control over personal information is a challenge for people experiencing homelessness. But Researchers from Dell Medical School say blockchain technology may provide a secure, digital "wallet" to increase access to health and well-being.
Supporting female survivors of childhood maltreatment is critical to disrupting intergenerational abuse as new research from the University of South Australia shows a clear link between parents who have suffered abuse and the likelihood of their children suffering the same fate.
People who regularly use psychoactive substances report experiencing a variety of negative impacts since the COVID-19 pandemic began, including increased usage and fear of relapse or overdose, highlighting the need for improved supports and services, including better access to safe supply programs, according to a new CAMH survey published in the International Journal of Drug Policy.
Renter protection policies that have curbed mass evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic have played a key role in preventing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in U.S. cities, according to a new study published in Nature Communications.
A study published this week in The Lancet Public Health examines how we can use our income assistance systems to address drug use and drug-related harm.
A Tokyo Medical and Dental University study on children sought a connection between impatience and living through a disaster: the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. A game simulating ability to delay reward showed that, among traumas, children who lost their housing were more likely to seek immediate gratification. Those experiencing other traumas did not show this tendency. This stress and instability of a child losing their home may increase impatience.
Financial strains like debt or unemployment are significant risk factors for becoming homeless, and even help to explain increased risk of homelessness associated with severe mental illness, reports a study in a supplement to the April issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
Harm reduction treatment helped people experiencing homelessness and alcohol use disorder reduce drinking and improve their health-even if they didn't quit drinking alcohol. In a randomized clinical trial, researchers studied more than 300 people from three Seattle homeless programs who were assigned to groups receiving different services. Groups that received the harm reduction treatment saw more improvement than the control group -- with most improvement in the group that had treatment plus anti-craving medication.