Latest Sexual abuse Stories

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...

2011-10-11 09:23:54

According to new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Previous studies have documented that women with disabilities are more likely to be sexually assaulted than women without disabilities. A new study published online today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine is the first population-based investigation to examine sexual violence victimization against men with disabilities. Researchers report that men with disabilities are more than four times more likely to be...

2011-08-24 11:00:00

Book supported by numerous public figures in its quest to empower children to prevent sexual abuse. Rock Hill, Sc (PRWEB) August 24, 2011 Iâm the Boss of Me! is a powerful new book which treads new ground in battling the prevalent societal issue of sexual abuse inflicted on children. Written for both adults and children, particularly those aged four to eight, the book is beautifully illustrated and tastefully written to raise awareness for both parents and children of the...

2011-05-24 18:14:00

Criminal justice focus leaves prevention out of the story BERKELEY, Calif., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tens of thousands of children are sexually abused each year in the United States, yet news coverage of the subject is out of sync with both the magnitude of the issue and the context in which it occurs. This finding comes from a study released this month from Berkeley Media Studies Group, a project of the Public Health Institute. The report, Case by Case: News coverage of...

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Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'