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Suicide Trends in School-Aged Children Reveal Racial Disparity

May 18, 2015 — While overall suicide rates in children younger than 12 years have remained steady, a new study shows increasing rates in black children and decreasing rates in white ... read more

May 14, 2015 — A research team has successfully field tested a system that analyzed patient vital signs during emergency transport in a fully automated fashion, finding that such a system could diagnose those with ... read more

Sound Waves Could Be Viable Alternative in Diagnosing Minor Fractures

May 14, 2015 — A study has been conducted of the usefulness and efficiency of portable ultrasound in detecting the presence of minor fractures in patients presenting to a minor injuries unit. Analysis showed that ... read more

May 8, 2015 — Non-suicidal self-injury -- that is, purposefully hurting oneself without conscious suicidal intent -- is relatively common among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, and it is a strong risk factor for ... read more

Survival Rates in Trauma Patients After Massachusetts Health Insurance Reform

May 6, 2015 — A study of survival rates in trauma patients following health insurance reform in Massachusetts found a passing increase in adjusted mortality rates, an unexpected finding suggesting that simply ... read more

Traumatic Events, Financial Struggles May Threaten Women's Heart Health

Apr. 29, 2015 — Traumatic life events such as losing a child or a spouse increased the chances of a heart attack by more than 65 percent among middle-aged and older women regardless of heart disease risk factors or ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — Patients with traumatic brain injuries are not benefiting from recent advances in cognitive neuroscience research -- and they should be, scientists report. Now, cognitive neuroscientists have ... read more

Cocaine Changes Brain, Makes Relapse More Common in Addicts

Apr. 28, 2015 — Cocaine use causes 'profound changes' in the brain that lead to an increased risk of relapse due to stress, according to new research that identifies a molecular mechanism in the reward ... read more

Stem Cells That Prevent Birth Defect Also Repair Facial Injury

Apr. 22, 2015 — While scientists were investigating the cause of a brain-stifling birth defect, they found a potentially new and better way to heal disfiguring craniofacial injuries in patients of all ages. The ... read more

Verbal Therapy Could Block Consolidation of Fear Memories in Trauma Victims

Apr. 22, 2015 — A verbal 'updating' technique aimed at blocking the consolidation of traumatic memories could protect against the long-term psychological and physiological effects of trauma, according to ... read more

Bullying Leads to Depression and Suicidal Thoughts in Teens

Apr. 27, 2015 — High school students subjected to bullying and other forms of harassment are more likely to report being seriously depressed, consider suicide and carry weapons to school, according to findings from ... read more

Youths Who Survive Self-Poisoning Continue to Be at Risk of Suicide for Years

Apr. 25, 2015 — Teenagers who are hospitalized after intentionally poisoning themselves are at a significantly increased risk of dying by suicide in the following decade, according to a new ... read more

Researchers See Promise in Treatment to Reduce Dementia After TBI

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers have been attempting to understand the cascade of events following mild head injury that may lead to an increased risk for developing a progressive degenerative brain disease, and their ... read more

Serious Violence in England and Wales Drops 10% in 2014

Apr. 22, 2015 — Serious violence is down in England and Wales, new research shows. The number of people injured in serious violence dropped by 10% in 2014 compared to 2013, and violence against children and ... read more

Providing Universal Donor Plasma to Massively Bleeding Trauma Patients

Apr. 20, 2015 — A recent randomized trial that looked at the feasibility of 2013 guidelines issued by the American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Project for trauma resuscitation found that ... read more

PTSD Common in ICU Survivors

Apr. 20, 2015 — Nearly one-quarter of ICU survivors suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research has found. They also identified possible triggers for PTSD and indicated a potential preventive ... read more

High Rate of Healthcare Visits Before Suicide Attempts

Apr. 15, 2015 — Most people who attempt suicide make some type of healthcare visit in the weeks or months before the attempt, reports a new study. The study also identifies racial/ethnic differences that may help to ... read more

Cancer and Chemobrain: Cancer Diagnosis Affects Cognitive Function

Apr. 17, 2015 — Breast cancer patients often display mild cognitive defects even before the initiation of chemotherapy. A new study now attributes the syndrome to post-traumatic stress induced by diagnosis of the ... read more

9/11 Leaves Legacy of Chronic Ill Health Among Emergency Medical Services Workers

Apr. 16, 2015 — The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City in 2001 have left a legacy of chronic ill health among emergency medical services workers who came to the rescue of the victims, reveals ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — When a hospital patient’s heart stops, the drama starts, as doctors and nurses work furiously at resuscitation. Some hospitals allow family members to watch, while the majority do not. Now, a study ... read more

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