Trauma News

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12/20/2006
Iraq Vets Falling Through Health-Care Cracks

Despite lifesaving care, many with severe head injuries not getting follow-up they need, report suggests

12/18/2006
9/11 Study Offers Insight Into How Memories Are Formed

The brain's fear center created stronger memories for those nearest Ground Zero

11/20/2006
PTSD Diagnosed More in Women

Different responses to trauma might explain disparity, study suggests

11/7/2006
Childhood Trauma Ups Risk of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

2 studies found early stressors increased chances of debilitating disease

9/12/2006
No Clear Pattern of Illness Among Vets of First Gulf War

But they may be at higher risk for ALS, brain cancer, report notes

8/17/2006
Vietnam's Psychological Toll on Troops Revised Downward

Close analysis shows 40 percent fewer cases of post-traumatic stress disorder

8/1/2006
Iraq War Vets Having Some Mental Difficulties

Study finds effects on attention, verbal learning, memory

2/28/2006
Third of Iraq Vets Seek Mental Health Services

Study found most did so within two years of return

2/7/2006
Civil War Vets Suffered Long After Battles Ended

Youngest soldiers in deadliest units had more illnesses, earlier deaths

12/23/2005
Soap Operas Paint Rosy Picture of Comas

Researcher says viewers could gain unrealistic expectations of condition

12/12/2005
Katrina Leaves Widespread Depression in Her Wake

Aftermath includes host of mental-health problems, including anxiety, insomnia -- even suicide

10/18/2005
Abused Boys Become Abusive Men

They're more likely to commit domestic violence as adults, study finds

9/23/2005
In Iraq, Skilled Hands Are Saving Soldiers' Lives

A head-and-neck surgeon recounts caring for the wounded

9/8/2005
Emotional Blows May Haunt Katrina Survivors

Experts say multiple traumas could be tough to get over

9/2/2005
Inflammation Clues Might Help Treat Trauma

Serious injury sparks changes in thousands of genes, study shows

8/10/2005
Aging Holocaust Survivors at Risk of Suicide

Israeli study contradicts common myth

8/2/2005
Mentally Ill Often Victims of Violent Crime

Study found the rate was 12 times that of general population

6/6/2005
Violent Deaths Plague Juvenile Offenders

Risk grows eight-fold among girls, study of Chicago children found

5/31/2005
Complicated Grief Complicated to Treat

New therapy that combines depression and PTSD techniques works, study finds

5/26/2005
Witnessing Violence Can Trigger Violent Behavior

Teens exposed to gun violence more likely to commit violence

4/24/2005
Virtual Reality May Help Troubled Vets

Simulations being tested as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder

4/7/2005
Refugees More Likely to Suffer PTSD

Those in Western nations were 10 times more susceptible than general population

2/24/2005
Anthrax Attacks Left a Lingering Mistrust

Victims say health officials acted poorly in 2001 crisis

1/21/2005
Abused Women Less Likely to Have Stable Relationships

Trauma affects ability to maintain intimacy, researchers say

1/18/2005
Mobile Surgical Units Making Difference in Iraq

Study finds they provide faster treatment for wounded soldiers, Iraqis

1/7/2005
Stay Safe at Home

Accidental injuries, deaths in residences a major public health issue

1/7/2005
Unexploded Afghan Ammo a Threat to Kids

Causing more injuries, deaths among children than land mines, study says

1/3/2005
Dreams Sort Out Problems

They act as a sort of therapy, research suggests

12/22/2004
Witnesses to Abuse Suffer as Well

They can feel stress comparable to victims, study finds

12/20/2004
Reducing Infection Risk After Stomach Surgery

Gunshot wounds more dangerous than stabbing injuries, study finds

12/15/2004
Where Fear Lives

Study finds brain area that stores unconscious dread

12/14/2004
Rated G for Gunplay

Firearms common in kids' movies, but consequences aren't

12/13/2004
Adult Traumas Can Harm Seniors' Health

Cumulative effect can lead to more illness as you age, study finds

12/9/2004
Iraq War Changes Face of Military Medicine

U.S. troop death rates are lower as surgeons face new challenges

11/24/2004
Most Motorcycle Injuries Treated at City Hospitals

Accidents cost $842 million, study finds

11/24/2004
Health Tip: When a Person's in Shock

Suggestions to prevent further injury

11/5/2004
Blood Substitute Tested in Trauma Patients

National study to see whether it increases survival

11/5/2004
9/11 Hit Job-Stressed Women Hardest

They were more likely to feel anxious, drink too much, researchers found

10/20/2004
Walking Kids Through Aftermath of Domestic Violence

Emotion coaching helps parents help children deal with trauma of experience

10/8/2004
Spirituality Sought in Wake of 9/11

Study finds many Americans felt need for faith following attacks

9/23/2004
Red Baron May Have Played Part in Own Demise

Study suggests earlier head wound hurt judgment on fatal flight

9/21/2004
Childhood Sexual Abuse Damage Lasts a Lifetime

Study: Older women who were victims likelier to try suicide

9/15/2004
Part of Brain That Extinguishes Fears Found

Could lead to new therapy for anxiety disorders, researchers say

9/9/2004
Health Fallout From Sept. 11 Attacks Continues

U.S. report shows many rescue, recovery workers face respiratory, mental problems

8/27/2004
8/3/2004
Program Helps Teenage Kids of HIV Patients

Study: Counseling helps them do better as young adults

8/3/2004
Stress Harms Ability to Fight Stress

Boosts hormones that buffer against effects of pressure

8/2/2004
Teen Girls Often Victims of Dating Violence

Nearly 1 in 5 suffer each year if they're sexually active

7/26/2004
Many Abused Children Fall Through Cracks

Study finds most not given mental health care for aftereffects of trauma

7/2/2004
U.S. Must Be Better Prepared for Emotional Toll of Terrorism

Conference focuses on psychological impact