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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…

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…

Sexual assault victims experience trauma from Senate hearing

Wrenching testimony from Christine Blasey Ford alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school triggered painful emotions in others who have lived through such assaults, according to numerous reports in social and traditional…

Can we solve the migration crisis?

Every minute 24 people around the world are forced to leave their homes—and it’s estimated that more than 65 million people are currently displaced.

Peer power

Service learning project gives student on-the-ground view of a youth-led program that promotes healthy teen relationships September 17, 2018 – Interviewing young people who had spent some of their high school years as peer leaders in a program…

Uncommon Ground

Harvard Chan researchers and Utah gun-rights advocates are forging a rare partnership in the quest to prevent firearm suicides.

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…