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Safe Passages Into Adulthood: Preventing Gender-Based Violence and Its Consequences

WASHINGTON -- Gender-based violence affects the physical and mental health of girls and boys, men and women worldwide. A recent study ...

Trials of novel Ebola drugs to be fast-tracked in West Africa

Potential new treatments for Ebola are to be tested in West Africa for the first time as part of an international initiative ...

Patients Accept False-Positives to Achieve Diagnostic Sensitivity

OAK BROOK, Ill. - Both patients and healthcare professionals believe diagnosis of extracolonic malignancy with screening computed tomography (CT) colonography greatly outweighs the potential disadvantages of subsequent radiologic or invasive follow-up tests precipitated by false-positive diagnoses, according to a new study published in the October issue of the journal Radiology. ... Full story

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Healthcare?

TAU study finds wealthiest older Americans worse off than poorest counterparts in other countries ... Full story

Medical students who previously attended community college more likely to serve in poor communities

IMPACT - The community college system represents a potential source of student diversity for medical schools and physicians who will serve poor communities; however, there are significant challenges to enhancing the pipeline from community colleges to four-year universities to medical schools. The authors recommend that medical school and four-year university recruitment, outreach and admissions practices be more inclusive of community college students. ... Full story

Study warns swift action needed to curb exponential climb in Ebola outbreak

GENEVA - Unless Ebola control measures in west Africa are enhanced quickly, experts from the WHO and Imperial College, London, predict numbers will continue to climb exponentially, and more than 20 000 people will have been infected by early November, according to a new article in the New England Journal of Medicine released 6 months after WHO was first notified of the outbreak in west Africa. ... Full story

Researcher works with international agency to tackle drugs in sport

A University of Tasmania researcher is working with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to help stamp out the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport. ... Full story

World-first study proves low-cost home modifications prevent falls

Falls in the home could be reduced by a quarter according to the results of a new study just published online in top international medical journal The Lancet. ... Full story

Involving female offenders in release planning can increase reintegration success

Women who are about to be released from prison need to be more involved in their discharge planning if they are to successfully reintegrate into their communities and avoid returning to prison, according to a new study. ... Full story

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