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Study Looks at Health of Hispanic-American Families

Discord more likely in second-generation families than recent immigrants, study finds

U.S. Gun Injuries Nearing $3 Billion in ER, Hospital Costs

Nine out of 10 injured were male, study reports

Reassuring Kids After Another Senseless Tragedy

Psychiatrists urge parents to stress to young concertgoers that events like Las Vegas shooting remain rare

State Policies Can Reduce Alcohol-Related Murders

Up to 50 percent of homicides in the United States involve drinking, researchers say

Gun Surrender Laws Help Women Threatened by Domestic Violence

Fewer are killed in states that mandate that firearms be removed when restraining orders filed

Gun Injuries Add Millions of Dollars to Hospital Costs

Younger, minority Americans are most often affected, research shows

State Laws Have Big Impact on Kids' Gun Injuries

Locale matters too, with firearm violence affeting urban, rural teens differently, studies find

Are Depressed Teens Prone to Violence?

Study findings underscore need for early treatment, researcher says

A Violent Environment Can Wreck Kids' Grades

Researchers find link between kids' sleep, stress hormones and academic performance

Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report

It's a 'uniquely American problem,' one pediatrician says

U.S. Moms-to-Be Often Victims of Assault

Researchers recommended routine prenatal screening for violence and trauma

Guns Send About 16 U.S. Kids to the Hospital Every Day

Many of those injuries are accidental, study finds

California Handgun Sales Spiked After 2 Mass Shootings

Researchers say some people respond with 'acquisition' while others 'revulsion'

In America's Poorest Communities, a Greater Risk of Child Abuse Deaths

Study authors hope new national data will spur further research and targeted prevention efforts

Gunshot Wounds Cost U.S. Hospitals Nearly $7 Billion Over 9 Years

Total price tag may be much higher, research suggests

Refugees Deserve Health Care, Compassion, U.S. Pediatricians Say

New policy statement urges government to keep families together, not place kids in detention centers

'Synthetic Pot' Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens

Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warn

No Torture, Psychologists' Group Says to Trump

President urged to continue ban on 'inhuman' practices like waterboarding

PG-13 Movies Show More Gun Violence Than R-Rated Films: Study

Though scenes are less bloody and more cartoon-like, the effect on young viewers needs scrutiny, researchers say

Gun Violence May Be 'Contagious,' Study Suggests

Those at highest risk for being shot had most friends who had recently been shot

Teen Violence Can Be Contagious, Study Contends

Preventive programs could help stop copycat behavior, researchers say

Tighter Gun Control Laws Linked to Fewer School Shootings in U.S.

Study also found that states that spent more money on mental health care, education saw less violence

1 in 7 Young Teens Is a Stalking Victim: Survey

They're at higher risk of substance abuse and depression, researchers say

Violent Media Often Give Rise to Nightmares

Research also found viewing sexual content can lead to erotic dreams, but not as often

Psychiatric Drugs May Reduce Ex-Prisoners' Violent Crime Rate

Medications used to treat addiction cut risk in half, study says

Aggressive Drivers: An Accident Waiting to Happen

Worst offenders as likely to have a wreck as someone who smokes marijuana behind the wheel, study found

Parents' Psychiatric Issues May Adversely Affect Some Children

History of antisocial disorder, suicide attempt or marijuana abuse showed the most effect, study authors say

TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through

Industry guidelines often misleading, study finds

Child Abuse May Shorten Some Women's Lives

Extreme stress may affect the way the body's cells function

Gay, Lesbian Teens More Likely to Suffer Rapes, Attacks: CDC

Support from family, community critical to their well-being, U.S. health officials stress

Transgender's Classification as 'Mental Disorder' Is Outdated, Study Finds

Researchers suggest World Health Organization change classification

Limit Kids' Exposure to Media Violence, Pediatricians Say

Parents need to tighten the reins, while media needs to stop glorifying aggression, statement says

Making Sense of Senseless Violence

Expert advice to help you -- and kids -- cope with the seemingly unending string of catastrophes

Can Trauma Trigger Violent Crime in Mentally Ill?

Short-term risk was heightened in healthy people, but was higher in those with psychosis, study contends

Australia's Gun Laws Silence Mass Shooters

20 years have passed since the last incident where 5 or more people were killed by gunfire in that country

Gun Injuries More Often Fatal Now, Study Finds

ERs seeing more severe wounds and deaths than they used to, researchers report

Lift Ban on CDC Research Into Gun Violence, Doctors' Group Says

Orlando massacre is worst of many such tragic incidents, AMA says, and more research is needed

Clashes at Nursing Homes Not Uncommon

20 percent of residents affected over 1-month period, study found

Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up

CDC survey finds adolescents hear some health messages, but not all

Mentally Ill Still Gain Illegal Possession of Guns, Study Shows

Review of Florida patients finds 2 of 3 violent crime arrests, 1 in 3 suicides shouldn't have included firearms

For Refugee Children, Support Breeds Success

Study sees 'potential to perform just as well as their peers'

States With More Gun Owners Have More Gun-Related Suicides: Study

But only association was found, not cause-and-effect

More Bars, More Ambulance Calls

Local lawmakers should carefully weigh number of liquor licenses, researcher says

Bullying Can Turn Victims Into Bullies

Greater risk for aggressive behavior when both cyberbullying and in-person taunting took place, study found

Depression More Common in Kids Who Join Gangs, Study Finds

And mental health problems, such as suicidal thoughts, seemed to worsen after they joined

Racial Gaps in Homicide Victim Rates Changing

Biggest declines seen for Hispanics and blacks, researchers say

Simple Changes in Bad Neighborhoods Might Lower Teen Murder Rates

Adding streetlights, maintaining vacant lots could make a difference, researchers suggest

Violence May Raise a Woman's Risk for Stroke

Victims were more likely to have narrowing of the neck arteries, study finds

Abuse, Poverty in Childhood Linked to Adult Health Problems

Study found cancer, heart disease were more likely to crop up decades later