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August 29, 2016

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August 29, 2016

Conflicts Subverting Improved Health Conditions in Eastern Mediterranean Region

Aug. 24, 2016 — Improved health conditions and life expectancy over the past 20 years in the Eastern Mediterranean Region are being subverted by wars and civil unrest, according to a new scientific ... read more

Education Not to Blame for Increasing Childlessness in Europe

Aug. 23, 2016 — The increasing proportion of the population who prefer to remain childless is a major social problem for many European countries. However this trend has not (so far) been the result of the expansion ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Can Harry Potter defeat Donald Trump? A new study has found that Americans who read Harry Potter books hold a lower opinion of Donald Trump, even after controlling for many factors like party, ... read more

Truth Is in Danger as New Techniques Used to Stop Journalists Covering the News

July 10, 2016 — The truth is being suppressed across the world using a variety of methods, according to a special ... read more

Trauma Research Funding Needed Now More Than Ever, Say Experts

July 7, 2016 — Funding for trauma research is needed now more than ever, and should become a priority in the wake of so many lives lost at mass casualty events -- including most recently at the Pulse nightclub in ... read more

Blurring of National Security Interests, Global Health Agendas Are an Unavoidable Reality

July 7, 2016 — Society must align the overlapping priorities and often clashing interests of medical intelligence, national security agendas and the global health community, according to global health ... read more

New Framework Uses Patterns to Predict Terrorist Behavior

June 28, 2016 — Government agencies are having difficulty tracking potential terrorist attacks, since terrorists have developed new ways to communicate besides social media. A new framework, says researchers, is ... read more

Upward Trend in Fatalities in Organized Violence Was Broken in 2015

June 13, 2016 — The alarming upward trend in fatalities in organized violence, witnessed over the last few years, was broken in 2015. The number of armed conflicts involving states continued to increase, however, ... read more

Sleep Disturbances Common Among Military Spouses

June 8, 2016 — Spouses of military service members experience significant sleep problems, which can impact their health and psycho-social functioning, research shows. The results underscore the importance of ... read more

News Stories Often Wrongly Link Violence With Mental Illness

June 6, 2016 — Nearly four in 10 news stories about mental illness analyzed by researchers connect mental illness with violent behavior toward others, even though less than five percent of violence in the United ... read more

June 6, 2016 — People with serious mental illnesses who use guns to commit suicide are often legally eligible to purchase guns, despite having a past record of an involuntary mental health examination and brief ... read more

Deployed US Military Service Members More Likely to Suffer Noncombat Bone, Joint Injuries

June 1, 2016 — Since Sept. 11, 2001, an estimated 60,000 US military service members have been injured in combat during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Nearly 45,000 (75 percent) of all combat injuries are caused by ... read more

May 30, 2016 — May 8, 1945: German forces in Norway have surrendered, and after five long years of occupation, the country is finally free. Suddenly, 30,000 Allied troops had to disarm 350,000 German soldiers, and ... read more

Unmet Surgical Needs High for World's 60 Million Refugees

May 26, 2016 — The world’s estimated 60 million refugees, displaced from their homes due to conflict, persecution or human rights violations, may need at least 2.78 million surgeries a year, something thought to ... read more

Journalism Changed Forever by User-Generated Content

May 23, 2016 — The rise of User-Generated Content (UGC) -- information submitted by members of the public or posted on social media -- has changed journalism forever, according to a new ... read more

What the New York Times Gets Wrong About PTSD

May 19, 2016 — In analyzing the articles the New York Times has written about post-traumatic stress disorder over the last 35 years, researchers found some troubling trends in the influential paper's ... read more

Confidence in Iron Dome, Coupled With Resilience, Can Reduce PTSD Symptoms

May 19, 2016 — Belief in the success of the Iron Dome air defense system, coupled with a strong sense of resilience (an inner trait that results in positive adaptation to trauma), can reduce post-traumatic stress ... read more

May 13, 2016 — In a study of more than 300 soldiers who had deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, a majority reported symptoms consistent with 'chronic multisymptom illness' -- a diagnosis that up till now has ... read more

May 12, 2016 — Reconciliation programs promote societal healing, but that these gains come at the cost of reduced psychological health, worsening depression, anxiety, and ... read more

Modern Family Planning in India

May 11, 2016 — Family planning is a major health issue in India, the world's second most populous country. Researchers describe a novel program that involves increased male engagement and gender-equity ... read more

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