Tag: "crime" at medical news
Study: Physicians need to be more vocal about encouraging diabetic patients to exercise
...o religious or community groups, feeling safe from crime
and other social considerations did not influence physical activity patterns, she added. The study analyzed telephone responses from 274 people with diabetes who lived in rural parts of southeastern Missouri, Tennessee and Arkansas. Of the sample, 37...
In less dense neighborhoods
... new normality seems to incorporate terrorism with crime
when people say they want "safe" neighborhoods. M...ime. Now I think they are thinking more broadly of crime
and terrorism. Fear of terrorism is so endemic in society that it is built into people's responses."...
Witnessing gun violence increases likelihood that a child will also commit violent crime
...twice as likely as non-witnesses to commit violent crime
themselves in the following years. The study will... in Chicago Neighborhoods. "Preventing one violent crime
may prevent a downstream cascade of 'infections'. And the lessons learned in Chicago should be broad...
UK demand for overseas doctors severely affecting sub-Saharan Africa
...poor countries in the public sector is akin to the crime
A&E doctors call for ban on pointed kitchen knives
... kitchen knives should be banned to reduce violent crime
and deaths from stabbing, say accident and emergency doctors in this week's BMJ. Violent crime
is on the increase in the UK, say the authors, whose experience of working in emergency departments ...
Prescription of heroin is less costly for society
...ower costs of law enforcement and reduced costs of crime
against property. The average total net savings amounted to 12,793 per patient per year. From a societal perspective, supervised medical prescription of methadone plus heroin to chronic, treatment resistant addicts is very efficient....
'Binge drinkers': Folk devils of the binge economy
...s are ensconced with the police and politicians in crime
reduction committees and urban regeneration partne...one that was having a negative impact on their own crime
and social order targets, official discussion has focused on the problematic consumer in the 'tired ...
Availability of vascular surgeons impacts amputation rate
...on, transportation, arts, cost of living, climate, crime
rate, health care, jobs and other marketing criteria. "Regional variability in specialists who treat PAD is influenced by factors other than regional medical needs," said Ho, who is also an associate professor of economics at Rice. She noted, for exa...
Detecting Alzheimer's in the eye, lifting fingerprints without touching the surface
...often precarious task oflifting latent prints at a crime
scene simply and noninvasively. Using a standard light source, a polarizing filter similar to asunglass lens, a digital camera and a computer to process theacquired data, researchers can detect, and record in fine detail, alatent fingerprint with at ...
Liver CRP production linked to atherosclerosis
...th of heart disease, as presence at the scene of a crime
is not necessarily evidence of guilt. Thus, CRP could be an innocent bystander, a victim, or possibly an atheroprotective force. Sun and colleagues acknowledge that "further studies will be required to clarify whether decreasing CRP alone without ch...
Stanford study reveals protein's Jekyll-and-Hyde role in cancer growth
...e juvenile delinquents steered away from a life of crime
when a bad influence is removed, the immature blood cells not only ceased their bad behavior once the menin was gone, they resumed productive lives. They completed the differentiation process and became mature blood cells. The leukemia disappeared wi...
UCLA study identifies $7 in societal savings for every $1 spent on drug abuse treatment
...fset by monetary benefits such as reduced costs of crime
and increased employment earnings totaling $11,487. The researcher team used detailed data from 2,567 clients admitted to 43 treatment providers in 13 California counties during 2000 and 2001. The information was gathered via an automated system oper...
Police data unreliable source for identifying trends in violent crime
... not accurately reflect the true levels of violent crime
and should not be used to pinpoint underlying tren...iversity. According to the police, higher rates of crime
are attributable to better surveillance, including CCTV and higher numbers of police in city centres...
Alcohol-deterrent drugs help patients achieve high rates of long-term abstinence
...probation-linked disulfiram, since alcohol-related crime
is a very important issue. This study suggests that if alcoholic offenders take disulfiram regularly, even reluctantly, they will not get drunk if the dose is adequate. That should revolutionize the management of such offenders. Similar trials with...
Half of active children pursue non-traditional physical activities
...idered, factors such as the quality of streets and crime
rates in neighborhoods were not considered because precise data weren't available for all of the 738 rural and 361 urban locations analyzed. "It could be that some neighborhoods don't have good facilities for exercising - that they don't have walkway...
Who's the liar? Brain MRI stands up to polygraph test
...edible method of lie detection are in the field of crime
investigation and prevention, and in the judicial determination of the guilt or innocence of accused individuals. Since the polygraph has not been embraced as a fully credible means of lie detection, the authors hope to provide a more accurate means ...
'Visible Proofs' exhibition on forensic medicine opens at NIH
...orms of identification? How did detectives capture crime
scenes in the days before photography? How did sci..." that testify on behalf of the victims of violent crime
and against the guilty. Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body opens Thursday, February 16, 2006...
Victims of rape, especially children, failed by lack of referral centres and experienced doctors
...ities to address the health consequences of sexual crime
is most extreme in the non-SARC services, with many areas relying on the good will of a small number of doctors to provide a comprehensive service under less than ideal circumstances, often with great difficulty and often without a rota. Ideally, any...
The greater the number of bars in a neighborhood, the higher the rates of assault
...tal-discharge data on violent assaults rather than crime
reports from law enforcement officials also helps to control reporting biases, added Richard Scribner, professor of preventive medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. "For example, residents of a neighborhood with high levels ...
Bars and restaurants with regular staff meetings are less likely to sell alcohol to drunk patrons
...re costs, productivity losses, and alcohol-related crime
costs was estimated to be $185 billion." Further...nts," she said, "and that bars are 'hot spots' for crime
and violence 10 percent of all violent incidents occur on these premises." For these reasons, she ...