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Gun training covers many safety issues, but not some major ones

Reuters, Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Most firearm safety courses cover basics such as safely loading and unloading a gun, but few instructors address suicide prevention, domestic violence or prevention of gun theft, according to a study focused on the U.S. Northeast. Department of Epidemiology associate professor, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, is quoted.

Dr. Marian Neuhouser new head of Cancer Prevention Program

Fred Hutch News, Monday, October 23, 2017

Nutritional epidemiologist Dr. Marian Neuhouser on Oct. 1 became head of the Cancer Prevention Program in the Public Health Sciences Division at Fred Hutch. She replaces acting program head Dr. Johanna Lampe, associate director of the PHS Division, who assumed that role after Dr. Polly Newcomb stepped down from the position in early 2016.

Breast cancer genetics revealed: 72 new mutations discovered in global study

CNN, Monday, October 23, 2017

Researchers from 300 institutions around the world, including the Department of Epidemiology's Sara Lindstrom, combined forces to discover 72 previously unknown gene mutations that lead to the development of breast cancer. Two studies describing their work published Monday in the journals Nature and Nature Genetics. 

Breast cancer study uncovers new genetic variants for increased risk

Guardian, Monday, October 23, 2017

Common inherited genetic variants that together increase the risk of breast cancer by about a fifth have been identified by scientists.

After Nevada hosts a gun show, California sees sharp rise in gun-related injuries and deaths

Los Angeles Times, Monday, October 23, 2017

n the two weeks after a gun show is held in Nevada, injuries and deaths involving firearms jump by 69% — in neighboring areas of California. However, when gun shows occur in California, the state does not experience an increase in firearm-related trauma over the next fortnight. The findings, published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, show that state gun laws have a measurable effect on public safety, especially when it comes to gun shows, the study authors wrote. Drs.

3 Million Americans Carry a Loaded Gun Daily, Friday, October 20, 2017 interviews Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Department of Epidemiology Associate Professor and lead author of the American Journal of Public Health study titled Loaded Handgun Carrying Among US Adults, 2015.

3 million Americans carry loaded handguns with them every single day, study finds

Washington Post, Thursday, October 19, 2017

Roughly 3 million Americans carry loaded handguns with them every day, primarily for protection, according to a new analysis of a national survey of gun owners published in the American Journal of Public Health. Department of Epidemiology Associate Professor and lead author, is quoted.

3 Million Americans Carry Loaded Handguns Every Day, Study Finds

The Trace, Thursday, October 19, 2017

Three million Americans carry loaded handguns in public each day, mainly, they say, for self-defense, according to a new survey of handgun owners published Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health. 

America is packing: Research estimates 3 million adult gun owners carry their guns every day

Boston Globe, Thursday, October 19, 2017

A whole lot of people in America might be packing pistols. A group of researchers including academics from Harvard and Northeastern universities has estimated that 3 million adult handgun owners carry a loaded gun every day, with the vast majority saying they do it for protection.

New Study Aims to Find Links Between Mental Health, Drug Use, and Gun Ownership

UW SPH News, Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The University of Washington School of Public Health is taking an important step toward reducing gun violence in communities, thanks to a gift from Grandmothers Against Gun Violence (GAGV). The School will lead the first study in 10 years to use mental health data from the longest-running national survey system to inform gun safety policy.