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Study finds young driver's gender linked to crash type, injury severity

MANHATTAN — Gender is often related to what type of severe or fatal crash a young male or young female driver will ...

Gang life brings deep health risks for girls

Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for adolescent African American girls, including more casual sex partners and substance abuse ...

Many Nurses Unprepared to Meet Dying Patients

Most nurses in their work care for patients who are dying. A study of more than 200 students has shown that many nurses in training feel unprepared and anxious when faced with the prospect of meeting patients during end-of-life care. ... Full story

Providing futile treatment prevents other patients from receiving the critical care they need

The UCLA-RAND study has implications for the fairness of American healthcare and points toward policy improvements that would guide more efficient use of our limited healthcare resources. ... Full story

More than a quarter-million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used e-cigarettes in 2013

Study finds youth who have used e-cigarettes are almost twice as likely to intend to smoke conventional cigarettes ... Full story

American Heart Association Issues E-Cigarette Recommendations

Reinforces Need for Tough Restrictions on Sales and Marketing to Youth ... Full story

Some Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Affect More Than Their Targets

Discovery of changes to cell membranes has wide repercussions for drug developers ... Full story

Emergency department nurses aren't like the rest of us

Emergency department nurses aren't like the rest of us - they are more extroverted, agreeable and open - attributes that make them successful in the demanding, fast-paced and often stressful environment of an emergency department, according to a new study by University of Sydney. ... Full story

Keeping an eye on blast trauma

Eye trauma is the fourth leading cause of blindness globally and is a particular problem in veterans who have experienced blast-induced traumatic brain injury. Tonia Rex, Ph.D., and colleagues are exploring the cellular and molecular responses of the eye to blast injury. ... Full story

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