Tag: "violence" at medical news
Anti-gay hate crimes widespread
...xuals in the United States have been the target of violence
or a property crime because of their sexual orient... people in the survey reported being the victim of violence
or a property crime -- including physical assault, sexual assault, theft and vandalism -- because of...
STAMP system can help professionals to identify potentially violent individuals
...tern Sydney, Australia, points out that the STAMP violence
assessment framework could have much wider applica...o prompter action when they responded to this cue violence
tended to be avoided. Lack of eye contact was also an issue and was associated with anger and pa...
UGA study finds that violence costs nation $70 billion annually
...ost comprehensive study of its kind has found that violence
costs the United States $70 billion annually, a fi... investing in programs that decrease interpersonal violence
and self-inflicted violence
such as suicide. For comparison, the federal Department of Education has...
Dating violence and sexual assault associated with suicide attempts among urban teens
Recent dating violence
among urban teen females and lifetime history of s...a likely risk factor for a suicide attempt. Dating violence
has also been shown to be associated with depressive symptoms and multiple health-compromising behav...
Study examines characteristics of female high school students who report steroid use
... in the domains of substance use, sexual behavior, violence
and mental health, they conclude. High-risk adolescent girls seem to have received less attention than adolescent boys, perhaps reflecting that their actions are less socially, albeit perhaps more personally, destructive. Anabolic steroid use is anot...
Female teen steroid use not limited to athletes
... in the domains of substance use, sexual behavior, violence
and mental health, Elliot said. Anabolic steroid use is a marker for high-risk girls. High-risk young women have received less attention than young men, perhaps reflecting that their actions are less socially, albeit more personally, destructive. Fur...
Leading prevention researchers meeting in Washington, D.C., May 30-June 1, 2007
.... Some answers may lie in research on preventing violence
among youth in general. Researchers from one of the largest tests of violence
prevention efforts to date will present some of the early results of their work. One of the key ques...
Both alcohol and neighborhood characteristics can affect intimate partner violence
...en linked to an increased risk of intimate partner violence
(IPV). New findings indicate that drinking patter...en linked to an increased risk of intimate partner violence
(IPV), a new study has found that both drinking patterns and neighborhood characteristics can contri...
Post-traumatic stress disorder 10 times higher in New Orleans than in the general public
...sands of people were exposed to destruction, human violence
and desperate circumstances. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was likely to be a significant medical issue in the aftermath of Katrina. In a paper to be presented at the 2007 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Annual Meeting, Profe...
Martin F. Shapiro wins Herbert W. Nickens Award
...y of pharmaceutical advertising; and the impact of violence
on immigrants' mental health. Shapiro is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians and is a past president of the Society of General Internal Medicine....
Research demonstrates link between domestic violence and asthma
...(HSPH) finds a strong association between domestic violence
and asthma. The study, in the upcoming June issue...nt and Health at HSPH. The risk posed by domestic violence
- and perhaps other psychosocial factors - could be as high as some well known environmental risk fa...
Groundbreaking principles on sexual orientation and human rights released
...a member of the UN Human Rights Committee, "Ending violence
and abuse against people because of their sexual o... to violations including extrajudicial executions, violence
and torture, repression of free speech and assembly, and discrimination in work, health, education, ...
Child and adolescent psychiatrists could improve their screening for dating violence
Providence, RI Even though dating violence
is common amongst teens, less than a quarter of U....This is important, the authors say, because dating violence
is common among teens and over one half of child and adolescent psychiatrists reported identifying i...
Severe PTSD damages children's brains, Stanford/Packard study shows
...ng physical, emotional or sexual abuse, witnessing violence
or experiencing lasting separation and loss. This type of developmental trauma often impairs the child's ability to reach social, emotional and academic milestones. "We'd really like to understand why some children are more resilient than others, a...
Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting
...rs include: Childrens pathways to political violence
and terrorism International research on the outcomes of children adopted from China Child development in the rural poor first time data to be presented from the Family Life Project Childrens understanding of truth and lies Neuroscience in anxio...
Health care costs for abused women are significant
...esults show the enormous costs of intimate partner violence
(IPV) and can justify investing in intervention programs to reduce its health effects and prevent its recurrence, said lead author Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH. "It would also justify the costs of long-term programs to prevent this problem from happe...
Iraqi people likely to suffer psychological damage
Exposure to violence
is putting the people of Iraq at risk of serious psychological damage, says a doctor in this week's BMJ. Previous studies have suggested that the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder following a traumatic event ranges from 7.5% to 72%,...
Alarming revelation: Women over 50 live in fear
... women need and want to protect themselves against violence
as they get older. QUT Associate Professor Jan L...ng the quality of life for older women. "Fear of violence
needs to be recognised as a barrier to older people's social connectedness and the health and wellbe...
Doctor urges health-care workers to be alert to suicide risk amongst cancer patients
... were less inclined to react through self-directed violence
much as we see in the general female population." One apparent anomaly was that, although poor prognosis was associated with higher risk, pancreatic cancer, which has generally a very poor outlook, did not carry any higher suicide risk than that of...
'Yarning about Mental Health' during International Mental Health Week
...e and are good for milk for baby. Family worry and violence
and memory problems and not enough exercise and not sleeping and cigarettes take my strength away. I want to change and learn more about culture. So I can speak more language and pass it on to the kids. I want to learn about corroboree. I want to und...
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