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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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2008-11-27 08:50:00

A suburban mother who prosecutors say caused a 13-year-old girl to commit suicide by tormenting her through a phony MySpace persona was acquitted of three felony charges by a U.S. District Court jury.   The indictment was handed down in Los Angeles after Missouri authorities declined to prosecute the Missouri woman. Although acquitted on felony charges, the jury found Lori Drew guilty of three misdemeanor counts, but was deadlocked on a fourth count of conspiracy. Had Drew been...

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2008-11-25 16:00:00

Prosecutors argued on Monday that the tragic suicide of a Missouri teen could have been avoided had she not been tormented online by a mom who lived a few houses away. A federal case was brought against Missouri woman Lori Drew, who is accused of posing as a teen boy on the MySpace social networking website to tease and humiliate 13-year-old Megan Meier, who later committed suicide. The jury will begin deliberating on Tuesday after prosecutors told jurors that Drew, her daughter and a teenage...

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2008-11-18 16:05:04

The landmark trial of a Missouri woman alleged to have used a counterfeit MySpace profile to bully a young teen girl who later committed suicide is now in its initial jury selection phase. The trial is the first time the federal statute on accessing protected computers has been used in a social networking case. Lori Drew, 49 of St. Louis, MO, allegedly posed as a boy on the MySpace social networking Web site, and befriended 13-year-old Megan Meier, who later hanged herself in October 2006...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.