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Certified Forensics Nurse Examiner and Independent Consultant
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The News is out that George Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder today. To say that this whole incident is a tragedy would be an extreme understatement. I believe there were wrongs on both sides. One person has died, and the other has had to hide for fear... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at Forensics Talk
Law Blog November 4, 2011, 11:15 AM ET by Ashby Jones The amount of settlement counts: "In recent days, reports of sexual-harassment lawsuits have dogged the until-now surprisingly successful Herman Cain presidential campaign. And Cain’s people have conceded that they haven’t handled the flare-up with great aplomb. But let’s pause... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2011 at Forensics Talk
Medical News Today Article Date: 10 Oct 2011 - 0:00 PDT "A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has found evidence that a specific gene is linked to suicidal behaviour, adding to our knowledge of the many complex causes of suicide. This research may help doctors... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2011 at Forensics Talk
Genetic Link To Suicidal Behavior Confirmed By CAMH Study. A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has found evidence that a specific gene is linked to suicidal behaviour, adding to our knowledge of the many complex causes of suicide. This research may help doctors one day... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2011 at Forensics Talk
Medical News Today Article Date: 10 Oct 2011 - 0:00 PDT "An iPhone app that measures the user's heart rate is not only a popular feature with consumers, but it sparked an idea for a Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researcher who is now turning smart phones, and eventually tablet devices,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2011 at Forensics Talk
It appears crime rates are falling in our bad economy. Here's the link for Criminal Victimization, 2010 from the Bureau of Justice Statistics: http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=2224 Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2011 at Forensics Talk
Yahoo News By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press – Tue Aug 23, 8:03 pm ET NEW YORK – "Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn might take legal action in civil court against the hotel maid who accused him of sexually assaulting her in a now-dismissed criminal... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2011 at Forensics Talk
Yahoo News By Dale K. DuPont Dale K. Dupont – Tue Aug 23, 9:10 pm ET MIAMI (Reuters) – "State and federal agents cracked down on Tuesday on South Florida pill mills, dismantling what was described as the nation's largest criminal organization involved in illegally distributing painkillers. Authorities charged 32... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2011 at Forensics Talk
Medical News Today Article Date: 08 Jul 2011 - 1:00 PDT "Creating a baseline for each youth athlete is a critical part of accurate future concussion assessment, according to researchers presenting their study at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in San Diego. Differences in how females... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2011 at Forensics Talk
Medical News Today Article Date: 19 Aug 2011 - 1:00 PDT "Recurring headaches are common during the year following a traumatic brain injury (TBI), regardless of the severity of the TBI, and they tend to occur more often among females and those with a pre-TBI history of headache, according to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2011 at Forensics Talk
Detroit Free Press BY TRESA BALDAS DETROIT FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER "A dozen pharmacists. Four doctors. A psychologist and an accountant. All are targeted in what the government dubbed Tuesday as one of the largest prescription drug scams in Michigan history, triggering criminal charges against 26 people accused of engaging... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2011 at Forensics Talk
Explore Forensics One of the keystones of forensic science is DNA testing. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the genetic material present in every cell. Each individual has a Unique DNA Profile. There are even a few differences between the DNA of identical twins. A British scientist, Sir Alec Jeffreys, developed DNA... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2011 at Forensics Talk
Above The Law By Staci Zaretsky "It comes as no surprise, but going to a college football game at your alma matter is supposed to be fun, even if your team sucks. And generally speaking, Georgia Tech sucks. Okay fine, the team won the ACC title in 2009, but that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2011 at Forensics Talk
Medical News Today Article Date: 05 Aug 2011 - 0:00 PDT " Fatal overdoses involving prescribed opioids tripled in the United States between 1999 and 2006, climbing to almost 14,000 deaths annually - more than cocaine and heroin overdoses combined. Hospitalizations and emergency room visits related to prescription opioid pain... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2011 at Forensics Talk
Yahoo News By James Vicini James Vicini – Wed Aug 3, 4:13 pm ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) – "Authorities said on Wednesday they have dismantled an online bulletin board allegedly used by 600 people around the world to trade graphic images and videos of child sex abuse. More than 70 people... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2011 at Forensics Talk
Yahoo News By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press Don Thompson, Associated Press – Wed Aug 3, 7:13 pm ET SACRAMENTO, Calif. – "A state senator said Wednesday he wants to change California law so prisoners like the sex offender who was paroled before taking Jaycee Dugard captive for 18 years would... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2011 at Forensics Talk
Medical News Today Article Date: 31 Jul 2011 - 0:00 PDT If you suffer traumatic brain injury, your risk of having a stroke within three months may increase tenfold, according to a new study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. "It's reasonable to assume that cerebrovascular damage... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2011 at Forensics Talk
Associated Press By JOANN LOVIGLIO, Associated Press Joann Loviglio, Associated Press – Fri Jul 29, 3:01 pm ET PHILADELPHIA – "A monsignor who is the only U.S. church official ever charged with transferring pedophile priests to unsuspecting parishes will be tried alongside four priests accused of rape, a judge ruled... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2011 at Forensics Talk
A New Take On Legal News "A jury should decide whether a school bus service is liable for dropping a 13-year-old girl off at the wrong bus stop, exposing her to harm from a man who had sexually abused her, the Iowa Court of Appeals has ruled in an unusual... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2011 at Forensics Talk
Thanks Kristi and good luck with your class!
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American Medical News Many adverse events can be prevented, providing what a patient safety expert calls "humongous opportunities for improvement." By Kevin B. O'Reilly, amednews staff. Posted April 18, 2011. "One-third of hospital patients experience adverse events and about 7% are harmed permanently or die as a result, according to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at Forensics Talk
Yahoo News By SHEILA V KUMAR, Associated Press Sheila V Kumar, Associated Press – Tue Apr 19, 10:51 pm ET DENVER – "An Oregon man suspected of raping a 22-year-old woman at Denver International Airport was charged Tuesday with one count of sexual assault. Noel Bertrand, 26, of Portland, was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at Forensics Talk
BBC News 20 April 2011 Last updated at 05:00 ET "The deaths of 14 elderly residents in a care home blaze could have been prevented by a "suitable" fire safety plan, an inquiry has concluded. The fire at Rosepark care home in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, broke out in a cupboard... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at Forensics Talk
LOS ANGELES – "The doctor charged in the death of Michael Jackson tried to change his story about his actions involving the pop star, telling his own experts in the upcoming trial a different story than he told police, prosecutors said Monday. Deputy District Attorneys David Walgren and Deborah Brazil... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2011 at Forensics Talk
WebMD New Tracking Tool Suggests Medical Errors May Occur in One-Third of Hospital Admissions By Denise Mann WebMD Health News "April 7, 2011 -- Medication errors, infections, and other hospital-related errors may be 10 times more common than previously estimated, according to a study involving a new tracking tool. Medical... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2011 at Forensics Talk