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DNA from bone bits may ID train dead using 9/11 methods
Advances in forensic science since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks may help Canadian authorities identify the remains of dozens of people killed in what may be the country’s worst rail accident in more than 100 years.
Even tiny shards of bone may be helpful to scientists, said Mark Desire, assistant director of the DNA World Trade Center Identification Project in New York...
The birth of forensic nursing
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How Virginia A. Lynch's determination to stop clinicians from unintentionally obstructing justice inspired a new nursing specialty. "After 30 years of experiencing the lightning strikes of 'Aha! Moments,' in the forensic sciences and merging these concepts into the science...
Violence against women is epidemic
As the authors of the new report acknowledge, many of the estimates included have wide margins of errors. The estimates of violence against women by non-partners are likely to be under-estimates; and the data on conflict zones was insufficient to make systematic comparisons of the additional violence in these areas. But the indisputable takeaway is that, in the words of Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, "violence against women is a global health problem of epidemic proportions."
Why rape incidents continue to haunt Isles' children
Rape and defilement in Zanzibar is a much bigger problem than it is spoken, officials from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Youths, Children, and Women Development say, "it is an outcry yet perpetrators remain at liberty."
Many cases are unreported and the perpetrators are arrested and then released in an out-ofcourt agreement with victim's parents. This has been a common practice in many areas particularly in villages.
Domestic violence is a global public health concern
The Boston Globe (opinion)
Physical or sexual violence is a serious public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report by the World Health Organization. The findings of the report "send a powerful message that violence against women is a global health problem of epidemic proportions," says Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of WHO.
The WHO report, “Global and regional estimates of violence against women: Prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence,’’ is the first systematic study of global information on the prevalence of violence against women — both by partners and by non-partners.
Patient wakes up just before organs harvested
The Christian Insititute
A patient in the state of New York woke up on the operating table as her organs were about to be harvested.
This comes as the Welsh assembly passed a controversial Bill to bring in presumed consent for organ donation.
Critics have previously warned that such a scheme may result in organs being harvested from patients who are not yet dead.
Diverse coalition behind Gillibrand sexual assault bill
For every congressional showdown featuring overwrought partisan fighting between Republicans and Democrats, there are scenes in which a rare collection of senators share the same agenda.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., brought such a diverse coalition together for a news conference promoting new support for her proposal to limit commanders' ability to intervene in sexual assault cases involving members of their units.
'No action taken' against one-third of sexual assault suspects in cases closed in 2010
The military did not take action against one-third of those accused of sexual assault in cases completed in 2010, according to a new report from the Pentagon’s watchdog.
The Defense Department’s inspector general investigated 501 sample sexual assault cases from the 2,263 cases closed in 2010, and found that roughly 33 percent of the suspects or “subjects” in those cases fell into the category of “no action taken.”
Vatican city will strengthen its punishments for child sex abuse
Pope Francis has created new laws criminalizing sexual abuse of children within the Vatican, in his first set of laws issued on Thursday. The legislation, which will take effect on Sept. 1, only affects those who live or work in Vatican City.
The new laws create a broader definition of crimes against children, including sexual violence and sexual acts with children, the production and possession of child pornography, the sale of children, and child prostitution.
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