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Nurses could help cut smoking rates in China, according to UCLA-led study

New web-based tool empowered nurses to play a larger role helping patients quit smoking ...

Smoking set to kill one in three young men in China

One in three of all the young men in China will eventually be killed by tobacco, unless a substantial proportion stop smoking, ...

New health partnership delivers world-class patient care

A new partnership which harnesses world-class expertise will ensure patients in the North East will benefit sooner from new treatments, diagnostics and prevention strategies. ... Full story

Predictive policing substantially reduces crime in Los Angeles during months-long test

UCLA-led study suggests method could succeed in cities worldwide ... Full story

Chest CT Scans Often Can Be Avoided in Blunt Trauma ER Cases, Study Finds

Use of computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest for hospital emergency-room patients with blunt trauma could be reduced by more than one-third without compromising detection of major injury, concludes a new study led by a UC San Francisco physician. ... Full story

Nursing Research: Magnet Hospitals Have Better Overall Patient Experiences Which May Positively Enhance Reimbursement for Hospitals

Researchers from NYU and U. of Penn conclude that the possibility of a better patient experience is good for quality of care and good for hospitals’ fiscal health. ... Full story

How do we stop online abuse?

Young adults aged 18 to 24 are more likely than older Australians to experience some forms of digital harassment and abuse, according to new research from RMIT and La Trobe universities. ... Full story

New report shows more Texas workers getting health insurance from employers

HOUSTON – A larger percentage of Texas workers are getting health insurance through their employers now than before the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a new report released today by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation. ... Full story

National research network set on venous thromboembolism

$5.2 million initiative aimed at reducing VTE occurrence, improving diagnosis and therapeutic management, augmenting the safety of anticoagulant delivery, and enhancing the quality of life of those impacted by VTE. ... Full story

Larger food pack sizes increase consumer estimates of portion sizes

The size of a food package can influence people’s perception of portion size. ... Full story

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