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Amnesia Drug That Blocks Bad Memories on the Anvil

...ked the patients to describe their memories of the traumatic event that had happened 10 years earlier. Some patients were given the drug used to treat amnesia, while others were given a placebo. After a week, patients given the drug showed fewer signs of stress when recalling their trauma, reports Live Sc...

War Trauma-hit UK Veteran Population Set to Increase

...a psychological condition caused by experiencing a traumatic event during conflict. The memory of the event tri...usly difficult disorder to assess and measure. The traumatic memories can be triggered by seemingly unrelated events, and in many case the symptoms do not appear...

Fibrinogen may Inhibit Spinal Cord Regeneration

...sary for the regeneration of the spinal cord after traumatic injury. The findings by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, may explain why the human body is unable to repair itself after most spinal cord injuries. The study, led by Katerina Akassoglou, Ph.D., assi...

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

...udy involving patients with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury, including veterans of the Iraq war, is in the planning stages at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla. It is not yet clear whether movement therapy using a surface-controlled device like the Myomo brace will benefit thes...

Research Reveals Anatomy of Suppressed Memories: Study

... have implications for treating depression or post traumatic stress disorder, according to a study released Thursday. The concept of memory suppression has been a controversial one among psychologists for a century, but in this study neuroscientists used brain scans to show that volunteers who have been ask...

Research into Suppressed Memories Could Help Treatment for Depression

...have implications for treating depression or post traumatic stress disorder, according to a study released Thursday. The concept of memory suppression has been a controversial one among psychologists for a century, but in this study neuroscientists used brain scans to show that volunteers who have been aske...

Now a Polio Scare for Air Travellers

...trip home from Scotland, via Thailand, was already traumatic with the Glasgow Airport car bombing, he said. "It's not the way to finish a holiday, that's for sure," he said. Irvine said he sat next to a Pakistani student on the plane but did not know whether that man was the one now in hospital. Victoria...

First Drug for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

... that governs the formation of fears stemming from traumatic events . The work could lead to the first drug t... incidents. For some people, upsetting memories of traumatic events do not go away on their own, or may even get worse over time, severely affecting their lives....

Diana Could Have Been Saved Had She Been Rushed to Hospital

...olden hour' to save someone's life, whether it's a traumatic injury or a heart attack. As soon as you get to the casualty, you stabilise them, then you move them as fast as possible, often by helicopter, to a centre where you can perform surgery. Some people call it 'scoop and run'." Dr Colthurst, was a close...

Some Common Human Injuries Also Common in Dogs

...s a week. Another injury Roush sees regularly is traumatic fractures. Like cruciate ruptures, trauma fracture...s surgeries, such as fracture fixations, to repair traumatic injuries. These surgeries include bone-plating and external skeletal fixation, in which a frame is p...

US Concerned About Mental Health of Diplomats in Iraq, Afghanistan

...ct an increase un numbers of those with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) as well," he said. Brown said the survey "asks specifics about what stresses and dangerous situations an employee was exposed to, what they did about it, and what counseling or other treatments they may have sought" since returnin...

US Trying Hard to Provide Proper Treatment for Wounded Soldiers

...losive device, or IED has left a signature wound: traumatic brain injury. Soldiers hit in the head or knocke...oms; depression; head and neck problems (including traumatic brain injury); epilepsy; infections, and muscle pulls and strains. "I don't want to try to say the...

One Third of US Troops Suffer from Mental Health Problems

...nd veterans currently suffer from problems such as traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. ...t of Marines report psychological concerns such as traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder after returning from deployment. Among members of ...

Portable Splint When Injured Far Away from Medical Help

...n essential part of the recovery process. "Most traumatic injuries will cause internal bleeding and swelling, which will be exacerbated if the injured area is moved or left untreated. "Therefore a splint of this nature should be a positive aid to the recovery and rehabilitation process, since it will qui...

Childhood Strokes Linked to Whiplash, Other Traumatic Injury

...argely unrecognized risk factor is a tear or other traumatic injury to arteries in the neck or spine. Carotid or vertebral artery injury can lead to small tears, which generate blood clots that travel to the brain and cause a fourth of all strokes in children, Jordan says. A common cause of such stroke-indu...

Two-thirds of US Children Experience Trauma, but Recover Fast

...cent of those studied had experienced at least one traumatic event, such as the violent death of a loved one, p...e numbers, he said few kids end up developing post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, which is characterized by reliving the trauma in some way, avoiding places...

Army Training Regimen Brutal in US, Needs Overhauling

...dies die in Iraq and was a victim of severe post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He refused his medals and kept to his room in the dark, heavily medicated, which everyone noticed. On New Year's Eve 2004 he was seen wandering in the lobby of one of the Walter Reed buildings, looking for a ride home to Wes...

Risk of Traumatic Workplace Injury Increased by Obesity

...he overweight or obese range increases the risk of traumatic workplace injury , thus employer-sponsored weight loss and maintenance programs should be considered as part of a well-rounded workplace safety plan. BMI is a measure of body fat based on an adult's height and weight. It is used to screen for weigh...

Death and Disability from Brain Injury Reduced, Emory Researchers Report

...bout 1.5 to 2 million people in the U.S. sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, leading to 50,000 de..., no new medical therapies have been developed for traumatic brain injuries in over 30 years. The study gives hope of finally identifying an agent for the trea...

VA Should Revise Its Methods for Evaluating PTSD in Ex-military Personnel

...that PTSD symptoms can manifest many years after a traumatic event or may interfere with a veteran's ability to...hich has prompted questions about how long after a traumatic event PTSD can manifest and whether standardized tests could detect dissembling if someone tried to ...

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