Approximately 40 million children suffer abuse every year around the world, and more than 1,500 children die of abuse in the U.S. every year. Symptoms and signs of child abuse include poor school performance, physical injuries, regression, anxiety, and panic. Treatment involves ensuring the safety of the child and tending to any physical injuries. Read more: Child Abuse Article
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- Sexual Abuse May Cause Early Puberty in Girls: Study
- The Impact of Child Abuse Can Last a Lifetime
- Child Abuse Cases in Army Families May Be Under-Reported
- Child Abuse May Shorten Some Women's Lives
- Fewer U.S. Kids Die From Abusive Head Trauma: CDC
- Emotional Abuse During Childhood Linked to Adult Migraine Risk
- Abuse, Poverty in Childhood Linked to Adult Health Problems
- Paid Family Leave Tied to Decline in Child Abuse
- Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder
- Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: Survey
- Is Brain Wiring to Blame for Some Teens' Bad Behavior?
- First Year of Life Poses Highest Risk for Child Abuse: Study
- Military Deployment Tied to Greater Odds of Child Abuse, Neglect
- Shaken Baby Syndrome Program Didn't Reduce Injuries: Study
- Routine Screening for Child Abuse Might Spot More Cases: Study
- Childhood Trauma May Boost Heart Disease Risk for a Lifetime
- Childhood Abuse Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Later in Life
- Sexting, Internet Safety for Kids Big Concerns in Survey
- U.S. Violent Crime Rate Drops Significantly Since 1980s
- U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse
- U.S. Kids Suffer High Rates of Assault, Abuse, Study Finds
- Pediatrics Group Advises Doctors on How to Spot Child Abuse
- Bullying May Take Bigger Toll Than Child Abuse, Neglect
- Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood
- 1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds
- Know the Signs of Child Abuse
- Abused Kids Not Destined to Be Abusive Parents, Study Finds
- Child Sex Trafficking Victims Easily Missed by Doctors, Social Workers: Study
- Abuse in Childhood Tied to Migraines in Adulthood
- Head Trauma in Abused Babies, Toddlers Can Have Lifelong Impact
- Childhood Sex Abuse May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk in Women
- Researchers See Link Between Dyslexia, Abuse
- 1 of 8 U.S. Kids Mistreated Before Age 18, Study Finds
- Spanking May Be More Common Than Parents Admit
- U.S. Kids Experiencing Less Violence: Surveys
- Parents Deliberately Making Child Ill Can Be Deadly
- Childhood Abuse May Add to Drug Users' Suicide Risk
- Physical Punishment in Childhood Tied to Health Woes as Adults
- Too Little Known on How Primary Care Docs Can Prevent Child Abuse
- Childhood Abuse Tied to Food Addiction in Women: Study
- Abused Children at Risk for Obesity as Adults: Study
- Many U.S. Kids Victims of Violence, Abuse: Survey
- Poor Parenting Styles Linked to Bullying Behavior in Kids
- Teen Moms More Likely to Have Been Neglected, Abused
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- Child Abuse in U.S. Declines for 5th Straight Year
- Violence in a Soldier's Past May Up PTSD Risk
- Abused Elderly Likely to Have Brain, Head and Neck Injuries
- Health Tip: Protect Your Child From Abduction
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- Psychological Abuse of Children May Be Common
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- Child Abuse Rises When Economy Sags: Study
- Disabled Kids 4 Times More Likely to Suffer Violence: Study
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- U.S. States With Most, Least Deaths From Injuries
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