In Washington’s King County, prosecutors are deploying a public health approach against gun violence, studying the scourge as an epidemiologist would examine a disease. By analyzing the dynamics between victims, witnesses and perpetrators, the intent is to stop violence…

UNAIDS’ top brass are actively suppressing an independent report investigating sexual harassment, bullying and abuse of power at the embattled agency, according to AIDS-Free World and Code Blue. The UNAIDS governing body commissioned the report in the wake of a high-profile…

WASHINGTON – Today’s shocking CDC announcement that US life expectancy has declined for 3 years has added extra urgency to a summit of policymakers, experts, innovators and others gathered in the nation’s capital to discussion public health solutions.

Opioid overdoses claimed 42,000 lives in the US in 2016. Air pollution causes 200,000 Americans to die too soon each year. About 1 million violent crimes are committed in the US annually.

Americans face a lot of health problems—youth at risk, the opioid crisis, and a mental health care crisis to name a few—but the inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit is all about solutions. GHN will be blogging the Summit today and tomorrow right here, and you can…

Around 30 accredited hospital-based violence intervention programs are tackling America’s gun violence problem one patient at a time.  

Could video games help military veterans with mental or behavioral health problems?  Michelle Colder Carras, PhD, interviewed 20 US vets who were in treatment at a Veterans Administration facility. Colder Carras, now an assistant professor at the Netherlands’…

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.