Alex McKee

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Liquid Nicotine In E-Cigarettes Could Be Deadly

Vials of poison are lurking in nearly every corner bodega. And according to reports, they're hidden beneath the flashy exteriors of e-cigarettes, the popular alternative to traditional smokes.<p>The New York Times exposed the latest dangers of liquid nicotine -- the juice used to refill e-cigarettes …

Li Ka-Shing invests $23m into fake eggs. No yolk

On one level, it's a picture of a guy making scrambled eggs. But it provides a window onto a much bigger story.<p>In the photo on the right, Li Ka-Shing …

Abortions Reportedly Drop To Lowest Rate Since 1970s

Abortions in the U.S. resumed their downward trend between 2008 and 2011, according to a new study. But its authors say the recent surge of state laws intended to restrict the procedure is likely not the reason.<p>Both the abortion rate and the number of abortions (just under 1.1 million) fell 13 …

Let's hope Eddie Kidd's courage changes attitudes over domestic abuse

Back in the late 70s, to my prepubescent eyes, Eddie Kidd was quite simply the coolest guy on the planet. The motorcycle stuntman seemed to be a perennial presence on John Craven's Newsround and Blue Peter, highlighting his latest daredevil leaps over gullies, gorges or strings of double-decker …

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Will Face Death Penalty

Prosecutors announced that they will seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the two suspected Boston Marathon bombers, accused of …

A Comprehensive Look At Physical and Non-Physical Abuse

Resources and Tips About Physical and Non-Physical Abuse in Relationships<p>Domestic abuse of any kind is about control. Whether the abuse is covert or …

Teenage victims of domestic violence targeted as definition is extended

The official definition of domestic violence is to be changed from March to ensure that thousands of teenage victims who are abused while in a relationship get the help and support they need, ministers are to announce today. It is also to be widened to explicitly include "coercive control", which …

I want to leave my abusive husband but I'm too frightened

<b>The dilemma</b> <i>I am 28 years old and have been with my husband for six years, married for two. I want to leave him because there is no reason to stay. He does not work. I get unemployment and we live with my sister. I have three kids who are not his and he doesn't seem to understand that I don't want</i> …

Can a theatre show help domestic violence victims?

It is an ordinary house, on an ordinary street. Once you have been handed the key, you can walk inside. Here is Kayleigh – 17 and living with her violent boyfriend; in the kitchen is Helen, in her 70s and married for 40 years. Upstairs, you meet Sufiya, newly arrived from Pakistan to be married to …

Music therapy helps children who have witnessed domestic violence

Every day, Ashram Housing Association's reducing domestic violence service gets around five calls from the police, statutory and voluntary agencies asking us to help women affected by domestic abuse.<p>This is in addition to the stream of calls from women in the community seeking advice and guidance, …

Office on Violence Against Women: The government shutdown is a very bad thing for victims of domestic abuse.

<i>Though the FBI and DEA are still open for business, there are other, smaller crime-related federal offices that have been crippled by the shutdown.</i> …

Domestic violence is a global disease – but we are not powerless

Recently, I watched a policeman (and several onlookers) stand by as a man dragged a weeping, shoeless woman along the street by her hair. Central Beijing is generally very safe but not, it seems, if your assailant is your husband.<p>Repeated requests that a policeman help her were ignored; only after …

Saudi Arabia outlaws domestic violence | Saudi Arabia News

Saudi Arabia has adopted a law that criminalises domestic violence, usually targeting women and children, in a decision hailed by activists.<p>We are always in favour of an explicit law that does not need interpretations or personal judgment<p>Khaled al-Fakher,<br>National Society for Human Rights<p>The …

Bill Walker resigns from Scottish parliament after abuse convictions

Disgraced MSP Bill Walker – convicted of a string domestic abuse offences – has resigned from the Scottish parliament.<p>Campaigners and the majority of MSPs had been calling on him to step down since he was found guilty of 23 charges against his ex-wives last month.<p>The 71-year-old had previously …

Overcoming domestic violence through help from work – Barbara's story

Barbara (not her real name) is a director of a major UK company. When her firm became a member of the Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Violence (CAADV), the support it provided didn't seem relevant to her. But as her marriage started to deteriorate, it became a lifesaver. This is her story:<p>Only …

Sociology

There should be a national outcry about the scale of domestic violence and abuse – and strong leadership from the top<p>Two women killed a week. One in five 999 calls. Families driven from their homes. Lives destroyed by fear. If there was this much violence at football matches, there would be …