FOX 47 - Health News

ATLANTA (WMSN) -- A U.S. government survey reports that 1 in 4 women say they were hit hard, kicked or otherwise violently attacked by their intimate partners.

The telephone survey, conducted in 2010, offers some startling new numbers about domestic violence.

One expert called the report's estimate than 1 in 5 U.S. women had been raped or the victim of attempted rape "extremely high." But advocates say rape has been vastly under-reported in the past and the new numbers are plausible.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the study Wednesday. It's based on a survey of about 9,000 women.

For more information on violence prevention, click here

Survey: 1 in 4 US women victims of severe violence

Video List

Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!

Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)

FDA expands lung cancer approval for Bristol-Myers' drug
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday expanded its approval of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's immunotherapy drug Opdivo for patients with an additional form of advanced lung cancer.

Many babies exposed to unnecessary pain in research
Babies often suffer unnecessary pain in clinical studies, potentially breaching international standards for ethical research, according to a new review of the medical literature.

Something strange is happening with placebos in America
Figure this one out: The fake drugs we know as placebos seem to be getting more and more effective in the US.

Florida woman on the mend after mistaking glue for eye drops
A Florida woman is reportedly healing after doctors pried apart her eyelids, which got stuck together when she mistook superglue for eye drops. 

Boom in gene-editing studies amid ethics debate over its use
The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle cell, preventing babies from inheriting a life-threatening disorder.

Advertise with us!

Tonight on FOX 47

5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
7:00pm Minority Report
8:00pm Scream Queens
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Mike & Molly
10:35pm 2 Broke Girls
11:05pm Two and a Half Men
11:35pm The Simpsons
12:05am Mike & Molly

Complete FOX 47 Schedule

To FOX.com

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix