Exit from war: the transformation of rebels into post-war power elites - Hensell S, Gerdes F.
This article analyses the post-war transformation of rebels as a process of joining the established political elite. The political careers of former rebels vary. While some rise to senior p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Do state physician health programs encourage referrals that violate the Americans with Disabilities Act? - Lawson ND, Boyd JW.
This study aimed (1) to determine how many of these descriptions likely provide p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Criminal liability of medical professionals in the S ão Paulo State Court of Appeals - Braga IFA, Ertler LZ, Aquino RM, Silva BADFE, Pereira RBM.
OBJECTIVE To collect criminal justice data involving medical professionals in the S ão Paulo State Court of Appeals and to establish the number of criminal proceedings involving said professionals, the content of the accusations and the conviction rate per... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Agreement on reporting acts of aggression in couples in a community sample - Cuenca Montesino ML, Gra ña Gómez JL.
BACKGROUND: Agreement about acts of aggression in couples on the Conflict Tactics Scales (CTS-2) was evaluated. METHOD: We conducted a quota sampling method to recruit a community sample of 590 heterosexual adult couples from the Region of Madrid (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

'I feel like I failed him by ringing the police': criminalising disability in Australia - McCausland R, Baldry E.
The stigmatisation, control, criminalisation and incarceration of people with disability have a long history. While in recent decades there has been increasing commitment to the rights of people with disabilities by governments in western nations, the over... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Grasping at laws: speed-accuracy trade-offs in manual prehension - McIntosh RD, Mon-Williams M, Tresilian JR.
Most of human performance is subject to speed-accuracy trade-offs. For spatially constrained aiming, the trade-off is often said to take the specific form of Fitts' law, in which movement duration is predicted from a single factor combining target distance... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Perspectives on adolescent sexual relations with older persons: a systematic review of the literature - Tener D.
Relations between minors under the age of consent and older persons are legally prohibited in many countries. However, the nature of these relationships, their impact on the lives of minors involved, and how they should be dealt by law enforcement and welf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An assessment of the skeletal fracture patterns resulting from fatal high ( ˃3 m) free falls - Rowbotham SK, Blau S, Hislop-Jambrich J, Francis V.
This study aimed to a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Wearable sensors detect childhood internalizing disorders during mood induction task - McGinnis EW, McGinnis RS, Hruschak J, Bilek E, Ip K, Morlen D, Lawler J, Lopez-Duran NL, Fitzgerald K, Rosenblum KL, Muzik M.
There is a significant need to develop objective measures for identifying children under the age of 8 who have anxiety and depression. If left untreated, early internalizing symptoms can lead to adolescent and adult internalizing disorders as well as comor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The credibility of testimony from minors allegedly victims of abuse within the Italian legislative framework - Montanari Vergallo G, Marinelli E, Mastronardi V, di Luca NM, Zaami S.
The authors aim to analyze the key aspects related to the testimony of children who might have been victims of sexual harassment and abuse. The issue of medico-legal psychiatric assessment of minors who claim to have been sexually abused is extremely conte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Comparison of intelligence quotient, emotional intelligence and, excitement control criterion between offender and non-offender individuals less than 18 years old referred to FARS legal medicine organization in 2015 - Shohreh D, Elaheh Z, Saeed G, Abdorrasoul M.
BACKGROUND: Lawyers know the growth as a qualitative right that the owner can recognize the benefit or harm in civil development and good and evil in regard to criminal growth. According to Article 91 of the new Islamic criminal law, the court can inquire ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kenya:Controversial Doctor Faces Charges of Stealing Body Organs
[Nairobi News] Former Chief Government Pathologist, Dr Moses Njue, could soon be charged in court after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) directed his arrest and prosecution for stealing body organs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Age Discrimination Law Protects Job Applicants
Older adults are protected from even subtle forms of age discrimination when applying for jobs, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, dealing a victory to job applicants who increasingly are vict... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - April 30, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Letter: Patricia Lindop obituary
Anthony Tucker ’s obituary forPatricia Lindop mentioned that she helped found the Society for Education in the Applications of Science. Thanks toLord (Brian) Flowers and Patricia, I was a grateful beneficiary of a grant from the society in 1976, to study for a PhD on the Technologies of Political Control at Lancaster University. It wasn ’t a smooth journey.In April 1977, Special Branch raided the university and took my research, as I had inadvertently stumbled across aerials at the back of the university feeding into the US ’s Echelon monitoring programme via Menwith Hill in north Yorkshire. Lawyers were ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Steve Wright Tags: Science Source Type: news

Government to demarcate 'stem cell therapy' from 'stem cell drug'
The proposed amendments would demarcate 'stem cell- based drugs' from the 'stem cell therapy' and ensure that the physicians using the latest medical technique in treatment is not legally inconvenienced. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugmakers push back against lawmakers' calls to tax opioids
Companies that make and distribute prescription opioids are pushing back against bills introduced in numerous states that seek to tax prescription painkillers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Safety of Medical Helicopters Draws Scrutiny After Crash
The safety of helicopter ambulances is under scrutiny after three crew members were killed in a crash in a wooded area of northern Wisconsin this week. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, and the cause of the crash Thursday is not yet known. However, the conditions — late at night in a remote rural area — make it "the classic case" of a crash involving a medical helicopter, said Kevin Durkin, an aviation lawyer in Chicago. MEDICAL HELICOPTER CRASHES From 1990 through 2015, 217 people died in 81 fatal accidents involving medical helicopters, according to the NTSB. The worst year ...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: David Koenig, Associated Press Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops News Source Type: news

Safety of Medical Helicopters Draws Scrutiny After Crash
The safety of helicopter ambulances is under scrutiny after three crew members were killed in a crash in a wooded area of northern Wisconsin this week. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, and the cause of the crash Thursday is not yet known. However, the conditions — late at night in a remote rural area — make it "the classic case" of a crash involving a medical helicopter, said Kevin Durkin, an aviation lawyer in Chicago. MEDICAL HELICOPTER CRASHES From 1990 through 2015, 217 people died in 81 fatal accidents involving medical helicopters, according to the NTSB. The worst year ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: David Koenig, Associated Press Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops News Source Type: news

Lawmakers debate opioid taxes as states grapple with crisis
The number of opioid-related overdoses continues to rise, prompting states to consider taxing drug manufacturers and distributors as a way to raise money for addiction treatment (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe says will issue cannabis licences to growers
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabweans can now apply for licences to grow cannabis for medical and research purposes, the government has said in a legal notice, making the southern African nation the second country in Africa to legalize cultivation of the plant. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

As states consider taxing opioids, drugmakers push back
Lawmakers in more than a dozen states have proposed taxing prescription painkillers as a way to hold drugmakers accountable for the nation's opioid addiction and overdose crisis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe legalizes marijuana for medicinal, scientific uses
, a rare move in Africa (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

British toddler at center of legal battle dies
The parents of a terminally ill British toddler whose case drew attention from Pope Francis and others around the world say they are "heartbroken" that their son has died. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Big brother sees you! Chinese jaywalkers receive their fine immediately through SMS
(Natural News) Facial recognition technology is really starting to become a big deal in China. It wasn’t that long ago when Chinese traffic police began using facial recognition to nab those who were violating traffic laws. Now they’ve taken things one step further with artificial intelligence (AI): When the facial recognition cameras catch someone jaywalking, not... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legal and Regulatory Risks With Involuntary Discharges
News articles on patient dumping by skilled nursing facilities have been making flashy headlines across the country, and they have raised advocates ’ concerns for patient safety. In recent years, state regulatory agencies have cited both facilities and their owners for these alleged improper actions, and residents, families, and advocates have been filing lawsuits as well. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Janet K. Feldkamp Tags: LEGAL ISSUES Source Type: news

Sick British toddler at center of legal battle dies
The parents of a terminally ill British toddler whose case drew attention from Pope Francis and others around the world say they are "heartbroken" that their son has died. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Alfie Evans, Terminally Ill British Toddler at Center of Court Fight, Dies
The 23-month-old had a rare degenerative brain condition. His parents fought to continue treatment, but his doctors said further medical care would have been futile. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: YONETTE JOSEPH Tags: Children and Childhood Death and Dying Evans, Alfie Great Britain Source Type: news

Interim MRD May Help Direct Individual Treatment for CLL
Achieving undetectable MRD after chemoimmunotherapy predicted longer progression-free and overall survival in CLL patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Hematologic Malignancies News Source Type: news

A DNA Site Helped Authorities Crack the Golden State Killer Case. Here ’s What You Should Know About Your Genetic Data Privacy
Police this week arrested a man suspected to be the notorious Golden State Killer with the help of a resource they could only have dreamed of in the 1970s, when a gruesome spree of rapes and murders began terrorizing California: databases filled with individuals’ genetic data. Genetic information listed in a largely unknown, open-source genetic database called GEDmatch proved instrumental in cracking the case, the Mercury News reports. Investigators used genetic databases to find relatives who matched genetic material taken from an old crime scene, the Sacramento Bee reports. They then cross-referenced family data fr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Genetics healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Occupational Safety Improves in Latin America, Except Among Young People
Young municipal workers wear uniforms and other protective equipment while cutting the grass in the Praça Paris park in the Gloria neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The lack of training and the breach of safety requirements by their employers make young Latin Americans the most vulnerable to accidents at work. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetRIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 27 2018 (IPS)Despite progress achieved in occupational safety in Latin America, the rates of work-related accidents and diseases are still worrying, especially among young people, more vulnerable in a context of labour flexibility an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories International Labour Organisation (ILO) workplace safety Source Type: news

Occupational Safety Grows in Latin America, Except Among Young People
Young municipal workers wear uniforms and other protective equipment while cutting the grass in the Praça Paris park in the Gloria neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The lack of training and the breach of safety requirements by their employers make young Latin Americans the most vulnerable to accidents at work. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetRIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 27 2018 (IPS)Despite progress achieved in occupational safety in Latin America, the rates of work-related accidents and diseases are still worrying, especially among young people, more vulnerable in a context of labour flexibility an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories International Labour Organisation (ILO) workplace safety Source Type: news

A win for employees at Nottingham City Council
The Court of Appeal has ruled that Nottingham City Council was wrong to deny hundreds of employees the right to incremental pay increases. In 2011 the council decided to deny staff pay rises as they moved up salary scales linked to their jobs. The workers, backed by UNISON, have now successfully challenged that decision. The case, which has been running since July 2013, saw the East Midlands council staff initially take their case to an employment tribunal in Nottingham. UNISON claimed the council was guilty of the unlawful deduction of wages because staff had a contractual right to incremental wage progression, and theref...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News employment tribunal local government Source Type: news

Trust spying operation reveals patient lied about injuries
A patient who tried to sue a hospital for negligence has been found in contempt of court after a trust commissioned spying operation revealed he was lying about his injuries. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

J & J Wins Appeal to Overturn $151 Million Hip Implant Verdict J & J Wins Appeal to Overturn $151 Million Hip Implant Verdict
Johnson& Johnson on Wednesday secured a favorable U.S. appellate court ruling, overturning a verdict that had awarded $151 million to five people who blamed injuries they suffered on the company's Pinnacle hip implant devices.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Medtronic dropped from Infuse trial, implanting doc acquitted by jury
A surgeon who used one of Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) controversial InFuse bone-growth protein spinal implants in an “off-label” lumbar procedure has been acquitted by a California state jury, after Medtronic had already been dropped from the case as a defendant, according to the Courtroom View Network. The surgeon, Dr. William Dobkin, was found not negligent in his use of the Infuse device in an 11-1 jury decision, according to the report, based on the fact that he obtained proper consent before using the implant during two lumbar surgeries. The plaintiff, nurse Christina Avalos, and her defense team claimed ...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Spinal Medtronic Source Type: news

Legal expert claims that Comey’s release of memos is de facto evidence he may have committed criminal espionage
(Natural News) If you are one of a shrinking number of Americans who still don’t believe fired FBI Director James Comey really stepped in it when he handed over classified memos to a friend for the purpose of having them leaked to the media, one legal expert experienced in high-profile cases may just be able... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Fired Nurses Withdraw Court Challenge
[New Zimbabwe] Fired striking nurses from state run hospitals on Thursday withdrew their urgent chamber application challenging their dismissal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

SNOPES caught being dishonest in its assessment of a California bill seeking to criminalize the sale of Bibles
(Natural News) In recent days WorldNetDaily reported that Liberty Counsel, a Christian-themed legal assistance group that defends religious and civil rights, warned that a new California bill that has already passed the Assembly would effectively ban the sale of Bibles. The legislation, AB 2943, forbids counselors from telling a gender-confused female that she’s a woman... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Supreme Court Asked to Throw Out Smoking Rules
[Nation] Two cigarette manufacturing firms yesterday asked the Supreme Court to throw out the Tobacco Control Regulations of 2014, arguing that they were introduced arbitrarily. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Doctors are calling for heroin, cocaine and cannabis to be made LEGAL
The Royal College of Physicians, which represents 26,000 medics in the UK, said it: 'strongly supports the view that drug addiction must be considered a health issue first and foremost.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Fired Nurses Withdraw High Court Challenge
[The Herald] Nurses who were recently fired by Government for embarking on an illegal job action have been left exposed after the Zimbabwe Nurses' Association (ZINA) yesterday withdrew a High Court challenge against their dismissal. The health workers downed tools last week on Tuesday demanding outstanding allowances agreed under the inclusive Government in 2010. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AARP Volunteers Make Their Case to Lawmakers
Leaders and volunteers from AARP s state and territorial offices converged on Congress, pressing lawmakers to protect policies and programs vital to Americans 50 and older. ... More than 300 AARP a... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - April 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

English Heritage ’s visitor centre 'will harm' Clifford’s Tower in York
Exclusive: Campaigners ’ legal challenge could restrict development at heritage sitesArchaeologists fear English Heritage ’s plans to build a visitor centre in the mound of the 13th-century Clifford’s Tower in York will cause “substantial harm” to one of England’s most significant monuments.Legal action is being pursued in a test case that could have a major impact on the power of developers to build on heritage sites.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dalya Alberge Tags: Heritage Culture York UK news Archaeology Science Source Type: news

Report: Johnson & Johnson wins appeal in $151m hip verdict
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) yesterday won an appeal in a ruling that had previously awarded $151 million to five individuals who claimed they had injuries due to company’s Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant, according to a new Reuters report. The ruling came down from the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals, which said that the defective marketing claims of two plaintiffs in the case were legally insufficient and called for a new trial, according to the report. The judgement was based on a previous judge’s evidentiary rulings and “deceptions” from the plaintiff’s lawyers, Reuters report...
Source: Mass Device - April 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News Orthopedics johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Veterans push lawmakers to legalize hemp products
Hemp is derived from the cannabis plant, but does not contain THC, the chemical that makes you high (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This 40 Under Forty worked to change NM ’s child abuse laws
State law did not protect people who reported certain abuse, but this honoree worked to change that. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Candace Beeke Source Type: news

Sarasota medical marijuana company gets seven-figure funding from Philadelphia investment firm
Alternative Medical Enterprises, a Sarasota company that produces medical cannabis and operates medical marijuana dispensaries, raised $35.4 million in a private placement led by MainLine Investment Partners. It’s one of the largest investments in a Tampa Bay company so far this year. Marijuana-related ventures are drawing a lot of investor interest, as more states lift legal restrictions on the use of products, Entrepreneur reported in March. About $1.23 billion was raised by medical marijuana… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Pennsylvania and Philadelphia among nation's leaders in NIH grants. Here's what it means.
As Washington lawmakers scramble to head off yet another potential federal shutdown, at least one government agency appears to be breathing easy: The National Institutes of Health. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John George and Jeff Jeffrey Source Type: news

UK ratifies European patent court agreement
Move shows Britain’s determination to remain engaged with European regulation after Brexit (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trust 'potentially in breach' of information governance laws
An ambulance trust board has been warned today it may be in breach of information governance legislation. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news