The lingering effects of physical punishment

July 16th, 2013 · No Comments · Medicine, News Release, Research

Children given harsh physical punishment are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, arthritis and obesity, a new study by a University of Manitoba professor reports.

Community Health Science assistant professor Tracie Afifi had her findings published in the July 15 issue of the journal Pediatrics. No previous study has comprehensively examined the relationship between physical punishment […]

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Informing the debate on spanking

July 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · Medicine, News, News Release, Research

New study by University of Manitoba researchers examines the link between physical punishment and mental disorders
Harsh physical punishment, even in the absence of child maltreatment, is associated with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse/dependence and personality disorders, a new study by University of Manitoba researchers concludes.
The study, published in the July 2 edition of the […]

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