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Community togetherness plays vital role in coping with tragedies
Community solidarity and support have remarkable benefits for people coping with traumatic mass shootings, according to an American-Finnish research study recently published by the University of Turku. View News Article (2012-12-20)

Funding the 'war on terror' could cost millions of lives
Funding the "war on terror" could cost the lives of millions of Americans, says a senior doctor in this week's BMJ. View News Article (2005-09-09)

Inflicting greater harm judged to be less harmful
Joseph Stalin once claimed that a single death was a tragedy, but a million deaths was a statistic. New research from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University validates this sentiment, confirming large-scale tragedies don't connect with people emotionally in the same way smaller tragedies do.  View News Article (2010-09-10)

Researchers analyze student grief online after campus shootings
After the campus shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007 and Northern Illinois University in 2008, hundreds of affected students turned to social media websites to share their grief and search for solace. View News Article (2010-10-21)

Protecting children from firearm violence
Firearm-related injuries in children and adolescents are an important cause of preventable injury and mortality. Recent national shooting tragedies involving children have resulted in new efforts to study the problem and find solutions to reduce this type of injury. View News Article (2013-10-28)

Criminalising medical mistakes is questionable
Using the criminal justice system to punish doctors who make mistakes is questionable, according to a barrister in this week's BMJ. Citing the case of Feda Mulhem, who was sentenced to eight months in prison after supervising the mistaken injection of a drug into the spine of a teenager with cancer, Jon Holbrook argues that he was not seeking to harm his patient. In fact he was intending to... View News Article (2003-11-11)

FDA petition would protect public from dangerous drugs
In a petition filed today with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, an international coalition of scientists and doctors seeks to compel the agency to stem the flood of dangerous drugs reaching American consumers by mandating the use of scientifically superior non-animal testing methods when those alternatives exist. View News Article (2007-11-15)

Population screening for SCD in young people: Feasible with basic screening program
Despite fears over cost, the wide-scale screening of young people to detect risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) is feasible and cost effective, according to a study presented at EuroPRevent 2014. View News Article (2014-05-08)

Too soon? Too late? Psychological distance matters when it comes to humor
Joking around can land us in hot water. Even the professionals often shoot themselves comedically in the foot.  View News Article (2012-09-11)

One-third of autistic children likely to wander, disappear
A review of data on 1,420 children ages 6 to 17 with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) found that more than one-third had wandered away from a safe environment within the past 12 months, according to findings from two studies reported at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in Baltimore. View News Article (2016-05-02)

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