traumatic events

Vivid memories retain freshness over decades


August 21st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 21 (IANS) Do you recall memories from long ago as if they happened yesterday, yet you can't think of what you ate for dinner last night? It's a ... Read more...

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Traumatic events can trigger eating disorders


April 25th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Lack of support following traumatic events such as bereavement, abuse and sexual assault could trigger eating disorders.Even changing school or moving home can prove too much ... Read more...

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Keeping awake eases impact of traumatic events


January 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Staying awake after experiencing a traumatic event greatly mitigates its effect, but falling asleep only worsens such an impact.If the traumatic scene is revisted or ... Read more...

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Bits of adversity toughen you up like steel


December 18th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Going through adversities might seem like a bitter pill to swallow, but such experiences often help people develop resilience. "Of course, everybody's heard the aphorism: 'Whatever ... Read more...

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Soon, a pill to keep stress at bay!


April 21st, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): A breakthrough by researchers at Leicester University may lead to the development of a pill that will beat stress.Scientists have worked out the brain chemistry that turns a ... Read more...

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Psychologists link spatial perception to claustrophobic fear


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): People who project their personal space too far beyond their bodies, or the norm of arm's reach, are more likely to experience claustrophobic fear, according to psychologists."We've found ... Read more...

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Traffic accidents may hasten chronic widespread pain: Study


March 21st, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 21 (ANI): A new research has indicated that individuals with poorer health or psychological issues may be prone to developing chronic widespread pain following a traumatic event.The research also found ... Read more...

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Soldiers with positive outlook ‘less likely to suffer health problems’


January 5th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Soldiers with a positive outlook in the most traumatic situations are less likely to suffer health problems such as anxiety and depression, a research team led by Michigan ... Read more...

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Novel memory-enhancing mechanism in brain discovered


December 15th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A novel mechanism in the brain that boosts memory has been identified by UC Irvine researchers.In collaboration with scientists at Germany's University of Munster, the UCI team found ... Read more...

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Traumatic events really can affect the genes


November 25th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 25 (ANI): Trauma is not just psychological, but biological and even heritable.New evidence has suggested that traumatic events - such as the September 11 attacks or London's July 7 bombings ... Read more...

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Soon, it would be possible to ‘delete painful memories’!


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): It might sound like a scene straight from a science fiction flick, but scientists claim they have found a way to permanently delete painful memories from the mind.John ... Read more...

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Researchers Discover How To Erase Memory


November 2nd, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a report which is expected to be released in Science Express this week, researchers have discovered how to erase memories, by removing a protein, according to ‘medicalnewstoday.com’.Working ... Read more...

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Post-traumatic stress disorder high in Liberia, even 20 yrs after war


July 31st, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): In a study focusing on a region of Liberia, researchers found that the prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) remains high nearly two decades after the principal conflict ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan children affected by war, tsunami, daily stressors: Study


July 15th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 15(ANI): Two studies on children in Sri Lanka, who survived the 2004 tsunami and ongoing civil war, have found that it is not these stressful events alone that contributed ... Read more...

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Low IQ scores linked to increased suicide attempts in men


June 4th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 04 (ANI): A new study has found that low IQ scores in early adulthood are linked to an increased risk of attempted suicide in men.A team of researchers studied the ... Read more...

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Dhaka to ratify Rome Statute for ‘71 war crimes trial


March 21st, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 21 (IANS) Bangladesh is set to ratify the Rome Statute 1998 of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to try those accused of war crimes during the country's 1971 war ... Read more...

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A tragedy that continues to spur Chelsea’s Drogba


November 8th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 8 (ANI): Chelsea's Didier Drogba is still haunted by the memory of the March 29, 2009 stampede when 19 Ivory Coast supporters lost their lives, fighting for breath when ... Read more...

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Alcohol protects accident victims from distress


October 14th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 14 (IANS) Moderate alcohol consumption is likely to protect accident victims from post-traumatic psychological distress, says a new study. The study assessed 1,045 patients hospitalised after traumatic injury, for patterns of ... Read more...

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Computer model of brain can help victims of anxiety disorder


October 3rd, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 3 (IANS) The brain is a complex system made of billions of neurons (nerve cells) and thousands of connections that relate to every human feeling, including one of the strongest ... Read more...

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Most deaths in young people are preventable: WHO study


September 11th, 2009 - 4:37 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 11 (DPA) Most of the 2.6 million deaths of young people each year are preventable, according to a new study supported by the World Health Organisation and released in Geneva ... Read more...

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Forgotten memories still exist in the brain


September 10th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): A new research by UC Irvine neuroscientists suggests that memories exist even when forgotten.With the help of advanced brain imaging techniques, the study's scientists discovered that a person's ... Read more...

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Topics on war, genocide difficult to teach younger students


September 9th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 9 (ANI): A University of Illinois professor who studies and teaches historical instruction has stated that topics about traumatic events such as war and genocide are better left to older ... Read more...

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Rotator cuff repair surgery provides long-term pain relief, improves shoulder functions


March 1st, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 1 (ANI): A rotator cuff repair surgery can help significantly reduce pain and improve shoulder functions, even after a tear recurrence, according to a new study.Rotator cuff tears ... Read more...

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LTTE intensifies forcible child recruitment: UNICEF


February 17th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 17 (IANS) The UN Tuesday expressed its "gravest concern" for Sri Lankan children, saying a growing number of them were being recruited by the Tamil Tigers while scores were being ... Read more...

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Common blood pressure drug may banish fears, post traumatic stress


February 16th, 2009 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
London, February 16 (ANI): A commonly prescribed drug for blood pressure can eliminate phobias and post traumatic stress for good, say researchers. Merel Kindt and her colleagues at the University of ... Read more...

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Stress-related disorders deteriorates brains memory processing ability


December 3rd, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Using functional MRI (fMRI), a researcher team, which was led by an Indian-origin scientist, has found that patients suffering from stress-related psychiatric disorders have impaired wiring in ... Read more...

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Nostalgia charms loneliness away


November 13th, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) All of us are familiar with nostalgia, a trip down memory lane that evokes a sense of our most cherished experiences, tinged with a bit of sadness at ... Read more...

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Nostalgia may be a way we cope with loneliness


November 13th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Nostalgia may be more than a sentimental mood, it could be the way we cope with feelings of loneliness, according to researchers.Psychologists Xinyue Zhou and Ding-Guo Gao ... Read more...

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How we remember traumatic events


October 29th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Emotional memories of a traumatic experience in life often persist in our minds. Now, researchers from The University of Queensland shed light on how we remember traumatic ... Read more...

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Ex Nepalese child soldiers more likely to have mental health problems


August 13th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): A new study has found that in Nepal, former child soldiers display greater severity of mental health problems, such as symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and ... Read more...

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Happiness levels stay the same throughout our life


July 14th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): Time really is the best healer, for no matter what the disaster, a new study has found that the basic level of happiness stays the same throughout ... Read more...

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Nearly 8% obstetricians traumatised by stillbirths and infant deaths


June 30th, 2008 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Obstetricians may be considered as life-saving angels for a lot of children, but the trauma associated with stillbirths and infant deaths takes an emotional toll on these ... Read more...

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Why we cant seem to forget traumatic events


May 12th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Emotional memories of a traumatic episode in life often persist in our minds. Now, researchers from Switzerland claim that they have identified the molecular bases behind these ... Read more...

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20 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffer from major depression


April 18th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 18 (ANI): A new study has found that nearly 20 percent of military service members who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan report symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder ... Read more...

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Kids response to stress depends on family environment


February 21st, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the genetic and environmental bases of hormonal response to stress depend on the context in which a child grows up.The research, led ... Read more...

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