How many hospital patients were injured by policeby Beatrice Credi - 2017.04.20
In the U.S more than 51,000 people a year are hospitalized by police violence. In one of the first medical reports to compile data on the matter, researchers at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medicine analyze how many hospital patients were injured by police between 2006 and 2012. More than 80 percent of patients were mentally ill, low-income men, with an average age of 32, living in urban areas, and most cases involved people being struck or beaten by officers, with gunshot and stab wounds accounting for fewer than seven percent. Most injuries were minor. Drug abuse was also common in patients injured by police. “We found these frequencies to be stable over 7 years, indicating that this has been a longer-term phenomenon,” the authors write. “While it is impossible to classify how many of these injuries are avoidable, the report comes on the heels of widespread debate about police violence,” they added.
Headphone usage improves hearing usage of young people
Hearing deficits of young Americans have diminished. At least this is what a study recently published in Jama Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery has demonstrated. Data indicated that among young people in the age range 2 -19 hearing-related disturbances decreased 7.3% between 2007 - 2010. This improvement is directly Read More.
The WHO worried about low numbers of women breastfeeding
Only 40% of newborns throughout the world are breastfed exclusively. For the World Health Organization (WHO) this is cause for alarm. They have recently published their latest report on this issue to coincide with the initiative, World Breastfeeding Week. Their data indicate that only in 23 countries of the total Read More.
Premature infants at risk for diabetes and obesity
Premature infants are at higher risk for diabetes and obesity. At least, that is what a recent study undertaken by Israel’s Ben Gurion University has revealed. They monitored a group of infants up until their 18th year in order to determine the impact pre-term birth had on their health. The study Read More.
It is not true that pets bring health benefits to kids
The myth that domestic animals are good for small children is under attack. To raise doubts about its basis in fact, to the dismay of many animal lovers, is a recent study undertaken by the research institute of the Rand Corporation. That after monitoring over a long period the health Read More.
Updated information about vaccines in Italy
What does an adverse event mean when it is associated with a vaccine? If it happens, how does it need to be reported? These are just a few of the questions for which the responses are given in an educational video created and distributed by EpiCentro, the website of the Read More.
Doubts about the safety of Finland’s cardboard crib
Who says Finland’s famous crib made of cardboard is safe? According to the British association,Lullaby Trust, who evaluated the innovative product that was created to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), there are two points of concern. For which they launched an alarm to parents. The first. EU standards for furniture and infant Read More.