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Op-ed: Repairing and expanding the health care system in Canada

Although Canadians take pride in the fairness of both their society and their health care system, inequities continue to exist in both, according to a recent op-ed co-authored by Andrew Boozary, a visiting scientist in Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s…

How Canadians are dealing with distracted driving

Distracted driving-related car crashes are on the rise in Canada, caused by drivers who are eating, tuning the radio, putting an address into a GPS device, talking on a handheld cell phone, and, especially, texting. Now officials in that country are exploring…

Questioning the reliability of gun injury data

Recent data on nonfatal gun injuries from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may not be trustworthy, according to experts and even the CDC itself. The CDC’s most recent data suggest that between 31,000 and 236,000 people were injured by…

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, 2019 article in The…

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 Annals of Internal Medicine,…

High caliber firearms more likely to kill

People shot with higher caliber guns are more likely to die than those shot with small caliber weapons, according to a new study. Using data from the Boston Police Department from 2010 through 2014, researchers found that gunshot victims were nearly five…

Why there’s so little gun violence research

Although students and others around the country are calling for more gun control and more gun violence research after a deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Fla.—and although thousands of people die in gun-related incidents every year—there’s a dearth of comprehensive data…