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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...

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2010-04-12 12:51:33

New study based on women's self-reports suggests a subtype of men -- categorized as 'dependable yet abusive' -- is most common It's well known that many women remain in abusive relationships with their male partners. A new study by researchers in Toronto and New York suggests that many who live with chronic psychological abuse still see certain positive traits in their abusers"”such as dependability and being affectionate"”which may partly explain why they stay. "We wanted to see...

2010-02-05 14:31:12

Although children can be depressed for many reasons, new evidence suggests that there are physiological differences among depressed children based on their experiences of abuse before age 5. Early abuse may be especially damaging due to the very young age at which it occurs. Those are the findings of a new study of low-income children that was conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota and the University of Rochester, Mt. Hope Family Center. The study appears in the...

2010-01-06 11:51:09

Findings suggest abuse is a risk factor for chronic headache Researchers from the American Headache Society's Women's Issues Section Research Consortium found that incidence of childhood maltreatment, especially emotional abuse and neglect, are prevalent in migraine patients. The study also found that migraineurs reporting childhood emotional or physical abuse and/or neglect had a significantly higher number of comorbid pain conditions compared with those without a history of maltreatment....

2009-11-21 09:38:07

Researchers from Brown University and Butler Hospital have determined that children who suffer physical or emotional abuse may be faced with accelerated cellular aging as adults. The findings are published online in the journal Biological Psychiatry. A print version of the articled is also expected. Children who suffer physical or emotional abuse may be faced with accelerated cellular aging as adults, according to new research from Butler Hospital and Brown University. The findings, which are...

2009-10-12 19:09:33

Women abused by intimate partners suffer higher rates of a wide variety of doctor-diagnosed medical maladies compared to women who were never abused, according to a new study of more than 3,000 women. Many of these health problems are not commonly understood as being associated with violence, such as abdominal pain, chest pain, headaches, acid reflux, urinary tract infections, and menstrual disorders. "Roughly half of the diagnoses we examined were more common in abused women than in other...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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