Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Planning can help gun owners age safely

The Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) has created a new online resource to help older adults with cognitive impairment draw up a plan for safekeeping of firearms.

Health

Firearms are leading cause of death among U.S. youth

Firearms are now the leading cause of death for children and adolescents 0-19 years of age, with a staggering 83 percent increase in youth firearm fatalities over the past decade, according to a commentary published in Lancet ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Firearm suicides fell worldwide since 1990, but rose in 31 countries

From 1990 to 2019, deaths from suicide by firearm declined throughout the world, but some countries saw an increasing trend. Irena Ilic of the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access ...

Health

US gun deaths soared in 2020 amid pandemic: CDC

The number of gun deaths in the United States underwent an "historic" increase in 2020, possibly due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and poverty, according to a report by health authorities published Tuesday.

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