Category Archives: Trauma

Experiencing major stress makes some older adults better able to handle daily stress: North Carolina State University






Dealing with a major stressful event appears to make some older adults better able to cope with the ups and downs of day-to-day stress, according to new research from North Carolina State University. “Our study tells us that there’s no … Continue reading






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For PTSD sufferers, a potential new treatment






About 8 million Americans suffer from nightmares and flashbacks to a traumatic event. This condition, known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is particularly common among soldiers who have been in combat, though it can also be triggered by physical attack … Continue reading






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Physical trauma associated with onset of psoriatic arthritis among psoriasis patients






Rome, Italy, 11 June 2015: The results of a large population study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) showed an increased risk of developing Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) among psoriasis patients exposed to physical trauma, … Continue reading






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Traumatic stress literally rearranges the brain’s wiring






A pioneering researcher and one of the world’s foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five … Continue reading






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Children’s hunger born from mothers’ trauma






The roots of children’s hunger today may stretch back, in part, to the past childhood trauma of their caregivers. Evidence amassed over the past two decades has demonstrated that stress and deprivation during childhood have lifelong consequences on health, as … Continue reading






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Half of US kids exposed to traumatic social or family experiences during childhood






Nearly half of all children in the United States are exposed to at least one social or family experience that can lead to traumatic stress and impact their healthy development - be it having their parents divorce, a parent die … Continue reading






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How early trauma influences behavior






Traumatic events leave their mark. People exposed to a traumatic experience early in life are more likely to be affected by illnesses such as borderline personality disorder or depression. However such experience can also have positive effects in certain circumstances. … Continue reading






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A single mild blast exposure can cause brain injuries with similarities to Alzheimer’s disease






A new study published in the September issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease reports that even a single mild explosion can cause changes in the brain that have similarities to those found in diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and chronic … Continue reading






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Mild blast injury causes molecular changes in brain akin to Alzheimer’s, Pitt team says






A multicenter study led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine shows that mild traumatic brain injury after blast exposure produces inflammation, oxidative stress and gene activation patterns akin to disorders of memory processing such as Alzheimer’s … Continue reading






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Some trauma patients are up to 58 times more likely to die than others






Researchers find that simple blood test can help identify trauma patients at greatest risk of death SALT LAKE CITY – A simple, inexpensive blood test performed on trauma patients upon admission can help doctors easily identify patients at greatest risk … Continue reading






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Retroactive traumatic injury benefits no longer just for OEF/OIF injuries






WASHINGTON-(BUSINESS WIRE)-The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is extending retroactive traumatic injury benefits to Servicemembers who suffered qualifying injuries during the period Oct. 7, 2001 to Nov. 30, 2005, regardless of the geographic location where the injuries occurred. “Now all … Continue reading






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