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Stephen Hawking to take NHS's Hunt to court
A judicial review is granted over government health policy plans. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top Indian lawyers to argue Ranbaxy-Daiichi appeal in Singapore
While Ranbaxy has taken on senior advocate Harish Salve to argue the case, Daiichi has assigned on an equal stature advocate Gopal Subramanium for its team. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Court rules that DTI-MRI scans are not 'junk science'
A federal court has ruled that diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) scans are not...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows concussion effects can linger in athletes MRI helps shed light on concussion causes, effects in soccer MRI shows brain changes after 1 football season DTI-MRI links key brain regions to cognitive disorders DTI-MRI predicts who will recover from concussions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

An outdoor cat can damage your sustainability cred
(Cornell University) If you install solar panels on your roof and avoid dousing your lawn with chemicals and pesticides, your online peers may consider you to be environmentally friendly. But this street cred can all be erased if you let your cat roam around outdoors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lawyers who target the NHS banned from advertising or setting up shop in hospitals
NHS hospitals will no longer provide office or advertising space for law firms or claims management companies who encourage patients or their families to take the NHS to court. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 30, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Perio made easy - Implementing Healthy Gums Do Matter in practice
Would you like your primary dental care team to meet high standards of periodontal care, influence behaviour change of patients and fulfil their medico-legal and General Dental Council professional standards? Clinical leaders need the knowledge and confidence to mentor their teams to deliver best practice and improved outcomes for patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 30, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Guttmacher Institute Declaration Filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California: State of California v. Wright
The federal government ’s 2017 interim final rules regarding the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage requirement greatly expanded exemptions to the requirement on religious or moral grounds. Guttmacher Institute Vice President for Domestic Research Lawrence B. Finer filed a declaration in support of a case br ought by the states of California, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Virginia opposing the rules. The declaration argues the rules would compromise women’s ability to obtain contraceptive methods, services and counseling and, in particular, to consistently use the methods that work best for t...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Cancer patient threatens to sue spa for denying manicure
Employment lawyer Jo Mackie, 50, is taking legal action against Center Parcs after being refused a manicure and massage because she had had breast cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Militarism and dual-conflict capacity - Wilson M, Machain CM.
This research note examines how domestic institutions can moderate the relationship between domestic and interstate conflict involvement. Previous work has found that military dictatorships are more likely to become involved in either domestic or internati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Electoral reforms and peace duration following negotiated settlements - Keels E.
One of the most common features found within peace agreements is provisions that call for post-civil war elections. Unfortunately, the initial post-war elections often increase the risk of civil war recurrence. While past research has consistently confirme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

NIBRS and SHR: a comparison of two national homicide databases with respect to parricide - Fegadel AR, Heide KM.
Empirical studies on children killing parents in the United States have used the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) arrest database and have focused on single victim-single offender incidents. The authors used a secon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Response to "A study of the perception of verbal expressions of the strength of evidence" - Berger CEH, Stoel RD.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Religiousness and rape myth acceptance: risk and protective effects - Ensz S, Jankowski PJ.
This study addressed the lack of research simultaneously examining multiple dimensions of religiousness when predicting rape myth acceptance, and extended prior findings of a mediating role for right-wing authoritarianism (i.e., uncritical submission to au... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Relational vulnerability and the research process with former prisoners in Athens, Georgia (USA) - Mitchelson ML.
A host of power relations are structurally imposed upon the imprisoned and these produce vulnerabilities that require considerable energy and attention. This paper argues, however, that 'vulnerable populations' is a politically reactive legal category in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Reevaluating peacekeeping effectiveness: does gender neutrality inhibit progress? - Karim S.
Since the adoption of UNSCR 1325, more female peacekeepers are participating in peacekeeping missions than ever before. Nevertheless, the current literature on peacekeeping effectiveness is largely gender neutral, discounting the unique role female peaceke... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The rise of the crime victim and punitive policies? Changes to the legal regulation of intimate partner violence in Finland - Kotanen R.
This article examines intimate partnership violence as a question of criminal justice policy in Finland, and contributes to criminological discussions regarding oft-stated connections between the politicization of the victim, the treatment of offenders, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The emergence and use of GPS electronic monitoring in Germany: current trends and findings - Haverkamp R, Woessner G.
In Germany, Electronic Monitoring (EM) is currently applied in two different areas. As of 2000, in the German state of Hesse, Radio Frequency (RF) EM has been used for probationers to avoid (re)imprisonment. Approximately 4 years ago, a federal law came in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Risk factors in domestic homicides: identifying common clusters in the Canadian context - Dawson M, Piscitelli A.
Little research has attempted to examine risk factor combinations when examining intimate partner violence. A variety of risk factors have been identified in domestic homicides, and it is recognized that risk of lethality may increase with the presence of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Risk factors for spousal physical violence against women in Saudi Arabia - Eldoseri HM, Sharps P.
This study aimed to explore selected risk factors for spousal physical violence (SPV) in women frequenting primary health care clinics (PHCs) in Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional study design was conducted in six PHCs, where one-on-one, private interviews wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ireland to hold abortion referendum at the end of May
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's government on Monday proposed holding a referendum to liberalize the country's abortion regime at the end of May, offering voters the first opportunity in 35 years to overhaul some of the world's strictest laws. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Exclusive: With Roman law doctrine, India moves to stub out tobacco industry rights
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government is pushing the Supreme Court to apply a rarely used doctrine that would strip the $11 billion tobacco industry's legal right to trade, an effort aimed at deterring tobacco companies from challenging tough new regulations. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New York, Minnesota Sue Trump Admin to Block Healthcare Funding Cuts New York, Minnesota Sue Trump Admin to Block Healthcare Funding Cuts
New York and Minnesota have filed a lawsuit seeking to block the Trump administration from cutting off federal funding for state programs that provide healthcare to hundreds of thousands of low-income people.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

California's New Cannabis Laws Squeeze Out Compassionate Care Programs
California's new adult-use pot laws and taxes are making the going much more difficult for programs that donate medical marijuana to poor patients. But a new wave of medical marijuana activism has commenced as a result. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mary Carreon, Contributor Source Type: news

Judge dismisses Opternative's suit against South Carolina eye care law
In 2016, Opternative, a Chicago-based telehealth startup offering online refractive eye exams, opened a lawsuit against South Carolina ’s Board of Medical Examiners and Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation alleging that a newly passed law restricting online eye exams was protectionist, unconstitutional legislation. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Outcome Health CEO steps down as part of settlement with investors
Health IT unicorn Outcome Health settled a three-month legal battle with investors, and as part of that deal, cofounders CEO Rishi Shah and President Shrada Agarwal will step down. Shah and Agarwal will no longer be part of daily management and will instead act as chairman and vice chairman. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Court to reconsider ruling on San Francisco soda health warnings
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday agreed to reconsider an earlier ruling which had blocked a San Francisco law that mandated health warnings for soda and other sugary drinks. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

SEC probes ‘highly suspicious’ trading before Sanofi-Bioverativ deal
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission claims in a new lawsuit that an unknown group of traders earned $4.9 million by making “highly suspicious” trades in the stock of Bioverativ before the Waltham-based drugmaker was acquired by Sanofi last week for $11.6 billion. The agency filed the suit on Friday against “one or more unknown traders” while it seeks to identify the perpetrators. According to the complaint in N ew York federal court, they purchased short-term options on Bioverativ… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

U.S. court to reconsider ruling on San Francisco soda health warnings
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday agreed to reconsider an earlier ruling which had blocked a San Francisco law that mandated health warnings for soda and other sugary drinks. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hadiza Bawa-Garba: Medics rally behind struck off doctor
Thousands sign a letter criticising the case and more than £200,000 is raised for legal costs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meeting the health and well being needs of young carers
Councils are under a legal duty to identify young carers and carry out assessments that consider the impact on the child and whole family. Identifying and keeping young carers engaged and involved so that the impact of their caring responsibilities can be minimised is a challenge requiring concerted effort on many different levels. These case studies demonstrate good practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors can end baby's life support without parents' consent, court rules
A UK judge has ruled that doctors can withdraw life support for a severely disabled 11-month-old boy without the consent of his parents. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 5,000 GPs sign Bawa-Garba protest letter
Thousands of GPs have signed a letter warning that the case of a junior doctor struck off after a controversial High Court case could 'frighten doctors of all grades away from honest self-appraisal'. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

GPs boycott reflective entries for appraisal after Bawa-Garba case
A GP pressure group has urged the BMA to support doctors who 'refuse to engage in reflective log entries in their appraisals' following an 'unforgivable' High Court ruling last week. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Report: Advocacy groups urge Congress to fund diabetes research program
Advocacy groups have reportedly warned Congress that if lawmakers don’t find permanent funding solutions for diabetes research programs, it could jeopardize important work being done around the country to help people living with diabetes. Politicians on Capitol Hill have provided funding that will support the Special Diabetes Program and the Special Diabetes Program for Indians through March 31. But short-term patches will not be enough to keep the programs afloat, according to members of the American Diabetes Association and the JDRF. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The ...
Source: Mass Device - January 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Healthcare Reform Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat American Diabetes Assn. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) National Institutes of Health (NIH) Source Type: news

Heard the one about the standup showing academics how to be interesting?
Comedian Iszi Lawrence on helping academics use humour to make their research more accessible“So, what do you do?” It’s the dreaded question we all get asked at parties. As a member of the self employed the question might as well be “can you justify your existence”?I know what NOT to say. I don ’t say I’m a podcaster, because then follows a tedious explanation of what a podcast actually is. I never reveal I’m a comedian: people assume I’m washed up as they’ve not heard of me, or – worse – they ask for a free demo ... never advisable at a wake. So I do ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Iszi Lawrence Tags: Comedy Science Research Education Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation among women court-referred to batterer intervention programs - Wolford-Clevenger C, Elmquist JA, Zapor H, Febres J, Labrecque LT, Plasencia M, Stuart GL.
This study used cross-sectional, self-report survey methodology to i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Great sexpectations: the impact of participant gender, defendant desirability, and date cost on attributions of a date rape victim and defendant - Lynch KR, Jewell JA, Wasarhaley NE, Golding JM, Renzetti CM.
We investigated the effect of the desirability of the defendant and the cost of a date on how participants assigned blame in a date rape context. Community participants ( N = 211) read one of four date rape trial summaries that differed based on the two ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

GPS-EM sanctions for serious sex offenders: the application and outcomes in the United States and Australia - Martinovic M.
In the United States and, subsequently, in Australia the utilization of Global Positioning Systems--Electronic Monitoring (GPS-EM) proliferated in the mid-2000s as part of the populist "tough on crime" agenda. These surveillance-oriented sanctions are appl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Gendered perceptions of intimate partner violence normality: an experimental study - Kuijpers KF, Blokland AAJ, Mercer NC.
Knowledge on young adults' perceptions of intimate partner violence (IPV) is important as these are the ages at which most people form their first serious intimate relationships and begin to develop norms about how to communicate within a relationship. Thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Gender, migration, and exclusionary citizenship regimes: conceptualizing transnational abandonment of wives as a form of violence against women - Anitha S, Roy A, Yalamarty H.
Based on life history narratives of 57 women in India and interviews with 21 practitioners, we document the neglect, abuse, and instrumental deprivation of women's rights through the process of transnational abandonment. While gendered local sociocultural ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Gender norms and beliefs, and men's violence against women in rural Bangladesh - Fattah KN, Camellia S.
Prevention of violence against women requires understanding men's controlling attitudes and behaviors toward women. In Bangladesh, while the incidence of men's violence against women is alarmingly increasing, existing research to understand the determinant... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Forecasting organized crime homicides: Risk Terrain Modeling of Camorra Violence in Naples, Italy - Dugato M, Calderoni F, Berlusconi G.
Mafia homicides are usually committed for retaliation, economic profit, or rivalry among groups. The variety of possible reasons suggests the inefficacy of a preventive approach. However, like most violent crimes, mafia homicides concentrate in space due t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Familicide in Italy: an exploratory study of cases involving male perpetrators (1992-2015) - Tosini D.
This article adds to the literature on familicide by providing specific insights from the Italian experience. It presents results of an exploratory investigation into male-perpetrated familicides in Italy between 1992 and 2015. Familicide is defined as the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Evaluation of a victim-centered, trauma-informed victim notification protocol for untested sexual assault kits (SAKs) - Campbell R, Shaw J, Fehler-Cabral G.
Throughout the United States, hundreds of thousands of sexual assault kits (SAKs) have not been submitted by the police for forensic DNA testing, which raises complex issues regarding how victims ought to be notified about what happened to their kits. In t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Disclosing sex trading histories to providers: barriers and facilitators to navigation of social services among women impacted by commercial sexual exploitation - Gerassi L, Edmond TE, Fabbre V, Howard A, Nichols AJ.
Sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) can lead to devastating health and mental health consequences for women, such as elevated rates of substance use, trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, sexually transmitted infections (S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Diagnosing crime and diagnosing disease-II: visual pattern perception and diagnostic accuracy - Satya-Murti S, Lockhart JJ.
Previously, we reviewed how general cognitive processes might be susceptible to bias across both forensic and clinical fields, and how interdisciplinary comparisons could reduce error. We discuss several examples of clinical tasks which are heavily depende... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Complying with human rights - Hug S, Wegmann S.
The empirical assessment of how signatories of human rights conventions comply with their obligations has, so far, yielded conflicting results, especially regarding the compliance mechanisms that are the most promising to ensure improving human rights reco... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Built-in safeguards and the implementation of civil war peace accords - Joshi M, Lee SY, Ginty RM.
This article contributes to analyses of peace agreement implementation by focusing on the role of built-in safeguards as procedural mechanisms within peace agreements. Recent empirical studies suggest that negotiated peace agreements are a frequent mode of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

An evaluation of the impacts of changing firearms legislation on Australian female firearm homicide victimization rates - McPhedran S.
Reducing lethal violence against women requires comprehensive measures addressing individual, social, economic, cultural, and situational factors. Regarding situational factors, access to weapons-and firearm access in particular-has received notable resear... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news