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Early-childhood intervention may improve well-being through young adulthood

...ote. Because expenditures for the medical care and justice systems comprise roughly 20 percent of the gross domestic product, the potential cost savings to governments and taxpayers of early childhood prevention programs are considerable, they write.(Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007;161(8):730-739. Available ...

U of M report says early-childhood intervention improves well-being through young adulthood

...udy. Because expenditures for the medical care and justice systems comprise roughly 20 percent of the gross domestic product, the potential cost savings to governments and taxpayers of early childhood prevention programs are considerable. Children who participated in this program had a greater recognition...

Anti-gay hate crimes widespread

...se data highlight the continuing need for criminal justice programs to prevent and deter anti-gay crimes, as well as the need for victim services that will help to alleviate the physical, economic, social and psychological consequences of such crimes, Herek said. The study found significantly different rat...

Latest IPCC report highlights need for integrated climate/human behavior models

...involves trade-offs. The question is what level of justice and equity we want to build into how we adapt. We still need to build up the kind of basic research linking social and natural science that can be used to provide sound support for decisions about adaptation." Researchers from IGBP's network of Ea...

FEMMSS2: Knowledge that Matters

Questions of difference, democracy and justice have been at the forefront of feminist discussions about what knowledge matters for social justice. How knowledge is produced, distributed, and taken up is intricately connected to questions of equality, ethics, sustainability, power, identity, voice...

Treatment for homeless youth pays off in long run, study finds

...h less than it costs to keep youth in the criminal justice system, where many of them may end up if left untr...t cost $53,665 to maintain a youth in the criminal justice system for a year. "A little money now will pay off in the long-term in integrating these homeles...

Offenders unlikely to seek help when experiencing mental distress

...anage those who have been involved in the criminal justice system and recommend that training is developed for medical staff. They conclude that "like most people, the participantswanted to feel listened toand treated as individuals by their GPs By ensuring that a positive precedent is setGPs may be able to ...

UK government is failing sex workers

.... "Only by moving prostitution out of the criminal justice system and focusing on public health and social care can we provide optimum support and help break the cycle of violence," they say. The status quo in the UK is unacceptable moral cowardice, they add. The prime minister has opposed reform and stalle...

Libya must free the 6 health workers wrongly accused of infecting children with HIV

...ad Juma, have been the victims of a miscarriage of justice in Libya. In that year, these six, who had been working since 1998 at al-Fatih Childrens Hospital in Benghazi, were arrested and charged with deliberately infecting more than 400 children with HIV, and causing at least 40 deaths. The six were denie...

Criminalizing HIV transmission is a threat to public health, say experts

...the public interest is not best served by pursuing justice against the few at the expense of the health of the many....

'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, green chemistry breakthroughs

...y, a B.A. in criminalistics and a B.S. in criminal justice from State University College at Buffalo, N.Y., in 1981. DuPont, Wilmington, Del., developed hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant blends for the air conditioning and refrigerant industry that are better for the environment than chlorofluorcarbons (...

Drug addiction treatment sees drop in success rate

...t if they had been coerced into it by the criminal justice system than if they had entered by other routes. ...Individuals coerced into treatment by the criminal justice system were more likely to drop out of treatment than those referred through other routes. The propo...

NIDA announces recommendations to treat drug abusers, save money and reduce crime

...ment of drug abusers who have entered the criminal justice system, leading to lower rates of drug abuse and c..., it also provides information on how the criminal justice system can help reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases among drug a...

ASU's Biodesign Institute Director George Poste awarded 2006 Albert Einstein Award

...sented with the Theodor Hertzl Award for advancing justice and democracy. This latest award adds to many honors that Poste has received for his contributions to international health. He has received honorary degrees in science, law and letters and has been accorded the rank of Commander of the British Emp...

I forgive you for taking his lunch money

...that can be useful to institutionalize restorative justice principles at school, and develop ways of responding to wrongdoings with a balanced focus on the bullies, victims, and the school community. Through using forgiveness and reconciliation, for example, the school authority can create an experience of b...

'Nothing About Us Without Us'

..., is keen to focus also on the campaign for social justice for disabled people, which is aiming to secure a disability specific EU directive to prevent discrimination across all services. He concluded: "We must ensure that the needs and rights of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions are not ...

4th International Conference on Memory

...ain injury, education, careers, employment and the justice system. Professor Conway is Professor of Psychology and Director of Research at the Institute of Psychological Sciences at Leeds University in the UK. His research interests include autobiographical memory -- how and what we remember and forget about...

Stalking poses serious public health problem

...ing is as much a public health issue as a criminal justice problem, according to the authors of a new national study. Of the nearly 10,000 adults surveyed, 4.5 percent reported having been stalked at some time in their lives, which extrapolates to more than 7 million women and 2 million men in the United Sta...

Health-care needs of trafficked women are being neglected

...al instruments are of course necessary to bring to justice the perpetrators of trafficking but so too is appropriate care for the victims--who, with the necessary support, can provide vital evidence against their exploiters."...

Better regulation needed for ethical research in Africa

...nt procedures, standards of care, and distributive justice (such as post-trial benefits or compensation for injuries arising from research). Such regulations have already been introduced in Western countries. But he dismisses the argument that such regulations would discourage drug trials in Africa. The prin...

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