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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

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

Delayed Onset Adulthood Keeps Young Brits Away from Ballot Box

May 3, 2016 — The poor voter turnout of young Brits can be explained by the delayed transition to adulthood, says new research. Research shows that if today's young adults were as 'mature' as young ... read more

International Law Fails to Protect Pregnant Women in War Zones, Argue Doctors

Apr. 20, 2016 — Deaths from violent conflict and lack of available care are major causes of mortality among pregnant women in war zones, warn doctors in a new ... read more

Studying the Help-Seeking Behaviors of Ethnic Minority, Immigrant Victims

Apr. 11, 2016 — A comparative, empirical study into the help-seeking behaviors of ethnic minority women in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong has been released by ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — A long forgotten boundary marker stone from the very earliest days of the British presence in Hong Kong has been discovered. This B.O. No4, boundary stone, is located in the Lei Yue Mun Park and ... read more

Report Recommends Ways to Break Cycle of Domestic Violence

Apr. 7, 2016 — Victims of domestic violence are hindered from leaving their abusers by internal and external factors, including the response of the criminal justice system, fear, perceived control, and self-esteem, ... read more

US National Security Decision-Making Processes Need Trimming

Apr. 5, 2016 — A leaner, more-focused national security decision-making system can help the United States succeed in a period of tumultuous change, according to a new report. Increasing the effectiveness and ... read more

Effect of Economic Crisis on Birth Outcome in Spain

Apr. 5, 2016 — The unprecedented post-war European economic crisis which began in 2007 and the resulting fiscal austerity policies are generally considered to have had a negative impact on public health. A new ... read more

Experience in Afghanistan Highlights Plastic Surgeons' Role in Combat Trauma Surgery

Mar. 31, 2016 — Especially with improved chances of survival from severe combat trauma, plastic surgeons play a critical role in managing injuries sustained in modern warfare, suggest researchers with experience at ... read more

What Are the Risks of Growing Up in Places of High Religious Segregation?

Mar. 25, 2016 — A new report sheds light on the risks encountered by young people and children growing up in places of high religious segregation. The report focuses on interface communities -- areas in Northern ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — As the land at the heart of the cradle of civilization dries out, an ancient culture is being lost with the unique ecosystem that sustains it, researchers ... read more

Experts Call for Global Drug Policy Reform as Evidence Shows 'War on Drugs' Has Harmed Public Health, Human Rights

Mar. 24, 2016 — Fifty years of drug policies aimed at restricting and criminalizing drug use and minor possession have had serious detrimental effects on the health, well-being and human rights of drug users and the ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Following President Obama's plans to close the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a conservation biologist and a professor of law are proposing to transform the naval base into a marine ... read more

Refugees Have a Substantially Higher Risk of Psychotic Disorders

Mar. 15, 2016 — Refugees face a substantially higher risk of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, compared to non-refugee migrants from the same regions of origin, finds a new ... read more

Final Review of Health Problems That May Be Linked to Agent Orange Exposure During Vietnam War

Mar. 10, 2016 — The latest and final in a series of congressionally mandated biennial reviews of the evidence of health problems that may be linked to exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the ... read more

Risks Less Likely to Be Reported by Public-Health Researchers Paid by Industry or Military

Mar. 9, 2016 — Scientists looking for environmental and occupational health risks are less likely to find them if they have a financial tie to firms that make, use, or dispose of industrial and commercial products, ... read more

Could Cutting Urban Blight Reduce Teen Murders?

Mar. 7, 2016 — Analyzing the immediate neighborhood surroundings of teenaged homicide victims, Philadelphia researchers found that neglected conditions -- vacant lots, poor street lighting, fewer parks and ... read more

Syrian Academics Face Danger, Limited Options

Mar. 2, 2016 — The Syrian civil war, which began in 2011, continues to result in death, destruction and displacement. The country's higher education system has suffered dramatically, too. A new article ... read more

Study Finds Consistent Link Between Violent Crime and Concealed-Carry Gun Permits

Feb. 29, 2016 — A new study finds a significant relationship between firearm crime and subsequent applications for, and issuance of, concealed-carry gun ... read more

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