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May 6, 2015

Dealing With Death in Deployment

Apr. 9, 2015 — A new study is the first to provide clear insight into contributors to suicide risk among military personnel and veterans who have deployed. The study found that exposure to killing and death while ... read more

Young Guns: High Rate of Firearm Violence Found in High-Risk Youth After Assault Injury

Apr. 6, 2015 — Two young men sit in an inner-city ER. One is getting care for injuries he suffered in a fight, the other, for a sore throat. After getting care, both head back out to an environment of violence and ... read more

Statistical Analysis Reveals Mexican Drug War Increased Homicide Rates

Apr. 2, 2015 — In the short term, the Mexican government's war against drugs increased the average murder rate in regions subjected to military-style interventions, a new statistical analysis suggests. The ... read more

Bullying by Students With Disabilities Reduced by Social-Emotional Learning

Mar. 31, 2015 — Peer victimization -- bullying -- declined 20 percent among students with disabilities who participated in Second Step social-emotional learning curricula, authors of a new study report. More than ... read more

Emergency Medicine Physicians Urge Colleagues to Help Prevent Gun Violence

Mar. 25, 2015 — Two practicing emergency medicine physicians -- both thought leaders at the forefront of finding solutions to the public health crisis of gun violence -- urge their colleagues to take direct action ... read more

'Violence-Free' Zones Improve Behavior, Performance in Middle, High School Students

Mar. 23, 2015 — A youth violence-reduction mentoring program for trouble-plagued schools in urban centers has contributed to improved student behavior and performance at high-risk middle and high schools in ... read more

Strong Regulations on Gun Sales Prevent High-Risk Individuals from Accessing Firearms, Can Reduce Violent Crime

Mar. 18, 2015 — Laws and regulations designed to keep firearms from people at risk of committing violence, such as felons and those under restraining orders, are effective and, in some instances, reduce lethal ... read more

Worldwide Willingness to Enter Into Armed Conflicts Decreasing

Mar. 16, 2015 — Though current news reports might suggest another picture, ever fewer people are ready to risk their lives in a war, researchers say. The scholars arrived at this finding by analyzing ... read more

Mar. 3, 2015 — Widespread post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicidal ideation has been found among teenagers in warn-torn Northern Uganda, not only among former child soldiers. Psychological support ... read more

Real Estate Bidding Wars Aren't Going Away, Experts Say

Mar. 3, 2015 — Frenzy, frustration and disappointment are what home buyers have come to dread about real estate bidding wars. They'd better get used to it, suggests a new study. Once a rarity -- representing ... read more

Terrorist Attacks Have Shifted from Air to Rail, Study Suggests

Feb. 27, 2015 — Data on terrorist attacks from 1982 to 2011 show a long-term trend away from air attacks and toward railroad and subway attacks, underscoring the need for increased intelligence gathering to ... read more

Dying in Front of the Camera: What Are the Impacts?

Feb. 27, 2015 — Clips of protesters dying in consequence of current conflicts appear more and more frequently on YouTube. What do they trigger? How do they change the media and the way we perceive things? These are ... read more

Strong Connection Between Violence, Mental Illness in Guatemala During Civil War Lessens in Postwar Period

Feb. 26, 2015 — Violence during the civil war in Guatemala from 1960 to 1996 resulted in the development of significant mental health problems and conditions for the county’s people, according to a new ... read more

Is Your Busy Schedule Affecting Your Health? Time Might Not Be the Problem

Feb. 25, 2015 — The modern schedule is infamously frantic, leaving many of us feeling constantly pressed for time. But that feeling may not have much to do with time itself, according to a new study. "Feeling ... read more

Challenges of Soldier Rehabilitation, Reintegration Need Closer Attention

Feb. 18, 2015 — Veterans returning from combat often face a multitude of challenges that can create a situation in which veterans are unable to reintegrate into civilian life as they had planned and hoped. Now a ... read more

Feb. 16, 2015 — When terrorists strike, emergency workers who have the proper training, information access and a positive work environment will make better decisions, according to ... read more

Short-Term Psychological Therapy Reduces Suicide Attempts in at-Risk Soldiers

Feb. 13, 2015 — Short-term cognitive behavioral therapy dramatically reduced suicide attempts among at-risk military personnel, according to findings from a recent study. The study of soldiers who had either ... read more

Minds at Attention: Military and Mindfulness

Feb. 11, 2015 — Amidst continuing deployments of US soldiers to the world's hotspots to assist in missions related to fighting terrorism or the Ebola virus, a new study has made a significant discovery that ... read more

Does a Competent Leader Make a Good Friend?

Feb. 10, 2015 — New research shows that when we elect leaders and politicians we tend to prefer dominant-looking, masculine men, but when we are looking to make new friends we seek the ... read more

Keep Your Enemies Close? Study Finds Greater Proximity to Opponents Leads to More Polarization

Feb. 2, 2015 — Encouraging adversaries to have more interpersonal contact to find common ground may work on occasion, but not necessarily in the U.S. Senate, according to new ... read more

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