As sex trafficking by Nigerian gangs rises in Italy, authorities are intensifying their search for crime kingpins. The gangs, which control an extensive network of victims trafficked from Nigeria, have increased violent tactics such as teaming up with notorious mafia groups…

In Australia, one of the greatest risks to health for women between the ages of 18 and 44 is intimate partner violence, says a new national study published by Australia’s National Research Organization for Women’s Safety (ANROWS).  

Americans have a 99.85% chance of knowing at least one victim of gun violence over the course of their lifetimes, according to a new Boston University study. Published in Preventative Medicine, the research used 2013 gun injury and fatality data from the CDC and estimates…

The American Medical Association called gun violence a “public health crisis,” which is one reason firearms are on our list of 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health (by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health).

This year, as Texas joins 7 other states that require state colleges to allow civilians with permits to carry concealed guns on campus, new research questions the premise that more guns in public places will reduce violence.  

  To examine some of the most controversial aspects of the US gun-control debate, The New York Times studied 130 of last year’s worst shootings. In each, 4 or more people were shot, at least 1 person died, and at least 1 attacker was identified. The findings speak to how…

29 million women and 16 million men in the US have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lives. The many dimensions of domestic violence, the need for evidence-based prevention strategies and the role that the public and private…

Listening to survivor narratives and personalizing care may be the key to reestablishing health for victims of rape and serious physical harm. That’s the thought behind the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) One-Stop Centre program, which gathers medical, behavioral…

Claiming a protective imperative, US hospitals are increasingly arming security guards with guns and Tasers. But many in the medical community say the practice creates an atmosphere of fear that impedes quality care.  

China is beginning to acknowledge its hidden culture of child sexual abuse. A recent study revealed that between 2013 and 2015, the media covered 968 cases of child sexual abuse involving 1,790 children. Nationally, there could be as many as 25 million victims. Numerous…