Study: Shaken-Baby Cases Rose During the Recession

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The stressful effects of a faltering economy, skyrocketing unemployment and precarious personal finances can be dire. People take up smoking or use alcohol to cope, they become depressed or suicidal, and they develop stress-related illnesses like heart disease. Now researchers report that the harm may be spreading to children too, when parents’ stress leads them to inadvertently injure their children.

Read the Time article here.

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