MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Changes wrought by the #MeToo movement can't come soon enough, say researchers who found that for 1 in 16 U.S. women, their first sexual experience was forced.
"In a nationally representative sample of more than 13,000 women, 6.5% said their first sexual encounters was forced as opposed to voluntary," said the study's lead author, Dr...
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Decades-old allegations of sexual assault have consumed the nation for the past two weeks, as the Senate, the FBI and the public wrestle with what it all may mean for both the U.S. Supreme Court and American society at large in the age of #MeToo.
The high-stakes debate is still unfolding. But now comes a new study that warns that sexual ...
TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sexual assault leaves many women with permanent indelible memories, a new study finds.
Compared with other traumatic life-altering events, the memories of sexual assault remain intense and vivid for years, even when not linked to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the study authors said.
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Child sexual abuse in the United States exacts an enormous economic toll, researchers report.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health calculated that in 2015 alone, the costs associated with the aftermath of abuse exceeded $9 billion. That figure included costs associated with health care, child welfare, special educa...
THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The millions of Americans caught in the grip of an addiction to opioids -- prescription painkillers or heroin -- remained the leading health news story of the past year.
The scourge is now so widespread that, just last week, research suggested that deaths from opioid overdoses may be the biggest factor driving a d...
MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Experiencing trauma as a child or teen apparently makes you more susceptible to heart disease.
A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) says that people who were abused, bullied, witnessed violence or had other traumatic experiences when they were children or teens are at increased risk for heart disease.
THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Before the #MeToo movement and the fall of numerous powerful men accused of sexual harassment, researchers surveyed thousands of women and found the problem to be widespread.
The poll, conducted last winter by Harvard researchers, found those women most likely to report sexual harassment were young and college-educated.