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Violence and adversity in early life can alter the brain

Childhood adversity is a significant problem in the US, particularly for children growing up in poverty. Those who experience poverty have a much higher risk of being exposed to violence and suffering from a lack of social support, which can have long-term consequences including higher rates of diabetes, cancer, and other diseases. People exposed to […]

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CDC: Violence against seniors on rise, especially among men

(HealthDay)—There has been an increase in the rates of violence among older adults, especially among older men, according to research published in the April 5 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. J.E. Logan, Ph.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed rates of nonfatal assaults […]

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Violence against long-term care staff ‘normalized’

Violence against staff working in long-term care facilities—including physical assault, verbal abuse and sexual harassment—has become “normalised”, according to a new University of Stirling study. The research provides a fresh insight into how violence is emerging as a significant risk factor in the day-to-day experience of staff employed in the sector—and how the majority of […]

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Victims of gun violence tell their stories: Everyday violence, ‘feelings of hopelessness’

Invited to share their personal stories, victims of urban gun violence describe living with violence as a “common everyday experience” and feeling abandoned by police and other societal institutions, reports a study in the November/December Journal of Trauma Nursing, official publication of the Society of Trauma Nurses. “Victims of gun violence experience challenges related to […]