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Living in a ‘War Zone’ Linked to Delivery of Low Birthweight Babies

Mums-to-be living in war zones/areas of armed conflict are at heightened risk of giving birth to low birthweight babies. However the evidence for any impact on the rate of other complications of pregnancy is less clear. That’s the findings of a review of the available evidence conducted by the University of Warwick and published in the online journal BMJ Global Health.

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White Male Gun Owners Who Have Felt Economic Stress Are More Likely to Feel Morally and Emotionally Attached to Guns

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White male gun owners who have lost, or fear losing, their economic footing tend to feel morally and emotionally attached to their guns, according to a Baylor University study. This segment of the population also is most likely to say that violence against the U.S. government is sometimes justified.

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Transformation of Combat Casualty Care, Advances in Military Healthcare Focus of New Book

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Advances in medicine that dramatically improved warfighter survival and recovery in America’s most recent wars are the focus of a new book, “Out of the Crucible: How the U.S. Military Transformed Combat Casualty Care in Iraq and Afghanistan,” just published by the Borden Institute. These advances in technology, products, and patient care during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom were driven by military health professionals determined to exceed what modern medicine thought was possible.

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A Sense of Place

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Experiencing worlds we might never step foot in—through the vivid memories of Johns Hopkins Nursing researchers

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Lead Poisoning a Risk at Indoor Firing Ranges

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New Jersey Poison Control director Diane Calello warns of health dangers to hobby shooters, employees, law enforcement officers and their families

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UTHealth Holds Mass Casualty Incident to Prepare Students for the Worst

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Screams were heard as a runaway car plowed through a crowd before the vehicle crashed and the wreckage was engulfed in flames. The chaos was heightened by the sirens from fire trucks and ambulances rushing to the scene. After firefighter cadets from the Houston Fire Department (HFD) subdued the flames, more than 300 students and volunteers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) rushed onto the smoky field, ready to triage and respond to those injured in the accident.

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Recent Field Tests Highlight Collaborations for Bomb Squad Response

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S&T led an August 2017 vehicle-born IED experimentation assessment with representatives of the Michigan State Police Bomb Squad, New Jersey State Police, Saint Paul (Minnesota) Police, U.S. Air Force and the Canadian Air Force.

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Comprehensive Study Examines Gun-Related Deaths and How to Prevent Them

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A new study suggests complex solutions to gun-related deaths and goals to decrease rates based on the type of death.

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DHS S&T"s Homemade Explosive Characterization Program: Keeping Americans Safe

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DHS S&T's Homemade Explosives (HME) Characterization Program provides mission critical data collection, measurement of physical properties of threat materials, risk mitigation and modeling, and support for first responders against the terrorist threat.

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Guantanamo Was a Huge Mistake, Says ASU Law Professor and Former Homeland Security Counsel

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