Improving emergency department care for pediatric victims of sexual abuse - Hoehn EF, Overmann KM, Fananapazir N, Simonton K, Makoroff KL, Bennett BL, Duma EM, Murtagh Kurowski E.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Evidence-based medical care of sexual abuse victims who present to the pediatric emergency department (PED) is necessary to facilitate forensic evidence collection and prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Adheren... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Care of victims of suicide bombing - Kao RLK, McAlister VCM.
Suicide bombers often target crowds. This commentary discusses the additional features required in a medical response beyond conventional mass casualty care, including forensic documentation, preservation of evidence, suspect tissue identification and vira... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Discovering a double murder through skeletal remains: a case report - Manzoni S, Ossoli A, Cortellini V, Verzeletti A.
Forensic examination of human remains is a complex process that relies on the contribution of multidisciplinary forensic medicine specialties. Here we present a complex forensic case regarding a double murder whose victims were found almost completely skel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Forensic performance analysis of load-limiting devices in automotive seat belt retractors - D'Aulerio L, Whitman G, Sicher L, Cantor A, Markushewski M.
The introduction of frontal airbags and seatbelt pretensioners for front seat occupants provided an opportunity to address injuries caused by seatbelt loading by introducing load-limiters, which were intended to reduce belt loading while maintaining proper... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Can artificial intelligence help victims of abuse to disclose traumatic testimony?
(University of Southern California) Can artificial intelligence be a useful tool to help young victims tell their stories? What if AI could support forensic interviewers with tools to help gather information in an appropriate manner? This is paper documents what is believed to be the first attempt to develop and apply custom software to automatically detect and categorize speech patterns in the course of forensic interviews. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is YOUR attachment style in relationships? Take this test to find out
Helen Dent, emeritus professor of Clinical and Forensic Psychology at Staffordshire University, explains how 'attachment theory' can shed light on how we form and conduct relationships. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Challenges of caring for victims of violence and their family members in the emergency department - Rahmqvist J, Benzein E, Erlingsson C.
INTRODUCTION: Interpersonal violence causes illness and suffering for victims and their family members. Emergency nurses are often given responsibility for forensic patients and their family members, but there is limited knowledge of their experiences rega... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The controversial debate about daylight saving time (DST)-results of a retrospective forensic autopsy study in Frankfurt/Main (Germany) over 10  years (2006-2015) - Lindenberger LM, Ackermann H, Parzeller M.
Worldwide, many people are exposed to biannual time changes. The benefit of Daylight Saving Time (DST) is controversially discussed and its impact on human health is largely  unknown. The present study examines, whether effects of these time changes are se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ambitious Agenda, Ambitious Financing? UNGA Shows a Long Way Still to Go for SDGs
Discussions around the strategy’s launch revealed plenty of evidence recognising the urgency of transforming economic and financial systems to advance sustainable development. Research by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), launched on the morning of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Meeting, points to alarming trends in several of the SDGs.Four hundred million people are likely to be living in extreme poverty in 2030; there is slow progress in reducing inequalities in wealth, income or gender; world hunger is on the rise; and access to safe water and sanitation is actually in decline in some countries.T...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: John Garett and Kathryn Tobin Tags: Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

To fight email scammers, take a different view. Literally.
(NYU Tandon School of Engineering) A team of researchers is helping law enforcement crack down on email scammers, thanks to a new visual analytics tool that dramatically speeds up forensic email investigations and highlights critical links within email data. Email scams are among the most prevalent, insidious forms of cybercrime. The research team has already begun sharing Beagle with law enforcement agencies at no cost to assist in their investigations, and will continue to refine its capabilities based on real-world feedback. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Changing characteristics of forensic psychiatric patients in Ontario: a population-based study from 1987 to 2012 - Penney SR, Seto MC, Crocker AG, Nicholls TL, Grimbos T, Darby PL, Simpson AIF.
PURPOSE: To quantify the demand for forensic psychiatric services in Ontario over the past 25  years and investigate whether the sociodemographic, clinical and offense-based characteristics of forensic patients have changed over time. METHODS: We i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Individuals' experiences of sexual offending therapy in a forensic psychiatric setting - Bowden L, Glorney E, Daniels M.
This study qualitatively explored the perspectives of six male medium-secure patients regarding the treatment prog... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The usefulness of psychopathy in explaining and predicting violence: discussing the utility of competing perspectives - Bergstr øm H, Larmour SR, Farrington DP.
The current study is a review of the utility of psychopathy in violence risk assessment. Psychopathy has long been considered one of the most important factors when assessing the risk for future violence in forensic samples. Concerns about tautology have h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Psychological interventions for anger and aggression in people with intellectual disabilities in forensic services - Browne C, Smith IC.
This systemic review investigates the current evidence for the effectiveness of anger and/or aggression interventions for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) in receipt of forensic mental health services. Due to the prevalence within this population... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A forensic epidemiological investigation of the characteristics of completed suicides in Isfahan Province, Iran - Karimi J, Holakouie-Naieni K, Koehler SA, Soleymanpour A, Karimi R, Mohammad K.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a worldwide public health problem with over a million deaths each year. Overall, the suicide rates among Muslim countries is reported at as low, however, there is growing evidence that it is increasing. Suicide is one of the greatest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

UCLA receives $1 million to support medical care for vulnerable patients
A $1 million gift from the Steven& Alexandra Cohen Foundation will advance UCLA ’s mission to provide high-quality health care for people facing financial hardship and other challenges in access to quality care, as well as providing resources to treat children who are victims of sexual assault and victims of rape.“We are grateful to the Steven& Alexandra Cohen Foundation for its gift, and its continued support of our efforts, ” said Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health, CEO of the UCLA Hospital System, and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences. “Steven and Alexandra’s p...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Previous judicial detection and paedophilic sexual interest partially predict psychological distress in a non-forensic sample of help-seeking men feeling inclined to sexually offend against children - Konrad A, Haag S, Scherner G, Amelung T, Beier KM.
Little is known about overall psychological distress in paedophiles who are not formally involved with the criminal justice system. Since knowledge in this context could help to optimise intervention efforts, this study aimed to examine the association bet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

New premarket requirements emblematic of FDA ’s long-view approach to cybersecurity
At today's Healthcare Security Forum in Boston, FDA's Dr. Suzanne Schwartz revealed that patchability forensic data capture will be key components of the agency's soon-to-be-released premarket guidance for medical device cybersecurity.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

How an Unlikely Family History Website Transformed Cold Case Investigations
Fifteen murder and sexual assault cases have been solved since April with a single genealogy website. This is how GEDmatch went from a casual side project to a revolutionary tool. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: GEDmatch Inc Genealogy Genetics and Heredity Forensic Science Computers and the Internet Sex Crimes Serial Murders Privacy Source Type: news

The characteristics of all-terrain vehicle (ATV)-related deaths: a forensic autopsy data-based study - Lin PT, Blessing MM.
Using forensic autopsy-based data from a regional medical examiner office in the midwestern U.S. with a mixed small urban-rural population, we describe the characteristics of all-terrain vehicle (ATV)-related deaths occurring between 2000 and 2018. During ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Systematic review of drug packaging methods in body packing and pushing: a need for a new classification - Cappelletti S, Piacentino D, Ciallella C.
A systematic review of the literature regarding drug packaging methods in body packing and materials used is presented, with the aim (a) to summarize data regarding the packaging methods adopted by drug trafficking organizations, (b) to support forensic pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Factors associated with autopsy rates in a 6-year sample of Danish suicides in the Capital area of Copenhagen - Buch AK, Busch J, Ylijoki-S ørensen S, Banner J.
On average, two suicides occur in Denmark every day. In order to prevent suicides, it is important to understand their nature. The forensic autopsy plays an important role by providing detailed knowledge of the cause and manner of death. Unfortunately, the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

About some peculiar features of gunshot wounds inflicted by shot-gun cartridges for the short-barreled weapons of the limited injurious power - Nazarov YV, Isakov VD, Yakovenko OO.
The cases of application of 'non-standard' ammunition constitute a serious challenge for the forensic medical expertise. Bearing in mind the importance of this issue, the authors report a case encountered in their practical work, namely a gunshot wound inf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Sexual assault examination of the unconscious patient: a legal, ethical and professional grey-area for the forensic physician - Rogers JE, Odell MS, Schreiber JR.
When treating unconscious patients believed to have been victims of sexual assault, forensic physicians must decide whether to conduct physical examinations in order to collect evidence while patients are unconscious and cannot consent. The choice is urgen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

About the estimation of the possibility of carrying out of several self-inflicted fatal injuries by the victim - Nazarov YV, Isakov VD, Karavaev VM.
Forensic medical experts are not infrequently faced in their practical work with the question of the possibility of inflicting body injuries by the victim to himself (herself). In such cases, the law-enforcement authorities are in the first place intereste... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Most White Americans ’ DNA Can Be Identified Through Genealogy Databases
A study found that it will soon be possible to identify the DNA of 90 percent of European Americans through cousins in genealogy databases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: Genetics and Heredity Genealogy Forensic Science Science (Journal) 23andMe Ancestry.com Erlich, Yaniv GEDmatch Inc Source Type: news

Millions of Americans Could Be Identified Using Consumer Genetic Databases —Even If They’ve Never Taken a DNA Test
Up to 60% of Americans of European descent could be identified using only a DNA sample, some basic personal information and consumer genetic databases—even if they’ve never done a genetic test themselves, according to a new study published in Science. Some 7 million Americans have taken a direct-to-consumer DNA test, many of which promise insights about ancestry, wellness and likelihood of developing certain chronic diseases in exchange for a sample of spit. The proliferation of these tests has also given rise to crowdsourced online databases that allow people to anonymously upload their results for further ana...
Source: TIME: Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Genetics healthytime onetime Source Type: news

An unusually high cocaine blood concentration in an impaired driving investigation - Stypa MP, Laythorpe MG.
Cocaine is an illicit drug frequently encountered by forensic practitioners in driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) casework. Whole blood collected from a suspected drugged driver was found to contain 3.000  mg/L cocaine, 1.600 mg/L benzoylecgonine... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Do you wish to prosecute the person who assaulted you? Untested sexual assault kits and victim notification of rape survivors assaulted as adolescents - Feeney H, Campbell R, Cain D.
In jurisdictions across the country, sexual assault kits (SAKs) have not been consistently submitted for testing and many cities are now submitting large quantities of SAKs for forensic DNA testing. As a result, some survivors will be asked to re-engage wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bieber Honored with Election to Forensic Science Standards Board and Royal Appointment to Order of St. John
Frederick R. Bieber, PhD, of the Department of Pathology, was elected to serve a three-year term on the Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) within the Organization of Scientific Areas Committees (OSAC) of the National Institute of Standards, and (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 9, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Pathologist Shortage Hits Country Hard
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe has just two qualified forensic pathologists forcing families to wait for weeks before they can bury loved ones in cases of murder, it has emerged. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Case series of females charged with murder or attempted murder of minors and referred to Weskoppies Hospital in terms of the
Women charged with murder or attempted murders of children are usually sent for forensic psychiatric evaluation. In South Africa research and literature on this population is scarce. A case series was studied of forensic files of 32 females charged with mu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A forensic investigation on the persistence of organic gunshot residues - Maitre M, Horder M, Kirkbride KP, Gassner AL, Weyermann C, Roux C, Beavis A.
Gunshot residues (GSR) are a potential form of forensic traces in firearm-related events. In most forensic laboratories, GSR analyses focus on the detection and characterisation of the inorganic components (IGSR), which are mainly particles containing mixt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Detection of offender DNA following skin-to-skin contact with a victim - Bowman ZE, Mosse KSA, Sungaila AM, van Oorschot RAH, Hartman D.
Forensic medical examiners are frequently asked to examine persons who claim to have been assaulted. If the suspect is unknown and there has been contact between his or her skin and the alleged victim, there is an expectation that DNA can be collected from... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The value of post-mortem computed tomography of burned victims in a forensic setting - de Bakker HM, Roelandt GHJ, Soerdjbalie-Maikoe V, van Rijn RR, de Bakker BS.
OBJECTIVES: Fire deaths are challenging fatalities for forensic pathologists, as the main question of whether death was due to the fire or not needs to be answered. In this retrospective study, we assessed whether post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) has... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A review of the diversity in taxonomy, definitions, scope, and roles in forensic medicine: implications for evidence-based practice - Meilia PDI, Freeman MD, Herkutanto, Zeegers MP.
The scope, roles, and tasks of forensic medicine and forensic medical experts currently vary widely between countries and legal systems, which has resulted in barriers to organization, standard setting, and quality assurance for practice in forensic medici... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Bridging neuropsychology and forensic psychology: executive function overlaps with the central eight risk and need factors - Cheng J, O'Connell ME, Wormith JS.
This article advances the biosocial integration into traditional criminological theories by focusing on the potential contribution of executive function (EF) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

A worldwide study of bullets fired from 10 consecutively rifled 9mm Ruger pistol barrels-analysis of examiner error rate - Hamby JE, Brundage DJ, Petraco NDK, Thorpe JW.
This technical note is an update on a continuing study, first designed and initiated by Brundage et al. over twenty years ago , which seeks to test the community of forensic firearms examiners' ability to associate fired bullets with the barrels through wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

An update and expansion on the role of the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide and Historical Clinical Risk Management-20 in United States case law - Cox J, Fairfax-Columbo J, DeMatteo D, Vitacco MJ, Kopkin MR, Parrott CT, Bownes E.
An individual's risk for future violent behavior may be considered in various legal contexts, including civil commitment, criminal sentencing, or suitability for parole. Among the assessment tools forensic evaluators use to assess violence risk are the Vio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The forensic pathologist who got PTSD: ‘Cutting up 23,000 dead bodies is not normal’
Richard Shepherd ’s career saw him work on some of the most high-profile cases of the past 30 years, such as Harold Shipman and Stephen Lawrence. But it came at a terrible personal cost, he saysWhen Richard Shepherd was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in 2016, the mental health nurse told him he was really worried. “Most people say they’re going to commit suicide,” the nurse said, “but you actually know what to do.”Shepherd ’s career as one of the UK’s most distinguished forensic pathologists saw him involved in disasters from the Hungerford shootings to the Bal...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Richard Lea Tags: Forensic science Autobiography and memoir Biography books Crime UK news Source Type: news

Book Review: Ethics Challenges in Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology
I used to work at a community mental health center. A client could be there totally on his or her own (which was the exception) or could have been referred by any of the following, and sometimes by more than one: state probation and parole (which sometimes included out-of-state referrals), community corrections local probation, federal probation and parole, DUI and drug possession probation, child protective services, adult protective services, juvenile probation, direct referral from various court systems, special justice ordered outpatient care in lieu of inpatient hospitalization, etc. The referral could include an eva...
Source: Psych Central - September 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stan Rockwell, PsyD Tags: Book Reviews Caregivers Children and Teens Disorders Dual Diagnosis Education Ethics & Morality Family General Medications Policy and Advocacy Professional Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology Psychotherapy Treatm Source Type: news

Relational caring and contact after treatment. An evaluation study on criminal recidivism - Schaftenaar P, van Outheusden I, Stams GJ, Baart A.
BACKGROUND: Criminal recidivism within two years after discharge from secure Forensic Psychiatric Hospitals (FPHs) is high, that is, over 36% for short-term judicial measures. It is assumed that relational care during treatment and continued voluntary cont... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prison suicide in comparison to suicide events in forensic psychiatric hospitals in Germany - Voulgaris A, Kose N, Konrad N, Opitz-Welke A.
Background: There is limited international as well as national research on suicide events in prisons and in forensic psychiatric hospitals. This retrospective study compares completed suicide events within these two high-risk populations in state in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Channel Medsystems sues Boston Scientific over spiked $275m buyout
Channel Medsystems sued Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) this week over a $275 million buyout that Boston allegedly spiked over a former Channel employee’s alleged scheme to embezzle nearly $3 million from the women’s health company. Emeryville, Calif.-based Channel Medsystems developed Cerene, a cryogen-based endometrial ablation system designed to treat heavy menstrual bleeding that won CE Mark approval in the European Union in June 2017. In the U.S., the treatment phase is complete in a 242-woman pivotal investigational device exemption trial. The company has raised at least $47.6 million in ...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Legal News Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Channel Medsystems Source Type: news

The relations among animal abuse, psychological disorders, and crime: implications for forensic assessment - Ascione FR, McDonald SE, Tedeschi P, Williams JH.
The confluence of developments in the assessment of animal abuse, the evolution of psychiatric nosology for the diagnosis of conduct disorder, legislative changes involving crimes against non-human animals, and the recent inclusion of crimes against animal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cognitive predictors of reactive and proactive aggression in a forensic sample: a comparison with a non-clinical sample - Brugman S, Lobbestael J, Sack AT, Cima MJ, Schuhmann T, Emmerling F, Arntz A.
This study aimed at examining cognitive predictors of reactive and proactive aggression in a forensic-psychiatric (n  = 80) and a non-clinical sample (n = 98; Brugman et al., 2015). Three different cognitive predictors were incorporated: (1) attent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

South Africa:Operations Continue At Germiston Mortuary After Staff Go On Strike - Health Dept
[News24Wire] The Gauteng Department of Health says it is prioritising cases at the Germiston mortuary after forensic staff embarked on a strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guardant Exposed to Cybersecurity Threat from Phishing Scheme
Liquid Biopsy specialist, Guardant Health faced a cybersecurity attack about two months ago, according to an SEC filing for the firm’s initial public offering. The Redwood City, CA-based company said that private information from about 1,100 individuals was compromised. “In July 2018, we experienced a security incident involving a phishing attack, and an unauthorized user obtained access to an email account of one of our employees,” the company said, according to the filing. “We have engaged an independent cybersecurity firm to conduct an investigation...
Source: MDDI - September 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Software Source Type: news

Effect of negative motivation on the behavioral and autonomic correlates of deception - Suchotzki K, Gamer M.
In forensic contexts, lying is often motivated by the will to avoid negative consequences (e.g., an arrest). Previous research investigating the effect of motivation on deception has, however, nearly exclusively focused on the effect of positive motivation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The influence of undetermined deaths on suicides in Shanghai, China - Li F, Lu X, Ou Y, Yip PSF.
In this study, we aimed to explore the influence of undetermined deaths on suicides in Shanghai, China. METHODS: The p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news