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Don't Send Report Cards Home on This Day

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sending report cards home from school on Fridays is linked to a surge in child abuse, a new study finds. "It's a pretty astonishing finding," said lead study author Melissa Bright, a research scientist…

Kids Get Caught in Deadly Cross-Fire of Domestic Violence

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty percent of homicides of U.S. children ages 2 to 14 years are related to intimate partner violence, a new study indicates. That's double the rate in the National Violent Death Reporting…

Many Gay Men Suffer Domestic Abuse: Study

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a sobering finding that shows women aren't the only victims of domestic violence, researchers report that nearly half of men in same-sex couples have suffered some form of abuse at the hands of…

Parent's Tough Childhood Can Cast Shadow Across Generations

MONDAY, July 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When a parent has suffered abuse or other adversities as a child, their children may be more prone to mood and behavior problems, a new study suggests. Their kids were twice as likely to have been…

Kids' Exposure to Domestic Violence Takes Economic Toll

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The long-term effects of children's exposure to domestic violence costs the U.S. economy about $55 billion a year, a new study reports. Researchers concluded that by the time children who were exposed…

If You Suspect a Child Is Being Abused or Neglected, Report It

MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You should alert authorities if you suspect a child is being hurt or is in danger, a child abuse expert says. The issue is in the spotlight with the recent arrest of David and Louise Turpin, the California…