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July 1, 2015

Patient Controlled Analgesia in the Emergency Department Is Effective

June 22, 2015 — Two studies are the first to track the effectiveness of patient-controlled pain relief (PCA - patient-controlled analgesia) in patients from the Emergency Department to the ward. The studies show ... read more

June 9, 2015 — Engineers seeking to improve helmet design for the nation's troops test how concussive explosions affect the brain's blood vessels. They discover that the interface between blood vessels ... read more

Poor Sleep Quality Linked to Reduced Resilience Among Veterans

June 8, 2015 — Poor sleep quality is associated with reduced resilience among veterans and returning military personnel, a new study suggests. Findings suggest that appraisal of sleep quality may contribute to ... read more

Interpersonal Conflict Is the Strongest Predictor of Community Crime and Misconduct

June 2, 2015 — Neighborhoods with more interpersonal conflict, such as domestic violence and landlord/tenet disputes, see more serious crime according to a new study. Private conflict was a better predictor of ... read more

High Risk of Sleep Apnea in Young Veterans With PTSD

May 19, 2015 — The probability of having a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea increased with increasing severity of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms (PTSD), a new study of young US veterans shows. The ... read more

Stress Relief Techniques Help Cancer Patients Overcome Fear of Treatment

May 14, 2015 — The benefit of rapid stress management techniques (RSMTs) to help cancer patients who experience 'procedure-related' stress has been revealed by a new study. Patients experiencing distress ... read more

No Link Found Between PTSD and Cancer Risk

May 13, 2015 — In the largest study to date that examines post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a risk factor for cancer, researchers have shown no evidence of an association. The evidence is consistent with ... read more

Depression Intensifies Anger in Veterans With PTSD

May 13, 2015 — The tendency for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to lash out in anger can be significantly amplified if they are also depressed, according to new ... read more

Repetitive Brain Injuries May Accelerate Aging, Dementia Risk

May 12, 2015 — Repetitive head injuries that occur during contact sports and military service may accelerate the aging process by increasing the build-up of beta-amyloid in the brain, leading to worse disease and ... read more

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Linked to Accelerated Aging

May 8, 2015 — People with PTSD may also be at risk for accelerated aging or premature senescence, research suggests. The researchers noted that there has not been another study that links PTSD, a psychological ... 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

Viewing Violent News on Social Media Can Cause Trauma

May 6, 2015 — Viewing violent news events via social media can cause people to experience symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder ... read more

Nail Biters, Beware: Teeth Grinding Is Next

May 5, 2015 — Anxiety disorders affect approximately one in six adult Americans. The most well-known of these include panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social ... read more

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Increased Road Rage

May 5, 2015 — Ontario adult drivers who say they have experienced at least one traumatic brain injury in their lifetime also report significantly higher incidents of serious road-related driving aggression, said a ... 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

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

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

Brain Abnormalities Found Among Those Experiencing Blast-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Apr. 22, 2015 — Individuals with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), particularly those who have had loss of consciousness (LOC), show structural brain abnormalities in their white matter as measured by diffusion ... 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

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

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