New news from the Alzheimers Association
EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015, 8 A.M. ET
1. WOMEN WITH MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT DECLINE TWICE AS FAST AS MEN WITH THE CONDITION
2. WOMEN AT SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER RISK FOR CONGITIVE AND FUNCTIONAL DECLINE AFTER SURGERY/GENERAL ANESTHESIA
WASHINGTON, DC, July 21, 2015 – Women with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) have two times faster decline in cognition than men with MCI, according to new research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® 2015 (AAIC® 2015) in Washington, D.C. In addition, women decline more dramatically than men in cognition, function and brain size after surgery and general anesthesia, according to another study reported at the conference….
Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, Volume 1, Issue 1, hit the virtual stands today, and on behalf of Samantha Brennan, Carla Fehr, and Alice MacLachlan, I’m pleased and proud to remind readers that it is anonymously peer-reviewed, free to writers and to readers, and each article is available in downloadable PDF form. Submissions for future issues are welcome at the website!
Our thanks to the authors and to peer reviewers for contributing to making this possible.
The Contents of FPQ 1.1:
Care, Concern, and Advocacy: Is There a Place for Epistemic Responsibility? by Lorraine Code
After Mr. Nowhere: What Kind of Proper Self for a Scientist? by Sandra Harding
Different Voices, Perfect Storms, and Asking Grandma What She Thinks: Situating Experimental Philosophy in Relation to Feminist Philosophy by Gaile Pohlhaus Jr.
Female Under-Representation Among Philosophy Majors:
A Map of the Hypotheses and a Survey of the Evidence by Tom Dougherty, Samuel Baron, and Kristie Miller
Gestation and Parental Rights: Why is Good Enough Good Enough? by Lindsey Porter
Technology and Narratives of Continuity in Transgender Experiences by Amy Billingsley
Fact/Value Holism, Feminist Philosophy, and Nazi Cancer Research by Sharyn Clough
Lovely readers! I am seeking people to let me study their students via a brief survey at the beginning and the end of a course (in UK-English, a module). There are two kinds of course I am mainly seeking at this point: Feminism courses, and non-feminism courses than nonetheless have a lot of women (>30%) on the syllabus.
If you’d like to help me with my study, can you pop me an email at j.saul AT sheffield.ac.uk?