Firearm mortality is a leading—and preventable—cause of death in the US, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia. A new study surfaces demographic determinants of death between 1990-2015 and breaks down risk factors by age, sex, education, race or ethnicity (US and Brazil), and intent…

Trauma surgeons may see “the equivalent of a mass shooting every 2.5 months”—clusters of 4 or more gunshot victims–contributing to burnout or “moral injury.” Per a 2014 survey, 40% of trauma surgeons have PTSD symptoms and 15% meet criteria for PTSD diagnosis. But…

19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi was burned to death in Bangladesh after she reported her school’s headmaster for sexual harassment, police say.

Youth violence in London—with knife crime its best-known manifestation—has reached its highest point in a decade. “Penetrating-trauma injuries” tripled in certain hospitals from 2010-2017. The city is addressing the knife crime crisis as a public health issue, with steps…

Yesterday marked a quarter century since the Rwandan genocide that saw nearly 1 million people slaughtered in less than 4 months, The New Humanitarian reports.

Médecins Sans Frontières has indefinitely suspended patient admissions at its emergency trauma hospital in Aden, Yemen after armed men stormed the facility and kidnapped a patient who was later found dead, MSF reported.

In the face of persistent violence against hospitals, medical personnel and patients, 3 years ago the UN Security Council adopted a resolution reaffirming long-held norms of respecting and protecting health care in conflict and calling for concrete steps on prevention and…

Attacks on health care have hit 2 conflict-ridden regions this week.

17 died in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida last February—but that was not the end. 2 survivors took their own lives in the last week, prompting activists to Tweet “17 + 2," The Washington Post reports.

“It’s about all of us, it’s in the national interest and it’s about safety.”   With those words, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a planned ban of military-style semiautomatic weapons in New Zealand as well as high-capacity ammunition magazines. The move follows…