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Article ID: 695351

Research Finds Link Between Reduction in Firearm Suicides and “Red Flag” Gun Laws

Academy Communications

With more than 20 “red flag” gun bills pending in state legislatures, risk-based gun seizure laws have emerged as a prominent policy option for reducing gun violence. A new study by Aaron Kivisto of the University of Indianapolis--appearing in the June edition of the journal Psychiatric Services--provides evidence that risk-based gun seizure laws do work and are saving lives.

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1-Jun-2018 12:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695360

Handgun Purchaser Licensing Laws Linked to Fewer Firearm Homicides in Large, Urban Areas

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

State laws that require gun purchasers to obtain a license contingent on passing a background check performed by state or local law enforcement are associated with a 14 percent reduction in firearm homicides in large, urban counties, a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found.

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31-May-2018 9:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694987

Active Shooter Detection Systems Could Lock Down Schools, Alert Emergency Responders in Seconds

Intrusion Technologies

Designed by former law enforcement and fire department personnel, active shooter detection and mitigation systems can automatically detect gunshots, aggressive speech, breaking glass, and other violent actions.

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24-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694969

Study: Guns in Chicago Just ‘2.5 Handshakes’ Away

Northwestern University

In one of the first studies to try to map a gun market using network science, researchers used the novel scientific approach to understand how close offenders are to guns in the city of Chicago.

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22-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694835

Preventing Murder by Addressing Domestic Violence

Case Western Reserve University

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University found 45 percent of victims were at high risk for homicide and severe assault, in a one-year assessment

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21-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694836

Expert Available to Discuss School Shooting in Texas

Northwestern University

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18-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694814

NSU Home to National Expert on Campus Shootings / School Violence

Nova Southeastern University

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18-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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    17-May-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 694536

New AJPH Research: Gun Owner Survey, Support for Gun Violence Prevention, Suicide Risk and Gun Ownership, Refugee Mental Health, HPV Vaccine, Indoor Tanning.

American Public Health Association (APHA)

In this issue, find research on gun ownership, support for gun violence prevention, suicide risk and gun ownership, refugee mental health, HPV vaccine and indoor tanning.

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14-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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    17-May-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 694653

Little Difference Between Gun Owners, Non-Gun Owners on Key Gun Policies, Survey Finds

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new national public opinion survey from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds widespread agreement among gun owners and non-gun owners in their support for policies that restrict or regulate firearms.

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16-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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    16-May-2018 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 694534

Study Shows Increase In Youth Suicide Attempts

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The number of school-age children and adolescents hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or attempts has more than doubled since 2008, according to a new Vanderbilt-led study published today in Pediatrics.

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14-May-2018 2:00 PM EDT
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