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Prenatal Maternal Stress Linked to Asthma, Autism-Like Traits in Kids

June 3rd, 2014
Prenatal Maternal Stress Linked to Asthma, Autism-Like Traits in KidsA new Canadian study following pregnant women after a 1998 ice storm in Quebec suggests a link between maternal hardships and the severity of asthma or ...

Media Can Help Change Attitudes About Athletes’ Health

June 2nd, 2014
Media Can Help Change Attitudes About Athletes' HealthRecent research on the chronic brain damage that can happen after a concussion has experts evaluating a sports culture that has encouraged playing through pain and taking ...

Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Psychiatric Disorders

May 31st, 2014
Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Psychiatric DisordersThe sudden loss of a loved one can trigger a variety of psychiatric disorders in people with no history of mental illness, according to a new ...

Patient Choice of Treatment for PTSD Can Lead to Cost Savings

May 29th, 2014
Empowering Patients on Choice of Care, Improves PTSD Cost-Effectiveness A new cost-analysis of post-traumatic stress disorder treatments shows that letting patients choose their course of treatment -- either psychotherapy or medication -- is less expensive ...

Teens with Alternative Self-Identity More Likely to Self-Harm

May 27th, 2014
Teens with Alternative Self-Identity More Likely to Self-HarmA new European study revealed that around half (45.5 percent) of teens in alternative subcultures self-injure and nearly 1 in 5 (17.2 percent) attempt suicide. Researchers from the Medical ...

Repeated Sexual Assault Victims Face Greater Psychological Consequences

May 24th, 2014
Repeated Sexual Assault Victims Face Greater Psychological ConsequencesA new study shows that victims who experience repeated forms of sexual violence — including rape -- experience greater levels of psychological and behavioral consequences than previously ...

Cyberbullying Does Not Discriminate by Class

May 22nd, 2014
Cyberbullying Does Not Discriminate by Class A new study by a Michigan State University criminologist discovers the gap between people with access to online technologies and those without may be nonexistent, at least when ...

Intensive Care Can Spawn PTSD Symptoms

May 20th, 2014
Intensive Care Can Spawn PTSD SymptomsNew research suggests receiving care in an intensive care unit can inadvertently lead to risk of developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study, presented at the American Thoracic Society International ...

Mindfulness Training May Ease Combat Stress, Related Illness

May 17th, 2014
Mindfulness Training May Ease Combat Stress, Related IllnessMindfulness meditation training may help U.S. Marines prepare for and recover from stressful combat situations. This could help reduce the growing trend of stress-related health conditions among military ...

Justifying and Erasing Memories of Atrocities

May 16th, 2014
Justifying and Erasing Memories of Atrocities Perhaps it is not a surprise to learn that people rationalize wartime atrocities to justify their actions, with the justifications sometimes being so strong as to alter memory of ...
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