Tag: "assault" at medical news
Landmark study finds adult Delawareans with disabilities in only 'fair' to 'poor' health
... of the women responding to questions about sexual assault
indicated that they had been sexually assaulted or had experienced an attempted sexual assault
(27 percent). The perpetrators included acquaintances, neighbors, former significant others and stra...
UGA study finds that violence costs nation $70 billion annually
...costs. The average cost per case for a non-fatal assault
was $57,209 in lost productivity and $23,353 in medical costs. The average cost per case of suicide is $1 million in lost productivity and $2,596 in medical costs. The average cost for a non-fatal self inflicted injury was $9,726 in lost productivi...
Dating violence and sexual assault associated with suicide attempts among urban teens
... urban teen females and lifetime history of sexual assault
among urban teen males may be associated with suic...de attempts in the previous year. Childhood sexual assault
has been linked with depression, alcohol use and violence, making it a likely risk factor for a suic...
VA should revise its methods for evaluating and rating PTSD in veterans
...ial trigger for PTSD among service members; sexual assault
is another form of trauma. The available informat...ss the management of PTSD claims related to sexual assault
during military service, the report says. ...
Medical students should be taught about rape
...f in accident and emergency departments and sexual assault
referral centres to improve the management of peop...ls be trained in the management of rape and sexual assault
instead? "Doctors in different specialties are likely to encounter people who have been sexually ...
Child and adolescent psychiatrists could improve their screening for dating violence
... use legal remedies such as restraining orders and assault
charges to provide safety, Brown explains. Likewise, identification of perpetrators of dating violence leads to appropriate treatment and support for safety. The authors also found that screening for dating violence is associated with consistent scr...
Why doesn't the immune system attack the small intestine?
...oimmune diseases," which result from immune system assault
on healthy tissue. The immune system distinguishes between normal and foreign agents by small proteins, called antigens, on the cell surface. In parts of the body, such as the pancreas, that are sheltered from the outside environment, cells known as...
Key to lung cancer chemo resistance revealed
...botage the expression of these same genes to block assault
from chemotherapy drugs. "What we're seeing is that lung cancer cells recruit and distort NRF2 and KEAP1 expression to help tumor cells evade the toxic effects of chemotherapy," says Shyam Biswal, Ph.D., associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Blo...
Human rights abuses frequent in Haiti's capital
...r day) were murdered during the period, and sexual assault
was common, especially against children, with the data suggesting 35,000 women and girls were raped in the greater Port-au-Prince area. Criminals, the Haitian National Police, and UN peacekeepers were frequently identified as perpetrators. The autho...
Teen sexual assault survivors seldom complete HIV prevention therapy
Fewer than one-half of adolescent sexual assault
survivors who are prescribed medications to preven...10 percent of adolescent females experience sexual assault
in their lifetimes, according to background information in the article. The risk of contracting HIV...
Violence from male partners associated with serious health threats to pregnant women and newborns
...own to negatively affect fetal development. Sexual assault
commonly co-occurs with physical violence from male partners and may lead to both greater risk of bleeding and urinary tract infections. Also, sexually transmitted infections are significantly more common among women abused by male partners, and such...
The greater the number of bars in a neighborhood, the higher the rates of assault
...of bars in a neighborhood, the higher the rates of assault
A new study analyzes the relationship between alcohol outlets and overnight hospital stays due to assaults. Results indicate the greater the density of alcohol outlets, especially bars, the higher the rates of assault. The authors speculate that fa...
University student named Young Scientist of the Year
...ential for providing additional evidence in sexual assault
cases. Andrew Graham, a mechanical engineering student at the University, has been named joint runner up in the Future Science category of the awards. Andrew works with a team of engineers designing medical robotics, focusing on revolutionary robotic...
Firearms present 'triple threat' to battered women
...cted by a male intimate as to die from any form of assault
by a stranger." In Evaluation Review's introduction and eight studies written by leading experts from around the country, readers will explore: the potential effectiveness of restraining orders gun removal the denial of gun purchases to intimate...
Victims of rape, especially children, failed by lack of referral centres and experienced doctors
...edical examination following a complaint of sexual assault
has traditionally been a police responsibility wit...ts of the study showed that complainants of sexual assault
in the UK, especially children, face wide differences in forensic and medical services between SARCs...
Toward the future of cancer prevention
...osure to harmful chemicals as well as to the daily assault
of cosmic X-rays and UV light. If errors in this repair system occur, DNA damage can result in unstable genes and an increased cancer risk. "Some people just have better DNA repair function than others," Spitz says. "If we can find out why, it...
New focus on medical professionalism needed to improve public health
...professionalism. He also states that the sustained assault
on doctors by the government and the media has demoralised professionals and devalued their own view of their profession. Horton outlines the recommendations of the RCP working party, which include the creation of a new forum for medicine and incorpo...
Researcher says flu responders can learn from 1918 epidemic
...of an angry God to explain both 9-11 and Katrina's assault
on a sinful city." Medical knowledge, research findings and pharmaceutical developments provide some hope that 21st century Americans might not suffer the fate of their forebears, but Higgins said that survival might depend on the simple concept...
Side-effects cause some breast cancer patients to skip hormone treatment
...usal hot flushes and night sweats is a devastating assault
on their well-being." She said that much more attention needed to be paid to these particular side-effects, which are seriously under-estimated and can make life utterly miserable. Doctors or nurses did offer advice such as wearing layers of clothing...
Chemotherapy for brain tumors is boosted after vaccine targets resistance-related antigen
...g resistance, they are vulnerable in the follow-up assault
of chemicals targeting their DNA. John S. Yu, M.D., senior author of the paper and co-director of the Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program, said lab results confirmed a strong immune response to TRP-2 in patients' blood cells after vaccination, and cel...