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Health effects from partner and child abuse; vaccine hesitancy; eliminating food waste – Morning Medical Update


The top news stories in primary care today.

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Domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse have long-term health effects

A new meta-analysis found intimate partner violence and childhood sexual abuse can lead to greater likelihood of depression, maternal abortion and miscarriage, alcohol use and self-harm. The findings could cause “a pivotal shift in how we perceive the societal and health burdens of intimate partner violence,” a researcher said in an accompanying news release.

COVID-19 pandemic effects on vaccine hesitancy

Did skepticism surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines make parents more or less trusting of vaccines for children? It’s complicated, but physicians need to know to address misinformation and rebuild confidence, according to a new study.

Clean your plate

In the United States, food is the single most common material found in landfills. That’s why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is joining with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency to formulate a national policy that cuts food loss and waste by 50% by 2030.

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