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October 4, 2015

Kenyan Journalists Covering Life-Threatening Events at Increased Risk of Psychological Harm

Sep. 24, 2015 — The first major study of the emotional well-being of journalists covering violent events in an African country replicates findings from Western media, namely that journalists who report on ... read more

Researchers Use Neuroimaging to Measure Early Cognitive Improvement After Mild TBI

Sep. 21, 2015 — A neuroimaging study details working memory deficits and cognitive recovery during initial week after concussion. The fMRI studies, conducted at <72 hours after injury and one week later, provide ... read more

Older Kids Less Likely to Have Car Seats Checked for Safety Than Infants

Sep. 9, 2015 — Booster seat-aged children are twice as likely to suffer serious injury or death in a car crash than younger children but a new study shows they may be less likely to have car seats inspected for ... read more

Physicians Have Greater Ability to Help Child Abuse Victims

Sep. 8, 2015 — New state laws in Pennsylvania are shaping the fight against child abuse through physicians and other healthcare ... read more

Police at Risk of Traffic Injuries in Stopped Cars, as Well as When Speeding, Study Finds

Sep. 1, 2015 — Vehicle crashes are the largest cause of death among police in the United States, but what conditions contribute to the risk faced by officers? The first quantitative study of the issue finds a few ... read more

Gene May Predict Severity of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Sep. 1, 2015 — A gene linked in previous research, appears to predict more severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms as well as a thinner cortex in regions of the brain critical for regulating strong ... read more

Increase Seen in Bicycle-Related Injuries, Hospital Admissions in United States

Sep. 1, 2015 — Between 1998 and 2013, there was a large increase in bicycle-related injuries and hospital admissions of adults in the United States, with the increase in injuries driven by more injuries among ... read more

Possible New Weapon Against PTSD

Sep. 1, 2015 — Animals who underwent chronic stress prior to a traumatic experience engaged a distinctive brain pathway that encodes traumatic memories more strongly than in unstressed animals, new research ... read more

Preventive Medicine Experts Speak out About Reducing Firearm Violence

Aug. 31, 2015 — A wide range of critical topics related to firearm violence, from the interaction of alcohol abuse with gun violence, effects of changes to gun laws in various states, how criminals obtain guns in a ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — With increasing concern about concussions from sports, some players have started wearing electronic sensors to measure head impacts. But a new study has found that some of the sensors for ... read more

Color-Changing Polymer May Signal Traumatic Brain Injuries in Soldiers, Athletes

Aug. 16, 2015 — A bomb blast or a rough tackle can inflict serious brain damage. Yet at the time of impact, these injuries are often invisible. To detect head trauma immediately, a team of researchers has developed ... read more

Emergency Department Counseling Program Fails to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence or Heavy Drinking Among at-Risk Women

Aug. 7, 2015 — A large randomized clinical trial of an emergency department (ED)-based program aimed at reducing incidents of excessive drinking and partner violence in women did not result in significant ... read more

Some Radiation Okay for Expectant Mother and Fetus, Study Suggests

Aug. 6, 2015 — During pregnancy, approximately 5 to 8 percent of women sustain traumatic injuries, including fractures and muscle tears. To help evaluate and manage these injuries, orthopaedic surgeons often ... read more

Cures for PTSD Often Remain Elusive for War Veterans

Aug. 4, 2015 — Our nation's veterans continue to suffer emotional and psychological effects of war -- some for decades. And while there has been greater attention directed recently toward post-traumatic stress ... read more

Mandatory Life Jackets Could Cut Odds of Recreational Boating Deaths 80 Percent, Experts Say

Aug. 4, 2015 — Increasing life jacket wear by only 20 percent would have saved 1,721 out of 3,047 boaters involved in accidents between 2008 and 2011, scientists say, a finding that could be used to argue for ... read more

Trauma Experiences Change the Brain Even in Those Without PTSD

Aug. 4, 2015 — Trauma may cause distinct and long-lasting effects even in people who do not develop PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), according to research. It is already known that stress affects brain ... read more

Working Overtime, Managing a Large Workload Increases Risk for Injury Among New Nurses

July 30, 2015 — Higher risk is associated with working longer hours and higher than average workloads, a new nursing study concludes. The research team found that nurses who worked nights and weekly overtime of ... read more

Blood Test Predicts Prognosis for Traumatic Brain Injuries

July 30, 2015 — A new blood test could help emergency room doctors quickly diagnose traumatic brain injury and determine its severity. The findings could help identify patients who might benefit from extra therapy ... read more

Compliance With Guidelines for Treating Brain Injuries Doesn't Guarantee Better Outcomes

July 29, 2015 — Two decades ago, the Brain Trauma Foundation published its first set of guidelines for treating traumatic brain injury. Now, a study has found no evidence that compliance with the guidelines led to ... read more

New Insights Into the Circuitry of PTSD, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

July 23, 2015 — Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have devastating consequences. Both are associated with high rates of disability and suicide, and although they are separate ... read more

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