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Released: 9-May-2024 7:05 AM EDT
Youth Experiencing Parental Death Due to Drug Poisoning and Firearm Violence in the US, 1999-2020
Newswise

The US is experiencing dual overlapping public health crises of drug poisoning (herein, drugs) and firearm deaths. Since 1999, more than 1 million residents of the US have died by fatal drug poisonings and more than 750 000 by firearms.

Newswise: Study Examines U.S. Public Opinion of ‘Would-be’ Mass Shooters
Released: 1-May-2024 8:30 AM EDT
Study Examines U.S. Public Opinion of ‘Would-be’ Mass Shooters
Florida Atlantic University

A first-of-its-kind study sheds light on public opinion about would-be mass shooters, particularly regarding their mental health status. Willingness to “see something” and “say something,” especially when loved ones or associates are involved, hinges on whether the informant believes the criminal justice system will handle the situation effectively and fairly.

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Released: 10-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Experiencing Racial Discrimination Impacts the Mental Health of Teens in the U.S. Justice System
Southern Methodist University

A new study by SMU psychologists shows interpersonal racial discrimination and other forms of violence can impact the mental health of adolescents in the justice system.

   
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Released: 5-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
The Vandal Theory Podcast - Season 6, Episode 7: Omi Hodwitz — Missing and Murdered Indigenous
University of Idaho

Meet Omi Hodwitz, an associate professor in the Department of Culture, Society and Justice at University of Idaho. Hodwitz and her students are compiling the most comprehensive database to date of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirits in Canada and the United States.

   
Newswise: Southland RISE celebrates 5 years of violence prevention and recovery efforts in Chicagoland
Released: 28-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Southland RISE celebrates 5 years of violence prevention and recovery efforts in Chicagoland
University of Chicago Medical Center

In an anniversary event, the collaborative between UChicago Medicine and Advocate Health Care explored the success of community work and local partnerships.

Released: 27-Mar-2024 12:05 PM EDT
$3M Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to fund gun violence research
UC Davis Health

UC Davis Health received a $3 million grant to support research by the Black & Brown Collective. The group is studying gun violence that disproportionately impacts marginalized communities.

Released: 25-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EDT
How firearms move from legal purchase to criminal use
UC Davis Health

A new study of California firearm data identifies specific risk factors associated with a legally purchased gun that is later used in a crime.

Released: 15-Mar-2024 11:00 AM EDT
New Research in April: Colorectal Cancer, Kidney Health, OR Supply Costs, and More
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The April issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) features new research on topics ranging from colorectal cancer and social vulnerability to operating room supply costs, the rise in school shootings since 1970, and the impact of permitless open carry laws on suicide rates, among others.

   
Released: 15-Mar-2024 9:15 AM EDT
Study of Fatal and Nonfatal Shootings by Police Reveals Racial Disparities, Dispatch Risks
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions and Vanderbilt University found that an average of 1,769 people were injured annually in police shootings from 2015 to 2020, 55 percent of them or 979 people, fatally.

 
8-Mar-2024 1:00 PM EST
Permitless Open Carry Laws May Lead to More Firearm-Related Suicides
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

In states that relaxed firearm laws to allow openly carrying a loaded firearm in public without a permit, significantly more people died by firearms and suicide than in states without permitless open carry laws, according to study findings published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS).

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Released: 8-Mar-2024 10:05 AM EST
Study Reveals How Sports Programmes for Young Children Can Combat Future Youth Violence
Loughborough University

A study conducted by Loughborough University has examined how sporting interventions aimed at young children can reduce youth crime and violence in London.

   
Released: 7-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EST
Haiti is close to becoming a failed state
University of Miami

Gangs have attacked the airport and jails while the de facto prime minister was out of the country. University of Miami experts discuss the nation’s future.

Released: 6-Mar-2024 11:00 AM EST
Study Quantifies Dramatic Rise in School Shootings and Related Fatalities Since 1970
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The incidence of school shootings more than quadrupled over the past 53 years, according to a new study analyzing data from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). To curtail the trend and help prevent future school shootings, researchers offered five key steps to address the problem through a public health approach.

Released: 4-Mar-2024 5:05 PM EST
Who Military Service Members See as Credible to Discuss Secure Firearm Storage for Suicide Prevention
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Overall, the most credible sources are law enforcement officers, military service members and veterans, Rutgers Health researchers find

Released: 29-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
NYC ranks safest among big U.S. cities for gun violence, new research from NYU Tandon School of Engineering reveals
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

In a paper published in Nature Cities, a research team explored the role that population size of cities plays on the incidences of gun homicides, gun ownership and licensed gun sellers. The researchers found that none of these quantities vary linearly with the population size. In other words, higher population did not directly equate to proportionally higher rates of gun homicides, ownership, or gun sellers in a predictable straight-line way across cities. The relationships were more complex than that.

Released: 28-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST
Improving children’s access to care could mitigate the health consequences of exposure to neighborhood violence
Boston Medical Center

A new collaborative study between Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia finds exposure to neighborhood violence among children was associated with unmet health needs and increased acute care utilization.

Released: 23-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
School focus on grades, test scores linked to violence against teachers
Ohio State University

Violence against teachers is likely to be higher in schools that focus on grades and test scores than in schools that emphasize student learning, a new study has found.

Newswise: Preventing tragedy: FSU expert examines suicidal motives in mass shootings, terrorism
Released: 21-Feb-2024 9:05 AM EST
Preventing tragedy: FSU expert examines suicidal motives in mass shootings, terrorism
Florida State University

By: Amy Walden | Published: February 21, 2024 | 9:21 am | SHARE: According to the Gun Violence Archive, the United States reported 656 mass shootings in 2023. When it comes to understanding and preventing tragedies such as murder-suicides, mass shootings and terrorism, some may question why assailants in these cases are motivated to kill.

Released: 15-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
MSU hosts first Remembrance Conference with University at Buffalo to address gun violence
Michigan State University

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo partnered to host the inaugural Remembrance Conference to address firearm violence through a public health approach.

Released: 11-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST
Black women in the US murdered six times more often than White women over last 20 years
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Black women in the U.S were, on average, six times more likely to be murdered than their white peers for the years 1999 through 2020, according to an analysis of racial disparities in U.S. homicide rates released by Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.

Released: 9-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
VP Kamala Harris Recognizes End of Community Violence Awareness Week and Acknowledges the Historic Graduation of Pioneering CVI Leadership Academy’s Inaugural Cohort at White House Ceremony
University of Chicago

Vice President Kamala Harris spoke Friday at a White House ceremony recognizing the inaugural graduating class of the University of Chicago's pioneering Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy

Released: 8-Feb-2024 11:00 AM EST
Pregnant Women Living in States with Limited Access to Abortion Face Higher Levels of Intimate Partner Homicide
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Particularly by firearms, increasing rates of intimate partner homicide of women who are pregnant or recently pregnant are occurring in states that have limited access to abortion.

Released: 7-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Education, bullying, mental health, school gun violence top list of parental concerns for their children: poll
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The latest results from an annual poll of Tennessee parents from the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy again show education and school quality is the leading concern parents have for their children for the third consecutive year.

Released: 6-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
New Report Shares First-Hand Experiences of Young Americans’ Relationship with Guns
American University

New Report Shares First-Hand Experiences of Young Americans’ Relationship with Guns

Released: 6-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
New Jersey Leaders, Researchers and Community Leaders Team Up to Discuss Solutions to Gun Violence in New Jersey
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Rutgers New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center (GVRC) is bringing together researchers, policy makers, community members and elected officials to discuss data-driven solutions to firearm-related issues in New Jersey.

Released: 6-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Perceptions of Manhood and Masculinities Among Disabled Violently Injured Black Men in a Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Black men with firearm-acquired disabilities face negative physical and psychological impacts on their manhood, independence and mobility, according to a Rutgers Health study.

Released: 5-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
Exposure to Gun Violence Is Associated With Suicidal Behavior in Black Adults
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Whether experienced directly or indirectly, gun violence is damaging Black Americans’ mental health, according to Rutgers Health study

Released: 22-Jan-2024 4:05 PM EST
Sexual minority young people in Canada more likely to experience harmful police contact
University of Toronto

While there has been much public scrutiny and research on police interactions and violence towards sexual minorities in the United States, there is a gap in the current literature on how sexual minorities fare with law enforcement contact in Canada.

 
Newswise: Center for Advanced Research in Forensic Science enters Phase II
Released: 22-Jan-2024 8:05 AM EST
Center for Advanced Research in Forensic Science enters Phase II
Texas A&M AgriLife

Texas A&M is collaborating with center-lead Florida International University and Sam Houston State University within the nation’s only forensic science Industry-University Cooperative Research Center.

Released: 8-Jan-2024 3:05 PM EST
First ever scientific study on First World War crater reveals new details on its history
Taylor & Francis

More than 60ft below the surface, British miners had dug a gallery for more than 900 metres from their lines and packed it with 40,000 lbs of explosives. It was one of 19 mines placed beneath German front positions that were detonated on 1st July, 1916 to mark the start of the offensive.

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Newswise: Case Western Reserve University lecturer partnering with Peace Corps to support Ukrainian university students amidst war
Released: 13-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST
Case Western Reserve University lecturer partnering with Peace Corps to support Ukrainian university students amidst war
Case Western Reserve University

As the war in Ukraine continues to devastate communities, a Case Western Reserve University lecturer is partnering with the Peace Corps to help students there learn how to manage the intense emotions of the conflict.

Newswise: Researchers Compare Mental Illness, Gun Violence Rates in U.S., Australia and U.K.
Released: 11-Dec-2023 8:30 AM EST
Researchers Compare Mental Illness, Gun Violence Rates in U.S., Australia and U.K.
Florida Atlantic University

Mental illness rates were 15.7% in the U.S., 17.6% in Australia and 13.8% in the U.K. in 2019. Yet, the U.S. had 10 times higher death rates from gun violence than Australia and 40 times higher death rates than the U.K.

Released: 5-Dec-2023 9:30 AM EST
New Report on Preventing Armed Insurrection: Firearms in Political Spaces Threaten Public Health, Safety, and Democracy
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new report by researchers at the Center for Gun Violence Solutions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examines the increased threat of armed insurrection to both public health and the functioning of democracy.

Released: 30-Nov-2023 8:55 AM EST
Expert Briefing: Gun Violence Prevention Policies, the U.S. Supreme Court, and Deterring Armed Insurrections
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will host an expert briefing for the media from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 7, via Zoom, featuring the co-directors of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions.

Released: 24-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Many Owners See Little Value in Storing Their Firearms Securely
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

With more than 400 million privately owned firearms in circulation across the United States, gun violence prevention efforts have emphasized secure firearm storage as a method for preventing injury and death. But some owners may not see the value in doing so, according to Rutgers researchers.

   
Released: 14-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST
How teachers would handle student violence against educators
Ohio State University

For the first time, teachers in a nationwide study have told researchers what strategies they think work best to deal with student violence against educators. Teachers rated suspending or expelling students as the least effective way of addressing violence, despite the popularity of “zero tolerance” policies in many school districts.

Released: 13-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Self-deception may seed ‘hubris balancing,’ leading to Putin’s war against Ukraine
Hiroshima University

New theory explains international leaders' irrational acts of war as self-deception leading to overbalancing.

 
Newswise: S&T professor’s glass powder that controls bleeding may also prevent infections
Released: 8-Nov-2023 3:05 PM EST
S&T professor’s glass powder that controls bleeding may also prevent infections
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Scientist to collaborate with South African researcher to test glass powder for antibacterial properties.

   
Released: 7-Nov-2023 4:05 PM EST
Analysis of firearm-related suicide data reveals elevated risk in younger teens and in states with lax firearm laws
University of Chicago Medical Center

A new study from UChicago Medicine found stable, age-related patterns in firearm suicide, with the disturbing exception of accelerating rates in younger teens, and that states with less strict firearm laws had higher firearm suicide rates.

Released: 6-Nov-2023 5:05 PM EST
Chicago community violence intervention program shown to reduce gun violence
Northwestern University

New research shows large reductions in gun violence involvement for participants of a Chicago-based community violence intervention (CVI) program.

2-Nov-2023 4:00 PM EDT
The Health and Economic Toll of Gun Violence in Youth
Harvard Medical School

Firearm deaths, injuries among young people exert massive physical, mental health burden on survivors and families. Financial costs also high; survivor health spending up by $35,000 in the year following injury, according to the analysis. Deaths and injuries likely to grow in coming years.



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