Domestic Violence News

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Gun Surrender Laws Help Women Threatened by Domestic Violence

Fewer are killed in states that mandate that firearms be removed when restraining orders filed

Most Murdered U.S. Women Killed By Husbands, Boyfriends, Exes

Federal report on decade of statistics shows over half of deaths were caused by intimate partners

Abused Women Prone to Unnecessary Ovary Removal: Study

Researchers think physical, emotional or sexual abuse may prompt women to over-react to gynecological symptoms

U.S. Moms-to-Be Often Victims of Assault

Researchers recommended routine prenatal screening for violence and trauma

Is Early Puberty in Girls a Risk Factor for Dating Abuse?

Study suggests a link, but those who mature more slowly are also at risk for physical or verbal violence

In America's Poorest Communities, a Greater Risk of Child Abuse Deaths

Study authors hope new national data will spur further research and targeted prevention efforts

Child Abuse Cases in Army Families May Be Under-Reported

Some kids 'are falling through the cracks of a broken system,' researcher says

Fewer American Parents Are Spanking Their Kids

More are relying on timeouts to discipline children, study shows

The Childhood Incidents That Increase Later Suicide Risk

Exposure to domestic violence, abuse cast a long shadow, study finds

Fewer U.S. Kids Die From Abusive Head Trauma: CDC

Parent training helps prevent shaken baby syndrome, other forms of violence, experts agree

Link Between Money Woes, Domestic Abuse Tough to Untangle

Researchers trying to determine if financial troubles lead to violence

Heavy Pot Use Tied to Social, Money Troubles in Mid-Life

But one marijuana advocate believes people who already have problems may often turn to the drug

Abuse, Poverty in Childhood Linked to Adult Health Problems

Study found cancer, heart disease were more likely to crop up decades later

Frequent Monitoring May Keep Alcohol Offenders Sober

South Dakota program is credited with reducing deaths and is now headed to other parts of the U.S.

Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: Survey

Kids at higher risk at home than while in the care of such organizations, study finds

More Women Killed by Someone They Know in States With High Gun Rates

Reducing firearms might cut killings by family members, researchers suggest

Kindergartners With Traumatic Life Experiences Struggle More in School

Multiple adverse events linked to poorer concentration, more aggression, researchers find

First Year of Life Poses Highest Risk for Child Abuse: Study

Babies this young are also three times more likely to die of their injuries than those hurt accidentally

Routine Screening for Child Abuse Might Spot More Cases: Study

Further testing of all children with suspicious injuries could minimize misdiagnoses

Abused Women Struggle With More Severe Menopause Symptoms: Study

Doctors should seek evidence and encourage patients to report verbal or physical batterings, expert says

U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse

Less than half follow up on suspicious fractures among at-risk kids, study finds

Childhood Trauma Tied to Migraine Risk as Adult

Study found witnessing parental domestic violence produced most powerful association

1 in 3 American Adults Owns a Gun, Survey Finds

Most are older white men rooted in a social gun culture

U.S. Kids Suffer High Rates of Assault, Abuse, Study Finds

Long-term effects include poor mental and physical health, experts say

Pediatrics Group Advises Doctors on How to Spot Child Abuse

New guidance offers suggestions on protecting children, too

1 in 10 Americans Has Anger Issues and Access to Guns: Survey

Checking history of misdemeanors might help pinpoint those at risk of violence, researchers say

Abused Kids Not Destined to Be Abusive Parents, Study Finds

But neglect, sexual abuse was more likely in kids of parents who were abused as children

Restraining Order Often Costly for Women

Lost earnings the first year can exceed $1,000, study finds

1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Physically or Sexually Abused While Dating

National survey finds one in 10 teen boys also experiences dating violence

Sexual Pain Common After Childbirth, Study Finds

C-section and certain assisted vaginal births linked to more long-term problems

Fewer Bars and Liquor Stores, Less Domestic Violence: CDC

Regulations limiting local access to alcohol may help curb partner assaults, study suggests

1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Spouse, Partner

Acts include hitting, kicking, biting, choking, threatening with a weapon, survey finds

Family Troubles Tied to Poorer Dental Health, Study Discovers

The more physical, verbal aggression there was in the home, the more cavities parents and children had

Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds

Men who served after draft was dropped were twice as likely to report past abuse, trauma as their civilian peers

Researchers See Link Between Dyslexia, Abuse

But they're not sure which one might lead to the other

1 in 6 Teens Treated in ER Has History of Dating Violence: Study

Both males and females affected; risk goes up with drug and alcohol abuse, researchers say

Injuries, Violence Are Leading Causes of Death for Young Americans

CDC researcher calls for broader preventive measures

U.S. Kids Experiencing Less Violence: Surveys

School shootings, bullying make the headlines, but they're the exception, expert says

Study Outlines Emotional Impact of Domestic Violence on Kids

Cases rarely led to jail time, but children in the home felt intense fear, anxiety, researcher noted

Childhood Abuse May Lead to Health Ills in Adulthood

Might trigger hormone problems linked to obesity, diabetes, study suggests

For Young Couples, Violence Can Harm Both Sides

Experience raised depression risk as victim and aggressor moved into young adulthood, researchers report

Alcohol Tied to Domestic Violence on College Campuses

Researchers did not find a link between marijuana use and partner abuse

Childhood Events Tied to Slow Recovery From Depression Later

People who were abused as kids or had parents with addiction might take longer to regain mental health

Easy Access to Guns Tied to Higher Risk of Suicide, Homicide

Firearms in the home can lead to rash decisions with fatal outcomes, study author says

Study Suggests Link Between Domestic Violence, Abortions

Researchers say 25 percent of women having abortions worldwide were victims of partner violence