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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...

2009-10-01 14:38:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and officials at the University of Maryland want to make sure every student knows it. The College Park campus is covered with attention-getting red flags, and the University's Health Center has unveiled a series of posters to draw attention to the warning signs of abusive relationships. The effort is part of the Red Flag Campaign (www.theredflagcampaign.org), an award-winning public...

2009-09-25 09:39:26

A new study examines the rates of violence among homeless veterans and their partners and the significant results of group therapy. A new study finds that group therapy can benefit homeless veterans who have admitted taking physical or emotional abuse against their partners. The research "“ a collaboration between Gary Dick, associate professor of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati, and Brad Schaffer, corrections counselor for the Veterans Administration Cincinnati Medical...

2009-08-04 16:28:24

Older adults who are subjected to abuse or self-neglect face a greater risk of premature death than other seniors, according to a study published in the August 5 issue of JAMA.Moreover, contrary to widely held views that elders who are physically or cognitively impaired are more likely to suffer adverse consequences from abuse or self-neglect, the researchers found that even more capable seniors also faced a higher risk of dying.Elder abuse and self-neglect are serious, common and...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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