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Economic Benefits from Team Hospital Care for Violence

Economic Benefits from Team Hospital Care for Violence

January 28th, 2015
A new model of clinical care incorporates a team-based public health approach to care for and manage violent injuries. The innovative strategy which empowers health care professionals to prevent violent events, not just treat them, is used in more than 25 hospitals across ...
'Honeycomb' Brain Damage Afflicts Some Vets Who Survive Blasts

‘Honeycomb’ Brain Damage Afflicts Some Vets Who Survive Blasts

January 26th, 2015
Researchers have discovered honeycomb-shaped patterns of broken and swollen nerve fibers in the brains of some veterans who survived an improvised explosive device (IED), according to a new study at Johns Hopkins University. These hidden brain injuries may be the physical evidence behind ...
Two Genes May Boost Risk for PTSD

Two Genes May Boost Risk for PTSD

January 13th, 2015
Researchers have linked two gene variants to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The findings, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, may help explain why some people develop PTSD after a traumatic experience while others do not. "Many people suffer with ...
Fear of Terrorism May Lead to Job Burnout

Fear of Terrorism May Lead to Job Burnout

January 11th, 2015
A new study has found a link between the fear of terrorism and an increased incidence of job burnout over time. The study, led by Dr. Sharon Toker of Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Management, examines how the fear of terrorism can lead ...
Circumcision Linked to Increased Risk of Autism

Circumcision Linked to Increased Risk of Autism

January 10th, 2015
New research has found that circumcised boys are more likely than intact boys to develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) before the age of 10. The risk is particularly high for infantile autism before the age of five, according to researchers in Copenhagen. The study, ...
Strong Personality Traits Protect Police from PTSD

Strong Personality Traits Protect Police from PTSD

January 7th, 2015
A new study suggests personal traits such as resilience, satisfaction with life and a grateful disposition may help safeguard police officers from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although exposure to traumatic events has been found to trigger PTSD, the personal traits appear to ...
New Laws Boost Concussion Treatment

New Laws Boost Concussion Treatment

January 2nd, 2015
New laws have resulted in a large increase in the treatment of concussion-related injuries for student athletes, according to a new study in the American Medical Association journal JAMA Pediatrics. Over the past decade, concerns about concussion injuries and media coverage of them have ...
How Much Do We Really Know About Cyberbullying?

How Much Do We Really Know About Cyberbullying?

December 30th, 2014
New research has shed more light on the devastating impact of cyberbullying. The findings, published in the journal Information, Communication & Society,  identify the main tactics used by perpetrators as well as the coping strategies of the victims. With the advent of social media, ...
Combined PTSD, Brain Injury in Veterans Tied to Poorer Outcome

Combined PTSD, Brain Injury in Veterans Tied to Poorer Outcome

December 29th, 2014
War veterans suffering from both post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) have poorer cognitive and psychological outcomes than veterans with only one of the conditions, according to new research published in the Journal of Neurotrauma. The findings also suggest ...
Fear of Terrorism Can Up Heart Rate, Risk of Death

Fear of Terrorism Can Up Heart Rate, Risk of Death

December 28th, 2014
A new study has found that long-term exposure to the threat of terrorism can elevate people’s resting heart rates and increase their risk of dying. The study of more than 17,000 Israelis is the first statistics-based study, and the largest of its kind, ...