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Child abuse health impact

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Children subjected to physical and emotional abuse may grow up to suffer from migraines and other painful conditions.

In a new study from the University of Toledo Medical Center, physical abuse was found to be associated with a higher incidence of arthritis. Emotional abuse was linked to more reports of irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue.

Women who'd suffered childhood abuse were more likely to develop endometriosis and uterine fibroids.

The findings are based on surveys of more than 13-hundred patients diagnosed with migraines.

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