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Self injury information available online, but rarely accurate

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Keywords related to self-injury were searched more than 42 million times in the past year, according to a new study, but what those searches turned up was mostly myths and misinformation. Researchers cataloged and analyzed websites related to nonsuicidal self-injury - which is physically injuring oneself intentionally without attempting suicide - and found less than 10 percent of the sites were endorsed by health or academic institutions.

Hollywood skin guru accused of plotting to kill rival

A Hollywood skin-care expert with celebrity clients including Jennifer Aniston and Nicki Minaj has been arrested for allegedly plotting to have a business rival killed, according to police. Dawn DaLuise, 55, is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill Gabriel Suarez after mistakenly concluding that he was behind cyber-stalking rape threats against her, investigators said this week. She remains in custody after being arrested last week, while a former friend of hers who investigators allege was the real person behind the online threats was released on $150,000 bail.

Singaporean man admits to cyberstalking American singer for 6 years

Singaporean man admits to cyberstalking American singer for 6 years SINGAPORE, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- A Singaporean man on Wednesday admitted to cyberstalking American singer Leandra Ramm for some six years from 2005 to 2011. Colin Mak Yew Loong, 38, admitted to 31 counts of criminal intimidation of Ramm, during the six years. Mak is expected to be sentenced on Dec. 13. For criminal intimidation, he can be jailed up to seven years and fined on each count.

Childhood TV addicts more likely to commit crime: study

Children who watch excessive amounts of television are more likely to have criminal convictions and show aggressive personality traits as adults, a New Zealand study has found. The University of Otago study tracked the viewing habits of about 1,000 children born in the early 1970s from when they were aged five to 15, then followed up when the subjects were 26 years old to assess potential impacts. The research, published in the US journal "Pediatrics" this week, found a strong correlation between childhood exposure to television and anti-social behaviour in young adults.

Educational TV tied to fewer behavior problems in kids: study

Feb 19 (Reuters) - Upping the educational value of what young children watch on television and choosing to avoid violence-prone programming may help improve their behavior, according to a U.S. study that looked at several hundred preschoolers. It can be hard to encourage families of preschoolers to turn off the television, but there are plenty of high-quality shows that promote learning and positive relationships rather than violence, researchers wrote in Pediatrics.
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