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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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2009-07-04 08:35:00

In the now infamous MySpace suicide trial, a federal judge has said that he will likely dismiss the conviction of Missouri woman, Lori Drew, who was accused of using the social networking sight to emotionally harass a lovesick 13-year-old girl who subsequently committed suicide in October 2006.Prosecuting attorneys had attempted to use a federal anti-hacking law to convict Drew, but in a statement on Thursday, U.S. District Judge George Wu said that the statute was inappropriate to this case...

2009-06-05 18:45:38

Fourteen percent of the respondents to a survey in Spain say they have suffered psychological abuse or bullying at the workplace, researchers said. David Gonzalez of the High Court of Justice of Madrid and Jose Luis Grana of the Complutense University defined workplace bullying as a process of systematic and repeated aggression by a person or group towards a workmate, subordinate or superior. Gonzalez and Grana used data from nearly 3,000 valid responses received from the Negative Acts...

2009-06-04 10:08:51

Although it is a relatively widespread phenomenon, the experts have still not been able to come up with an all-encompassing and precise definition of workplace abuse or bullying. Basing their work on previous literature, David González, of the High Court of Justice of Madrid and Jos© Luís Graña, of the Faculty of Psychology at the Complutense University, have defined it in their study as a "process of systematic and repeated aggression by a...

2009-05-20 00:11:30

African-American women, younger at their first menstrual periods, were more likely to report a history of childhood sexual abuse, U.S. researchers found. Researchers at Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center said that the finding suggests that a history of sexual abuse may increase the risk of early menstrual periods -- before age 12. The study, published online in the American Journal of Public Health, examined the prevalence of sexual and physical abuse in childhood among more than...

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2009-03-23 11:31:01

Women experiencing physical abuse from intimate partners spent 42 percent more on health care per year than non-abused women, according to a long-term study of more than 3,000 women. And the costs don't end when the abuse does.  The study revealed that women who suffered physical abuse five or more years earlier still spent 19 percent more per year on health care than women who were never abused. "Along with all the physical and emotional pain it causes, domestic violence also comes with...

2008-12-19 16:48:32

Men sexually abused as children are 10 times more likely to contemplate suicide, but many are not diagnosed as depressed, researchers in Britain said. Researchers at the University of Bath in England said the study of Australian men found that those who were sexually abused as children were more likely than women to consider taking their own lives. Dr. Patrick O'Leary and Nick Gould, who conducted a series of surveys and face-to-face interviews with men, said many men suffer feelings of...


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