October 8, 2013

1 in 10 Report It

1 Sexual Violence among Teens Is Common

Nearly one in 10 adolescents report perpetrating sexual violence finds a new national study by the Center for Innovative Public Health Research (CIPHR). The study is based on data from 1,058 young people ages 14-21 collected in 2010 and 2011. The stats: 9% of participants reported perpetrating some type of sexual violence; 8% kissed, touched or forced someone else to do something sexual against their will; 3% attempted forced sex and 2% completed forced sex. A recent CDC study reflects similar findings and indicates that of the 15,425 teens surveyed, 9.4% reported being “hit, slapped or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend.” The findings are “a call to action to do more — more in the schools, more in the family," says CIPHR president Michele Ybarra.

More at USAToday.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Using a Phone to Report on Sexual Behaviors

Tags: CDC, Sexual Violence, Sexual Predators, Sexual Violence and Adolescents, Center for Innovative Public Health Research, Forced Sex

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No Return to High School Weight

2 Tom Hanks Has Type 2 Diabetes

Actor Tom Hanks has revealed that he has Type 2 diabetes. Hanks made the announcement last night during an appearance on "Late Show with David Letterman." Hanks says that his doctor told him that he's no longer in a prediabetic state, but now has Type 2 diabetes. The actor has been dealing with high blood sugar levels since he was 36. Hanks plans to manage his condition through diet, but said he can't follow his doctor's advice to once again weigh what he weighed in high school. Why? Hanks told Letterman that he weighed 96 pounds in high school! CNN reports that Hanks gained 30 pounds for his role in "A League of Their Own," but he lost 50 pounds for "Cast Away."

More at CNN | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: New Type 2 Diabetes Drug Used As Add-on Therapy

Tags: Type 2 Diabetes, Tom Hanks, Celebrities with Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Sugar

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Salmonella Heidelberg to Blame

3 Nearly 300 Sickened by Tainted Chicken

Thirty federal food safety workers have been called back from furlough to assist with tracking the outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg linked to Foster Farms chicken. The outbreak has sickened nearly 300 people in 18 states. Officials say that the outbreak has caused the hospitalization of a high proportion of victims, and the infections may be resistant to common antibiotics. NBC News reports that 42 percent of patients who've reported complete information have been hospitalized. That number is almost double the amount from a typical salmonella outbreak. While no specific products or production periods have been identified, the tainted raw chicken may have one of these numbers inside the USDA inspection mark: P6137, P6137A and P7632.

More at NBC News | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Organically Raised Chickens Have Less Salmonella

Tags: Salmonella Outbreak, Drug Resistant Salmonella, Foster Farms Chicken Recall, Salmonella Heidelberg

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