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He Lost His Son at Sandy Hook -- Now He Wants You to Know the Warning Signs

TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As Mark Barden let go of the hand of his young son, Daniel, and the boy boarded the bus for school on the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, he had no idea it would be the last time he would see his child…

Guns End More Lives by Suicide Than Murder

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Shootings make the headlines, yet the American public doesn't know that guns take more lives by suicide than by homicide, a new study reveals. In the United States, suicide is twice as common as murder,…

Guns Kill Fewer Kids in States With Strict Firearm Laws

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Kids are safer in states with strict gun laws, a new preliminary study reports. Researchers found that the stringency of a state's firearm legislation has a direct impact on the number of kids killed…

After Mass Shootings, Blood Donations Can Go Unused

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After mass shootings like the one at a Pittsburgh synagogue just last weekend that left 11 dead and six wounded, Americans often rush to donate blood to help the victims. But new research suggests…

Gun Violence Among U.S. Youth Has High Price Tag

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Treating gunshot wounds in American children and teens costs roughly $270 million a year in hospital bills, researchers report. "In our study, we found that for every 100,000 teenagers and children…

Gun Victims More Likely to Die Than Other Trauma Patients

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Gunshot wounds are far deadlier than other types of trauma, according to a new study. Gunshot victims are five times more likely to need a blood transfusion. They also require 10 times more blood…

U.S. Trauma Doctors Push for Stricter Gun Controls

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Strict regulation of semi-automatic guns, accessories and ammunition is needed to stop "senseless" gun violence in the United States, an association of trauma surgeons contends. Guns are involved…

Parents Must Ask: 'Is There an Unlocked Gun in Your House?'

THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Before your child goes to a friend's home to play, find out if there are guns in that home, a leading U.S. medical group advises. Gun injuries are among the top three causes of death among children…

Strict Handgun Laws Lower Gun-Murder Rates in Cities

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. states that require police background checks for a handgun license see 14 percent fewer gun murders in their urban counties, a new study found. These "permit-to-purchase" licensing laws require…

More Americans DOA From Gun, Knife Wounds

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Victims of gunshots or stabbings are much more likely to die before arriving at U.S. trauma centers than 10 years ago. This suggests the intensity of violence is increasing, a new study contends. "The…

Strict Gun Laws Spare Young Lives: Study

SATURDAY, May 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer young Americans are killed by guns in states with stricter gun laws, a new study finds. "Injuries due to firearms are the nation's third-leading cause of pediatric death," said study author…

Firearm Trauma May Linger Longest for Men

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Men hospitalized with gunshot wounds are far more likely than women to wind up in the hospital again, a new study finds. In the six months after their first hospital stay, men were three times…