Water—to put it mildly—is not an endless resource. Available fresh water makes up less than one-half of 1 percent of all water on the planet. To meet the needs of the estimated 8.7 billion people inhabiting the globe 23 years from now, water use will double. Yet pollution of water sources is projected to quadruple in the same time period, and 10 percent of the world’s crops are already irrigated from sources that cannot be renewed. How will we feed these new arrivals? How will we feed ourselves?
Regulatory change in the law is needed, but what will such changes bring? The answer still seems to be anybody’s guess.
The United Kingdom’s Legal Services Act took effect in 2012, and in doing so introduced regulatory changes to the venerable U.K. market that sent shock waves through the legal world. Nonlawyers are now permitted to own a stake in U.K. law firms.
The seriously mentally ill are now more likely to end up in jail than in treatment. Yet in San Antonio, a quiet revolution in treatment has been taking place over the past decade.
Sometimes it’s not where you’ve been, but what you learn along the way.
Silicon Valley–based Legal OnRamp, founded in 2007 by Paul Lippe (HLS '84), began life as a secure professional-networking platform for lawyers. In a growing field of contenders, the company is generally regarded as one of the first to combine technology and law.
More than half of those incarcerated nationwide may have mental health problems.
The severely mentally ill are now more likely to find themselves in jail — and inadequately treated there — than to receive care in the community.
Increasing evidence weighs against taking antidepressants for mild-to-moderate symptoms, given their side effects.
"Research on mood — and there’s maybe 20 years of it — indicates that ordinary folks … out in the world who exercise regularly suffer far less depression and anxiety and anger — those are the critical ones — compared to ordinary people who don’t exercise.”
A unique method for helping the seriously mental ill is attracting national attention.
Called the “clubhouse” model, it has its roots in an organization called Fountain House in New York City. Founded in 1948, Fountain House is at the center of a movement to create a support system for the seriously mentally ill that helps reintegrate them into productive employment and community life.
In the United States, home to advanced medical technology, women giving birth may face too much of a good thing.
According to Lamaze International, safe childbirth guidelines include low to no medical intervention — it’s simply not necessary in healthy, routine childbirth.
Childhood comes with a lot of precautions these days. Helmets and kneepads? Check. Filtered water? Check.
Toxic chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates are another issue our grandparents might have laughed off. But, scientists say, you should probably add this concern to your list.