Ebola Variant Identified in Guinea

Ebola Variant Identified in Guinea

On April 16, 2014, researchers from the Institut Pasteur and from Inserm (Jean Mérieux-Inserm BSL-4 Laboratory, Lyon) published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, documenting their characterization of the Ebola virus currently epidemic in Guinea. The pathogen responsible for the epidemic has been initially identified as a variant of the Zaire Ebola […]

Mental Illness Not Strongly Associated With Criminal Behavior

Mental Illness Not Strongly Associated With Criminal Behavior

Research conducted on 143 people with severe mental illness taken from a mental health court in Minneapolis has found that a relatively small number of the crimes they commit are directly related to the symptoms of their illness. The study, conducted by researchers at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota, is the first to take […]

Legalizing Marijuana: Lessons From Alcohol and Tobacco

Legalizing Marijuana: Lessons From Alcohol and Tobacco

In a move hailed as progressive by pot smokers everywhere, Colorado and Washington State have taken the step of legalizing marijuana. Policymakers concerned with the possible public health consequences were perhaps not as enthusiastic. A study published this month by the RAND Drug Policy Research center, in the American Journal of Public Health, offers some […]

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