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Jul
3

Tough Topics: What does research really tell us about guns?

written by Tara Haelle

In the wake of the Orlando massacre at Pulse — just the most recent mass shooting and one of many more likely to come — the conversation about gun control has flared up again. It got a bit more traction in Congress with Sen. Chris Murphy’s Senate¬†filibuster and the sit-in in the House led by […]

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Dec
26

Disheartening find regarding firearm injury prevention research

written by Tara Haelle

I am part of a newly formed group called Parents Against Gun Violence, so some of the blog pieces I write for them (which are then posted on our Facebook page) are ones I may cross-post on this blog if they are health/science-related. That is the case with today’s posts and the next two I’ll […]

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Dec
27

Strong Evidence Building for Link Between Acetaminophen and Asthma Incidence

written by Tara Haelle

I was disheartened to read this story in the New York Times about the growing body of evidence linking acetaminophen (Tylenol) to the development of asthma. Rates of asthma have been increasing over the past three decades, stumping researchers and medical professionals. Some continue to perpetuate the myth that vaccines can cause asthma despite tons […]

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