Differences in attributions for public and private face-to-face and cyber victimization among adolescents in China, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, India, Japan, and the United States - Wright MF, Yanagida T, Aoyama I, Dedkova L, Li Z, Kamble SV, Bayraktar F, Ševčíková A, Soudi S, Machackova H, Lei L, Shu C.
The authors' aim was to investigate gender and cultural differences in the attributions used to determine causality for hypothetical public and private face-to-face and cyber victimization scenarios among 3,432 adolescents (age range = 11-15 years; 49% gi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why bad ideas refuse to die | Steven Poole
They may have been disproved by science or dismissed as ridiculous, but some foolish beliefs endure. In theory they should wither away – but it’s not that simpleIn January 2016, the rapper BoB took to Twitter to tell his fans that the Earth is really flat. “A lot of people are turned off by the phrase ‘flat earth’,” he acknowledged, “but there’s no way u can see all the evidence and not know … grow up.” At length the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson joined in the conversation, offering friendly corrections to BoB’s zany proofs of non-globism, and finishing with a sarcastic compliment: “Being five ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 28, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Steven Poole Tags: Science and scepticism Source Type: news

Analogic to pay $15m to settle SEC charges over BK Medical ‘slush fund’
The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission said today that Analogic (NSDQ:ALOG) agreed to pony up $15 million to settle civil and criminal charges brought over violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The SEC said Peabody, Mass.-based Analogic’s Danish subsidiary, BK Medical, ran hundreds of sham transactions with distributors to funnel some $20 million to 3rd parties, “including individuals in Russia and apparent shell companies in Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, and Seychelles.” Led by former BK Medical CFO Lars Frost, the Danish unit would issue fake, inflated invoices to the d...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Wall Street Beat Analogic Corp. BK Medical Dept. of Justice (DOJ) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Source Type: news

Dear Obama, Trudeau and Peña Nieto: Act Now to Save the Monarch Butterfly
MEXICO CITY -- More than 200 scientists, writers and artists have signed a letter addressed to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in advance of the North American Leaders' Summit in Ottawa later this month. The signers urge that swift and energetic actions be taken to save the monarch butterfly from the threats that endanger its survival. All three countries must work together to mitigate the loss of the butterflies' breeding habitat and to terminate all logging and mining in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacan, Mexico. Among the...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

A fatal intoxication related to MDPV and pentedrone combined with antipsychotic and antidepressant substances in Cyprus - Liveri K, Constantinou MA, Afxentiou M, Kanari P.
This is a case report of a fatal intoxication in Cyprus related to 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and 2-(methylamino)-1-phenylpentan-1-one (pentedrone) intake combined with antipsychotic and antidepressant substances. A 42- year old man with a histo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Women aged 45-64 and IPV in Cyprus - Parlalis SK.
This study aimed to explore and understand the reasons for which middle-age women report highest percentages of intimate partner violence than other age groups. Design/methodology/approach This is a qualitative study in which grounded the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Hellish Heat Could Spark 'Climate Exodus' In Africa And Middle East
This study," he said via email, "is just part of a slew of recent studies that have shown that warmth will literally exceed the range of human habitability over an increasingly large swath of Earth’s land regions if we fail to curtail our burning of fossil fuels. Yet another clarion call for climate action as if we needed it." The study echoes the findings of a March paper co-authored by James Hansen, an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, which found summers in tropical locations, including the Middle East, will be too hot for humans to live through by 2100. -- This feed and its co...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Human psychology: Why do we have equivalents of bogeyman in so many countries around the world?
Bogeyman (also spelled bogieman, boogeyman, or boogie man) is a common allusion to a mythical creature in many cultures used by adults to frighten children into good behavior. This monster has no specific appearance, and conceptions about it can vary drastically from household to household within the same community. Parents may tell their children that if they misbehave, the bogeyman will get them. Bogeymen may target a specific mischief—for instance, a bogeyman that punishes children who suck their thumbs—or general misbehavior, depending on what purpose needs serving. Source: Wikipedia.Examples - by country - listed ...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Psychology Source Type: news

PART 1: A Wide-Ranging Conversation with Physicist Geoffrey West about Life, Evolution and US Presidential Politics
GEOFFREY BRIAN WEST (photo courtesy GB West) Redmayne as Hawking. Cumberbatch as Turing. If the timing were right, Christopher Lee would have been superb in the big-screen story of British-born theoretical physicist Geoffrey West. (I've interviewed both.) While Lee was knighted by the Windsors for his service to drama and charity, West was dubbed Time magazine's "One of the 100 Most Influential People in the World." He is best known for his exploration of scaling laws as they pertain to biology, and to cities and companies. Kleiber's law was a particular inspiration. West has also been described as "striking a Gandalfi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Drunk Drivers In Thailand May Be Forced To Work In A Morgue
If this doesn't make drunk drivers change their ways, not much will. Repeat traffic offenders and drunk drivers in Thailand could be forced to work in hospital morgues. The country's cabinet approved the potential punishment last week, ahead of a celebration known for its heavy drinking and traffic accidents.  Thousands of road deaths occur in the country every year, and officials hope the community service penalty will serve as a harsh deterrent against repeat road offenses. "They [offenders] should see the actual physical and mental damage," said Anurak Amornpetchsathaporn, emergency response director at Thaila...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Golf and Wellness: Enjoy Your Health in Full Swing
On June 11, 2016, over 3,000 properties in 83 countries will celebrate Global Wellness Day with the objective to touch the hearts and minds of 250 million people. Thousands of wellness activities will be organized, free of charge, by day spas and salons, hotel spas, fitness clubs, yoga/Pilates studios, ballet companies and dance schools, town halls, even golf clubs. Millions of people will be given the opportunity to try new fun and healthy activities, experience new sensations as bodies are pleasantly invited to breathe consciously, stretch to one's heart content, walk the talk, hike to discover new horizons, pack a scrum...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean loggerhead turtles dying in waters off the Middle East, North Africa
Conservation biologists have found that many adult loggerhead turtles are migrating to areas of the Mediterranean where they are dying, trapped in fishing nets used by small scale fishing operations in Cyprus, the Middle East and North Africa. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Estimating the value of life, injury, and travel time saved using a stated preference framework - Niroomand N, Jenkins GP.
The incidence of fatality over the period 2010-2014 from automobile accidents in North Cyprus is 2.75 times greater than the average for the EU. With the prospect of North Cyprus entering the EU, many investments will need to be undertaken to improve road ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Drought in Eastern Mediterranean worst of past 900 years
A new study finds that the recent drought that began in 1998 in the eastern Mediterranean Levant region, which comprises Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Turkey, is likely the worst drought of the past nine centuries. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Former soldier Lee Hall claims cancer due Army never giving him sun cream
Lee Hall, 44, from South Shields, served for 12 years as a sapper with the Royal Engineers and spent three years stationed in Cyprus. Doctors believe his time there caused the cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news