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July 31, 2015

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July 31, 2015

Henry V's Agincourt Naval Fleet Much Smaller Than Previously Believed

July 29, 2015 — The naval preparations that allowed Henry V’s army to travel from England to France in August, 1415 have been the focus of recent study. Using English exchequer rolls in the National Archives at ... read more

Researchers Identify Model to Predict Successful Wound Healing

July 27, 2015 — Battlefield surgeons and civilian physicians could have a powerful new tool to help patients recover from traumatic injuries, including life-threatening wounds from explosions. Researchers have ... read more

Guidelines: Authors' Conflicts of Interest Should Lead to Consequences

July 22, 2015 — A guideline—recommendations on diagnosing and treating a particular disorder—aims to present the best possible treatment for patients. However, when guidelines are compiled their authors often ... read more

Sex and Violence May Not Really Sell Products

July 21, 2015 — If there's one thing advertisers think they know, it is that sex and violence sell. A new analysis, however, provides some of the best evidence to date that this widely accepted adage just ... read more

July 9, 2015 — A team of forensic anthropologists has been working with the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala to carry out two exhumations of graves containing victims extra judicially executed by the ... read more

Level I Trauma Experience Prepares Surgeons for Battle

July 1, 2015 — Soldiers injured during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have the highest survival rates in history, thanks to the availability of surgeons skilled in combat ... read more

Almost One in Three US Adults Owns at Least One Gun

June 29, 2015 — Almost one in three US adults owns at least one gun, and they are predominantly white married men over the age of 55, reveals research. Gun owners are are more than twice as likely as non-gun owners ... read more

Women on the U.S. $10? These Eight Women Could Fill the Bill

June 25, 2015 — Some notable but lesser-known women in American history might be overlooked as possibilities for the soon-to-be redesigned 10 dollar ... read more

The True Cost of Fuelling Conflict

June 23, 2015 — Between 2000 and 2011, the annual fuel expenditures of the Department of Defense (DOD) were between one and nine billion dollars higher than initially forecast, researchers report. while this ... read more

Conflicting Histories Harm Negotiations, Researchers Say

June 17, 2015 — New research examines how past histories are harmful in negotiations, particularly when an event in the past benefited one party at the other's expense. In those situations, the party that got ... read more

Getting to the Heart of the Matter: CERN's Hidden Heritage

June 8, 2015 — A nuclear physicist and an archaeologist have joined forces to produce a unique appraisal of the cultural significance of one of the world's most important locations for scientific inquiry: ... read more

Large Majority of Americans—including Gun Owners—support Stronger Gun Policies

June 3, 2015 — A large majority of Americans—including gun owners—continue to support stronger policies to prevent gun violence than are present in current federal and most state law, according to a new ... read more

Interpersonal Conflict Is the Strongest Predictor of Community Crime and Misconduct

June 2, 2015 — Neighborhoods with more interpersonal conflict, such as domestic violence and landlord/tenet disputes, see more serious crime according to a new study. Private conflict was a better predictor of ... read more

Civilian Physicians Feel Underprepared to Treat Veterans, Survey Finds

June 1, 2015 — A survey of nearly 150 U.S. physicians who frequently treat veterans found civilian doctors aren't adequately trained in health issues related to military service. More than half of the ... read more

Time to Move Beyond 'Medieval' Cyber Security Approach, Expert Says

May 21, 2015 — The nation's approach to cyber security has much in common with medieval defense tactics, and that needs to change, says a cyber security ... read more

Gun Violence Restraining Orders: A Promising Strategy to Reduce Gun Violence in U.S.

May 20, 2015 — Gun violence restraining orders (GVROs) are a promising strategy for reducing firearm homicide and suicide in the United States, and should be considered by states seeking to address gun violence, ... read more

Public Participation Does Not Lead to Increased Democracy

May 19, 2015 — Contrary to common belief, increased public participation does not lead to higher levels of democracy in countries that have been subject to conflicts. Instead, it is the role of the politicians and ... read more

Women Are More Likely to Be Physically Assaulted in Developed Countries, Study Shows

Apr. 10, 2015 — Women in developed countries -- like the United States -- are actually more likely to be physically assaulted than women in developing countries, a new study suggests. Using data from the ... read more

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

Sleep Problems Prevalent for Military Members

Apr. 7, 2015 — Improving the quality and quantity of US military members' sleep following deployment could help reduce other health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, according ... read more

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