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Better Coordination of Mental Health Services Needed Nationwide-- Joseph Merlino, MD, NY Academy of Medicine.

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Allowing Guns on College Campuses Unlikely to Reduce Mass Shootings

Policies allowing civilians to bring guns on college campuses are unlikely to reduce mass shootings on campus and are likely to lead to more shootings, homicides and suicides on campus, especially among students, a new report concludes.

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Researchers Identify Link Between Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury

Physicians and researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute have identified a link between domestic violence and traumatic brain injury.

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Adding Windows to Vacant Houses and Clearing Vacant Lots Reduces Gun Violence, Saves Money

Each dollar spent repairing abandoned buildings and vacant lots reduces neighborhood gun violence by as much as 39 percent and yields, respectively, a $5 and $26 return on investment (ROI) to taxpayers, and a $79 and $333 ROI to society at large through steps like installing working windows and doors in abandoned buildings, as well as removing trash and debris, and planting grass and trees.

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New Data From National Violent Death Reporting System Shed Light on Law Enforcement Officer Deaths, Their Use of Lethal Force

Violence-related deaths, including homicides and suicides, are an urgent public health problem, according to Alex E. Crosby, MD, MPH, James A. Mercy, PhD, and Debra Houry, MD, MPH, from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA. Their commentary and contributions by other noted experts in the supplement to the November American Journal of Preventive Medicine provide valuable insights into new data from the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), which can help inform current debates about violence, prevention, and public policy.

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West Louisville Youth Working to Change the Downward Spiral of Violence in the City

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Louisville youth are helping to change perceptions about violence, and ultimately destructive behaviors through their work with UofL's National Center of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention.

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Study Supports Do Not Sell Voluntary Waiting Period for Gun Sales to Reduce Suicide

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A new study suggests many patients at risk for suicide would voluntarily place their name on a Do Not Sell list, prohibiting gun shops from immediately selling them a firearm.

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Expert: Clown Threats Create Fear, But They’re Not Terrorism

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Police Violence Against Unarmed Black Men Results in Loss of Thousands of Crime-Related 911 Calls

A new study shows that publicized cases of police violence against unarmed black men have a clear and significant negative impact on citizen crime reporting, specifically 911 calls.

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Alcohol-Involved Homicide Victimization: Common, Linked to Male Gender, Minority Status, and History of Domestic Abuse

While the association between alcohol and homicide may seem obvious, there has been no recent study of alcohol involvement in homicide victimization in U.S. states. This study drills down into the subject, looking at how often alcohol was involved in homicide victimization, and what socio-demographic and other factors may be predictors.







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