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Lifting restrictions on concealed carry guns increases violent crime, and laws restricting gun ownership for people convicted of domestic violence reduces killings of female domestic partners, according to an analysis in Science. 

Read more via News.stanford.edu and access the study via Science.sciencemag.org . . .

If current trends in child obesity continue, more than 57% of today’s children in the U.S. will have obesity at age 35, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. 

Read more via Hsph.harvard.edu . . .

A behavioral emergency response team helps de-escalate behavioral emergencies, thereby reducing assaults and use of restraints, according to a study in Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing. Read more via Onlinelibrary.wiley.com . . .

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Alex Wubbels plans to donate some of the $500,000 she receives from Salt Lake City and the University of Utah (both entities agreed to split the cost of the settlement) to help people obtain police body camera footage of themselves and provide legal aid for open records requests. She . . .

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The risk of surgical site infections after elective total hip arthroplasty is lower in hospitals where nurses assess staffing as adequate, according to a report in the International Journal of Nursing Studies.

Read more via Journal of Nursing Studies . . .

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Supportive nurse mangers reduce the incidence of coworker incivility, according to a study in the Journal of Nursing Management. Read more via Onlinelibrary.wiley.com . . .

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The number of obese children and adolescents (aged 5 to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades, according to a study in The Lancet. Read more via Imperial.ac.uk and access the article at the Lancet.com . . .

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