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Power Balance wristbands, which promised to improve the wearer's balance, strength and flexibility, were the adornment no A-lister would be seen without, and were spotted on everyone from David Beckham to Kate Middleton.
Now the company behind the £29.99 bracelet has admitted that there is no scientific evidence behind the claims, and that they are no more beneficial than an ordinary rubber band.
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How can I recognize sexual abuse if it happened to my three-and-a-half-year-old daughter?
Adults and older children hold a position of tremendous power in their lives.
It is the abuse of this power, and the abuse of children’s trust, that is so damaging.
Historically, a child’s word was not taken seriously.
Children’s intense need for affection and nurturance from older figures makes them vulnerable.
It is now offering refunds to customers in Australia who believe they were misled, and will be changing its website, packaging and advertising to reflect the new, more accurate, message.
It must also remove the words 'performance technology' from the band itself.
Most children’s hospitals have a sexual abuse team, or will be able to refer you to a specialist in your area.
(The two hospitals that offer this service in your area are Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose and the Keller Center at San Mateo Medical Center.) A sexual abuse examination is comprised of two basic elements.
I vividly remember sitting with tears streaming down my face after hearing how children had been scarred by those they trusted.