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93 percent of homicides of US law enforcement officers result from...

While occupational homicides continue to decline in the U.S., law enforcement remains one of the deadliest jobs in America. A new study led by researchers...

Many ER docs don’t ask suicidal patients about gun access

Although guns are used in over half of all American suicides, a new study shows that many emergency room doctors and nurses do not...

Sensory helmet could mean firefighters are not left in the dark

A specially-adapted 'tactile helmet', developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield, could provide fire-fighters operating in challenging conditions with vital clues about their...

Quality varies in social networking websites for diabetics

Boston, Mass. -- Nearly one-half of U.S. adults who use the Internet participate in social networks. While these increasingly include health-focused networks, not much is known about their quality and safety. In one of the first formal studies of s...

More doctors must join nurses, administrators in leading efforts to improve...

Efforts to keep hospital patients safe and continually improve the overall results of health care can't work unless medical centers figure out a way to get physicians more involved in the process. "Physicians' training and perspectives on patient ...

Highly interactive training helps workers in dangerous jobs avoid deadly mistakes

WASHINGTON -- Hands-on safety training for workers in highly hazardous jobs is most effective at improving safe work behavior, according to psychologists who analyzed close to 40 years of research. However, less engaging training can be just as eff...

Study raises safety concerns about experimental cancer approach

A study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has raised safety concerns about an investigational approach to treating cancer. The strategy takes aim at a key signaling pathway, called Notch, involved in for...

Inverse benefits due to drug marketing undermine patient safety and public...

GALVESTON, TX -- Drugs that pharmaceutical companies market most aggressively to physicians and patients tend to offer less benefit and more harm to most patients -- a phenomenon described as the "inverse benefit law" in a paper from the Universi...

Evidence suggests e-cigs safer than cigarettes, researcher claims

In a new report that bucks the concerns raised by the Food and Drug Administration, a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) (sph.bu.edu) researcher concludes that electronic cigarettes are much safer than real cigarettes and show promise...

Expert: Seven-year moratorium on Gulf oil drilling an unwise decision

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Obama administration's decision to maintain a ban on oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts is a mistake, according to a University of Illinois expert who wrote a six-volume b...

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