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Violence has complex, far-reaching impacts on health

October 8, 2019

A new paper by UW Medicine researchers offers a broad, updated look at the interrelated impacts of violence…
Male victims of domestic abuse face significant barriers to getting help

June 12, 2019

Men who experience domestic violence and abuse face significant barriers to getting help and access to specialist support…
‘Quality’ father involvement plays big role in keeping abused children away from drugs

May 9, 2019

Researchers have long-known that abused children are at higher risk of adolescent drug use. But a new study…
What kids say when they report abuse through a text

April 24, 2019

With no hotline specifically designed for children and teens suffering abuse and neglect, some of these kids have…
New psychological intervention proves ‘life-changing’ for women experiencing domestic abuse

November 29, 2018

Training domestic violence and abuse (DVA) advocates to deliver psychological support to women experiencing DVA could significantly improve…
Emotional Abuse May Be Linked with Menopause Misery

November 21, 2018

Smoking, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle have long been linked to heightened symptoms of menopause. Now, a study…
Intimate partner violence doesn’t end with the relationship

July 17, 2018

Violence that occurs between intimate partners does not end with the relationship’s conclusion, yet few resources exist to…
Risky sexual behavior stems from physical abuse for boys, marijuana use for girls: study

April 10, 2018

What leads to risky sexual behavior in adolescence seems to vary by gender, according to new research from…
Educational success curbs effects of child abuse, neglect

March 21, 2018

The emotional and sexual abuse that some children endure can lead them to commit crimes later in life.…
It is not all about “revenge porn” – image-based abuse is more common than you think

May 9, 2017

There is a dirty practice called “revenge porn”. People, unhappy about break-ups or having some other issues, decide…
Effects of child abuse may last for several generations

December 31, 2016

Child abuse is a big problem all over the world. It is usually thought that abused children sort…
Artificial intelligence toolkit spots new child sexual abuse media online

December 2, 2016

New artificial intelligence software designed to spot new child sexual abuse media online could help police catch child…
Childhood abuse in the East Asia and Pacific region costs more than $200 billion a year

November 12, 2016

As sad as it sounds, in many places around the world childhood violence is still fully tolerated. Not…
Psychiatric help for families prevents continuing child abuse, neglect

June 21, 2016

A program aimed at helping abused and neglected children and their families is improving outcomes for kids and…
Rough childhoods can have ripple effects for wild baboons

April 21, 2016

Childhood trauma can have far-reaching effects on adult health and survival in humans, studies have shown. Now, new…
Study links Facebook connections, alcohol use in college-aged females

December 8, 2015

Researchers at the University of Georgia have found links between certain patterns of connections among Facebook friends and…
Marijuana dependence influenced by genes, childhood sexual abuse

November 17, 2015

Genetic variation within the endocannabinoid system may explain why some survivors of childhood adversity go on to become…
Confidence in parenting could help break cycle of abuse

September 1, 2015

To understand how confidence in parenting may predict parenting behaviors in women who were abused as children, psychologists…
Maltreated children’s brains show ‘encouraging’ ability to regulate emotions

August 21, 2015

Children who have been abused or exposed to other types of trauma typically experience more intense emotions than…
Saving children from abuse

July 31, 2015

Experts in child protection have developed a test designed to help doctors recognise children suffering from life-threatening physical…
Patient care dilemmas

May 27, 2015

Medical and healthcare students across the UK report high levels of abuse and breaches of patient safety and…
Feeling disconnected contributes to women’s depression from domestic abuse

May 25, 2015

Women in abusive relationships feel depressed not only from the violence but from the loss of their sense…
‘Fracture’ Prints, Not Fingerprints, Help Solve Child Abuse Cases

May 9, 2015

Much like a finger leaves its own unique print to help identify a person, researchers are now discovering…
“Lady Nicotine is not a good girlfriend”

June 4, 2014

Health warning ads is a widely used preventative method worldwide – intimidating prints can be found all over…
Understanding the brain: How human brain decides to choose an alcoholic drink?

April 14, 2014

Decisions, decisions… Each day you make thousands of them – from whether to drink that coffee to when…
Handmade horrors: Many carpets from India that are sold in U.S. were woven by children, exploited adults

February 25, 2014

Next time you’re admiring that handmade carpet in a local store, you might want to think about more…
Russian men, their vodka and early deaths

January 31, 2014

Vodka is the main cause of the high and sharply fluctuating death rates in Russia, a large new…
Weapons tied to repeat domestic abuse

January 30, 2014

Amy Bonomi is chairperson and professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Photo…
Research suggests childhood abuse could cause multiple health problems in adults

September 25, 2013

Childhood abuse is associated with an increased risk of life-threatening conditions, such as heart disease and metabolic syndrome,…
Twitter threats highlight blight of online trolls

August 2, 2013

If Twitter is the chirping chatterbox of the Internet, trolls are its dark underground denizens. The collision of…
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