July 3, 2012

Spare the Rod, Period

1 Spanking Can Result in Mental Illnesses

According to a Canadian study of American adults, those who were hit or spanked as children are between two and seven percent more likely to suffer from mental ailments, a significant number given that half the U.S. population reports being spanked in childhood. The study also found that some two to five percent of all adult cases of depression, anxiety, anorexia, bulimia and bipolar disorder are attributable to such punishments experienced as children, along with four to seven percent of serious personality disorders such as obsessive-compulsive syndrome. The study was the first to focus just on the long-term effect of corporal punishment, such as slapping, hitting, grabbing or shoving by adults, eliminating cases of more serious abuse of a sexual or injurious nature.

More at Myfoxdc.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Infants Most at Risk for Child Abuse

Tags: Spanking, Childhood Spanking, Punishing Children, Effects of Spanking, Effects of Childhood Abuse, Spanking and Mental Illness, Spanking and Psychological Effects

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This Lotion Could Save Lives

2 Lotions Target Skin Diseases on Genetic Level

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a lotion that target genes linked to soriasis or skin cancers such as melanoma. In one experiment, scientists made lotion with the common skin moisturizer Aquaphor and gold nanoparticles that interacted with epidermal growth factor receptor, a commonly overexpressed among skin cancers. It was made to go through the skin without causing an immune response and it was able to safely turn off the out of control protein in mice and human skin. Topical steroids are the standard of care for many skin conditions and while they can alleviate symptoms, the underlying problem does not disappear and surgical removal of growths can leave scars. While optimistic, researchers know more studies need to be done and believe there could be side effects.

More at Yahoo! News | Posted 5 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Sunscreen Ingredient May Up Skin Cancer Risk

Tags: Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor, Northwestern University, Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Skin Condition, Aquaphor, Gold Nanoparticles, Topical Medications, Lotion

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