Posts tagged "gun violence"

April 7 news: Gun violence research, risk of lead exposure, Zika funding

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, April 7, 2016.
Obama touts public health in State of the Union

Obama touts public health in State of the Union

If you were listening to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address last night, you heard a litany of refrains on health.
Public health taking stronger approach to gun violence

Public health taking stronger approach to gun violence

Public health advocates can agree that shootings are a huge health issue, but gun violence also indicates community-wide health issues. Read what researchers have to say in this article from the January 2016 issue of The Nation's Health.

Jan. 5 news: Obama on gun violence, global health forecast, Texas abortion restrictions

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.
APHA's Benjamin in The Guardian: 'Time for public health response' to gun violence

APHA’s Benjamin in The Guardian: ‘Time for public health response’ to gun violence

To reverse the gun violence epidemic – and it’s important that we say “epidemic” – we must do the same thing we’d do for any infectious disease outbreak.
APHA's Benjamin on gun violence in San Bernardino County

APHA’s Benjamin on gun violence in San Bernardino County

“Today is an emotional day at APHA after yesterday’s tragic events in San Bernardino, California. This incident of gun violence is deeply personal, as it took place at a county health department celebration."
APHA, Brady Campaign summit: ‘The tide is turning’ in gun violence epidemic

APHA, Brady Campaign summit: ‘The tide is turning’ in gun violence epidemic

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and APHA National Summit this week in Washington, D.C., is for the countless Americans affected by gun violence.

Sept. 1 news: Sleep and the common cold, FDA sugar guidelines, healthy happy meals

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.
APHA’s Benjamin on CBS News: Public health can prevent gun violence

APHA’s Benjamin on CBS News: Public health can prevent gun violence

Should gun violence be treated as a public health issue? APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, joined CBS News last week to discuss how public health can address this growing crisis.

Aug. 27 news: Global life expectancy, sleepy surgeons, bakery recall

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.
AJPH study: Police killings more likely in states with more gun owners

AJPH study: Police killings more likely in states with more gun owners

New research from the American Journal of Public Health investigated the impact of statewide gun ownership on the safety of police officers. Read on to learn what researchers found.
APHA on gun violence: ‘This is about how we keep people alive and safe’

APHA on gun violence: ‘This is about how we keep people alive and safe’

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, talked with British television program ITV News last week to discuss U.S. gun violence and why it's a public health issue.