According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, accidental poisoning was second only to car crashes as the leading cause of unintentional death in 2009.
Mexican officials said Wednesday that the young girl known as "Dafne" who gave birth to a daughter two weeks ago is in fact 12 or 13 years old and not nine like her mother had previously claimed.
Kids are just three clicks away from being exposed to adult content online like nudity and violence, says a new study.
The father is currently at large.
A new report suggests that while some boys are actually clumsy, others are victims of abuse. A health minister was quoted as saying by The Telegraph that doctors will decide whether "clumsy" children who tend to fall and injure themselves have been abused by their family. Dan Poulter, the health minister, said that boys who fell down often while playing could be clumsy, but there are also some who are abused/attacked or neglected by their family.
While more and more people are choosing to live independently and not take up the responsibilities that marriage entails, researchers have found new evidence on the benefits of married life. A study suggests that women who are married tend to be safer in terms of suffering partner abuse or substance abuse. Also, married women are apparently less likely to suffer post-postpartum depression around the time of pregnancy compared to those who live with a partner. The study revealed that unmarried women who lived with a partner for less than two years were more likely to experience at least one of the three problems. However, the occurrence of these problems apparently came down as the time period of staying together with the partner increased.
A new study from the Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC) at Boston University has linked childhood abuse to the adult onset of asthma in African-American women. According to the study, those who reported being abused before age 11 were more likely to contract asthma as adults when compared to women who were not abused either in childhood or during their teenage years. For the study, researchers followed 28,456 African-American women. They were asked to answer health questionnaires and were also asked about physical and sexual abuse during childhood up to age 11 or during adolescence, between ages 12 and 18.
A report released Tuesday revealed that children and young adults with disabilities are three times more likely to be abused and neglected by people around them, when compared to their peers without disabilities.
The first idea that one generally gets at the very mention of the word 'domestic violence' is that of the male partner abusing the female physically. However, there are also many cases where the woman in the relationship is the one doing it, or may be refuting to what has been done to her, by being violent in return towards her partner. Domestic abuse has always remained a controversial topic with regard to determining a punishment for battered women who use violence toward their partner.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.