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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.

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Strong Regulations on Gun Sales Prevent High-Risk Individuals From Accessing Firearms and Can Reduce Violent Crime

A review of 28 published studies examining U.S. gun policy found that laws and regulations designed to keep firearms from people at risk of committing violence, such as felons and those under restraining orders, are effective and, in some instances, reduce lethal violence.

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Violence to Homecare Workers Means New Policies Needed

When it comes to caring for older adults, there is a shift to a consumer-driven model that focuses on keeping patients in their homes and out of institutional care facilities. It’s an arrangement that can benefit both the patient and the healthcare system, but new research by Johns Hopkins School of Nursing professor Nancy Glass and colleagues shows that the personnel working in patient homes are often at risk for harassment and violence with no plan of prevention.

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DHS Funding, Clinton's Emails at State Dept, ACA at SCOTUS, Netanyahu to Congress; Experts Needed

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James Holmes Mass Shooting Trial-- Vanderbilt Mental Health & Gun Violence Expert Available with New Research

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Chicago Summer Jobs Program for High School Students Dramatically Reduces Youth Violence

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A public summer jobs program for high school students from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by 43 percent over a 16-month period, according to a new study from the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the University of Pennsylvania. The randomized controlled trial is published in the journal Science.

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Is Violent Injury a Chronic Disease? U-M Study Suggests So, and May Aid Efforts to Stop the Cycle

Teens and young adults who get seriously injured in an assault are nearly twice as likely as their peers to end up back in the emergency room for a violent injury within the next two years, a new University of Michigan study finds. The researchers call this repeating pattern of violent injury a reoccurring disease.