Genetics

DNA database sold to help law-enforcement crack cold cases

During the Christmas season, genetic genealogy companies offer discounts on testing kits. We should be increasingly concerned not only about the accuracy of the tests but also about giving the gift that gives away all the ...

Overweight & Obesity

Drop that donut! Mexico pays portly cops to slim down

It's a sunny morning in Mexico City, and police officers drip with sweat as they do push-ups and squats, part of a program for overweight cops in one of the world's most obese countries.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rwanda begins vaccinating against Ebola

Rwanda on Sunday started a voluntary Ebola vaccination programme at its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Florida commission says mental health system needs overhaul

Florida's mental health system is underfunded and needs to be overhauled, with better coordination between providers, law enforcement and educators, the commission investigating last year's high school massacre recommended ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Emotional rape victims seen as more believable

Distressed rape complainants are perceived to be more credible than those who control their emotions, a University of Queensland study has found.

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