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New research seeks to improve safety equipment for pregnant women
As technology advances in the things we use every day, it's generally accepted they also become safer. (2019-12-11)
Distress tolerance plays role in alcohol use and abuse among firefighters
A newly published report from a University of Houston psychology professor finds that firefighters who struggle with PTSD symptoms, and who think they cannot handle negative emotions, are likely to drink and use alcohol it to cope with negative emotions. (2019-12-03)
Chronic opioid treatment may raise risk of post-traumatic stress disorder, study finds
While opioids are often prescribed to treat people with trauma-related pain, a new UCLA-led study suggests doctors should use caution before prescribing the drug to those they believe may experience severe stress in the future, in order to reduce the risk the patient will develop PTSD. (2019-12-03)
Chronic opioid treatment may increase PTSD risk
Long-term (chronic) treatment with opioids, such as morphine, prior to trauma enhances fear learning in mice, according to a study published in Neuropsychopharmacology. (2019-12-01)
Borderline personality disorder has strongest link to childhood trauma
People with Borderline Personality Disorder are 13 times more likely to report childhood trauma than people without any mental health problems, according to University of Manchester research. (2019-11-18)
Trauma and kids: The role of the early childhood teacher
New research from the University of South Australia, has explored the growing uncertainty faced by children aged 0-8 years in disaster zones, such as bushfires, finding that early childhood teachers hold a vital role in supporting children dealing with trauma. (2019-11-12)
Innovations in treatment of traumatic injuries with severe bleeding are saving lives
Deaths from severe bleeding after major trauma have been reduced by 40% over the last decade through a programme of research and innovation led by Queen Mary University of London, Barts Health NHS Trust and NHS Blood and Transplant. (2019-11-12)
Poverty may be more critical to cognitive function than trauma in adolescent refugees
For approximately a decade, research has examined whether trauma or poverty is the most powerful influence on children's cognitive abilities. (2019-10-24)
To better understand racial trauma, expert says we must also acknowledge skin tone
Antoinette Landor, assistant professor of human development and family science, and a leading expert on colorism, says discrimination based on skin tone plays a significant role in the lives of African Americans. (2019-10-16)
New brain research could change how concussions are treated
Researchers looked at postmortem tissues of patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in high-resolution and found greater signs of blood vessel damage than nerve damage. (2019-10-13)
Illegal urban off-road vehicles as risky as motorcycles in cities
People who illegally ride off-road vehicles, such as dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles, on city streets suffer similar crash injuries as motorcyclists, but are less likely to die even though many riders don't wear helmets, according to a Rutgers researcher. (2019-10-10)
Firearm-related eye injuries to patients under 21
Researchers used data from a national registry of hospitalized trauma cases in the United States to examine patterns of firearm-related eye injuries among patients under age 21 from 2008 through 2014. (2019-10-10)
UTSA researchers investigate the impact of police stops on youth's mental health
New research looks into the impact police stops have on the mental health of youth. (2019-10-09)
Rest may help reduce PTSD symptoms, UCL study finds
A period of rest following a traumatic event can reduce the subsequent development of involuntary 'memory intrusions'*, one of the hallmark symptoms in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new UCL study has found. (2019-10-09)
Differences in severity, health care utilization for firearm injuries, other penetrating trauma in kids
Pediatric firearm injuries were associated with greater severity and health care utilization than other penetrating trauma suffered by children caused by cutting or piercing, such as with a knife. (2019-10-09)
Sexual trauma common in postmenopausal women veterans
Thanks to increased media attention, sexual assaults occurring in the military are finally getting the attention they deserve. (2019-09-25)
Saving lives faster: Monash University develops world-first laser incubator for blood
Researchers from BioPRIA, based at Australia's Monash University, together with industry partner Haemokinesis, have developed the world's first blood incubator using laser technology. (2019-09-20)
One way childhood trauma leads to poorer health for women
Researchers have long known that childhood trauma is linked to poorer health for women at midlife. (2019-09-17)
Over one-fifth of injured US adult cyclists were not wearing a helmet -- new study
Men and ethnic minorities are less likely to wear cycle helmets and more likely to suffer from head and neck injuries in accidents, according to new research published in Brain Injury. (2019-09-13)
Children of refugees with PTSD are at higher risk of developing psychiatric disorders
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have studied what it means for children to have parents who are refugees and have PTSD. (2019-09-13)
Professor's research paints picture of #MeToo movement's origins
San Francisco State University Assistant Professor of Economics Sepideh Modrek studies tweets sent during the first week of the #MeToo movement to understand its magnitude. (2019-09-11)
Repetitive impacts key to understanding sports-associated concussions
Scientists have made a significant advance in our understanding of mild head trauma (concussive brain injury) and how it may be managed and treated in the future. (2019-09-09)
PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer
Women who experienced six or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in life had a twofold greater risk of developing ovarian cancer compared with women who never had any PTSD symptoms, according to a new study from researchers at Harvard T.H. (2019-09-05)
Drug use, excess alcohol and no helmet common among US injured eScooter users
A significant proportion of eScooter injuries in the US seem to be occurring while 'drivers' are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and almost never wearing a helmet, suggests a study of admissions to three US major trauma centres, published online in Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open. (2019-08-29)
Giving trauma patients blood pressure stabilizing hormone cuts transfusions by half
Giving trauma patients with severe blood loss the hormone arginine vasopressin (AVP) cut the volume of blood products required to stabilize them by half, according to results of a new, first-of-its-kind clinical trial from Penn Medicine. (2019-08-28)
Study: Blood test detects concussion and subconcussive injuries in children and adults
In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers at Orlando Health are making new progress in finding ways to detect a traumatic yet sinister brain injury -- and getting closer to preventing further damage. (2019-08-26)
Simple blood test unmasks concussions absent on CT scans
Many patients with concussion have normal CT scans and are discharged from the hospital without follow-up. (2019-08-23)
Researchers refine guidelines for pediatric brain injuries
There are no guideliInnes on whether a noninvasive method of measuring carbon dioxide from patients' exhalations, known as end-tidal capnography, is as effective as drawing blood through a child's artery. (2019-08-16)
Screening for cervical spine risk factors could reduce CT scans by half
Study finds identifiable risk factors ED staff can use for evaluation, avoiding over 100,000 unnecessary scans annually. (2019-08-15)
Half of key hospital doctors remain ill prepared to respond to major incidents in UK
Half of key hospital doctors who are likely to be involved in responding to a major incident in the UK aren't properly prepared to do so, reveal the results of a phone survey, published in Emergency Medicine Journal. (2019-08-12)
New research has potential for 'unpacking' complex simultaneous emotions in adolescence
Shows for the first time that complex, mixed simultaneous emotions in adolescents could be assessed using an Analogue Emotion Scale. (2019-07-24)
UTSA reduces seizures by removing newborn neurons
Epileptic seizures happen in one of every 10 people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). (2019-07-22)
Undocumented Latina immigrants face PTSD at four times the national rate, new study finds
New research led by George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services found that undocumented Latina immigrants met the threshold for post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis at nearly four times (34%) the rate of civilian women in America as a whole (9.7%). (2019-07-17)
An 'EpiPen' for spinal cord injuries
An injection of nanoparticles can prevent the body's immune system from overreacting to trauma, potentially preventing some spinal cord injuries from resulting in paralysis. (2019-07-11)
Survivors' near-miss experiences on 9/11 linked to post-traumatic stress
People who narrowly avoid disaster do not necessarily escape tragedy unharmed, and their knowledge of the victims' fate shapes how survivors respond to traumatic events, according to the results of a new paper by a UB psychologist that explores the effects of near-miss experiences associated with the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (2019-07-11)
Study finds psychiatric diagnosis to be 'scientifically meaningless'
A new study, published in Psychiatry Research, has concluded that psychiatric diagnoses are scientifically worthless as tools to identify discrete mental health disorders. (2019-07-08)
Murder in the Paleolithic? Evidence of violence behind human skull remains
New analysis of the fossilized skull of an Upper Paleolithic man suggests that he died a violent death, according to a study published July 3, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by an international team from Greece, Romania and Germany led by the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany. (2019-07-03)
Study: Brain injury common in domestic violence
Domestic violence survivors commonly suffer repeated blows to the head and strangulation, trauma that has lasting effects that should be widely recognized by advocates, health care providers, law enforcement and others who are in a position to help, according to the authors of a new study. (2019-07-02)
Researchers look to unlock post-traumatic stress disorder puzzle
A team of Penn State and University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine researchers is attempting to answer a question that has long puzzled experts: Why do some individuals suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after experiencing trauma, and others do not? (2019-06-28)
Exposure to others' suffering even worse than being shot at
War veterans who were not personally in life-threatening danger have more psychological problems than those who were injured by gunfire, according to a study that surveyed Norwegian veterans after their return from Afghanistan. (2019-06-21)
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