Can therapy dogs lead more people into research?

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Georgie Parker summarises a qualitative study which finds that therapy dogs may help to improve research engagement in “hard to reach” populations.

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Sex matters: why have females been excluded from addiction research?

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Ian Hamilton explores two recent articles that consider the shocking sex and gender inequities in addiction research.

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Adults with learning disabilities were able to consent to involvement in low risk health research if given information in appropriate format

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Considering the issues relating to consent to participate in research will apply to people with learning disabilities in the same way as to any other ‘human subjects’ , but they are often excluded from research on the basis that researchers perceive ‘learning disability’ as an automatic exclusion criterion, assuming this means lack of capacity to [read the full story…]