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2010-11-15 19:33:37

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that both physical and sexual abuse history were positively associated with a higher incidence of uterine fibroids later in life. These findings currently appear on-line in the journal Epidemiology. Uterine leiomyomas, also known as fibroids or myomas, are benign, hormone-dependent tumors that are clinically symptomatic in 20󈞓¦ percent of reproductive age women....

2010-10-27 20:21:42

In cases of child sexual abuse, there are children and teenagers that blame themselves (for example, after the thought that the abuse was led by them) or their family (thinking that their family should have protected them) for the abuse suffered in their childhood. This type of victims resort more frequently to avoidance coping. Thus, they try to sleep more than usual, avoid thinking on the problem, or resort to alcohol and drug abuse "“in the case of teenagers. This behavior leaves...

2010-10-08 08:06:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Poverty and the stresses that come along with it have long been correlated to neglect and child abuse, but this study shows that unemployment leads to maltreatment of children only one year later. With the increasing rates of unemployment in the U.S. it is important to not let the stress of life affect innocent children. The researchers reviewed state-level unemployment statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and compared them with child maltreatment data...

2010-09-28 20:30:46

Population-based survey by Pitt's UCSUR is the first to show a racial disparity in psychological elder abuse and is important to the developing field of elder abuse research, according to a report in The Gerontologist In the first population-based survey to indicate a racial disparity in the psychological abuse of senior citizens, University of Pittsburgh researchers found that African American seniors could be twice as likely to be mistreated than elders of other races. The survey also...

2010-07-27 01:11:58

Do child custody evaluators' beliefs about domestic violence sometimes put divorced women and children in danger? A new University of Illinois study reveals that evaluator's beliefs generally fall into two categories, and one group is far more likely to prioritize safety for women and children when making custody decisions. "Some evaluators see conflict as a natural part of relationships. When domestic violence occurs, they reason that it takes two to tango. When a couple's relationship is...

2010-07-22 12:50:36

Child abuse is a serious problem that affects nearly one million children a year in the United States alone. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Department of Health and Human Services classify child abuse into four categories including neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse. None of these categories, however, clearly includes the abusive use of drugs on children. A study soon to be published in the Journal of Pediatrics investigates the malicious use of...

2010-06-24 03:47:11

Migraine sufferers who experienced abuse and neglect as children have a greater risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease including stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) among others, say scientists presenting data at the American Headache Society's 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles this week. In a multi-center, cross-sectional study of more than 1,300 headache clinic patients diagnosed with migraine, investigators found a linear relationship between the risk of stroke, transient...

2010-06-21 20:53:25

The idea for this study arose some five years ago, when the lack of information regarding gender violence in the Autonomous Community of Madrid and its impact on the health of the women who were victims was confirmed. The study, the first of its kind in Spain, is one of the projects carried out by the Technical Commission on gender violence that is part of the Department of Health of the Autonomous Community of Madrid. It required concrete data on the magnitude of the problem and its deciding...

2010-06-08 12:48:49

Children whose mothers report being abused by their partners appear more likely to be obese at age 5, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. About 3 million to 10 million children witness intimate partner violence"”physical, sexual or psychological abuse by a current or former partner or spouse"”annually, according to background information in the article. "Exposure to intimate partner...

2010-05-12 14:50:00

Learned self-criticism and body dissatisfaction are key Imagine stuffing yourself with a day's worth of food in two hours or less. Imagine feeling disgusted, depressed and guilty once you finally stop. Then imagine doing it again, repeatedly and uncontrollably, once a week or more for months on end. You have just imagined yourself with binge eating disorder (BED), a psychiatric condition similar to other eating disorders like bulimia, minus the countervailing purging behavior, and compulsive...