Wisdom Teeth and Opioid Abuse

Around five million teens and young adults have their wisdom teeth removed each year. It’s a simple and common procedure, but a new risk has emerged. After the surgery, the patient leaves with a prescription of painkillers. These opioids are rather standard, but according to a new study, six percent…

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How Machine Learning Can Help Us Combat Online Abuse: A Primer

Ten years ago, computer scientists would contact our Center and ask if we could give them thousands of examples of cyberbullying content – which they wanted to comb through to look for trends and patterns in how harm was inflicted. Nowadays, they don’t ask for data because it’s widely available…

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Ada man stands trial on child abuse charges

ADA, Okla. (KXII) — The jury trial for an Ada man accused of abusing his 1-month-old baby began Monday. Stephen Hawkins, 25, was arrested for child abuse in May 2016 after he brought his baby to Mercy Hospital Ada with a bruised face and a broken femur. Police said Hawkins…

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Woman arrested for 3 counts of child abuse

According to a report, Middlesboro Police Department officers responded to a call of a female possibly passed out in the Walmart parking lot just before 1 p.m. Feb. 24. The report states that there were three small children in the vehicle as well. The citation states that upon arrival, the…

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Australia’s Catholic Church pays €200m to child abuse victims

Australia’s Catholic Church has paid 276 million Australian dollars (€200 million) in compensation to thousands of child abuse victims since 1980, a government inquiry heard on Thursday. This is the first time the total compensation paid by the church’s schools, orphanages and residences has been revealed. A report at a…

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Child sexual abuse: Agencies to get £40m funding boost

Ministers have pledged £40m towards the fight against child sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking. The cash will go towards bringing offenders to justice, targeting online exploitation, and protecting vulnerable children at risk of trafficking. A new £7.5m “centre of expertise” will be set up to offer support and guidance to…

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