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Employers and Workers Can Join Forces to Keep Diabetes Under Control

May 6, 2015 — People with diabetes who enroll in a health plan tailored to their medical condition are more likely to stick to their medication and actively take charge of their own health care, research into the ... read more

Improved Sanitation May Reduce Sexual Violence in South African Townships

Apr. 29, 2015 — Improving access to public toilets in South African urban settlements may reduce both the incidence of sexual assaults by nearly 30 percent and the overall cost to ... read more

Concerns Over UK Government Plan to Increase Participation in School Rugby

Apr. 21, 2015 — The UK government plan to fund and to increase participation in rugby in schools has not been informed by injury data, warn ... read more

Building Healthier Communities Should Be a Priority When Preparing for and Recovering from Disasters

Apr. 15, 2015 — US communities and federal agencies should more intentionally seek to create healthier communities during disaster preparation and recovery efforts -- something that rarely happens now, says a new ... read more

Extreme Geohazards: Reducing the Disaster Risk, Increasing Resilience

Apr. 14, 2015 — Extreme hazards -- rare, high-impact events -- pose a serious and underestimated threat to humanity. The extremes of the broad ensemble of natural and anthropogenic hazards can lead to global ... read more

Ebola Planning Created Need for Unprecedented Preparedness in Hospitals

Apr. 1, 2015 — Hospitals and health systems preparing for and treating patients with Ebola Virus Disease in the fall of 2015 faced unexpected challenges for ensuring safety of staff, patients and the community. ... read more

Epidemics: To Quarantine or Not to Quarantine

Mar. 24, 2015 — The decision to quarantine individuals or groups during epidemics is not an exact science and is open to various interpretations. Providing guiding principles, authors of a new study suggest the need ... read more

Preparing for Natural Disasters: What Policies Protect the Vulnerable Consumer?

Mar. 24, 2015 — Despite catastrophic earthquakes, the most vulnerable residents do not take steps to prepare themselves against future disaster, according to a new study. The authors provide an example from southern ... read more

Government Anti-Drinking Messages Irrelevant to Young Binge Drinkers, Study Finds

Mar. 20, 2015 — Government advertising campaigns to tackle excessive drinking are dismissed as irrelevant by young binge drinkers, because consuming extreme quantities of alcohol is part of their sub-cultural social ... read more

Measuring the Effect of Urban Planning Changes

Mar. 18, 2015 — With a population likely to grow 27 percent by 2031, putting an end to urban sprawl in Greater Montreal appears impossible for the short to medium term. But it is possible to slow the pace of urban ... read more

Mar. 11, 2015 — The number of people potentially exposed to future sea level rise and associated storm surge flooding may be highest in low-elevation coastal zones in Asia and ... read more

When It Comes to Nuclear Disaster, Safety Really Is in Numbers

Mar. 11, 2015 — The safety of nuclear plants, as well as the medical management of acute radiation syndrome, could soon be dramatically improved thanks to a new mathematical ... read more

News Coverage of Fukushima Disaster Minimized Health Risks to General Population

Mar. 11, 2015 — A new analysis finds that U.S. news media coverage of the Fukushima disaster largely minimized health risks to the general population. Researchers analyzed more than 2,000 news articles from four ... read more

Study Reveals Sexual Appeal of War Heroes

Mar. 11, 2015 — Women are more attracted to war heroes than regular soldiers or men who display heroic traits in other fields, such as in sports or natural disaster work, according to new research. The findings also ... read more

Violence to Homecare Workers Means New Policies Needed

Mar. 4, 2015 — When it comes to caring for older adults, there is a shift to a consumer-driven model that focuses on keeping patients in their homes and out of institutional care facilities. It’s an arrangement ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — A consortium of environmental scientists has expressed strong concern about the impact of a controversial Central American canal across Nicaragua. The path of the Nicaragua Interoceanic Grand Canal ... read more

Tools Can Identify Nations Vulnerable to Ebola and Aid Response, Analysis Finds

Mar. 3, 2015 — Ebola remains a serious problem in parts of West Africa and the experiences in affected areas may provide lessons for future public health emergencies. A set of tools newly created may help identify ... read more

Hospitals Face Growing Active Shooter Threat in United States

Feb. 26, 2015 — The number of active shooter incidents in US hospitals has increased over the last decade to a frequency of more than one a month. In a new article, authors suggest that hospitals examine their ... read more

Airport Screening Misses Half of Disease Cases but Could Be Improved

Feb. 19, 2015 — Researchers have found that in order to be effective, the screening of passengers for disease at airports must be tailored to the outbreak in ... read more

New Test Could Significantly Reduce Burden on UK Hospitals

Feb. 19, 2015 — A new test that rules out heart attacks in patients could reduce hospital admissions by as much as 40%, for patients with chest pain, according to ... read more

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