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2011-03-03 12:48:05

A research conducted at the University of Granada has revealed a high rate of gender-based violence "“both physical and psychological"“ directed by drug-addict men against their partners. The study also detailed the type of violence perpetrated. Personal control, sexual abuse, emotional neglect and emotional blackmail out of guilt are the most prevalent forms of abuse in this collective. According to a study conducted at the Department of Pedagogy of the University of Granada,...

2011-02-22 16:45:25

The amount the public will pay to prevent the death of a child may be twice that of an adult, according to a new University of Georgia study that asked 199 individuals how much they would pay to prevent a death from child abuse or neglect. The research, published in the March edition of the American Journal of Public Health, found that respondents were willing to pay an average of $150 to reduce the mortality risk associated with child maltreatment by one in 10,000. "This study is trying, for...

2011-02-15 00:02:56

In order to stop nursing home abuse, it must first be detected by residents' family members. Abuse can take many forms, including physical abuse, mental anguish, and emotional pain, and often be difficult to notice at first. However, by following a few simple tips, family members and friends of nursing home residents can detect and report abuse before it is too late. Phoenix, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) February 14, 2011 Before nursing home abuse can be stopped, it must be recognized by the families...

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...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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