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Forensic Nurse in Virginia Develops Technology to Detect Bruises on Dark Skin – NBC4 Washington
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Forensic Nurse in Virginia Develops Technology to Detect Bruises on Dark Skin – NBC4 Washington

A forensic nurse and associate professor at George Mason University has discovered and developed a way to detect bruising more easily on dark skin tones in the hopes of helping more victims of domestic violence and abuse. Dr. Katherine Scafide worked as an emergency room and trauma nurse, and said she was amazed by the number of serious injuries she saw. That pushed her to pursue a career in forensic nursing to help victims of domestic violence. "I became fascinated by the specific care that they need in a time in which they were quite vulnerable," Scafide said. She said injuries like bruises were harder to see with the naked eye, especially when the victims were people of color. ”Without being able to see them, there’s nothing for me to document," Scafide said. "...
Regina man charged with assault, forcible confinement of woman, child – Regina
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Regina man charged with assault, forcible confinement of woman, child – Regina

The Regina Police Service was called to a restaurant Monday morning after a woman and child where dragged away by a man. Police got the call of an assault around 5:30 a.m. on the 400 block of Albert Street North, and said the investigation led to a nearby apartment.Officers said as they entered the woman requested help, and had injuries consistent with assault.Police then learned that the man had conditions to have no contact with the woman, and that the man had threatened to further harm her if she called police. Trending Stories The Regina man was charged with aggravated assault, forcible confinement and failing to comply with conditions of a release order. Story continues below advertisement He was expected to make his first provin...