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Community togetherness plays vital role in coping with tragedies
Community support has remarkable benefits for people coping with traumatic mass shootings, according to an American-Finnish research study. (2012-12-19)
Smiling through the tears: Study shows how tearjerkers make people happier
People enjoy watching tragedy movies like (2012-03-27)
Researchers find mass killings, school shootings are contagious
A team of researchers examined databases on past high-profile mass killings and school shootings in the US and fit a contagion model to the data to determine that these tragedies create a period of contagion lasting an average of 13 days, that roughly 20 to 30 percent of such occurrences arise from contagion and that the incidence of these events is significantly higher in states with a high prevalence of gun ownership. (2015-07-02)
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. (2003-11-13)
Moving children and families beyond trauma
Pediatricians can play an important role in helping children and communities recover following episodes of school and community violence and disaster, while working to prevent and prepare for future tragedies, said David J. (2013-10-28)
The aftermath of Katrina through the eyes of addiction treatment
Ten years post-Hurricane Katrina, experts have reflected on the aftermath through the eyes of addiction treatment professionals to become better prepared for future tragedies. (2017-09-27)
Lancet Editorial: The 10th Anniversary of 9/11 should be about those who died
An Editorial in this week's 9/11 Special Issue says the anniversary should be about those who lost their lives in the attacks. (2011-09-01)
School shootings: What we know and what we can do
School shootings at elementary, secondary and higher education institutions have been a painful reality for American society.But can anything realistically be done to prevent these horrific crimes? (2012-12-19)
Researchers analyze student grief online after campus shootings
After the campus shootings at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University, hundreds of affected students turned to social media websites to share their grief and search for solace. (2010-10-20)
Too soon? Too late? Psychological distance matters when it comes to humor
Joking around can land us in hot water. Even the professionals shoot themselves comedically in the foot. (2012-09-10)
Stop 'bad guys with guns' by implementing good policies
The National Rifle Association has put forward a National Shield School Proposal which supports the placement of armed security in all schools. (2013-04-02)
Penn State researchers say education, treatment key to averting child homicides
Mothers who suffer from serious bouts of postpartum depression and psychosis often don't get enough help before killing their children, but jailing them is not necessarily the answer, say two Penn State researchers who are publishing a new book: (2006-07-27)
NSF grant for study of student underperformance
Steven Fein, professor of psychology at Williams College, along with Talia Ben-Zeev, former Williams College department colleague and current assistant professor at San Francisco State University, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant of $240,455 to support their research concerning the underperformance of various groups of students on important, challenging academic tests such as the SAT. (2002-10-21)
Legalizing marijuana will harm health of youth in Canada
The federal government's bill C-45 to legalize marijuana in Canada will jeopardize the health of young people and Parliament should vote against it, argues the interim editor-in-chief of CMAJ in an editorial. (2017-05-29)
Trauma and shopping
Traumatic events have lasting influence on what products people desire and purchase. (2016-09-06)
Delaying having children risks heartbreak, say experts
Delaying having children defies nature and risks heartbreak, say experts in this week's BMJ. (2005-09-15)
Can Patents Stifle Innovation In Biomedical Research?
Biomedical research has been shifting from a commons to a privatization model. (1998-04-30)
National Jewish Health researchers awarded $13 million to evaluate treatments for toxic gases
National Jewish Health researchers have received nearly $13 million from the National Institutes of Health to evaluate potential rescue medications for victims of terrorist attacks, wartime use of toxic gases, and/or inhalation disasters. (2011-10-13)
FDA petition would protect public from dangerous drugs
In a petition filed today with the US 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 nonanimal testing methods when those alternatives exist. (2007-11-14)
Thought-provoking contributions on the future of society
The rapidly progressing digital revolution is now touching the foundations of the governance of societal structures. (2015-06-01)
Stress theory helps predict volcanic eruptions
Borrowing a theory from materials science, researchers are learning how bubbles in volcanic magma cause sudden hurling of rocks and spewing of poisonous gases. (1999-12-07)
'The Passionate Muse'
Keith Oatley's (2012-04-05)
Australian expertise helps resurrect Iraq's ancient marshlands
Australian expertise has played a major role in the new international effort to assess and remediate Iraq's once magnificent Mesopotamian marshlands, which were drained and burned under Saddam Hussein's regime in one of the world's worst environmental tragedies. (2004-10-13)
Romantic fiction shows medical romance flourishes in emergency settings
Many romantic novels show the apparent inevitability of uncontrolled passions in the context of emergency medicine, writes a psychiatrist in the correspondence section of this week's edition of the Lancet. (2007-10-25)
Final nightclub fire report urges code compliance
NIST fire investigators have urged all state and local governments to adopt and aggressively enforce national model building and fire safety codes for nightclubs. (2005-06-30)
Greater awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning needed among patients and doctors
As the UK sees the onset of Autumn and the cooler weather that it brings, the numbers of unintentional deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning begin to rise, write Dr. (1999-10-21)
Clinical physiologists must be properly regulated to protect patients
Clinical physiologists must be properly regulated to ensure patient safety, argues a senior figure in The BMJ this week. (2015-01-13)
Governing commons still a struggle, but fight not without hope, according to new report
Thirty-five years after biologist Garrett Hardin issued his prophetic essay, (2003-12-11)
Should patients undergoing surgery get ASA?
A national survey of Canadian surgeons by researchers at McMaster University found little consistency in their use of the blood thinner ASA in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery. (2006-10-23)
New Yale ResearchKit app aims to prevent pregnancy loss
One of the greatest joys for parents is the birth of their child -- and one of the greatest tragedies is the loss of that child. (2015-10-27)
Prescription medication tragedies could be prevented by simple pictures
Simple images designed to convey information about prescription drugs could help save lives and reduce the economic burden of non-adherence to treatment. (2016-10-27)
Thirteen football players died during 2003 season, none from heatstroke, study shows
For the second year in a row, researchers found no deaths due to heatstroke among young U.S. football players during the 2003 season, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. (2004-07-01)
First student-developed mission in which satellites orbit and communicate led by UT students
Two satellites designed and constructed by students at the Cockrell School of Engineering successfully separated in space March 22, completing the most crucial goal of the mission since its Nov. (2011-03-24)
'Legal highs,' PMMA and zombie panic
Recent deaths in both Canada and the UK linked to PMA/PMMA in ecstasy pills has brought public scrutiny to this little known drug. (2014-02-18)
Experts launch pioneering autism and mental health research
Leading researchers from Birmingham are today launching a major, new UK study into autism and mental health problems -- and are calling for autistic people and their families to get involved. (2017-10-24)
'Suggestive evidence' for link between air pollution and heightened stillbirth risk
There is 'suggestive evidence' for a link between air pollution and a heightened risk of stillbirth, indicates a summary of the available data, published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. (2016-05-24)
Epilepsy linked to higher risk of drowning
People with epilepsy appear to have a much higher risk of drowning compared to people without epilepsy, according to a study published in the Aug. (2008-08-18)
Homicidal thoughts are common for teens, study says
April 20 marks the anniversary of the fateful day when Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris opened fire at Columbine High School -- the deadliest school-shooting spree in the history of the United States. (2000-04-03)
Making radiation-proof materials for electronics, power plants
The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster made the dangers of radiation all too real. (2014-04-16)
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