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Stop the suppression of gun research

The U.S. has more gun deaths per capita than any of the world’s two dozen highest-income countries. Yet the government, at the behest of the gun lobby, limits the collection of data on gun-related deaths, prevents researchers from…

Curtailing domestic violence through research, prevention

May 12, 2017 – Intimate partner violence takes a huge toll on the physical and mental health of millions around the globe and results in global economic costs reaching into the trillions every year, according to experts. Now, Harvard…

An emergency within an emergency

In this week's podcast we bring you two stories of disturbing human rights abuses: one developing in real-time, and another that's been lingering for centuries.

Federal funding needed for gun violence research

David Hemenway, professor of health policy at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, discussed the need for federal funding for gun violence research in the May…

Stories from Aleppo: Medical workers under siege

March 23, 2017 – The stories told by health workers from Syria were heartbreaking. They spoke of making desperate attempts to save people injured in a chemical attack on a hospital… of struggling to save people’s eyesight after…

Preserving the power of antibiotics

In this week's episode: Meet a researcher who's fighting to preserve the life-saving power of antibiotics, plus a disturbing spike in violence linked to police officers and security guards, and the link between C-sections and obesity risk among…