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2010-02-02 11:12:16

Exposure to severe stress early in life increases the risk of alcohol and drug addiction. Yet surprisingly, some adults sexually abused as children "” and therefore at high risk for alcohol problems "” carry gene variants that protect them from heavy drinking and its effects, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers, from the university's Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, say the finding could aid the development of...

2010-01-19 19:21:05

2 studies published in 2009 explore consequences of not reporting abuse Half of sexual abuse survivors wait up to five years before disclosing they were victimized, according to a collaborative study from the Universit© de Montr©al, the Universit© du Qu©bec à Montr©al and the Universit© de Sherbrooke published in The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. "The number of victims who never reveal their secret or who wait many years to do so is very...

2010-01-14 15:33:00

HIAWATHA, Iowa, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tom Arnold, actor, comedian and television host carried a secret for more than four decades. In 2008, the Ottumwa, Iowa native revealed he had been the victim of childhood sexual abuse. He shared details of his painful past during media interviews for the movie "Gardens of the Night." In the movie, his role was that of a pedophile. Arnold drew on his personal experience for the role and modeled the character after his abuser -- even...

2009-10-14 09:45:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- South Carolina teachers are leading the nation to keep kids safe thanks to a public / private initiative to help prevent, recognize and react responsibly to signs of child sexual abuse. By the end of this year, 20,000 S.C. teachers and school employees will complete child sexual abuse prevention training. That's more than 40-percent of the state's 54,000 school staff and sets a national record among U.S. school systems, according to...

2009-10-07 12:46:08

A new study from the University of New Hampshire finds that U.S. children are routinely exposed to even more violence and abuse than has been previously recognized, with nearly half experiencing a physical assault in the study year. "Children experience far more violence, abuse and crime than do adults," said David Finkelhor, director of the UNH Crimes against Children Research Center and the study director. "If life were this dangerous for ordinary grown-ups, we'd never tolerate it." The...

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2009-09-09 14:21:16

A lawyer for Ben Roethlisberger Wednesday rejected a bizarre offer to settle a lawsuit accusing the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback of rape. Attorneys for Andrea McNulty said they would drop the civil suit if Roethlisberger admits he raped her and donates $100,000 to a women's advocacy group. Roethlisberger attorney David Cornwell called it an insult to sexual abuse victims, USA Today reported. Ms. McNulty's contemporaneous statements and conduct prove her allegations are false, he said in a...

2009-08-27 11:57:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In August 1989, a ground breaking ceremony was held at the site of what was to become one of the first child advocacy centers in the nation, CornerHouse. Since that day CornerHouse has become a groundbreaking organization, improving the way child abuse is investigated around the world. CornerHouse conducts forensic interviews and non-emergency medical examinations for children and vulnerable adults who report sexual abuse or witness a violent crime....

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2009-08-04 12:22:04

Girls who are repeatedly raped through genital penetration seldom have obvious physical evidence to confirm it, says a report in the journal Pediatrics. Dr. Jim Anderst at the Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri, and colleagues worked with 506 girls between 5 and 17 who admitted to experiencing penile-genital abuse. In every case, the abuse happened 72 hours before the girls reported it. Anderst and his colleagues labeled the abuse as "penetrating," if the child...

2009-07-06 12:19:41

Nearly a quarter of married and cohabiting women who took part in a survey said that they had been sexually, psychologically or physically abused by their partner, according to research published in the July issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing.Researchers who studied the 2,746 responses found a clear link between abuse and poor health and are calling for policy initiatives to help primary care nurses tackle the problem in a holistic way.Questionnaires were mailed to 7,523 randomly...

2009-06-19 14:11:11

A Tarrant County, Texas, jury sentenced former major league baseball player Melvin Hall to 45 years in prison for the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl. Hall, who played for the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he was flabbergasted by the verdict Wednesday. I felt like I was found guilty of my life, Hall told the newspaper in a jailhouse interview published Friday. That's the thing I struggle with more than anything, because I...


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