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Forensic Technologies

New Forensic Technologies Help Solve Five Missing Persons Cases

The state’s forensic lab handled a record number of cases requiring DNA analysis last year; but its new technologies helped solve five historic missing persons cases. Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) published its annual report for 2018 today, revealing that its case submissions from the Gardaí increased by 10% last year. The lab received more than 16,000 submissions…

Drink Driving

Australians Are Well Aware Of The Dangers Of Drink Driving

Australians are well aware of the dangers of drink driving. Drinking can reduce your coordination and concentration, reduce your ability to judge speed and distance, and slow your reaction times.Drugs can have similar effects. With the increased use of drugs in there communities in the past 10 years, drugs have overtaken alcohol as the leading…

Legal System

Forensic In Crisis And This Have Critical Effects On UK Legal System

British scientists played a major role in developing key technologies and techniques for global legal systems. These tools – such as fingerprint and DNA analysis reveal relationships between individuals; also objects and locations involved in a crime. But, as the importance of forensic science and technology for the legal system continues to increase; so there…

Child Abuse

Let Victims Speak, German Child Abuse Inquiry Says

A girl on an East German cooperative farm beaten by her father, then raped and trad for sex by her brother. An emotionally troubled boy undressed in “counseling sessions” by a priest at his boarding school. A swimmer abuse by his instructor. It was set up after investigations in 2012 and 2013 into the Jimmy…

Medical Device

FDA Chief Calls To Release Medical Device Data Tracking Problems

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced in a tweet last week that the agency plans to release hundreds of thousands; if not millions, of previously unpublished injury and malfunction reports tied to about 100 medical device. A recent Kaiser Health News investigation revealed the scope of a hidden reporting pathway for device makers; so with the agency accepting more…

Department Of Justice

Fresenius Medical Care AG Settles With US Department Of Justice

Fresenius doled out millions of dollars in bribes across the globe to gain a competitive advantage in the medical services industry, profiting to the tune of over $140 million, Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski, of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, of the District of Massachusetts, said in a prepared statement. Today’s resolution, under which…

Medicaid

Suicide risk grew after Missouri Medicaid kids shifted to managed care

After more than 2,000 Missouri children diagnose with mental illness were shift from traditional Medicaid into three for-profit managed-care companies, the state’s hospitals notice an alarming trend: a doubling in the percentage who had thoughts of suicide or attempt suicide. Additionally, the average length of stay for these children in psychiatric hospitals drop from 10…

Forensic

Forensic Anthropometric Legacy Of 19th Century Parma, Italy

A group of 19th century inmates dead in the prison of Parma are the protagonist of an incredible scientific collection. Lorenzo Tenchini started the creation of this collection and dedicated his work and his studies to its completeness. Anatomist and academic, Lorenzo Tenchini (1852–1906) dedicate his scientific studies to macroscopic anatomy; so particularly about central…

Homicide Rates

Team Finds Universal Background Checks Lower Homicide Rates

First-ever side-by-side comparison of state gun laws finds states with universal background checks for all gun sales had homicide rates 15% lower than states without such laws. List of countries by UNODC homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants. The reliability of underlying national murder rate data may vary. only UNODC data is use in…

Federal Judge

Federal Judge Again Blocks Medicaid Work Requirements

For a second time in nine months, the same federal judge has struck down the Trump administration’s plan; to force some Medicaid recipients to work to maintain benefits. The ruling Wednesday by U.S. District Judge James Boasberg blocks Kentucky from implementing the work requirements and Arkansas from continuing is program. More than 18,000 Arkansas enrollees have lost Medicaid coverage…

Insomnia in hospital patients and medical malpractice lawsuits

Insomnia And Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Can sleep loss in hospital patients lead to an uptick in medical malpractice lawsuits? A new study from researchers at Rice University and Baylor University suggests that is indeed the case. “Endorsements of Surgeon Punishment and Patient Compensation in Rested and Sleep-Restricted Individuals”; will appear in an upcoming issue of JAMA Surgery. The research examined…

US congress

Teen Who Defied Parents To Get Vaccinated Heads To US Congress

A US high school student who had himself vaccinated despite his parents’ objections; but is set to testify Tuesday before the US Congress about a surge in outbreaks of preventable diseases. Ethan Lindenberger says he grew up in an “anti-vax household,” but decided to go against his parents’ wishes to get vaccinated once he turned…