How Jennifer Doudna ’s Life Has Changed Since Discovering CRISPR 10 Years Ago
Jennifer Doudna was staring at a computer screen filled with a string of As, Cs, Ts, and Gs—the letters that make up human DNA—and witnessing a debilitating genetic disease being cured right before her eyes. Just a year earlier, in 2012, she and microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier had published a landmark paper describing CRISPR-Cas9, a molecular version of autocorrect for DNA, and she was seeing one the first demonstrations of CRISPR’s power to cure a human disease. She was in the lab of Dr. Kiran Musunuru, a Harvard researcher who was eager to show her the results from an experiment he had just finish...
Source: TIME: Health - July 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized feature Genetics healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The experiences and perceptions of sexually abused children as participants in the legal process: key conclusions from a scoping literature review - Field N, Katz C.
Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a phenomenon that receives attention from researchers and practitioners worldwide. An unknown percent of cases are disclosed bravely by children to authorities. One part of those children's journey can involve the legal process,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

School-based child abuse prevention: the role of school climate in intervention outcomes for teachers - Dudley MJ, Nickerson AB, Kim S, Livingston JA.
School climate is an important potential mechanism by which school-based prevention and intervention efforts exert their effects, although this is rarely examined in the context of child abuse prevention programs. The current study evaluated the effectiven... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The impact of using creative drama in the delivery of Body Safety Training Programs for preschool children on preventing sexual abuse in Turkey - Citak Tunc G, Yavas H.
The study focuses on the impact of the creative drama method on child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention program in Turkey. A pretest-posttest experimental design with a control group was used in the study. The research was carried out with a total of 72 presch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The use and impact of repeated questions in diagnostic child abuse assessment interviews - Macleod E, Hobbs L, Admiraal A, La Rooy D, Patterson T.
There is limited research regarding the use of repeated questions and the subsequent response from children in real-world forensic contexts. We analysed 71 transcripts of diagnostic assessments in which 3- to 6-year-olds were assessed for suspected abuse e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Is Diagnosed in a Major League Soccer Player for the First Time
BOSTON — Researchers have diagnosed chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a Major League Soccer player for the first time, saying Tuesday that former Sporting Kansas City defender Scott Vermillion suffered from the degenerative brain disease. The Boston University CTE Center said Vermillion, who died of an accidental drug overdose in December 2020 at the age of 44, had CTE. Although it is not possible to connect any individual case to a cause, the disease has been linked to repeated blows to the head. CTE has been found in more than 100 former NFL players as well as semi-pro and high school soccer players. Vermillion i...
Source: TIME: Health - June 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jimmy Golen/AP Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Upstate fellowship adds experts to underserved field of treating child abuse and neglect
With only approximately 350 board certified child abuse pediatricians in the country, these doctors are scarce but vital. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - June 28, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Psychological intervention in women victims of childhood sexual abuse: an open study-protocol of a randomized controlled clinical trial comparing EMDR psychotherapy and trauma-based cognitive therapy - Molero-Zafra M, Mitjans-Lafont MT, Hern ández-Jiménez MJ, Pérez-Marín M.
This study aims to offer evidence-based psychological treatment to women who have been sexually abused earlier in life and currently have sequelae fro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Associations among child abuse history, deployment-related traumatic events, mental disorders, and suicidal behaviors in Canadian Regular Force personnel - Taillieu TL, Sareen J, Afifi TO.
Increasing attention has been focused on suicidal behavior among military personnel. Exposure to deployment-related traumatic events (DRTEs) and child abuse (CA) both have been associated with mental disorders and suicidal behaviors among military personne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Disclosing child sexual abuse to a health professional: a metasynthesis - Manolios E, Braoud é I, Jean E, Huppert T, Verneuil L, Révah-Lévy A, Sibeoni J.
The objective of this metasynthesis, combining a systematic review and an analysis of the qualitative stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical-legal and psychosocial considerations on parental alienation as a form of child abuse: a brief review - Isail ă OM, Hostiuc S.
Parental alienation, an entity situated at the limit of psychiatry, sociology, and justice, still represents a controversial concept despite the legal dispositions that take it into account. The scope of this paper is to consider the relationship between p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The influence of childhood abuse and prenatal intimate partner violence on childbirth experiences and breastfeeding outcomes - Do HP, Vo TV, Murray L, Baker PRA, Murray A, Valdebenito S, Eisner M, Tran BX, Luong-Thanh BY, Nguyen LH, Dunne MP.
This study aims to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Use of self-figure drawing as an assessment tool for child abuse: differentiating between sexual, physical, and emotional abuse - Jaroenkajornkij N, Lev-Wiesel R, Binson B.
Child abuse is a worldwide phenomenon with adverse short- and long-term mental and physical negative consequences, with a huge gap between the prevalence of child abuse and disclosure rates. The study aimed to examine and validate the self-figure drawing a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Child abuse and neglect awareness among medical students - Al-Qahtani MH, Almanamin HH, Alasiri AM, Alqudaihi MH, AlSaffar MH, Yousef AA, Awary BH, Albuali WH.
Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and various forms of neglect of children have been encountered more frequently by healthcare providers, particularly physicians. However, mismanagement of child abuse and neglect (CAN) due to a lack of awareness of it ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Child abuse and neglect: are future medical doctors prepared? - Lupariello F, Capello F, Grossi V, Bonci C, Di Vella G.
Diagnosis of child abuse and neglect is a challenging matter: in case of misdiagnosis, the child cannot benefit from an early treatment; erroneous interpretation may generate legal issues. Some studies reported physicians' lack of knowledge in child abuse ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news