Trauma News

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5/14/2009
'Stun Gun' Deaths Rarely Caused by Ventricular Fibrillation

Other heart irregularities more likely to blame, study says

4/24/2009
Combat Duty Harms Long-Term Health of Vets

Though soldiers tend to be healthier, trauma erases the advantage, study finds

4/17/2009
Poor Health Linked to PTSD Risk Among Vets

Risk highest for those with low mental and physical scores, study says

3/19/2009
Natasha Richardson Died From Head Trauma: Autopsy

'Epidural hematoma' is a blood clot between the brain and the skull

3/18/2009
Brain Hemorrhage Might Explain Natasha Richardson's Death

Symptoms can take time to progress and cause irreversible damage, doctors say

3/16/2009
Alzheimer's Drug May Someday Help Head Trauma Victims

Finding may prevent long-term harm that often follows brain injury, researcher says

3/9/2009
CPR Can Save Young Lives, Too

Contrary to popular belief, study finds it works on kids, teens having heart attacks

3/2/2009
Post-Traumatic Stress Tied to Increased Suicide Risk

How young adults respond to early trauma seems to play a role, study finds

2/23/2009
Many Combat Vets Suffer Severe Headaches Upon Return

Almost all of those who had mild brain injury, blast exposure are affected, study says

2/16/2009
Beta Blocker Blocks Feelings of Bad Memories

Propranolol erases physiological effects of trauma, study finds

2/12/2009
Job Losses Carry High 'Stress Tag'

Battered economy exacts emotional toll on unemployed, families, even those still working

1/29/2009
Old Tech Helps Soldiers With New Wound Infection

Antibiotic-laced bone cement cuts complications that could cost them a limb

1/23/2009
Health Tip: Triggers for PTSD

Events that increase a person's risk

1/22/2009
Certain Facial Injuries Point to Domestic Violence

Broken jaws, cheekbones a hint for doctors to get help for victim, researcher says

1/8/2009
Preparing for a Chlorine Gas Disaster

Study of S.C. accident could help other communities take necessary steps

1/6/2009
Childhood Trauma Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Finding means condition could be biologically driven, researchers say

12/9/2008
PTSD Risk Rooted in Stress and Genetics

Study of Vietnam vets and their twins showed inherited susceptibility was also a factor

12/4/2008
Traumatic Brain Injuries Linked to Long-Term Health Issues for Iraq Vets

Government report notes problems include dementia, aggression, depression

12/3/2008
Memory Formation Different in Those With Stress-Related Psychiatric Disorders

Study may lead to new treatments for PTSD, researchers say

11/7/2008
Head Injury in Young Kids May Predict ADHD Diagnosis

Risk-taking an early sign of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, researchers say

10/28/2008
Sexual Trauma Haunts Many Female Vets

Study found 1 in 7 from Iraq, Afghanistan who sought medical care were victims

9/17/2008
Stress Disorder Affects 20% of Intensive Care Patients

Prior history of mental health problems, sedative use contribute to risk, study says

9/11/2008
Depressed Moms in Violent Homes Twice as Likely to Hit Kids

Spousal arguing also increased frequency with which mothers slapped children, study says

9/10/2008
9/11's Health Effects Lingered for Years

Injured, workers and passersby developed psychological, respiratory woes, latest NYC report finds

9/3/2008
Drug Given 24 Hours After Stroke Helps Repair Brain Tissue

Bryostatin may also work in patients with Alzheimer's and traumatic injury, study says

8/12/2008
Drinking Problems Greater Among Returning Combat Veterans

Mental health issues also more common after war, studies show

8/1/2008
Immune System Protein Predicts Toxic Shock Survival

Finding may enable investigators to screen lower risk patients from trials of new therapies

7/11/2008
Trauma Center Counseling Reduces Kids' Repeat Injuries

Emergency department 'teachable moments' remembered well by parents, youngsters, study finds

7/7/2008
Relationship Violence Common Among College Students

Almost half had experienced it before or during college, survey shows

7/3/2008
Tongue-Driven Device Aids Handicapped

Magnetic tracer lets disabled control wheelchairs, perform other tasks independently

6/24/2008
Senior Falls Can Lead to Brain Injury

They resulted in 8,000 deaths, 56,000 hospitalizations for those 65 and older, CDC reports

6/17/2008
Type, Severity of Iraq War Injuries Change Over Time

Insurgents' explosive devices killing more soldiers, leaving injured with more wounds, study says

6/13/2008
PTSD High Among Witnesses to 9/11

One in 8 NYC residents near scene affected years later, with those injured suffering most

6/4/2008
Cooling May Not Help Injured Brains in Children

Experts say it's too soon to judge this therapy for traumatic brain injury

5/8/2008
TV Coverage of Tragedies Often Lacks Prevention Messages

When police, fire officials interviewed, viewers twice as likely to hear advice

5/2/2008
9/11 Counselors at Risk for Secondary Trauma

Social workers hearing repeated stories can suffer post-traumatic stress of their own

5/1/2008
Delusions Common in Pediatric ICU

Hallucinations during use of sedatives increase risk of post-traumatic stress, study finds

3/20/2008
Trauma Patients Suffer Even 12 Months After Injury

Those with joint and extremity damage had chronic pain lasting years

3/4/2008
Substance Abusers With PTSD Face Poorer Outcomes

Finding shows half with drug dependence also have post-traumatic stress disorder

2/13/2008
PTSD a Risk Factor for Long-Term Disease

Study finds trauma disorder as good a marker for health status as common chronic ills

2/12/2008
Respiratory Distress Treatment Studies Conflict

Experts differ on what answers the research offers

2/7/2008
Domestic Violence Harms Long-Term Health of Victims

Both women, men suffer more chronic illnesses, practice more risky behaviors

2/1/2008
9/11 Attacks Changed Way Americans Dream

Small study suggests images more intense, but oddly lacking planes flying into towers

1/30/2008
Concussion Raises PTSD Risk for Iraq Vets

Study found loss of consciousness increased chances of trauma the most

1/17/2008
Gene That Creates Cerebral Cortex Discovered

Could led to treatments for neurological damage from injuries, disease

1/15/2008
ER Wait Times Getting Longer

Even those needing most urgent care are waiting more, study finds

12/27/2007
ICU Patients Not Getting Enough Sleep

Clinical-care protocols often deprive them of rest needed for healing, study says

12/7/2007
Mourning Death of Loved One Raises Your Risk of Dying

First month after loss is most vulnerable time, review shows

11/26/2007
ATV Injuries on the Rise

Fractures, brain traumas, spinal damage most common reasons for ER visits, study finds

11/15/2007
Vietnam Vets Study Links Asthma and PTSD

Research in twins found those with most stress symptoms 2.3 times more likely to have respiratory condition