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Is the United Nations catching up with Ebola at last?

After the World Health Organization’s much criticised delayed reaction to Ebola, the UN has sent in its big guns to tackle the outbreak. Nigel Hawkes and Sophie Arie report on the UN’s first emergency health mission  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Firearms regulation and male suicide in Quebec

Stream Firearms regulation and male suicide in Quebec by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
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about 5 years ago
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US cardiologist offered money and guns to kill rival doctor, prosecutors allege

A Long Island cardiologist offered oxycodone and blank prescription pads alongside guns and cash as payment for the killing of a rival cardiologist, prosecutors have alleged. Anthony Moschetto, 54, is also charged with paying for the arson of his rival’s office and may yet face additional weapons charges.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Young guns: Study finds high firearm violence rate in high-risk youth after assault injury

Research done in an urban emergency department suggests this may be a prime location for efforts to intervene and stop the cycle of firearm violenceTwo young men in...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Around 9% of adults with access to firearms have anger problems

A new study has found that nearly 1 in 10 adults in the US is anger-prone and has access to guns. The authors suggest changes to firearm legislation could reduce gun violence.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Firearms regulation and male suicide in Quebec

Stream Firearms regulation and male suicide in Quebec by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Lest We Forget

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.  
thesgem.com
about 5 years ago
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How might 3D printing affect clinical practice?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the value of a three-dimensional printout could be considerable. 3D printing is starting to disrupt the manufacturing industry, from jewellery to firearms, rapid prototyping to motor racing components. Inevitably, it has now reached healthcare.1 Last year Craig Gerrand, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, used computed tomography guided 3D printing to develop a titanium pelvis for a patient with chondrosarcoma.2 And doctors at University of Michigan’s Mott Children’s Hospital have implanted 3D printed plastic splints into the trachea of neonates to rectify tracheobronchomalacia.3  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Reader Poll: Should Physicians Ask Patients About Guns?

A 2011 Florida gun law has been challenged for a third time. Some believe gun-safety discussions should be part of patient counseling, similar to asking about seatbelt use and smoking.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Physicians Asked to Help Curb Children's Access to Guns

On average, every day in the United States there are 31 homicides, 55 suicides, and two unintentional shooting deaths that involve guns, and children and teenagers are often the ones who are shot.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Is American Gun Ownership a Form of Addiction?

A suggestion about guns prompts hundreds of often hostile comments from healthcare providers. Dr Lundberg asks: Is gun use addictive?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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ACP Reiterates Stance on Gun Violence in NYT Letter

The ACP joined the American Bar Association in endorsing a New York Times editorial calling for background checks, assault weapons control, physician-patient dialog, and firearms violence research.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Obama issues executive orders to curtail gun violence

Frustrated by the lack of congressional action on gun control, President Barack Obama announced on 5 January a series of executive orders aimed at reducing gun violence in the United States. Each year firearms are responsible for about 84 000 non-fatal injuries in the US and about 33 000 deaths, of which about 11 000 are homicides and 21 000 are suicides.  
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over 4 years ago
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U.S. Deaths From Guns, Cars And Run-Ins With Law Vary By State

Injuries that kill people across the U.S. vary widely from one state to the next, with certain regions far exceeding the national average for fatalities tied to guns and cars, a recent study suggests.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Suicidal Patients: ED Docs Miss Opportunities to Intervene

Only about half of suicidal patients seen in the emergency department are asked about access to guns and other lethal means of ending their lives.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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US physicians can and should ask patients about firearms, experts argue

Although some physicians in the US believe it is against the law to ask patients about guns, they can and should ask about patients’ access and exposure to firearms, three violence prevention experts have said in an article in the Annals of Internal Medicine.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago