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Artificial skin developed to enhance virtual reality

French scientists have developed an artificial skin that can enhance virtual reality. In addition, the skin may have a medical use, helping with patient rehabilitation after a person has suffered from serious burning.

A.I. assistive and rehab solutions: Interview Special

State-of-the-art technology like artificial intelligence and robotics are changing the way healthcare clinics and professional medical services operate. Bionik CEO Dr. Eric Dusseux provides an overview of recent developments.

Jihadists go to rehab at '5-star' Saudi centre

Riyadh - With its indoor swimming pool, sun-splashed patios and liveried staff, the Saudi complex has the trappings of a five-star resort, but it is actually a rehab centre -- for violent jihadists.

Iceland's unusual law that lets murderers become judges

Reykjav - A tool for rehabilitating criminals or simply a way of granting special favours? In Iceland, a law that allows a murderer to become a lawyer or a paedophile a judge recently led to the government's downfall.

Canada's youngest multiple murderer now completely free

Medicine Hat - An Alberta judge has ruled the woman, who killed her parents and younger brother when she was 12-years-old, has completed her sentence and is now not subject to any conditions. The brutal killer is the youngest multiple murderer in Canadian history.

Rehabilitation programs don't change sex offenders, report says

Sex offender treatment programs — in which offenders follow a syllabus aimed at "normalizing" their sexual impulses and fantasies — have not been shown to reduce the likelihood that sex offenders will change their behavior after they get out of jail.

LAT: A national model for mental illness recovery Special

“Today recovery from mental illness is a well-documented reality.” — Pete Linnett, Founder and CEO of Life Adjustment Team

Glee star Cory Monteith checks into rehab

Cory Monteith, an actor on the popular Fox show Glee, has checked into rehab in order to deal with his substance addiction. This is not the first time that the Calgary actor has tried to deal with his substance abuse problems.

Op-Ed: Prisoners rights and wrongs

Prisoners are at the bottom of the pecking order in Britain and everywhere else, but what rights should they have, or not, and how do we stop them going back once they have been released?

Philippine worst flood situation not yet over

The propensity of human defiance against orders from authorities most of the time, compound and even complicate the disaster situation. People simply don’t mind as long as they are not yet trap or even when they were already trapped in the danger zones

Fire at drug addiction rehabilitation center in Lima kills 26

Lima - At least 26 people were killed and 10 injured this morning in a fire at a private rehabilitation center for drug and alcohol addiction in Lima, Peru.

Mitch Winehouse to open rehabilitation center in Amy's memory?

London - Just several weeks after the tragic death of Amy Winehouse, her father has plans to open a rehabilitation center in his daughter's memory.

Giffords scheduled to be moved to Houston to begin rehabilitation

Tucson - House Representative Gabrielle Giffords is set to be moved to a hospital in Houston, TX to undergo an intensive mental and physical rehabilitation program.

Lindsay Lohan reportedly caught taking drugs in rehab

Actress Lindsay Lohan, who is currently doing rehabilitation as part of her sentencing at Utah’s Cirque Lodge facility, was caught doing drugs. Apparently she also was caught having sex in a toilet cubicle with a male patient.

Sudbury man spared jail for assisting in suicide

In a suicide pact where one participant died, another was saved from a life of addiction. The judge sentenced the surviving man to 15 months probation after he pleaded guilty to assisting in a suicide in Sudbury, Ontario.
 

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