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Prevalence and risk of violence against children with disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
TLDR
The results of this systematic review and meta-analysis confirm that children with disabilities are more likely to be victims of violence than are their peers who are not disabled.
The effect of multiple adverse childhood experiences on health: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
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To sustain improvements in public health requires a shift in focus to include prevention of ACEs, resilience building, and ACE-informed service provision, as well as identifying considerable heterogeneity between estimates for almost half of the outcomes.
Prevalence and risk of violence against adults with disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
TLDR
Adult with disabilities are at a higher risk of violence than are non-disabled adults, and those with mental illnesses could be particularly vulnerable, however, available studies have methodological weaknesses and gaps exist in the types of disability and violence they address.
Sexual uses of alcohol and drugs and the associated health risks: A cross sectional study of young people in nine European cities
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An epidemic of recreational drug use and binge drinking exposes millions of young Europeans to routine consumption of substances which alter their sexual decisions and increase their chances of unsafe and regretted sex.
Human Sperm Competition: Copulation, Masturbation and Infidelity
TLDR
In conclusion, masturbation and nocturnal orgasms in males and females should be considered in the context of fertility and infertility, not the other way around.
Human sperm competition: ejaculate manipulation by females and a function for the female orgasm
TLDR
The data suggest that, in purely monandrous situations, females reduced the number of sperm retained, perhaps as a strategy to enhance conception during periods of infidelity.
Early pubertal onset and its relationship with sexual risk taking, substance use and anti-social behaviour: a preliminary cross-sectional study
TLDR
Evidence is provided for changes in age of pubertal onset to be further explored as a potential influence on trends in adolescent risk behaviours and for the relationship between early puberty and both obesity and socio-economic status to be understood.
Addressing liver disease in the UK: a blueprint for attaining excellence in health care and reducing premature mortality from lifestyle issues of excess consumption of alcohol, obesity, and viral
TLDR
The aim of this Commission is to provide the strongest evidence base through involvement of experts from a wide cross-section of disciplines, making firm recommendations to reduce the unacceptable premature mortality and disease burden from avoidable causes and to improve the standard of care for patients with liver disease in hospital.
National household survey of adverse childhood experiences and their relationship with resilience to health-harming behaviors in England
TLDR
Stable and protective childhoods are critical factors in the development of resilience to health-harming behaviors in England, with nurturing childhoods supporting the adoption of health-benefiting behaviors and the provision of positive childhood environments for future generations.
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