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May 31, 2016

Confidence in Iron Dome, Coupled With Resilience, Can Reduce PTSD Symptoms

May 19, 2016 — Belief in the success of the Iron Dome air defense system, coupled with a strong sense of resilience (an inner trait that results in positive adaptation to trauma), can reduce post-traumatic stress ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Using fruit flies as a traumatic brain injury model may hold the key to identifying important genes and pathways that promote the repair of and minimize damage to the nervous system, new research ... read more

Delayed Concussion Reporting May Sideline College Athletes for Several More Days

May 9, 2016 — Athletes who wait to report a concussion may experience longer recovery times, sayresearchers who found that college players who delayed treatment or removal from play missed an average of five more ... read more

Algorithm Can Improve Guidance of Crash Victims to Most Appropriate Place for Care

May 5, 2016 — A new computer algorithm can provide important information on a motor vehicle crash to help ambulance personnel and hospital staff better direct crash victims to the most appropriate ... read more

Thinking Differently Could Affect Power of Traumatic Memories

May 5, 2016 — Using a thinking technique called 'concrete processing' could reduce the number of intrusive memories experienced after a traumatic event, say scientists. These intrusive memories are one ... read more

Stronger State Policies Reduce Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Deaths Among Teens

Apr. 30, 2016 — Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among youth in the United States, and one in three deaths from automobile crashes are alcohol-related. However, stronger alcohol policies adopted ... read more

Fireworks-Related Burns Requiring Hospital Stays Skyrocket Among Kids

Apr. 30, 2016 — As states relaxed laws related to fireworks sales during the past decade, emergency doctors saw an increase in both the number of fireworks related injuries among children and the severity of those ... read more

Abnormally Low Blood Flow Indicates Damage to NFL Players' Brains

Apr. 26, 2016 — The discovery of brain pathology through autopsy in former National Football League (NFL) players called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has raised substantial concern among players, medical ... read more

Unique Head Restraint, Car Seat System Could Reduce Whiplash Injuries

Apr. 26, 2016 — A reactive head restraint and car seat system designed to reduce whiplash in rear-end vehicle collisions has been unveiled by British engineers. The unique concept has been brought to life using ... read more

International Law Fails to Protect Pregnant Women in War Zones, Argue Doctors

Apr. 20, 2016 — Deaths from violent conflict and lack of available care are major causes of mortality among pregnant women in war zones, warn doctors in a new ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — A study of female inmates suggests those who grew up in homes where at least one adult was incarcerated were at greater risk for lifelong neurological ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Patients who get blood quickly after severe injuries are less likely to die, according to researchers. In this study, researchers tracked trauma patients taken from the scene of their injury to ... read more

Early Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Accelerates Recovery, but Does Not Sustain It

Apr. 12, 2016 — The majority of people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) recover after early treatment -- but a substantial number still suffer for years after a traumatic event even with early clinical ... read more

Concussion Can Alter Parent-Child Relationships

Apr. 12, 2016 — The adverse effects of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) on the quality parent-child relationships are revealed in a new article. The young brain is particularly vulnerable to injury and one of the ... read more

Research Uncovers the Effects of Traumatic Childbirth on Midwives and Obstetricians

Apr. 11, 2016 — When complications arise in the delivery room that lead to traumatic childbirth, clinicians providing care may feel upset and experience secondary traumatic stress. A new study found that feelings of ... read more

Skateboarding Sent About 176 Youth to US Emergency Departments Every Day

Apr. 8, 2016 — A study examined data for youth and adolescents 5-19 years of age who were treated in US emergency departments (EDs) for skateboarding-related injuries from 1990-2008. Nationally, over the 19-year ... read more

Would Changing Gait Pattern Decrease Your Likelihood of Running Injuries?

Apr. 6, 2016 — Are runners less injury-prone trekking barefoot than in pricey running shoes? Maybe, according to a new literature review. Advances in running shoe technology in the last 40 years have not reduced ... read more

Suicide Risk Can Be Intercepted in the Emergency Department

Apr. 5, 2016 — Universal suicide risk screening in emergency departments nearly doubled the number of patients who were positively identified as thinking about or having attempted suicide. In a new study, suicide ... read more

Examining Alcohol Use Prior to Suicides, Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths

Apr. 5, 2016 — Injury death – including those due to intentional injury, with suicide most common, as well as unintentional injury, with motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) causing a majority – is the third leading ... read more

Watch What You Eat: The Dangers of a Bristle in Your Burger

Apr. 4, 2016 — Wire-bristle grill brushes, used for cleaning grill grates, may lose bristles when used. These bristles can adhere to the grill, become stuck to food, and then accidentally be ingested. A literature ... read more

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