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2011-12-12 20:00:00

In the wake of child sexual abuse allegations tied to the Penn State University football program, Dr. Tony Mannarino, a nationally recognized child abuse expert from Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, will deliver written testimony at a hearing tomorrow before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families. The hearing is intended to examine how well federal laws are protecting children. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 Anthony Mannarino, Ph.D., an internationally...

2011-11-15 06:57:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Sexually and physically abused girls may have higher risks for heart attacks, heart disease and strokes as adults, according to this study. The study compared women who weren´t molested or raped as children or teens to women who were. The researchers found that women who reported repeated episodes of forced sex in childhood or adolescence had a 62 percent higher risk of cardiovascular disease as adults. In addition, they found that women who endured sever...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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