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Researchers Offer New Theory About How Climate Affects Violence

Researchers have long struggled to explain why some violent crime rates are higher near the equator than other parts of the world. Now, a team of researchers have developed a model that could help explain why.

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Non-Violent Protest in a Time of Crisis: Civil Rights Icon Promotes Humanity Through House Sit-in, Researcher Says

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UK Perspective on the Gun Control Debate in the US: Adam Quinn, Senior Lecturer in International Politics, University of Birmingham

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Australia 20 Years After Gun Reform -- No Mass Shootings, Declining Firearm Deaths

Since gun law reform and the Firearms Buyback program 20 years ago, Australia has seen an accelerating decline in intentional firearm deaths and an absence of fatal mass shootings, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports today in a landmark study.

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Cure Violence Ranks 14th on 2016 Top 500 Global NGO List

Cure Violence ranks 14th in NGO Advisor’s new 2016 report of the Top 500 NGOs in the world, one of the definitive international rankings of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

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Cancer, Violence Among Top Health Concerns for Chicago's South Siders

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Residents on the South Side say cancer, violence prevention and sexually transmitted infections are among their top health concerns, according to the latest comprehensive assessment conducted by the University of Chicago Medicine. The 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), published online in mid-June, also identifies diabetes among adults, pediatric asthma and pediatric obesity as other critical health issues faced by South Siders. In addition to uncovering the community’s health needs, the report also includes a plan to advance outreach, prevention and education in those six health areas.

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Salisbury University Professor Available for Analysis on Senate Gun Control Votes

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Expert Says U.S. Senate's Votes Against Proposed Gun Laws Are Not Surprising

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Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH, ER Physician and Medical Director of Lurie Children's Injury Prevention and Research Center, Is Available for Interviews on Violence Prevention and Gun Control

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ACOEM Calls for Action to Address Gun Violence Public Health Crisis

ACOEM President James A. Tacci, MD, JD, MPH (FACOEM) called today for a comprehensive national public health response to the growing issue of gun violence.

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Well After the Orlando Mass Shooting, Continued Mental Health Support for Survivors Will Be Crucial, Expert Says

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Greater Public Access to Bleeding Control Training and Kits Receives Strong Support Within the U.S. Medical Community

Yesterday the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates approved a resolution introduced by the American College of Surgeons and other medical societies to train more professional first responders (i.e., police and firefighters) and civilians as immediate responders in the essential techniques of bleeding control and to place bleeding control kits (containing tourniquets, pressure bandages, hemostatic dressings, and gloves) with first responders.

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Expert Available to Discuss Radicalization of Islam and Terrorism

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UT Expert: "Massacre in Orlando Is ... An Extreme Example of the Everyday Terrorism That LGBT People of Color Experience in the U.S."

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Mental Health: How the Pardes Prize Is Making a Difference

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Suicide is among the top ten causes of death in the U.S. One in four people worldwide suffer from some type of mental illness. Two-thirds of them do not get the treatment they need. We are faced with mass shootings, a rise in heroin addiction, young people lured into terrorist groups, veterans suffering with PTSD, and increases in depression and anxiety among children and adults. These are stark illustrations that mental illness is a major international problem.

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After Orlando Shooting, Focus on ISIS and Terrorism Distracts From Real Issues, UB Queer History Expert Says

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Expert Available to Discuss Counterterrorism in the Wake of the Attack on an Orlando Nightclub

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After Scores of Deaths From Mass Shootings in 2016, Each Event Widens Divide on U.S. Gun Laws, Legal Expert Says

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Expert Available to Discuss How to Talk to Your Children About the Orlando Shooting

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Political Scientist Dr. Craig Albert Explains What Made Orlando Shooter an Ideal Recruit for Islamic Extremism