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Abused children carry the trauma in their cells: study

Children subjected to abuse may carry the physical hallmark of that trauma in their cells, scientists said Tuesday, in research that could help criminal investigations probing historic mistreatment. The imprints may also shed light on whether or not trauma can be passed on between generations as has long been hypothesised. A team of researchers at the University of British Columbia examined the sperm cells of 34 adult men, some of whom had been victims of child abuse years earlier. They found that the effects of the…

‘All children’ in Syria’s Aleppo suffering trauma: Unicef

ALEPPO: All children in Syria's battered Aleppo are suffering from trauma after enduring some of the worst violence in their country's war, the UN children's agency said on Sunday. "All children in Aleppo are suffering. All are traumatised," Radoslaw Rzehak, Unicef's field office head in Aleppo, told AFP inside the devastated city. "I have never seen in my life such a dramatic situation what is happening to children in Aleppo," said Rzehak, who has been working for Unicef for the past 15 years. Tens of thousands of…

Rural trauma patients more likely to die before reaching hospital

NEW YORK: Critically injured patients in rural communities are less likely to be treated at trauma centers than their urban counterparts, a U.S. study suggests. Rural patients are also roughly twice as likely to die before they ever reach hospitals, researchers report in JAMA Surgery, October 12th. “Seriously injured patients have better outcomes when treated in major trauma centers and that time matters for certain patients,” said lead study author Dr. Craig Newgard of Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.…