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Violence interventional advocacy program targets the physical, mental, emotional and social needs of violently injured youths
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found that participants who received care through BMC's Violence Intervention Advocacy Program... (Medical News Today)

Size matters when it comes to depressed men in the military
Both short and tall men in the military are more at risk for depression than their uniformed colleagues of average height, a new study finds. (Medical News Today)

China lifts plague quarantine
Following the death of a man who died of plague after handling an infected animal, the Chinese authorities sealed off part of a city for 9 days. (Medical News Today)

No increased risk of cancer near Sellafield or Dounreay in recent years
Children, teenagers and young adults living near Sellafield or Dounreay since the 1990s are not at an increased risk of developing cancer according to research published in the British Journal of... (Medical News Today)

Reduced engagement in risky behaviors by low-income students in charter high schools
A new UCLA-led study suggests that a higher quality educational environment may help improve health outcomesLow-income minority adolescents who were admitted to high-performing public charter... (Medical News Today)

Childhood stress reduced by natural-terrain schoolyards
Playing in schoolyards that feature natural habitats and trees and not just asphalt and recreation equipment reduces children's stress and inattention, according to a University of Colorado Boulder... (Medical News Today)

New clues about the source of racial health disparities
A first-of-its-kind study by researchers at USC and Loyola Marymount University (LMU) has found evidence that the persistent health disparities across race may, in part, be related to anxiety about... (Medical News Today)

Are life expectancy increases among older Americans slowing?
A team of Johns Hopkins researchers find that the more multiple chronic medical conditions a person has after retirement age, the shorter their life expectancy. (Medical News Today)

Simplified cheap and efficient process to purify water using seed extracts
Researchers have streamlined and simplified a process that uses extracts from seeds of Moringa oleifa trees to purify water, reducing levels of harmful bacteria by 90% to 99%. (Medical News Today)

Increase in 'doctor fitness to practise' complaints made by the public to the UK's General Medical Council
The report - "Understanding the Rise in Fitness to Practise Complaints from Members of the General Public" - has been published. (Medical News Today)

California cellphone ban did not decrease accidents
In a recent study, a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder found no evidence that a California ban on using hand-held cellphones while driving decreased the number of traffic accidents in... (Medical News Today)

Homeless and unstably housed women in San Francisco suffer high rates of violence
New research from UC San Francisco found that 60 percent of the city's homeless and unstably housed women who are HIV-infected or at high risk to become infected have endured a recent experience of... (Medical News Today)

The high cost of living kidney donation limits potential donors
The decline in living kidney donation over the past several years has been concerning and is poorly understood. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotic overuse risk in aged care residential setting in Australia
The overuse of antibiotics in Australian residential aged care facilities requires special attention and guidelines beyond those used in other settings, according to research published in the... (Medical News Today)

Health risks posed by 'third hand' tobacco smoke, especially for children
Research led by the University of York has highlighted the potential cancer risk in non-smokers - particularly young children - of tobacco smoke gases and particles deposited to surfaces and dust in... (Medical News Today)

Significant rise in cases of dangerous drug-resistant superbug in southeastern US
Cases of the highly contagious, drug-resistant bacteria, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), have increased fivefold in community hospitals in the Southeastern United States, according to... (Medical News Today)

Strategies for improving adherence to hand hygiene measures in healthcare settings
Expert guidance just released offers updated evidence reviews and recommendations for hand hygiene in healthcare facilities. (Medical News Today)

Targeted crowdsourcing for drug repurposing
Experimental drugs proven safe but perhaps not sufficiently effective in initial testing or against a first disease target may sit gathering dust on the shelves of pharmaceutical companies. (Medical News Today)

'The higher the cigarette taxes, the lower the suicide rates'
Previous studies have found that smokers have a higher risk of suicide. Now, new research suggests that more aggressive tobacco policies and taxation may reduce suicide rates. (Medical News Today)

'Genetics may be key to a nation's level of happiness'
Researchers in the UK have found that the closer a nation is to the genetic makeup of Denmark, the higher that country's level of happiness, suggesting a genetic link. (Medical News Today)

Australian smoking rates at record lows
New data showing a record fall in smoking rates confirms that Australia is on track to achieve major reductions in smoking-related diseases, Cancer Council Australia said today (July 16th, 2014). (Medical News Today)

In lead-exposed neonatal mice, chrysophanol attenuates injury to hippocampal neurons
Previous studies have shown that chrysophanol protects against learning and memory impairments in lead-exposed adult mice. After 10. (Medical News Today)

Politically driven legislation targeting dangerous dogs has had little impact
UK legislation that targets 'dangerous dogs' has not been shown to reduce dog bites and policies should be based on evidence and risk assessment, suggests a personal view published on thebmj. (Medical News Today)

Study links loss of vision to employment status
A nationally representative study finds that people with visual impairment are less likely to be employed than people with normal vision. (Medical News Today)

UV exposure: why do we ignore the health risks?
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer. But although many of us know this, we still ignore safety recommendations. We investigate why. (Medical News Today)

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