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Talking with trained doctors can help abused women
Women who are experiencing intimate partner violence feel better supported, more confident, and less depressed when trained family doctors counsel them, according to new research in the journal Family Practice. (2019-11-13)
Training family doctors to better support domestic violence survivors
Women who are experiencing domestic violence feel better supported, more confident and less depressed when they are counselled by trained family doctors, according to new research. (2019-11-13)
Study questions video games' effects on violent behavior
A new Contemporary Economic Policy study finds that there is not enough information to support the claim that violent video games lead to acts of violence. (2019-11-06)
Investigating childhood stress association with blood indicator of chronic inflammation
Researchers looked at whether exposure to adverse experiences, stress, and violence among 1,400 children in the United Kingdom was associated at age 18 with elevated levels in the blood of an indicator of chronic inflammation. (2019-11-04)
Study: Teens who have loving bond with mother less likely to enter abusive relationships
A mother's warmth and acceptance toward her teenagers may help prevent those children from being in an abusive relationship later in life, even if her own marriage is contentious, according to a new University at Buffalo study. (2019-10-30)
Risk assessment tools lead to fewer incarcerations without jeopardizing public safety
A sweeping study looking at an extensive collection of data -- involving more than a million offenders at 30 different Canadian and US research sites -- found that while fewer people were being locked up, crime rates showed some declines. (2019-10-28)
Digital evidence falls short, can hurt victims of intimate partner violence
New research from LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication published in the International Journal of Communication shows digital evidence -- from tablets, smartphones, computers and other electronic communication methods -- can fall short of providing reliable legal evidence in cases of domestic and sexual assault, known as intimate partner violence. (2019-10-28)
Poverty may be more critical to cognitive function than trauma in adolescent refugees
For approximately a decade, research has examined whether trauma or poverty is the most powerful influence on children's cognitive abilities. (2019-10-24)
UA Health Sciences study calls for forensic nursing exams to include concussion evaluation
TBIs often missed on routine forensic examination for domestic violence victims. (2019-10-23)
To reduce gun violence, lift roadblocks to firearm data
While gun violence in America kills more than 35,000 people a year and as calls for policies to stem the crisis grow, University of Washington researchers point out in a new analysis that barriers to data stand in the way of advancing solutions. (2019-10-15)
Study finds public support for health care providers talking about gun safety
Most Californians, including most gun owners, agree that gun safety conversations between health care providers and patients are appropriate when there is a gun in the home and risk of injury is elevated. (2019-10-10)
Study identifies 5 patterns of gun ownership by motivation, practices, other features
Can firearm owners be grouped into distinct groups based on the number and types of firearms owned, primary reason for having firearms and other patterns of ownership? (2019-10-10)
A simple intervention enduringly reduces anti-Muslim sentiment
Research from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Northwestern and University of Granada, found that a simple intervention can reduce anti-Muslim hostility by calling out the hypocrisy of blaming an entire group -- but not your own -- for the act of a single person. (2019-10-08)
Study: More behavioral health care linked to small drop in gun-related suicides
An increase in behavioral health providers is associated with a slight decrease in gun-related suicides, but the difference is small and points to a need to tackle gun violence in other ways, according to the authors of a new study. (2019-10-07)
Four UC Davis studies report on key issues in preventing gun violence
Three research studies by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) -- all embargoed for release in Health Affairs Oct. (2019-10-07)
Violence linked to social isolation, hypervigilance and chronic health problems
Exposure to violence can negatively impact a person's physical and psychosocial health, according to two new studies published in the policy journal Health Affairs. (2019-10-07)
Restrictive housing is associated with increased risk of death after release from prison
A new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that being held in restrictive housing (i.e., solitary confinement) is associated with an increased risk of death after a person is released from prison. (2019-10-04)
A study of educational sabotage
A study published in the journal Violence Against Women by a domestic violence expert at The University of Texas at Arlington focuses on an overlooked form of psychological abuse -- educational sabotage. (2019-10-02)
Intimate partner violence is linked to suboptimal breastfeeding practices in poorer countries
Mothers exposed to intimate partner violence in low- and middle-income countries are less likely to initiate breastfeeding early and breastfeed exclusively in the first six months, according to a study published October 1 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Dr Rishi Caleyachetty of the University of Warwick in the UK, and colleagues. (2019-10-01)
Domestic violence reduces likelihood of mothers breastfeeding in developing countries
Mothers who have suffered from domestic violence are substantially less likely to follow recommended breastfeeding practices in low to middle-income countries, a new study shows. (2019-10-01)
Handgun purchasers with a prior DUI have a greater risk for serious violence, study finds
Legal purchasers of handguns with a prior DUI conviction have a greater risk of a future arrest for a violent offense -- including murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault and for firearm-related violent crimes. (2019-09-30)
Researchers develop program aimed at reducing dating violence among students
A program developed to encourage healthy relationships and reduce dating violence was effective among early middle school students, according to results of a study published in the American Journal of Public Health by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (2019-09-30)
Dartmouth study examines prevalence of screening for social needs
A new study from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice finds that most US physician practices and hospitals report screening patients for at least one social need, a trend that is expected to increase in the future, and that practices that care for disadvantaged patients report higher screening rates. (2019-09-18)
New research: More than every second female homicide is committed by the partner
Intimate partner homicide - that is women who are killed by their partner - constitutes a significant proportion of the homicide statistics in Denmark. (2019-09-16)
High social support associated with less violence among male teens in urban neighborhoods
UPMC Children's researchers find that the presence of adult social support is linked to less violence among at-risk teen boys. (2019-09-13)
Study examines patterns of violence among young urban males
This observational study of adolescent men in urban neighborhoods examined associations between social support, patterns of violence, and violence-related risk behaviors or protective factors that might mitigate them. (2019-09-13)
Parental burnout can lead to harmful outcomes for parent and child
When the daily stress of parenting becomes chronic it can turn into parental burnout, an intense exhaustion that leads parents to feel detached from their children and unsure of their parenting abilities, according to research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (2019-08-28)
Intimate partner violence against women creates economic hardship, Rutgers study finds
Women who experience intimate partner violence, including physical, emotional, and controlling abuse, are more likely to suffer material hardship -- the inability to purchase food, housing, utilities, medical care or other needs for a healthy life, according to a Rutgers-led study. (2019-08-27)
Spikes in handgun purchases after high-profile events linked to more firearm injuries
A UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) study, which will publish Aug. (2019-08-25)
Nearly 1/3 of migrants through Mexico to US experience significant violence during journey
Almost one-third of people migrating to the US via Mexico experience physical, psychological, and/or sexual violence along the way, according to a study published Aug. (2019-08-21)
Treatment for sexual and domestic violence offenders does work
A first-of-its-kind meta-study has found that specialised psychological programmes for sexual and domestic violence offenders have led to major reductions in reoffending but best results are achieved with consistent input from a qualified psychologist. (2019-08-20)
Case studies suggest that 'red flag' laws play a role in preventing mass shootings
Case studies of individuals threatening mass violence suggest that extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs), colloquially known as 'red flag' orders, may play a role in preventing mass shootings. (2019-08-19)
Chinese Americans face increased risk of elder abuse, Rutgers studies find
More must be done to prevent elder abuse in the Chinese American community, according to four new Rutgers studies published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (2019-08-19)
Peer influence, social networks might be leveraged to aid gun violence reduction efforts
Researchers: Reductions in violence might be increased if focused-deterrence programs can enhance network diffusion. (2019-08-19)
Does the judicial system give justice to assaulted EMS first responders?
Violence toward first responders is widespread and can face a felony charge in Pennsylvania, yet new research shows that victims often feel they do not receive legal justice. (2019-08-16)
Political campaigns may influence acceptance of violence against women
Nicole Johnson, assistant professor of counseling psychology at Lehigh University, set out to examine the influence, both positive and negative, of presidential campaigns, voting behavior, and candidate selection, on social views of rape culture. (2019-08-15)
New tools help detect digital domestic abuse
A new clinical model developed by Cornell Tech researchers aims to respond systematically and effectively to the growing array of digital threats against victims of intimate partner violence. (2019-08-15)
Cultural factors affect Chinese Americans' health, according to Rutgers research
A compilation of 17 research papers present an unprecedented exploration of cultural factors concerning Chinese Americans' health and provide comprehensive, multigenerational insight into the lives of Chinese Americans. (2019-08-12)
News from Annals of Internal Medicine: Organizations urge immediate action to prevent firearm-relate
The American College of Physicians (ACP) and the nation's leading physician and public health organizations called for policies to reduce firearms-related injuries and deaths in the US in a new call-to-action, 'Firearm-Related Injury and Death in the United States: A Call to Action from the Nation's Leading Physician and Public Health Professional Organizations,' published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine. (2019-08-07)
BU researchers: 'Set' of gun laws needed to reduce gun violence
First-ever study to examine gun control effects on urban and suburban/rural firearm homicide rates finds different laws are more effective in different areas. (2019-08-07)
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