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Some alarming data from a study shows that a group of teen and young mothers have experienced up to seven times the levels of childhood trauma of a normal population.

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The Boy Scouts of America are in trouble – to say the least. But, do the boy scouts who were molested and abused have even more far reaching troubles?  After all, according to files released by the organization, many of the child abusers were not prosecuted, their misdeeds covered up for years.  The

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"Adverse childhood experience" has become a buzzword in social services, public health, education, pediatrics and even business. Do you know your own ACE score?

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Three journalists in the West have come out with refreshingly thorough and thoughtful treatments of local shaken baby cases, while a steady stream of plea bargains flows under the news net....

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Did the writers at "Silent Witness" know that their Helen Karamides character was such a close match for Dr. Waney Squier (except, of course, for the parts about the suicide, the alcoholism, and the theft of infant brains)?

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While theories about infant head injury evolve, new cases offer new twists and old cases linger in the appeals courts.

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A commutation of sentence for grandmother Shirley Ree Smith has brought the medical debate around shaken baby syndrome back into the news.

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Safer sex for failing hearts, no copays for birth control soon, and a new moratorium on bird flu research, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Early media coverage of the Penn State University child abuse tragedy gets a "C" grade, says a report issued by the Ms. Foundation and Berkeley Media Studies Group. News reports fell short in addressing solutions for preventing child trauma.

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Debate about a tragic diagnosis polarizes and escalates

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