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Trending Stories Report for 21 May 2015

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Gun Violence Restraining Orders: A Promising Strategy to Reduce Gun Violence in the U.S.

Gun violence restraining orders (GVROs) are a promising strategy for reducing firearm homicide and suicide in the United States, and should be considered by states seeking to address gun violence, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of California, Davis, argue in a new report.

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Social Psychologist and Black American Studies Professor Yasser Payne Available to Talk on the Baltimore Riots

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Why do people #riot? David Derezotes of @uutah's @USocialWork available for media interviews on topic. #freddiegray #baltimore

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Trending Stories Report for 23 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: diet supplements and cancer risk (3 days on top 10 list), oral mucositis in cancer treatment, updated breast cancer screening guidelines, climate change, materials science, asthma, mental health and gun violence, genetics and immunology, and multiple sclerosis treatment.

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James Holmes Trial – Mental Health & Gun Violence Expert Available-@Vanderbiltu Dr. Jonathan Metzl w/ New Research on Mental Illness & Mass Shootings

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Nearly 1 in 10 Adults Has Impulsive Anger Issues and Access To Guns

An estimated 9 percent of adults in the U.S. have a history of impulsive, angry behavior and have access to guns, according to a study published this month in Behavioral Sciences and the Law. The study also found that an estimated 1.5 percent of adults report impulsive anger and carry firearms outside their homes.

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Young Guns: U-M Study Finds High Rate of Firearm Violence in High-Risk Youth After Assault Injury

Two young men sit in an inner-city ER. One is getting care for injuries he suffered in a fight, the other, for a sore throat. After getting care, both head back out to an environment of violence and poverty. But, a new study finds, the one who had been in a fight will have a 60% chance of involvement in a violent incident involving a firearm within the next two years.

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Witnessing Drug Problems or Domestic Violence Causes Greater Asthma Incidence

New study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows that children exposed to greater number of adverse childhood experiences had increased risk of asthma incidence.

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Domestic Violence Deters Contraception

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A major study published in PLOS One showed that women who are abused by their partner or ex-partner are much less likely to use contraception; this exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases and leads to more frequent unintended pregnancies and abortions. These findings could influence how physicians provide contraceptive counselling.