Gun Deaths Down 30%

The number and rate of firearm murders has hit a new low since the sky-high gun killings during the 1990s, with California topping an FBI list despite having some of the toughest anti-gun laws on the books. Data from the FBI and Pew Research Center show that all gun violence has declined since the Clinton […]

Clinton Pushes Crackdown on ‘Epidemic’ of Campus Sexual Assault

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laid out a proposal Monday to combat the “epidemic” of sexual assault on college campuses. At a “Women for Hillary” event in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Clinton said that “every student deserves a safe environment in which to learn and thrive, not live in fear.” “It is not enough to condemn […]

More Than 500 Vets Died at VA Hospitals Due to Mistakes Since 2010

More than 500 military veterans died because of serious mistakes at Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country between 2010 and 2014, VA records show. There were a total of 1,452 “institutional disclosures of adverse events” between fiscal years 2010 and 2014, 526 of which resulted in patient deaths, according to VA data obtained by the […]

NFL Needs Better Concussion Guidelines: Top Doc

The Ray Rice affair is the latest in a string of cases to raise questions about whether sports-related brain injuries predispose some athletes to mental health disorders or to commit violent acts. The NFL has adopted new protocols for dealing with head injuries, but one of the nation’s leading concussion specialists says more needs to […]

Obama to Hold Summit on Sports Concussions

President Obama will bring athletes, coaches, academics and parents to the White House later this month for a summit on youth sports safety and the dangers of concussions, an administration official said Thursday. “As both a parent and an avid sports fan, the president loves and appreciates the role that sports play in the lives […]