Test your own blood with this device after nuclear disaster

A self-administered radiation blood test would take some burden off medical systems after a nuclear attack or disaster.

Marian Frank-U. Arizona | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine blood-tests emergency-medicine medical-devices medical-tests nuclear-weapons radiation

Funding for child gun death research is 30X too low

The mismatch between child firearm deaths and funding to investigate the issue may help explain why such deaths among young people have climbed, say researchers.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Oct. 14, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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The gun death epidemic is getting worse

"What we can see is a worsening epidemic of firearm mortality that is geographically and demographically broad..."

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Oct. 10, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine deaths guns trends united-states weapons

India-Pakistan nuclear war would threaten the entire world

100 milion people could die immediately in a nuclear war between India and Pakistan, but that would just be the beginning.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | Oct. 3, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Here’s what would follow US-Russia nuclear war

What would happen if the US and Russia went to war with nuclear weapons? Well, first, the world would get very, very cold. And that's just the beginning.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | Aug. 28, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Gun retailers could help prevent suicide

Many gun retailers in Washington state say they'd be willing to train employees to spot those at risk of suicide.

Kim Eckart-Washington | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine business guns suicide weapons

Massive wildfire cloud sheds light on nuclear war’s impact

Wildfires in British Columbia in 2017 caused the formation of a cloud so big that scientists say it will help them model the effects of a nuclear war.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | Aug. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Universal background checks really do cut gun deaths

"...the truth is that we have a pretty good grasp at what's going on. People who shouldn't have access to guns are getting access."

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University | Aug. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Why fatal shootings result in more arrests

"With respect to preventing gun violence, an arrest in a nonfatal shooting is every bit as important as an arrest in a fatal shooting."

Karen Kemp-Duke | Aug. 1, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Experts list 26 urgent questions about child firearm injuries

Firearm injuries kill more American children and teens than anything else, except automobile crashes. There's an urgent need for research.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | June 11, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

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