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After string of road rage shootings in Dallas-Fort Worth, police talk prevention


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Biden urges Congress to pass gun violence prevention legislation


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Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will re-evaluate military sexual assault prevention programs


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Parkland students unveil gun violence prevention plan: 'Policymakers have failed, so survivors are stepping up'

Parkland students unveil gun violence prevention plan: 'Policymakers have failed, so survivors are stepping up'March For Our Lives, the group formed by the Parkland students in the wake of the mass shooting at their school in February 2018, has unveiled a new plan for gun control.The Peace Plan is a six-step proposal focused on changing gun laws in America to prevent mass shootings, which continue to ravage the country. The students call their steps C.H.A.N.G.E., with each letter spelling out a goal.



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Cancer to kill 10 mn in 2018 despite better prevention

Cancer to kill 10 mn in 2018 despite better preventionCancer will kill nearly 10 million people this year, experts said Wednesday, warning the disease’s global burden continues to rise in spite of better prevention and earlier diagnosis. An estimated 18.1 million new cancer cases were predicted worldwide for 2018 — with 9.6 million deaths, said a report of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). This is up from estimated 14.1 million new cancer cases and 8.2 million deaths reported in the agency’s last assessment just six years ago.



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Prevention key to dealing with spike in suicide rate

Prevention key to dealing with spike in suicide rateThe recent deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have cast a spotlight on a jarring spike in suicides worldwide and on the importance of confronting the issue. More than 800,000 commit suicide annually around the world and suicide is listed as the second highest cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 29, according to the World Health Organization. “It is difficult to explain, but this may be due in part to the opioid epidemic and economic factors that may have a stronger impact in the US than other developed countries because we do not have as comprehensive a protective health and social safety net as most European countries,” said David Brent, a psychiatry professor at the University of Pittsburgh.



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7 New Breast Cancer Prevention Steps You Need to Know

The prevention, detection, and treatment info every woman must know right now.

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'Reclaiming My Time' Gospel Song Is Now A Suicide Prevention Anthem

'Reclaiming My Time' Gospel Song Is Now A Suicide Prevention AnthemChirlane McCray is using music to try to dispel stigmas surrounding mental illness.



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GSK launches big study to test new injection for HIV prevention

Signage for GlaxoSmithKline is seen on it's offices in London, BritainLONDON (Reuters) – GlaxoSmithKline said on Tuesday its HIV unit ViiV Healthcare had started a large study to test an experimental long-acting injection for preventing the virus that causes AIDS. Reuters reported last month that the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) study with cabotegravir was about to start. The Phase III study aims to enrol 4,500 men who have sex with men, and transgender women who have sex with men, at more than 40 sites in North and South America, Asia and Africa. A second study involving young women is due to start in 2017. …



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Philippines HIV prevention policies leave behind men who have sex with men: rights group

By Coco Liu HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The Philippines is not doing enough to tackle soaring HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men by offering greater access to HIV testing and condoms, an international rights group said on Thursday. The prevalence of HIV among men who have sex with men in the Southeast Asian country has increased tenfold over the last five years, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report. Last year, at least 11 cities in the Philippines reported HIV prevalence rates of more than 5 percent among men who have sex with men, the study said.
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