Tag: "police" at medical news
Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users
... to clean needles from physicians, pharmacies, the police
or other readily available sources. In 1997 Congress enacted Public Law 105-78, which prohibits federal funding of any program that distributes sterile needles for the injection of illegal drugs. Consequently, only 120 NEPs current operate in the Un...
Training could remove racial bias from police reactions
Racial biases in a police
officer's response to criminal suspects, although ...ence of a weapon can eliminate racial bias. Fifty police
officers from Florida with two to thirty years of experience participated in one hundred and sixty t...
Murder, eyewitness identification and the limits of human vision
...50 feet, later identified two of the suspects from police
photographic lineups. He also identified the two in a subsequent trial. Loftus also testified as an expert witness, noting, among other things, that identifying a person from 450 feet was the equivalent of sitting in the centerfield bleachers at Ne...
Researchers offer emergency workers a lifeline
...t Pearson Airport for 10 years. At such times, the police
officer or firefighter loses the ability to focus on the task at hand, a skill that is a lifeline in a job where brushes with tragedy are the norm. "It's important in doing that kind of work to focus on the task itself, not on the meaning of the task...
Non-lethal weapons focus of research study
... Both classes of weapons have been adopted by many police
departments in the United States and are primarily used to help subdue violent subjects without having to resort to deadly force such as firearms. However, there are concerns that the weapons may produce serious injuries or deaths in some cases. Wake...
Methamphtetamine's ruinous effects on children documented in Midwest study
... to stand guard, armed with a gun, looking out for police
or other authorities. One positive found in the re...-caregivers, six counselors, a state's attorney, a police
officer, and an elementary school principal. They also reviewed relevant local records and conducted...
Study links racial and ethnic gap in youth violence to social factors
...to 2002. In addition, the study analyzed data from police
records, the U.S. Census, and a separate survey of more than 8,000 Chicago residents who were asked about the characteristics of their neighborhoods. The researchers found that residential segregation exposes black youth to neighborhoods with much hi...
Tabletop DNA test laboratory
...teria and E.coli. This new testing will also allow police
officers and forensic scientists to analyze DNA samples at the scene of a crime. DSTL Head of Technology Transfer and Investments Group Tim Rubidge said, "this technology is not a twinkle in the eye of a research scientist looking far out int...
Northwestern researchers pinpoint how false memories are formed
...lved." Take a real life example in which a police
interrogator asks if you saw a particular person at a crime scene. That induces putting that person in your imagination and possibly corrupts later questioning. "Just the fact of looking back into your memory and thinking about whether an e...
When looking isn't seeing: Is cockpit design flawed?
... sober drivers run into highly visible, stationary police
cars in broad daylight. To reduce the incidence of these events, a large amount of research in psychophysics and ergonomics has examined how display characteristics effect our ability to simultaneously process multiple features in the visual environm...
National Center for Children Exposed to Violence begins annual conference today
...vice, where mental health professionals along with police
respond to crises. Children and families exposed to violence and trauma are provided with clinical services at the scene of the incident with follow-up, and with referral for ongoing services. "We are strongly committed to furthering the program's ...
Licensed alcohol establishments continue to sell to intoxicated patrons
.... "First," he said, " increase enforcement . The police
could conduct highly publicized, routine compliance checks; impose civil penalties that attach to the retailers' licenses when violations are detected; and suspend/revoke licenses of those with repeat violations. Fine revenues can be used to pay for...
Not guilty! Evidence exonerates 328, but many still falsely imprisoned
...ional innocent defendants who were framed by rogue police
officers and cleared within the last five years in...e confessions and perjury. According to Gross, the police
should implement different tactics to reduce the danger of false convictions based on different type...
Sights set on reporting of gunshot wounds
...sicians will simply be seen as an extension of the police
and that the negative effect on the patient-physician trust will result in vulnerable patients not disclosing underlying health issues for fear of being reported. Writing on behalf of the OMA's Section on Emergency Medicine, Ovens points out that pat...
Teen-rated video games loaded with violence
...ther types of weapons (e.g., automobiles, hammers, police
batons). According to the ESRB, T-rated video game... and 117 human deaths per hour, most of which were police
officers, security guards, and postal workers. While the films contained blood and the video game di...
More doubts over value of defibrillators
Use of defibrillators by police
and fire fighters to emergency calls shows only a ...s were provided to one fire brigade region and two police
districts in and around Amsterdam. Half of the fire brigade region and police
districts served as th...
Have the police hijacked our DNA?
... the UK, 80% of whom are men. The over-reliance by police
and governments on DNA fingerprinting is discussed...olve many cases, some years old. In New York City police
are going one step further. To prevent sex-offenders from using the statute of limitations to escape...
Tight rules, police presence may limit use of Vancouvers new drug injection facility
...onclude that Health Canada guidelines and possible police
surveillance may end up scaring away the very peop...tential impact of newly established guidelines and police
activities. Dr. Thomas Kerr and colleagues interviewed 458 active injection drug users in Vancouver,...
Minorities get different mental health care in rich neighborhoods
...to be referred to public mental health services by police
or social services personnel rather than family or friends, as is the case for white residents. Minorities in low-poverty areas may stand out as more attention-worthy than others more visible such that their deviant behaviors are readily recognized...
Alcohol makes auto crash injuries worse for drivers and passengers, study finds
...ions about their alcohol use, and information from police
reports on the nature and severity of the crashes they were in, including seatbelt use, which allowed them to estimate the strength of the crash forces. Maio and his colleagues believe it is the most detailed study of its kind ever performed. Previo...
1 2 3