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Overcoming PTSD: Study reveals memory disruption drug target
A new study suggests it may be possible to disarm the emotional memories of trauma that drive PTSD symptoms. (2019-06-19)
Locally-based Haitian social entrepreneurs empower disaster-stricken villages
The Academy of Management Journal has just published a paper titled Collective emotions in institutional creation work, which has been produced at Aalto University School of Business in collaboration with the University of Birmingham. (2019-06-18)
What influences critical care doctors in withdrawing life support for patients with brain injury?
Decisions to withdraw life support treatments in critically ill patients with severe brain injury are complicated, are based on many factors, and are usually made by critical care physicians and families in the intensive care unit. (2019-06-17)
Pre-qualifying education and training helps health workers tackle gender based violence
Gender-based violence (GBV) could be tackled more effectively by giving healthcare students wider and more practical education and training in identifying and responding to the 'warning signs' presented among patients they will encounter in professional life, according to a new study. (2019-06-12)
Researchers see stress and trauma in women's stories about abortion
A University at Buffalo-led research team has used public narratives, an increasingly popular form of person-centered advocacy offering a forum for sharing previously untold stories, to study the undue stress experienced by women in relation to abortion. (2019-06-07)
New study links childhood abuse with hot flash frequency
Numerous adverse health outcomes have been linked to childhood maltreatment, including mental illness, cardiovascular disease, and premature mortality. (2019-06-05)
Predicting post-injury depression and PTSD risk
Addressing the psychological effects of injury can improve health and reduce the negative outcomes of injury. (2019-06-05)
Study looks at path to recovery of full daily function after mild TBI
This study describes the path to recovery of daily function in patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) using data from a study that followed a group of patients with mTBI over time. (2019-06-03)
The healing power of fish skin for a dog named Stella
Michigan State University veterinarians used a creative approach to treat the burns of Stella, a 1-year-old Rottweiler puppy, who escaped a house fire. (2019-05-23)
Residential child care project addresses emotional pain without causing it
A model of care for children's residential agencies takes children's emotional pain into account and emphasizes the bond between the children and their caregivers. (2019-05-22)
Why do women military vets avoid using VA benefits?
Many women military veterans turn to the Veterans Administration (VA) for health care and social services only as a 'last resort' or 'safety net,' typically for an emergency or catastrophic health event, or when private health insurance is unaffordable. (2019-05-20)
Using information technology to promote health equity -- update in Medical Care
An innovative health information technology (IT) program helps primary care providers to detect and manage depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in traumatized refugees, reports a study in a special June supplement to Medical Care. (2019-05-16)
Study paves way for better treatment of lingering concussion symptoms
The results of the study, released in Neuroscience journal, show that significant levels of fatigue and poorer brain function can persist for months, or even years, following concussion. (2019-05-15)
Protect protruding teeth from damage and long-term consequences
Children with their first or early adult set of teeth that stick out have an increased chance of damaging them, but the risk can be easily reduced without being prohibitively costly. (2019-05-14)
E-cigarette use by young adults linked to childhood maltreatment
A new study led by VCU researchers finds young adults with a history of childhood abuse or neglect are more prone to using e-cigarettes during the transition to adulthood. (2019-05-10)
Can adverse childhood experiences worsen lupus symptoms?
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) encompass traumas such as abuse, neglect, and household challenges. (2019-05-09)
Increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder among children with immigrant father
Children born in Finland who had an immigrant father were two times more likely to be diagnosed with PTSD than those with two Finnish parents, discovered researchers from the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry at the University of Turku in Finland. (2019-05-09)
Study shows adult tourniquet suitable for school-age children
Researchers with Nemours Children's Health System have shown the effectiveness of an adult tourniquet for use in children, according to a study published by the journal Pediatrics. (2019-05-07)
Rate of radiology resident recognition of non-accidental trauma
Radiology residency programs nationwide are not adequately teaching residents to accurately recognize and report child abuse, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (2019-05-07)
Five things to know about physician suicide
Physician suicide is an urgent problem with rates higher than suicide rates in the general public, with potential for extensive impact on health care systems. (2019-05-06)
Making a 'to do' list for trauma docs
Researchers from Drexel's College of Computing & Informatics have been integrating a tablet-based checklist tool into the workflow of a pediatric trauma center and, over the course of 15 months, have shown that it doesn't hamper doctors' performance. (2019-05-06)
Initial clinical experience of zero TE skull MRI in patients with head trauma
Zero TE (ZTE) skull magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be a possible option for clinical use in patients with skull lesions and may be helpful in managing radiosensitive trauma patients, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (2019-05-05)
Anti-stress brain chemical is related to PTSD resilience after trauma
Fewer receptors for the anti-stress brain chemical nociceptin is associated with less severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in college women who have experienced sexual violence, according to a study in Biological Psychiatry, published by Elsevier. (2019-04-30)
Firearm injuries disproportionately affect African-American kids in DC Wards 7 and 8
Firearm injuries disproportionately impact African-American young men living in Washington's Wards 7 and 8 compared with other city wards, with nearly one-quarter of injuries suffered in the injured child's home or at a friend's home, according to research presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies 2019 Annual Meeting. (2019-04-27)
Vascular surgery after firearm injury associated with increased morbidity and mortality
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) found that among all hospitalizations that were due to firearm injury, patients who underwent surgical repair of their major blood vessels had the highest injury severity score (predictor of in-hospital death). (2019-04-25)
Dentists can be the first line of defense against domestic violence
New findings indicate that oral biomarkers may help health providers identify victims of domestic violence. (2019-04-25)
Some women could be more susceptible to PTSD than others, according to new study
Childhood trauma is known to increase the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder in adulthood, especially for women, but the biological reasons for this correlation remain largely unknown. (2019-04-23)
More than a strip of paint needed to keep cyclists safe
On-road marked bicycle lanes are not the optimal solution to keeping cyclists safe, new research by Monash University has found. (2019-04-10)
Stress-related disorders linked to heightened risk of cardiovascular disease
Stress-related disorders -- conditions triggered by a significant life event or trauma -- may be linked to a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), finds a large Swedish study published in The BMJ today. (2019-04-10)
Philadelphia hospitals responded to equivalent of 54 mass shooting-type events in 11 years
A research team led by Temple's Dr. Jessica H. Beard, set out to calculate the number and analyze trends in the rates of firearm-injured patients (FIP) transported at clustered time intervals to Philadelphia-area hospitals over an 11-year period. (2019-04-10)
Childhood trauma has lasting effect on brain connectivity in patients with depression
A study lead by Penn Medicine researchers found that childhood trauma is linked to abnormal connectivity in the brain in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). (2019-04-08)
New trauma care pathway reduces delirium and likelihood of returning to the hospital
A standardized interdisciplinary clinical pathway to identify and manage frailty in older patients has reduced the rate of one of the most debilitating complications for older patients -- delirium -- and kept patients from returning to the hospital within 30 days of treatment for traumatic injury. (2019-04-05)
Defining the emotional bond forced onto teen victims of sex trafficking
Rutgers researchers have defined the relationship that forms between children who are sold for sex and the criminals who traffic them. (2019-04-04)
Study debunks 'depression genes' hypotheses
A new study assessing data from 620,000 individuals found that the 18 most highly-studied candidate genes for depression are no more associated with depression than randomly chosen genes. (2019-04-02)
UTSA study quantifies injuries and combat casualty care trends during War on Terror
UTSA researcher, Jeffrey Howard, published an article today in JAMA Surgery that takes a closer look at the casualties of war and the trauma care they received during the military conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq that began after September 11, 2001. (2019-03-27)
Children develop PTSD when they 'overthink' their trauma
A new study shows that children are more likely to suffer PTSD if they think their reaction to a traumatic event is not 'normal'. (2019-03-26)
LSU Health study reports continued PTSD in women exposed to deepwater horizon oil spill
A study led by LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health reports that women exposed to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon (BP) Oil Spill continue to experience symptoms of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (2019-03-25)
WVU researcher finds some Medicaid populations more likely to die by suicide
A West Virginia University researcher has discovered the suicide rate of some Medicaid-insured youth -- including girls and young women -- is higher than those with private insurance. (2019-03-20)
Holocaust survivors with PTSD transmit negative views on aging to their adult offspring
A new study provides first evidence that negative views on aging are transmitted in families of Holocaust survivors suffering from PTSD. (2019-03-18)
Jury still out on what confers survival advantage in female trauma patients
Female hormones, particularly estrogen, do not seem to explain why women tend to have higher survival rates than men following severe trauma, an 11-year study using data from 815,843 Swedish patients suggests. (2019-03-14)
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