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National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Child abuse may increase opioid addiction risk, says study
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Child abuse is a dark reality in the American society. According to the 2015 Child Maltreatment Report from the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services., child protective services (CPS) agencies across the United States received an estimated 4 million referrals involving more than 7 million children. The report also suggests an […]

Oxytocin being examined for treating PTSD, alcoholism
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Widely known as the love or cuddle hormone, oxytocin made in the brain’s hypothalamus plays a crucial role in childbirth and helps with male reproductive system. A particularly important hormone for women, it is secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland and plays an important part in promoting mother-child bonding. While previous studies […]

Alcohol Awareness Month: Women’s rising proximity toward alcohol
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No longer influencing men only, alcohol abuse today is an equal opportunity malady in the United States. When it comes to alcohol consumption, women seem to have caught up with their male counterparts. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 60 percent of American women have at least one drink a […]

PTSD in middle-aged women associated with worse cognitive function, says study
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Generally associated with older individuals, cognitive disorders are known to significantly impair one’s ability to function normally in society. Similar to other mental disorders, cognitive disorders are caused by a variety of factors including genetics, hormonal imbalance and substance abuse. Some common cognitive problems are developmental disorders, amnesia and substance-induced cognitive impairment. Mental illnesses like […]

Alcohol Awareness Month: Federal judge ordered to undergo treatment for alcoholism
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As April is being observed as the Alcohol Awareness Month (AAM) across the country, it has come to light that a federal judge was ordered to get treatment for severe alcoholism post her unusual behavior on the bench that led to her mysterious removal from a string of cases. According to court records released on […]

Alcohol Awareness Month: Why do women drink?
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“I didn’t get drunk, but I liked how the wine took the edge off my day … if the alcohol failed to take away the sadness, it made the feeling blurrier,” said Helen, the principal protagonist of the novel Under the Influence, written by best-selling author Joyce Maynard’s. It is a fact that women tap […]

National Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month: Rape costs survivor PTSD, $122,000
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The smudged eyeliner dripped down her cheeks along with her tears, the soiled mascara stood out on her pretty face along with the ruined makeup, her otherwise trendy red lipstick bore the signs of horror. Her disheveled hair hinted at a strong force having shattered her dignity bit by bit. She shivered in excruciating pain […]

Women with TBI at greater risk of mental health problems
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs due to a severe injury to the brain caused by an external force. A major cause of death and disability worldwide, TBI can be classified based on severity, causes or other features. Some of the causes of TBI include falls, violence and vehicle accidents. It may cause a person to […]

Alcohol Awareness Month: Increase in binge drinking among older women, finds study
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April is being observed as the Alcohol Awareness Month (AAM) across the United States. Sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), the month is commemorated every year to raise public awareness about pitfalls of excessive alcohol consumption and to reduce the stigma associated with alcoholism. This event aims at providing an […]

National Minority Health Month: African-American women in poor communities more prone to PTSD, says study
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April is observed as the National Minority Health Month (NMHM), every year in the United States. The NMHM aims at advancing health equity across the country on behalf of all racial and ethnic minorities. It is an opportunity to renew the nation’s commitment to reduce health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities […]

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