Health Problems

Brainwave activity that reveals knowledge of crime

An innovative research project that detects brain activity revealing individuals’ knowledge of criminal behavior is delivering positive results for a University of Canterbury (UC) led research team. The project team, led by UC Director of Clinical Legal Studies Professor Robin Palmer, has been working for the past three years to attempt to validate Forensic Brainwave […]

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Mom’s murder case raises questions about what doctors knew

Olivia Gant’s mother brought her to the emergency room when she was 2, saying the girl was having trouble eating. Kelly Turner, who had recently moved to Colorado from Texas with her three daughters, told the doctor she had problems nursing and other complications feeding Olivia since she was born. Over several years, Turner would […]

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Doctor facing life in prison for thousands of opioid doses

By the time drug enforcement agents swooped into his small medical office in Martinsville, Virginia, in 2017, Dr. Joel Smithers had prescribed about a half a million doses of highly addictive opioids in two years. Interested in Opioid Epidemic? Patients from five states drove hundreds of miles to see him, spending up to 16 hours […]

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Woman sues over alleged sex assault by UCLA gynecologist

A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a gynecologist who worked for the University of California, Los Angeles, has sued the university’s regents, the doctor and 20 other parties. The woman’s lawsuit says Dr. James Heaps inappropriately touched her genitals, breast and buttock during a 2017 appointment to remove her intrauterine device. She […]

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Study shows vaping is linked to adolescents’ propensity for crime

UTSA criminal justice professor Dylan Jackson recently published one of the first studies to explore emerging drug use in the form of adolescent vaping and its association with delinquency among 8th and 10th grade students across the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 4.9 million middle and high school students used […]

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Crime scene schizophrenia—30 genes under suspicion

The research group led by Prof. Alex Schier, director of the University of Basel’s Biozentrum, has identified 30 genes associated with schizophrenia. The team was able to show which pathological changes in the brain and behavioral abnormalities are triggered by these genes. The results of the study have now been published in Cell. The research […]