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11 April 2007

Guns up suicide risk

The presence of guns in homes is strongly associated with higher suicide rates, a new US study found.

The presence of guns in homes is strongly associated with higher suicide rates, a new US study found.

The study authors said that gun owners need to take steps to make their homes safer. The findings are published in the April issue of the Journal of Trauma.

Remove all firearms
"Removing all firearms from one's home is one of the most effective and straightforward steps that household decision-makers can take to reduce the risk of suicide," study lead author Matthew Miller, assistant professor of health policy and management, said in a prepared statement.


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