In a season of hurricanes, wildfires, gun violence and the still-churning opioid epidemic, the list of problems afflicting health in the US seems long—and short on answers. But public health professionals, policymakers and other experts are developing new strategies for…

In its new position paper on gun violence, the American College of Physicians strengthens and expands its recommendations on policies to prevent and reduce mass shootings and the daily gun-related violence in communities, homes and other public and private places.

In the US, the response to gun violence has become numbingly routine. Following a mass shooting, familiar polar-opposite arguments emerge in sharp relief. Rhetoric soars; survivors grieve. Then the debate wanes until the next mass shooting.  

Worldwide, a third of women who’ve been in a relationship report experiencing intimate partner violence. Medical workers are often the de facto first responders, a role many are not adequately prepared for. But from England to Malaysia to South Africa, a growing number of…

The people of Pittsburgh and America are mourning the loss of 11 people who were killed at a synagogue on Saturday. 6 others were injured.   The victims at the Tree of Life Congregation were ages 54 to 97 and included a husband and wife and 2 brothers. The 46-year-old…

Many shooting survivors live with remnants of horror lodged in their bodies, in the form of bullets and shrapnel too dangerous to remove. For some, these uninvited foreign objects are ticking time bombs. 10 years after he survived the Virginia Tech shooting, Colin Goddard…

This year marks 30 years since the “Hargeisa Holocaust”—when Somali dictator Siad Barre massacred some 200,000 Isaaq tribespeople. The US played a considerable role, and Paul Manafort was doing Barre’s PR. People still live among skeletal remains from some 200 mass graves,…

Violence has been an everyday reality in Somalia since civil war erupted in 1991. Amid the shape-shifting war, “clan conflict gradually morphed into an all-out war against… al-Shabab”—with “a disposable front line” of child soldiers. The attendant trauma is impossible to…

For girls living in Nigeria’s Madinatu camp for internally displaced persons, many of whom have escaped Boko Haram, leaving the premises to fetch water leaves them vulnerable to trafficking and violence. But with sorely limited access to water, girls living in camps have no…

CDC stats are trusted, accessible and endlessly cited. But recent CDC data showing an alarming 37% spike in nonfatal gunshot injuries in 2015-2016 conflicts with other stats that reveal an overall decrease in American firearm harm.