Hospital designs that are changing the way you’re cared for

June 19, 2017

… nurses?” The ‘same principles as medicine itself’ To answer these questions, today’s healthcare design follows the same principles as medicine itself extensive research, data-driven decisions and constant reassessment. This research-heavy approach, known as evidence-based design, forces design firms to take the tiniest details into consideration, from minimizing the distance between the nurse’s station and patients’ rooms, to perfecting the acoustics …

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The Revolutionary Street Art Project That Inspired Banksy And Empowered A City’s Youth

June 15, 2017

… the day his trial was due to begin after prosecutors offered no evidence of incitement. Nation says he then consciously used the subsequent press coverage to promote his projects work and to argue that without a place to legally paint, the illegal culture of the art form just gets reinforced. Nation says the publicity did inspire, however, a new generation of artists to begin visiting the project with one of them being Banksy. He says he called it his religious pilgrimage every weekend to …

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Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 3, 2017

… program that could upend the pursuit of the death penalty for Dekraai but, beyond that, could show that the rights of numerous criminal defendants were violated, potentially affecting countless sentences. Goethals ordered the hearings after failures of compliance with court orders over the last four years to turn over evidence in the case against Dekraai, who had been jailed next to a known informant. This week, three sheriffs supervisors asserted they knew nothing of the informant program, …

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Trump’s doublespeak in Saudi Arabia

… surveillance and prosecutions. Third, there is little evidence Trump is willing to participate in the global effort to “counter extremist ideology,” a new term he strategically coined instead of “radical Islamic terrorism” that he’s been peddling to his right-wing base. As Trump announced a “groundbreaking new center (that) represent(ed) a clear declaration that Muslim-majority countries must take the lead in combatting radicalization,” he took no …

May 22, 2017
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Mental health deaths probed at Essex NHS trust – BBC News

… himself. She said he had told her in a text earlier that week he was “in hell”. Image copyright Lowe family Image caption Melanie Lowe died in 2016 At the inquest last November, the coroner heard evidence of a catalogue of mistakes. Lawyer Rachel Codd, representing Ms Lowe’s family, said she had tried to abscond twice while on constant watch, but the locum psychiatrist who reassessed her upon admission did not have access to the observation notes. She added: “It …

May 22, 2017
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The Canary Girls: The workers the war turned yellow – BBC News

Those who were spared such a fate were no less safe, facing daily peril by handling explosive chemicals that carried the risk of them contracting potentially fatal diseases. And for some, the effects of their work were immediately visible; a lurid shade of yellow that stained their skin and hair and earned them a nickname – the Canary Girls. Image copyright Hulton Archive Image caption Life in munitions was “hot… sweaty… dirty – women did not want the …

May 20, 2017
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Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’ – BBC News

The RSPH report warns that “social media may be fuelling a mental health crisis” in young people. It can also be used as a tool for good, the report said, and companies should be doing their best to make platforms a safe place to be. About 90% of young people use social media – more than any other age group – so they are particularly vulnerable to its effects, although it is not clear what these are on current evidence. Image copyright Isla Whateley Social media …

May 19, 2017
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Rower says she learned she was assaulted after friends saw it on video

(CNN)A University of Washington rower says she found out in April that she was sexually assaulted in December, after friends told her they had seen cellphone video of the incident, a police affidavit says. The university said Wednesday it has suspended two male members from the rowing team while the allegations are investigated, and University of Washington police filed a search warrant asking to access the Apple iCloud accounts of both suspects to see if evidence of the crime exists. The …

May 19, 2017
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‘Fat but fit is a big fat myth’ – BBC News

In this study, researchers at the University of Birmingham analysed data of millions of British patients between 1995 and 2015 to see if this claim held true. They tracked people who were obese at the start of the study (defined as people with a body mass index of 30 or more) who had no evidence of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes at this point. They found these people who were obese but “metabolically healthy” were at higher risk of developing …

May 17, 2017
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