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Sex abuse triggers early puberty and its problems

Puberty can be a tough time for all youth, but for girls who have been sexually abused, it spells double trouble. Sexually abused girls...

Child sexual abuse via the Internet on the rise

Sexual abuse of children and adolescents can have serious health consequences for victims. Early studies have revealed that child sexual abuse is associated with...

Physical, Sexual Child Abuse Dropped in 20 Years; Neglect Not So...

Rates of physical and sexual abuse of children have declined over the last 20 years, but for reasons not fully understood, says a new...

Healthcare professionals need to look out for fabricated illness in children:...

While it's rare for a parent to fabricate an illness in their child, a McMaster University researcher says physicians and other health professionals need...

Child maltreatment increases risk of adult obesity

Children who have suffered maltreatment are 36% more likely to be obese in adulthood compared to non-maltreated children, according to a new study by...

Past abuse leads to loss of gray matter in brains of...

Adolescents who were abused and neglected have less gray matter in some areas of the brain than young people who have not been maltreated, a new Yale School of Medicine study shows. The brain areas impacted by maltreatment may differ between boys and ...

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