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In Boston, Psychological First Aid

A disaster-response behavioral health specialist discusses priorities.<p>Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters<p>Dr. Kermit Crawford is a professor of psychiatry at the Boston School of Medicine who specializes in disaster response. He spent last night with some of the victims' families. He said that much of the fear …

How to teach ... first aid

From asthma attacks to major incidents, teaching your students how to respond to emergencies is important. Here are some resources to help you develop their life-saving skills<p>First aid skills not only give your students the ability to save a life – knowing how to respond in an emergency can also …

The Real First Aid

The CORE Patient Recovery Vest is aimed at those workers who come first in contact with accident victims. It is designed to aid them establish triage …

The 'Digital First Aid Kit' Will Treat Your Cyber Cuts and Bruises

Digital rights organisations have released a kit aimed at activists and journalists faced with cyberattacks.<p>Image: izarizhar/Shutterstock<p>Some of the world’s biggest digital rights players have come together to create a toolbox for activists, human rights defenders, and journalists who might face …

Cybersecurity

Global Water Supply Drying Up as Population Grows

Ocean water may cover more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, but thirsty humans rely on finite supplies of freshwater to stay alive. And with …

Watch This Baby Boy Adorably React To Hearing His Parents For The First Time Thanks To A Hearing Aid

Watching people hear for the very first time with the help of devices like hearing aids or cochlear implants never gets old.<p>The video above is a unique twist on that genre, as young Lachlan Lever was just seven weeks old when the beautiful baby boy received his first hearing aid. He was obviously …

School allows bullied boy to wear My Little Pony backpack

Earlier this week, I wrote about a 9-year-old North Carolina boy who was being teased at school for wearing a “girlie” My Little Pony backpack to school. Administrators at Hyatt Elementary initially tried to solve the problem by telling Grayson Bruce to not wear his beloved backpack, telling him …

Bullied high-school students more likely to bring weapons to class, U.S. research finds

A new study suggests that high-school students who have been bullied are almost twice as likely to bring weapons such as guns and knives to class as their peers who aren't targeted – and the worse the abuse gets the more likely they are to do so.<p>According to an analysis of national survey data …

High School

Bill lets schools create cyber-bullying policies

SPRINGFIELD—The Senate passed a bill today that would allow a school to enact a policy that bans students from using computers and cell phones to harass others through a practice called "cyber-bullying."<p>Sponsoring Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, said the proposal does not allow the school to …

Cyberbullying