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Reducing youth gun violence

Gun-related injuries are the second leading cause of death for children and teens in the U.S., according to new research—but there are several promising strategies that can help reduce these deaths, experts say. According to a February 12,…

High rates of gun ownership linked with more youth suicides

A nationwide study found that youth suicide is more prevalent in states with higher rates of household gun ownership. After accounting for factors that could contribute to suicide risk, such as depression, alcoholism, and substance abuse, the researchers…

Doctors affirm commitment to reducing gun violence

The nation’s doctors have been speaking up about the importance of talking to their patients about the dangers of guns, in spite of criticism from the National Rifle Association (NRA). In a November 19, 2018 editorial in the…

Report: Rising Utah suicide rates propelled by guns

Suicides outnumber homicides in Utah eight to one and the state’s suicide rate has been rising for a decade—with the increase driven by guns, according to a new report from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Half…

Massachusetts’ gun policies could serve as national model

Massachusetts’ comprehensive approach to minimizing gun violence could serve as a model for other states, according to gun policy researchers, law enforcement officials, and experts who are familiar with gun policies around the country. A combination of policies—including…

Trump administration actions harming U.S. human rights reputation

President Trump’s administration is actively harming U.S. credibility on human rights, according to a November 8, 2018 Brown Political Review article. The article quotes Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Director of Research and Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at…

Working toward a tipping point on guns

David Hemenway, professor of health policy, said that “a big part of [public health’s] past successes has been changing the symbols,” including making smoking and drunk driving less socially acceptable. The same could happen with guns.