FOX 47 - Health News
ATLANTA (WMSN) -- A U.S. government survey reports that 1 in 4 women say they were hit hard, kicked or otherwise violently attacked by their intimate partners.
The telephone survey, conducted in 2010, offers some startling new numbers about domestic violence.
One expert called the report's estimate than 1 in 5 U.S. women had been raped or the victim of attempted rape "extremely high." But advocates say rape has been vastly under-reported in the past and the new numbers are plausible.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the study Wednesday. It's based on a survey of about 9,000 women.
For more information on violence prevention, click here
Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!
Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)
|Drinking during pregnancy still popular in some parts of the world, study finds|
A survey of women in England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand found that between 20-to-80 percent of women consumed alcohol while pregnant, prompting study authors to suggest that new policies and interventions are needed to reduce those numbers. The study, published in the journal BMJ Open, found that most women had "low levels" of alcohol […]
The post Drinking during pregnancy still popular in some parts of the world, study finds appeared first on AskDrManny.
|35 people test positive for tuberculosis at El Paso school|
Additional testing will take place after nearly three dozen students and staff at a West Texas school tested positive for tuberculosis, according to public health officials.
|US heroin use jumps as costs drop, prescription opiate use rises|
Heroin overdose deaths in the United States nearly quadrupled between 2002 and 2013, fueled by lower costs as well as increased abuse of prescription opiate painkillers, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday.
|Bill Cosby’s drugs admission: What are Quaaludes?|
In newly unsealed testimony, comedian Bill Cosby admitted to obtaining seven Quaalude prescriptions in the 1970s and keeping the drugs through the 1990s with the intent of using them on women he wanted to have sex with. Quaaludes, the brand name of prescription drug methaqualone, were transferred to Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and banned in 1984.
|Abortion ‘fundraiser’ a hoax|
A fundraising campaign claiming to be from a pregnant woman seeking to raise money online from pro-life supporters to stop a planned abortion turned out to be a publicity stunt for a new fiction book.
Tonight on FOX 47
5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
7:00pm Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Mike & Molly
10:35pm Mike & Molly
11:05pm Two and a Half Men
11:35pm The Simpsons