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Hollywood actor and comedian Chris Rock said he used his time during the Covid-19 induced lockdown to have lots of therapy to tackle issues from his past, as success does not erase trauma.

Asked if his experiences of childhood racism still have an impact, he said: “Yeah, it’s weird. I’ve been doing therapy. That’s what I did during Covid — lots of therapy. Success does not erase trauma. It just doesn’t. So, I definitely had to go back through therapy and really go through my childhood.”

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Canadian adults aged 45 to 85 have been exposed to childhood abuse, neglect, intimate partner violence, or other household adversity. Pixabay

Roughly three in every five Canadian adults aged 45 to 85 have been exposed to childhood abuse, neglect, intimate partner violence, or other household adversity, say, researchers, including an Indian-origin.

The research, published in CMAJ Open, showed that more than one in four adults reported exposure to physical abuse and one in five reported exposure to intimate partner violence and emotional abuse in childhood.

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Death caused by falls in older adults more than doubled during the same time period. Pixabay

The percentage of adults, 65 and older, who were prescribed a ‘fall- risk-increasing drug climbed to 94 percent in 2017, a significant leap from 57 percent in 1999, suggests a study. The study, published in the journal Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, also revealed that the rate of death caused by falls in older adults more than doubled during the same time period.

“Our study indicates two trends increasing concurrently at a population level that should be examined at the individual level. Our hope is it will start more conversations on health care teams about the pros and cons of medications prescribed for vulnerable populations,” said researcher Amy Shaver from the University at Buffalo.

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