FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a history of domestic abuse are more likely to develop chronic conditions that cause pain and fatigue, a new study says.
British researchers examined medical records of more than 18,500 women who had suffered domestic abuse between 1995 and 2017 and more than 74,000 who had not been abused, to compare rates of fibromyalgia and chroni...
FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Two in three survivors of childhood sexual abuse have good mental health, but a new study suggests that social isolation, chronic pain, substance abuse and depression can hinder recovery.
Researchers looked at 651 Canadian survivors to identify factors associated with what the researchers call complete mental health.
TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Traumatic experiences in childhood can do lifelong harm to physical and mental health, education and work, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says.
Preventing traumatic childhood experiences -- such as abuse, seeing violence or substance abuse in the home, or having a parent in jail -- could reduce many problems later on...
THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of U.S. patients don't tell their physicians about potentially life-threatening risks such as domestic violence, sexual assault, depression or thoughts of suicide, a new study finds.
"For physicians to achieve your best health, they need to know what you are struggling with," said study senior author Angela Fagerlin.
THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Don't fight in front of the kids."
Sounds like familiar advice that's been passed down from generation to generation. But as it turns out, it's not always the fighting, but rather the way you fight that can have a negative -- or a positive -- effect on your children.
Researchers E. Mark Cummings and Patrick Davies have studied th...
MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Family members are at risk of being killed in homes with guns in the United States, a new study suggests.
For each 10% jump in home ownership of guns, the risk of someone in the household being killed rises by 13%. The risk of a nonfamily member getting murdered is increased only 2% with gun ownership, researchers found.
TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who drink alcohol don't only put themselves at risk, they're also endangering family and friends.
A new study finds the effects of "secondhand" alcohol harms are widespread, with nearly 1 in 5 Americans -- 53 million people -- reporting having been harmed by someone else's drinking during the past year.
MONDAY, July 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Young children are far more likely to suffer abuse-related injuries when left in the care of a man, versus a woman. And those injuries are likely to be more severe, a new study finds.
The study included more than 1,600 children under age 4 who were seen for injuries at a pediatric emergency department. Of those, 24% were found to have been ...
THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are victims of domestic violence find it hard to get help and the support they need, British researchers report.
"While both men and women are reluctant to seek professional help for their abuse, there is an added barrier for men voiced in these studies, that they may be falsely accused of being the perpetrator. The men also raised w...
MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. families with young children are buying handguns -- and that might help explain a recent spike in firearm deaths, a new study suggests.
Government figures show that after years of decline, gun-related deaths among U.S. children under age 5 have been on the upswing. Between 2006 and 2016, the rate nearly doubled -- from 0.36 deaths f...
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children who abuse animals may have been abused themselves, a new study suggests.
Kids aged 10 and up who intentionally hurt animals are two to three times more likely to have been abused than kids who treat animals with respect, said the British researchers who conducted the review.
"Asking about a history of animal abuse in a safe...
THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More stringent gun laws might spur a decline in domestic violence murders, new research suggests.
Thirteen states and federal law prohibit people convicted of domestic violence from buying guns. But the study found that states that extended this ban to people convicted of any violent crime had 23 percent fewer domestic violence murders.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The American dream is nightmarish for many illegal immigrants. More than three-quarters living in a city near the California-Mexico border have suffered a traumatic event, a new study reveals.
The result: Many are living with significant psychological distress, say researchers from Rice University in Houston.
MONDAY, Nov. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. hospitals have been tackling increasingly serious injuries in the gunshot victims they treat, a 20-year review reports.
"The severity of hospitalized firearm injuries [has] increased significantly," said researcher Bindu Kalesan, amounting to what she described as "a significantly elevated cumulative probability of death and disability fro...