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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016

Syrian Aid: Lack of Evidence for 'Interventions That Work,' Say Researchers

Feb. 4, 2016 — The lack of an evidence base in the donor-funded response to Syrian migrant crisis means funds may be allocated to ineffective interventions, say researchers, who call on funders and policymakers in ... read more

Most NFL Arrests Not for Violent Crimes

Feb. 3, 2016 — NFL violence is not as common off the field as it may seem, say researchers. Compared to violent offending data in other studies, the percentage of violent arrests among NFL players was higher. But ... read more

Health Care's Familiarity With Military Culture Critical to Improving Care for Veterans

Jan. 29, 2016 — Health care systems and providers need to understand the unique realities of military culture in order to work effectively with veterans and military families, according to the findings of a new ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — The world remains perilously close to a nuclear disaster or catastrophic climate change that could devastate humanity, according to Stanford experts and California Governor Jerry Brown, who were on ... read more

Risk Factors for Weapon Involvement in Adolescents Vary by Race and Gender

Jan. 14, 2016 — In 2011, almost 13 percent of high school students had been victimized with weapons. Weapon-related violence among adolescents can lead to injuries and long-term mental health problems. In a new ... read more

New Analyses Method Makes Increasing Rate of Violent Crime Visible

Jan. 13, 2016 — A new method of analyzing crime statistics finds that violent crime in England and Wales is increasing, not decreasing. They found the rate of domestic violence has been increasing since 2009. The ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — Researchers are warning of an overheating art market, one of the fastest-growing investment sectors of the past decade, after applying a new bubble detection method analyzing millions of auction ... read more

A Stronger Ethical Culture Within the US Military Health Care Environment Is Needed, Experts Urge.

Jan. 5, 2016 — The health professional community should urge the United States Secretary of Defense to adopt and implement the recent recommendations of the Defense Health Board, and in addition rescind directives ... read more

Dec. 29, 2015 — Guerilla tactics such as suicide attacks and roadside bombs may trigger more post-traumatic stress than conventional warfare, suggests a new study of 738 Iraq ... read more

Forensic Seismology Tested on 2006 Munitions Depot 'Cook-Off' in Baghdad

Dec. 22, 2015 — Curious seismologists who looked at the recordings made by a seismic station four miles away from the "cook-off" of an ammunition holding area in Iraq in 2006 found they could distinguish, ... read more

Long-Term Effectiveness of Family-Level Intervention for U.S.military Children, Families Affected by Wartime Deployments

Dec. 21, 2015 — Family-level preventive intervention can lead to improved behavioral health outcomes for military families affected by wartime deployment, a new study reports. Results highlight significant ... read more

Conflict Has Little Effect on Malaria Control

Dec. 17, 2015 — Very few studies have quantitatively assessed the associations between conflicts and malaria transmission, particularly across several countries. A new analysis looked at the association between ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — Are all scientists atheists? Do they believe religion and science can co-exist? These questions and others were addressed in the first worldwide survey of how scientists view ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — Can watching a violent movie make you more likely to lie, cheat or steal? What about reading a violent book? While that may seem like a stretch, a new research study shows it may be the case. The ... read more

Unfriending on Facebook More Likely from Politically Active Users

Dec. 1, 2015 — When large politically important conflicts play out in real time over the internet, comments and grand gestures seem to be the norm. But do these really play a part in people stopping their online ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Youth violence undermines social and economic development, especially in the poorest corners of the world, according to new research. However, increased government spending on education may be the ... read more

More Than Half of 'Children' Misperceive or Reject Parents' Political Party Affiliations

Nov. 19, 2015 — More than half of all 'children' in the US either misperceive or reject their parents' political party affiliations, suggests a new study that relies on data from two family-based ... read more

Gunshot Survivors in High-Crime Community Face Elevated Risk of Early Death, Study Shows

Nov. 18, 2015 — One in 20 survivors of gunshot violence in an urban area with high crime died within five years, mainly by homicide, according to the results of a study that tracked patients after they had been ... read more

Has Syria Painted a Target on Medical Teams Around the World?

Nov. 18, 2015 — Even in war, hospitals have a kind of invisible bubble around them. But in Syria, that bubble has burst dozens of times, says a new report. And that may put medical facilities and workers in other ... read more

Younger Generations of Those in the Military More Vulnerable to Suicide

Nov. 18, 2015 — While many researchers have largely focused on risk factors among individual soldiers, in a new study, researchers contend that the increase in suicide may also indicate increased vulnerability among ... read more

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