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August 2, 2015

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August 2, 2015

Analysis of Post Deployment Health Assessment Forms Indicates Risks of Alcohol Abuse Among Service Members Returning from Deployment

July 31, 2015 — An analysis of responses to questionnaires administered to U.S. active component service members who had returned from deployment during a 7-year surveillance period found that 3.4 percent and 4.8 ... read more

Twitter Shared News of First Ebola Case 3 Days Before Officials

June 1, 2015 — Tweets regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa last summer reached more than 60 million people in the three days prior to official outbreak announcements, according to a ... 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

Nudge, Don't Judge, Shoplifters

May 19, 2015 — Specially designed shopping centers geared at encouraging shoplifters to think twice before they commit a crime are the way forward, according 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

Falsified Medicines Taint Global Supply

Apr. 20, 2015 — The threat of falsified medications, also referred to as counterfeit, fraudulent, and substandard, can be quite real, yet the full scope and prevalence of the problem is poorly understood, say ... read more

Simple Tasks Help Protect Your Credit

Mar. 23, 2015 — With mega data breaches coming from entities such as retail stores, insurance providers and restaurant chains, someone could more easily gain access to personal financial information that consumers ... read more

Geographic Information Helps Provide Public Health Intelligence at Mass Gatherings

Jan. 5, 2015 — The potential for an existing infection to spread at mass events should not be underestimated, researchers say. Infectious diseases are one of the many health issues that worry the organizers of mass ... read more

Service Members Diagnosed With Chronic Insomnia May Face Increased Risk of Type II Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

Nov. 4, 2014 — Service members diagnosed with chronic insomnia had a two times higher risk of developing hypertension and type II diabetes than military personnel who had not been diagnosed with the condition, ... read more

Habitual Facebook Users: Suckers for Social Media Scams?

Sep. 15, 2014 — A new study finds that habitual use of Facebook makes individuals susceptible to social media phishing attacks by criminals, likely because they automatically respond to requests without considering ... read more

Aug. 20, 2014 — Researchers have discovered security vulnerabilities in full-body backscatter X-ray scanners deployed to U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013. In laboratory tests, the team was able to conceal ... read more

#FeelingSick: Can Twitter Help Better Identify Foodborne Illness Cases?

Aug. 15, 2014 — An estimated 55 million to 105 million people in the United States suffer from foodborne illnesses each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), resulting in costs of ... read more

Sierra Leone Researchers Call for Improved Health Surveillance, Communication Around Ebola Crisis

July 5, 2014 — Researchers working in Sierra Leone suggest priority actions needed to tackle the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa. They call for improvements in access to diagnostic technologies and health-care ... read more

July 2, 2014 — Media reports of public health breakthroughs from big data have been largely oversold, according to a new study. But don't throw away that data just yet. The authors maintain that the promise of ... read more

June 4, 2014 — Finnish and Swedish aircraft found no oil spills in the Baltic Sea during the intensive surveillance operation carried out in June. The aircraft patrolled the Gulf of Finland and the central Baltic ... read more

June 3, 2014 — Despite playing a more important role in the wake of 9/11, the security guard industry remains plagued by inadequate training and standards in many states, indicates new research. By and large, ... read more

An Area's Level of Poverty or Wealth May Affect the Distribution of Cancer Types

May 27, 2014 — A new analysis has found that certain cancers are more concentrated in areas with high poverty, while other cancers arise more often in wealthy ... read more

Drones Present May Legal, Ethical Concerns, Experts Say

May 21, 2014 — The use of so-called drones - unmanned aircraft - for domestic security purposes, surveillance of citizens and putative criminals and organizations raises many legal and ethical concerns particularly ... read more

Privacy and Vulnerability Issues: Could Decentralized Networks Help Save Democracy?

May 12, 2014 — Democratic movements can flourish online, but just as easily get censored. A group of researchers is developing solutions to the vulnerabilities and privacy problems with using big social media ... read more

Apr. 23, 2014 — Lowland South America, including the Amazon Basin, harbors most of the last indigenous societies that have limited contact with the outside world. Now, researchers have used satellite images to ... read more

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