Health care use, costs increase 20-fold after firearm injury

(HealthDay)—Actual health care costs increase up to 20-fold in the six months after a gunshot injury versus the six months before, according to a study published online Sept. 29 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.


Alcohol consumption rises sharply during pandemic shutdown

American adults have sharply increased their consumption of alcohol during the shutdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, with women increasing their heavy drinking episodes (four or more drinks within a couple of hours) ...

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