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New Drugs for Dementia

Categories: Elderly,Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

Provides an overview of dementia, current treatments, and potential new drugs.  Also examines the challenges in developing new drugs and ensuring patient access.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Automation and the Workforce

Categories: Great Britain,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology

Automation technologies can reduce costs and raise productivity but also threaten jobs.  This note provides a British overview of how these technologies are being used and their implications for employment, skills, education and inequality in the coming decades.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Electronic Cigarettes

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Great Britain,Science/Technology,Smoking/Tobacco

Estimates that nearly 3 million people in the United Kingdom smoke e-cigarettes.  Summarizes the latest data on the scale of use, safety and quality of e-cigarettes, and their value as a stop-smoking tool.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Constitutional Right to an Education in Selected Countries

Describes the law of twenty countries on the right to education, and whether the right appears in the national constitution or in statutory law.  From the Law Library of Congress

(Argentina     Brazil     China     education     Egypt     France     Germany     Great Britain     Greece     India     Israel     Italy     Japan     laws/regulations     Mexico     Russia     South Africa     Turkey)

Regulation of Drones

Surveys the rules that apply to the operation of civilian drones in thirteen countries and the European Union including concerns about public safety, privacy, and national security. From the Law Library of Congress


Integrating Health and Social Care

Categories: Elderly,Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Welfare/Social Services

An ageing population is putting stress on health and social care services.  This report outlines what integration is, examines policies to achieve it, and gives examples of such integration in England.  Also looks at the challenges and assesses the effectiveness of approaches to date.

From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Brexit: Some Legal and Constitutional Issues and Alternatives to EU Membership

Categories: European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Great Britain

Considers the process by which the United Kingdom will leave the European Union, related legal and constitutional issues, and such alternatives to EU membership as the European Free Trade Association or a proposed Anglosphere arrangement.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 07214


Regulation of Campaign Finance and Free Advertising

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Canada,Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain,Israel,Japan,Laws/Regulations

Discusses the regulation of spending on election campaigns and the availability of free air time in seven countries: Austria, Canada, Finland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.  From the Law Library of Congress


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