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We are family: Adult support reduces youths' risk of violence exposure
Adults can have a bigger influence on youths growing up in poor, violent neighborhoods than they may realize, according to a study to be presented Sunday, April 26 at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in San Diego. (2015-04-26)

Boston University researcher awarded 2 NIH grants
Patricia F. Coogan, Sc.D., an associate professor of epidemiology at Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center, recently was awarded funding for two grants from the National Institutes of Health. The first is a five-year grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences The second award is for a three-year grant funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. (2011-12-20)

SfN releases 'Best Practices for Protecting Researchers and Research'
The Society for Neuroscience today released a new document to help improve the protection of academic researchers, including, but not limited to, those who face intimidation, harassment and physical attack by fringe antianimal research extremists. (2008-02-06)

Program led to lower crime, fewer violent incidents among kids
A program built around the concept that kids can and want to reduce violence and improve their neighborhoods led to lower crime rates, better upkeep on homes and more students who said they learned to resolve conflicts without violence. (2012-01-17)

Newsroom journalists at increased risk of PTSD and depression from images of extreme violence
Journalists working with images of extreme violence submitted to newsrooms by the public are at increased risk of adverse psychological consequences, including post-traumatic stress disorder. (2014-08-07)

ACP Annual Session April 22-24, 2004
More than 6,000 doctors of internal medicine will attend the ACP Annual Session in New Orleans, Thurs.-Sat., April 22-24, 2004, to learn the latest on the diagnosis and treatment of illness in adults and adolescents. (2004-02-12)

Relation between physical violence and not having adequate check-ups during pregnancy
An international study led by the University of Granada has found that 9.8% of pregnant women in Andalusia fail to have sufficient check-ups during pregnancy -- that is, the number of hospital antenatal appointments they attend is lower than recommended. (2020-01-08)

Identifying strategies to advance research on traumatic brain injury's effect on women
Analysis from a workshop convened by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in 2017 reveals gaps in and opportunities for research to improve understanding of the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in women. A new paper in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation summarizes and updates the findings presented during the 'Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury in Women' workshop and provides strategies for advancing research efforts in this area. NINDS is part of the National Institutes of Health. (2021-01-06)

Troubled children hurt peers' test scores, behavior
Troubled children hurt their classmates' math and reading scores and worsen their behavior, University of California, Davis, research shows. (2008-08-25)

How managers and colleagues can help staff who witness workplace aggression
That is the conclusion of research being presented today, Thursday, May 7, 2015, by Dr. Christine Sprigg from the Institute of Work Psychology at the Sheffield University Management School at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society in Liverpool. Dr. Sprigg and her colleagues surveyed 127 British employees who had witnessed aggression at work. Employees were asked to complete a number of psychological measures at two time points six months apart. (2015-05-06)

Link between intimate partner violence and depression
Not only are women who have experienced violence from their partner (intimate partner violence) at higher risk of becoming depressed, but women who are depressed may also be at increased risk of experiencing intimate partner violence, according to a study by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. (2013-05-07)

Symposium: Child Sexual Abuse: A Public Health Perspective
Child sexual abuse is almost always addressed through the criminal justice system. But strategies based on prosecution and punishment have no hope of ever eliminating the problem. This symposium will look at public health and primary prevention strategies to reduce and, some day, prevent child sexual abuse. (2014-04-09)

Nearly 4 million Californians report sexual or physical violence from a spouse or companion
Nearly four million adults in California reported being a victim of physical or sexual violence at the hand of a spouse, companion or other intimate partner according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Latinos had among the lowest rates of reported inter-personal violence (IPV) while lesbian, gay and bisexual adults reported high rates of IPV: approximately one-third reported physical and/or sexual abuse in their adult lives. (2010-04-28)

Former child soldiers of Nepal at increased risk for range of mental health problems
In Nepal, former child soldiers display greater severity of mental health problems, such as symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression, compared with children who were not forced into military service, according to a study in the August 13 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights. (2008-08-12)

Profane relations: The irony of offensive jokes in India
The ability of offensive jokes to undermine intolerance is the subject of a study by a University of Kent anthropologist. In a paper published by the journal History and Anthropology, Dr Andrew Sanchez, Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University's School of Anthropology and Conservation, explains how exchanges of offensive humor enable people to distance themselves from the values that inform religious and ethnic violence. (2016-03-15)

Male college students also victims of violence at girlfriends' hands
Kansas State University expert on intimate partner violence Sandra Stith and a K-State research team are looking at the impact that being a victim of violence has on male versus female college students in heterosexual relationships. Stith and a former student published research that found the biggest predictor of whether male and female college students would use violence against a partner was whether the partner was violent toward them. (2010-02-12)

People with epilepsy face increased risks of discrimination and other negative life events
In a recent analysis, people with epilepsy were seven-fold more likely to have reported experiencing discrimination due to health problems than the general population. This risk was greater than other chronic health problems such as diabetes, asthma and migraines. (2016-10-14)

Survivors of violence benefit from mentoring
Can mentoring relationships help female students who survive childhood abuse or domestic violence? Absolutely, according to new research from Concordia University, published in the Journal of College Student Development. (2012-02-01)

Nordic countries: Highest in gender equality and intimate partner violence against women
The Nordic countries are the most gender equal nations in the world, but at the same time, they also have a disproportionately high rate of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women. This is perplexing because logically violence against women would be expected to drop as women gained equal status in a society. A new study published in Social Science & Medicine explores this contradictory situation, which has been labeled the 'Nordic paradox.' (2016-06-07)

Study of police officers finds fatigue impacts tactical social interaction
A new study found that fatigue associated with shift work influences how officers interact day-to-day during encounters with the public, which can either build or erode trust in the police. (2016-06-08)

Scrap 'unwinnable' drugs war and divert funds into curbing global antibiotic misuse
Governments around the world should stop squandering resources fighting an (2013-02-20)

Employment status has no bearing on domestic violence
Being out of work does not increase the likelihood of violent rows between couples.But excessive drinking in or out of work, does. (2001-02-12)

Study debunks claim of greatly improved survival rate for gunshot victims
The survival rate of US gunshot victims has not shown a marked improvement, as other recent studies have suggested, according to new research from Duke University and the University of California, Davis. The purported increase in survival rate had been credited to improvements in emergency treatment and medical care of critically injured patients. But on close analysis, researchers found problems in the way data was collected and coded. (2017-06-22)

Boys who are bullied online may have more risky sex
Recent research suggests that adolescent boys who are cyber bullied pursue risky sexual behaviors more frequently than girls who are cyber bullied. Results may reflect a culture of toxic masculinity and highlight the need to pay special attention to male victims, who may be reluctant to self-identify, and therefore, at greater risk of negative health outcomes. (2020-01-06)

In Iraq, mixed-religion soccer teams helped build social cohesion, healed wounds after war
A new study in Science used sports to promote reconciliation between Christians, who were displaced and persecuted under ISIS in Iraq, and their Muslim neighbors. Players who'd been randomly assigned to have Muslim players on their teams changed attitudes, which persisted even after the season ended. However, the changes only related to Muslim league players, and did not extend off the field. (2020-08-13)

Parenting News: More than one hour of TV a day may lead to violence, Science study suggests
Watching more than one hour of television per day may make adolescents more prone to violence in adulthood, according to new research. The study, appearing in the journal Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is believed to be the first to investigate the long-term effects of television viewing on aggressive behavior. This news release is also available in Japanese. (2002-03-28)

Video stories, other bonding exercises could help foster families connect
Teenagers and their foster families often say they don't feel connected and have trouble communicating, but few resources exist that nurture their bonding. In a research paper being published in the June issue of Children and Youth Services Review, researchers affiliated with the University of Washington's School of Social Work describe how they tailored a parenting program known to improve communication in non-foster families for use in foster families. (2014-05-12)

Democracy not vital for Internet to flourish in some countries
As the Internet spreads across the globe, countries don't necessarily need democracy to join the online community, a new study from Ohio State University has found. Rather, social factors such as population growth and violent conflict are much more important -- and capitalism trumps them all. (2010-04-13)

The Lancet Psychiatry: First field trial supports removing transgender diagnosis from mental disorders chapter within WHO classification
New evidence suggests that it would be appropriate to remove the diagnosis of transgender from its current classification as a mental disorder, according to a study conducted in Mexico City. The study is the first field trial to evaluate a proposed change to the place of the diagnosis within the WHO International Classification of Diseases (ICD). (2016-07-26)

Watching violent TV or video games desensitizes teenagers and may promote more aggressive behavior
Watching violent films, TV programs or video games desensitizes teenagers, blunts their emotional responses to aggression and potentially promotes aggressive attitudes and behavior, according to new research published online in the Oxford journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Oct. 19. (2010-10-18)

Georgia State hosts national conference on aggression
More than 200 experts on aggression, who research issues ranging from child abuse to urban street violence, will attend the 21st World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression at the Loews Atlanta Hotel, July 15-19. (2014-07-10)

In Kenya, program changes male attitudes about sexual violence, Stanford study finds
In Kenya, where rape and violence against women are rampant, a short educational program produced lasting improvements in teenage boys' and young men's attitudes toward women, a study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found. (2015-06-09)

Study finds 50 percent of teens visiting emergency department report peer violence, cyberbullying
A study from Hasbro Children's Hospital has found that nearly 50 percent of teens seen in the emergency department for any reason report peer violence and nearly 50 percent also report being the victims of cyberbullying. Almost one-quarter of teens in the emergency department also report symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study shows that cyberbullying, physical peer violence and PTSD are common and inter-related, and that early identification and treatment are crucial. (2016-02-18)

When battered women fight back stereotyping can kick in
The topic of domestic abuse remains a controversial issue when it comes to determining punishment for battered women who use violence towards their partner. According to a recent study published in Psychology of Women Quarterly, a SAGE Journal, battered women who are seen as engaging in mutual violence and shared substance abuse are often regarded negatively and subject to harsher sentences. (2012-09-12)

Teen boys who attempted suicide more like to abuse partners as adults
Young men who attempt suicide before age 18 are much more likely as adults to be aggressive toward their girlfriends or wives, including hitting and injuring their partners, according to a new study. (2010-06-14)

Paper examines clinical and policy implications of intimate partner violence
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious public health concern for all, however women who experience IPV are more likely to sustain injury and report adverse health consequences. An expanding body of research suggests that experience of IPV is common in women veterans, particularly those who access Veterans Health Administration services. (2014-02-12)

Watching wrestling associated with date fighting and other violence
The frequency of adolescents viewing wrestling on TV was positively associated with date fighting and other violent behaviors, according to a study, published by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in the August issue of Pediatrics. (2006-08-07)

Does humanitarian intervention do more harm than good?
In his just-released book, University of Arizona historian David Gibbs uses new information to make the case that a negotiated settlement would have produced far less damage than the NATO military intervention in Kosovo that ended a decade ago. (2009-06-10)

Violence puts wear and tear on kids' DNA
Children who have experienced violence might really be older than their years. The DNA of 10-year-olds who experienced violence in their young lives has been found to show wear and tear normally associated with aging, a Duke University study has found. (2012-04-24)

The health and health system of South Africa: Historical roots of current public health challenges
The roots of a dysfunctional health system and the collision of the epidemics of communicable and noncommunicable diseases in South Africa can be found in policies from periods of the country's history, from colonial subjugation, apartheid dispossession, to the post-apartheid period. Racial and gender discrimination, the migrant labor system, the destruction of family life, vast income inequalities, and extreme violence have all formed part of South Africa's troubled past, and all have inexorably affected health and health services. (2009-08-24)

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