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Radiology reveals alarming rise in intimate partner violence during COVID-19 pandemic
Investigators assessed the incidence, pattern and severity of injuries related to Intimate Partner Violence in patients at the Brigham during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-08-13)
New study shows increase in domestic violence injuries during COVID-19
There was a higher incidence and severity of physical intimate partner violence (IPV) among patients seen at a large, academic medical center in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with the prior three years, according to a new study. (2020-08-13)
Dignity and respect go a long way in county jail, new research shows
A University of Wisconsin Oshkosh study indicates a little respect and decency can go a long way in improving some aspects of America's criminal justice system. (2020-08-12)
Study: Experiencing childhood trauma makes body and brain age faster
Children who suffer trauma from abuse or violence early in life show biological signs of aging faster than children who have never experienced adversity, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2020-08-03)
Injury patterns may help differentiate between accidents and physical abuse in elderly patients, new study finds
The signs of physical abuse among elderly people can be challenging for health care professionals to recognize, resulting in as few as one in 24 cases being reported to authorities. (2020-07-28)
Alcohol abuse may raise risk of death in patients with abnormal heart rhythms
Among patients hospitalized with abnormal heart rhythms, those with alcohol abuse were 72% more likely to die before being discharged. (2020-07-27)
Rethinking women's mental health following partner abuse
When one in six Australian women report experiencing physical and/or sexual violence - and one in four report emotional abuse - by a current or previous cohabiting partner since the age of 15, you know there is a problem. (2020-07-27)
Concerns over police head injuries
Head injuries may be worryingly common among police officers, according to a new pilot study led by the University of Exeter. (2020-07-20)
Research shows child abuse and neglect results in increased hospitalizations over time
In a new study published in the leading international journal, Child Abuse and Neglect, University of South Australia researchers have found that by their mid-teens, children who were the subject of child protective services contact, are up to 52 per cent more likely to be hospitalised, for a range of problems, the most frequent being mental illness, toxic effects of drugs and physical injuries. (2020-07-09)
Intimate partner violence, history of childhood abuse worsen trauma symptoms for new moms
New experiences of sexual, emotional and physical abuse at the hands of a romantic partner during the early months of parenthood are associated with increasing symptoms of trauma such as anxiety, depression, self-harm and sleep disorders, researchers report. (2020-07-09)
Otago researchers find link between rape and breathing problems
Rape and sexual trauma may have long-lasting consequences for physical health as well as mental health, University of Otago researchers have found. (2020-07-09)
Mothering in domestic violence: Protecting children behind closed doors
As emerging data shows an alarming rise of domestic violence during the pandemic, researchers at the University of South Australia are urging practitioners to look beyond clinical observations and focus on the strengths that mothers exercise to protect their children from domestic abuse. (2020-07-02)
Surge in domestic child abuse during pandemic, reports specialist UK children's hospital
There has been a surge in domestic child abuse during the coronavirus pandemic, suggests the experience of one specialist UK children's hospital, reported in Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2020-07-02)
BU study: Nearly half of US youth have been stalked/harassed by partners
A new, first-of-its-kind Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study finds that 48% of 12-18-year-olds who have been in a relationship have been stalked or harassed by a partner, and 42% have stalked or harassed a partner. (2020-06-29)
Pilot program increases access to Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) in Colorado
Researchers at the University of Colorado College of Nursing at the Anschutz Medical Campus found that an 18-month pilot project that trained Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to prescribe Medication for Opioid Use Disorders (MOUD) was successful in increasing availability and access of services to residents of two rural Colorado counties experiencing high overdose rates. (2020-06-26)
UBC study identifies social and behavioral factors most closely associated with dying
Smoking, divorce and alcohol abuse have the closest connection to death out of 57 social and behavioural factors analyzed in this study. (2020-06-22)
Research finds deployment affects mental health of veterans differently
As the largest study of its kind, more than 212,000 men and women Army active duty personnel completed a questionnaire that measured different psychological characteristics before deployment and after returning from combat. (2020-06-17)
School may be the key to improvement for children in social care
Children in social care have poorer mental health and perform worse in school than other children. (2020-06-12)
New alcohol genes uncovered
Do you have what is known as problematic alcohol use? (2020-06-04)
Does estrogen influence alcohol use disorder?
A new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that high estrogen levels may make alcohol more rewarding to female mice. (2020-06-01)
Adolescent exposure to anesthetics may cause alcohol use disorder, new research shows
Early exposure to anesthetics may make adolescents more susceptible to developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2020-05-28)
Training bystanders to intervene will help to prevent domestic violence and abuse, study shows
Empowering people to intervene when they witness unacceptable behaviour can help to prevent domestic violence and abuse, a new study has found. (2020-05-27)
Impact of a health system's three-pronged strategy to address the opioid epidemic
In the past two decades more than 700,000 people have died from a drug overdose in the United States. (2020-05-27)
Determining the quantity and location of lipids in the brain
The Sweedler Research Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a new technique to measure the amount and distribution of lipids in rat brain samples. (2020-05-19)
Personal accounts of childhood maltreatment matter more for mental health than records
Personal accounts of childhood maltreatment show a stronger association with psychiatric problems compared to legal proof that maltreatment occurred, according to a new study co-written by a King's College London researcher. (2020-05-18)
Training GPs to identify domestic violence leads to dramatic increase in finding victims
A training programme that teaches GPs how to identify domestic violence and abuse (DVA) victims has led to a 30-fold increase in DVA referrals, according to a collaborative study of 205 general practices led by Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with the Centre for Academic Primary Care, Bristol Medical School. (2020-05-06)
Children & coronavirus infection (COVID-19): How to avoid post-traumatic stress disorder
COVID-19 is a pandemic that has forced many states to declare restrictive measures in order to prevent their wider spread. (2020-05-06)
Laws that punish pregnant drug abusers aren't working, new study finds
A new study shows that laws that punish substance use during pregnancy actually do more harm than good. (2020-05-05)
Research helps police understand child to parent abuse more than ever before
Researchers have provided detailed insights and recommendations to help one of the UK's largest police forces recognise, report and analyse instances of violence from children towards parents. (2020-04-30)
Drug reduces the risk of child sexual abuse
A drug that lowers levels of the male hormone testosterone in the body reduces the risk of men with pedophilic disorder sexually abusing children, a study from Karolinska Institutet published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry shows. (2020-04-29)
Less addictive form of buprenorphine may help curb cocaine relapse
New research performed in mice suggests that chemical modifications to buprenorphine can improve its effectiveness to treat cocaine addiction while minimizing abuse potential. (2020-04-27)
Child abuse awareness month during COVID-19 pandemic
This Patient Page calls attention to risk factors for child abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic and discusses ways to reduce stress and risk of child abuse during social isolation. (2020-04-24)
Research highlights racism concerns in schools and the community
Researchers from Staffordshire University are calling for more government funding to crack down on race-hate in schools and the wider community. (2020-04-22)
Large majority of Washington state's heroin users want to reduce use
A new survey of people who inject illicit drugs in the state of Washington yields positive and important findings for policy makers as the world struggles to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-04-10)
Security guards struggle with PTSD and lack mental health support
New research shows that thousands of security guards in the UK are suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), having been exposed to frequent episodes of verbal and physical abuse. (2020-04-08)
Emotional abuse, neglect affect adolescent depression differently by gender, ethnicity
Research shows that physical and sexual abuse are risk factors for depression in adolescents. (2020-03-31)
Homeless people receive less treatment in hospitals for heart attacks, have higher readmission rates
Homelessness has become a social crisis and public health problem around the world, affecting people of all ages. (2020-03-19)
UC identifies populations most at risk of opiate addiction
UC's Health Geography and Disease Modeling Laboratory found that white males ages 30 to 39 were most at risk of fatal overdoses in Ohio. (2020-03-19)
McMaster professor seeks independent agency to tackle abuse in elite youth sport
The author calls for the establishment of an independent international safeguarding agency for sports to handle athlete disclosures, investigate and process allegations, and to support victims of abuse. (2020-03-17)
Independent investigative agency needed to tackle abuse in elite youth sport
An independent investigative agency as well as an international offender database are needed to tackle allegations of abuse in elite youth sport properly, urges an expert, in an editorial published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (2020-03-17)
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