Health News

Low Rate of Violent Disorder in Iraq
Americans have been fortunate not to have the ongoing violence of war-torn Iraq. But surprisingly, one of the more violent mental health conditions is less common in Iraq.
Different Types of Post-Baby Suffering
There is more than one way to hurt after having a baby. Postpartum depression is a real and serious condition. So is abuse from your partner, and the two are linked.
What About the Children?
Sex! Violence! Drugs! Alcohol! Bullying! Pregnancy! Parenting can feel like a minefield at times, and a recent national poll reveals how important all these child health issues are to adults across the U.S.
Subtle Long-Term Impacts of Child Abuse
Experiencing abuse as a child means more than a higher risk of mental illness. Researchers are learning that abused children are at risk for various long-term physical issues as well.
Jealousy and Domestic Violence
Phone calls between men in jail for domestic violence and their partners shed light on the causes behind the violence. Jealousy, substance use and mental health problems were common factors.
Names Hurt as Much as Sticks and Stones
The importance of recognizing, reporting and intervening when it comes to child abuse took years to gain wide acceptance in the US, helped by advocates such as Christina Crawford.
Elder Abuse in Communities
Sometimes the elderly have a hard time reaching out for help when they are being abused. Cultural differences and language barriers can keep minorities from reporting abuse. A recent study uncovered higher rates of elder abuse in Latino communities than previously reported.
Under-reported Domestic Violence
Getting help with domestic violence is tough at best. What if there’s a language and cultural barrier and fear of deportation and bringing shame on the family?
Stress Ignited by Stressors
Not all stressors are felt or reacted to equally. Racial stress is more likely to contribute to violent behavior, whereas financial stress is more likely to contribute to depression.
Preventing Teen Violence
Teaching teens impulse control and social awareness could be a cost-effective crime prevention plan. Residual benefits from this program could last a lifetime for at-risk youth.