All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘prevention’

Tsunami Debris Still Headed to US, Just No Island

UPDATE: Nicholas Mallos, Ocean Conservancy’s marine debris specialist, said this with regard to clarifications from the NOAA about the reports of a “Texas-sized” island: “Following the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan a tremendous quantity of debris washed into the Pacific and began heading toward North America. While this debris was initially a solid mass, NOAA is right to indicate that …

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For First Time, U.N. Study Highlights Pacific-Asian Rape Culture

A multi-country survey recently conducted by the U.N. of Asian countries near the South Pacific sheds a terrifying light onto rape culture as it exists in nations far less fascinating to the media than India. The abstract is here, and the study is to be published in the medical journal The Lancet. A little over 10,000 men were asked about …

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HIV Tests to Become More Routine

A recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is expected to suggest that HIV screenings become routine. The USPSTF is an independent panel of physicians who are experts in preventive medicine. The task force uses evidence-based medicine to make recommendations about preventive services to primary care physicians. A Reuters report cites anonymous health officials close to the panel …

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Facebook Announces Plan For Suicide Prevention Measures

After the story broke this week of 31-year old Claire Lin, a depressed woman from Taiwan who killed herself after posting about a suicide attempt on Facebook for over an hour, the higher-ups within the social media company say they are moving towards a more preventative approach to users who are suicidal. Because we live in an society that is …

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