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Physically Assaulted Kids See Double the Risk of Mental Illness

Diagnosis of a new mental health disorder greatest in the year after assault

Aug 16, 2023
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Lessons From Pop Culture Portrayals of Munchausen by Proxy

Medical professionals must focus on the harm of the child

May 11, 2023
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Pandemic Jump in ED Visits for Firearm Injuries Continued Into 2022

Biggest increases among kids under 14, CDC says

Mar 30, 2023
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Violence Between Parents During Childhood Tied to Later Depression

Exposure to mom's depression also linked to depression at age 18

Mar 01, 2023
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Family and Medical Leave Act Has Benefited Workers and Businesses, Biden Says

On the act's 30th anniversary, he signs memo urging leave expansions for federal workers

Feb 02, 2023
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Pediatricians Embrace New Strategy on Firearms: Harm Reduction

AAP shifting away from highlighting its support for strict gun control

Oct 12, 2022
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Sexual Violence Takes a Toll on Teens' Mental Health

Even experiences of unwelcome sexual approach can have a lasting negative impact

Oct 04, 2022
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Treatment Works for Depression After Childhood Trauma

Meta-analysis gives "hopeful message" that meds, therapy are just as effective as in others

Sep 23, 2022
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Urban Hospital Closing; Spotting Domestic Abuse; White Mulberry Questioned in Death

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by MedPage Today staff

Sep 15, 2022
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Infant Head Trauma Surged in Paris During Pandemic

Researchers hypothesize isolation and financial stress had cumulative effect on parents

Aug 31, 2022
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CDC Reports Warn of Teen 'Mental Health Crisis' During Pandemic

In survey, over one-third of high school students reported poor mental health

Mar 31, 2022
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Interventions for Teen Dating Violence Do Hold Water

However, effects on sexual violence specifically were unclear, according to meta-analysis

Nov 29, 2021
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Gabby Petito and the Silent Epidemic of Intimate Partner Violence

Provider and public intervention can help prevent similar situations

Nov 05, 2021
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Collateral Damage of COVID-19: Home Injuries, Suicides in Kids?

Trends during a period when many kids were kept out of school

Oct 10, 2021
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