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Heavy drinking negates recovery from trauma


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Heavy drinkers not only face a higher risk of car accidents and domestic violence, but alcohol also actually rewires the brain, negating recovery from a traumatic ... Read more...

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Anni Dewani case: Opposing psychiatrists are partners


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Psychiatrists hired by the prosecution as well as the defence in the honeymoon murder case of Indian-origin bride Anni Dewani were business partners, The Sun reported.Michael ... Read more...

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Financial loss can cause irrational behaviour - and more


June 14th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 14 (IANS) Financial loss can lead to irrational behaviour but its effects go even deeper, affecting our grasp of the true situation, says a study. The findings ... Read more...

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Brain altering drug calms fears also


June 13th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to calm fears with a drug that alters brain chemistry and help in understanding people at risk of anxiety disorders, including ... Read more...

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Sleep boosts happy thoughts


April 5th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) A good night's sleep boosts our positive memories, according to a study.Researchers split 70 young adults into two groups - one that got to sleep ... Read more...

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Anni Dewani seen happy before her murder: Report


March 31st, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) Indian-origin bride Anni Dewani is seen beaming with happiness as she walks along a hotel corridor in Cape Town with husband Shrien just before her horrific ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel genetic link to trauma


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered genetic clues as to why some mice are still fearful while others are resilient to traumatic experiences -- knowledge that could help those ... 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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Help for British war heroes to beat alcoholism


January 9th, 2012 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) Army veterans struggling to get rid of their drinking habit are being given an opportunity to avail free treatment at one of Britain's most prestigious rehabilitation ... Read more...

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British troops in Afghanistan may suffer mental problems


December 28th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) At least one in five British soldiers -- or 20 percent -- serving in Afghanistan will suffer from some mental illness after leaving the battlefield, a ... Read more...

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Indian honeymoon killer resists extradition to South Africa


December 14th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) The life of Indian-origin businessman Shrien Dewani, suspected of ordering the murder of his wife during their honeymoon, would be at risk if he is extradited ... Read more...

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Dreams get rid of painful memories


November 27th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) Dreaming seems to strip painful memories of their lingering bite. During the REM (rapid eye movement) dream phase of sleep, stress chemicals shut down, permitting the ... Read more...

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Dreams help grapple inner turmoil


November 24th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Dreams are a gateway to grapple the inner turmoil human beings face in their lives, reveals a new study.Scientists have found that dreaming is essential to ... Read more...

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Reservists back from war may have mental problems


August 20th, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) British Army reserves returning from war-torn Afghanistan or Iraq are more likely to have mental health problems in comparison to full-time troops, as they have to ... Read more...

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Working women recover from domestic violence


July 8th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Work seems to be the way out for victims of domestic violence, according to a latest research.The study was conducted by the Univeristy of Missouri School ... Read more...

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`Ugly Betty’ actress weds filmmaker Ryan Piers Williams


June 29th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 29 (IANS/EFE) America Ferrera, the actress who played the leading character in the television series "Ugly Betty," has married filmmaker Ryan Piers Williams, her long-time boyfriend, ... Read more...

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Recreational Ecstasy use linked to loss of brain efficiency


May 4th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): The efficiency of Ecstasy - the illegal "rave" drug that produces feelings of euphoria and emotional warmth - as a potential therapeutic for post-traumatic stress disorder has been ... Read more...

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Study reveals that left handed people are more affected by fear


May 3rd, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Edinburg, May 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study has revealed that left handed people are more prone to fear when compared to their right handed counterparts. Psychologists conducted an experiment on a group ... Read more...

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Left-handed people more fearful


May 1st, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Left-handed people are more affected by fear than their right-handed counterparts, a study says. Psychologists found that people who watched an eight minute clip from a ... Read more...

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Can traumatic memories be erased?


April 28th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Can war veterans, rape victims and other people who have witnessed horrific crimes have their traumatic memories erased? Scientists believe so."I think we will be able ... Read more...

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Scientists discover way to reduce traumatic memories


April 28th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): In a new study, UCLA life scientists have made a discovery that may make the reduction of traumatic memories a reality.Veterans of war, rape victims and other people ... Read more...

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Men, women’s immune systems respond differently to post-traumatic stress disorder


April 27th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Two studies have found that men and women's immune systems respond differently to chronic post-traumatic stress disorder.The studies by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and ... Read more...

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Brit-Indian honeymooner being held at Bristol clinic under Mental Health Act


April 21st, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21(ANI): Shrien Dewani, the Brit-Indian millionaire who has been charged with masterminding his wife's murder during their honeymoon in Cape Town last year, is being compulsorily held at Fromeside Clinic ... Read more...

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Brit-Indian honeymooner thrown out of London clinic after hurling plate at patient’s door


April 13th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13 (ANI): Shrien Dewani, the Brit-Indian millionaire who has been charged with masterminding his wife's murder during their honeymoon in Cape Town last year, was thrown out of The Priory ... Read more...

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Oz defence sexgate: Minister may order judicial inquiry


April 11th, 2011 - 8:16 am ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Apr.11 (ANI): Australia's Defence Minister Stephen Smith is considering an independent judicial inquiry into abuse and bastardisation at the Australian Defence Force Academy.Several serving senior military officers, whose names are ... Read more...

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Officer dies in British n-submbarine shooting


April 9th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) An officer was shot dead and another critically injured after a guard opened fire on British's flagship 1 billion pound nuclear submarine that carries ... Read more...

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Men too ’suffer psychological trauma from partner abuse’


April 8th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Two recent studies have revealed that men who are abused by their female partners can suffer significant psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicidal thoughts.Although ... Read more...

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Physical activity may prevent stress on telomeres


April 5th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Psychological stress leads to shorter telomeres - the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are a measure of cell age and, thus, health. But UCSF scientists ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist’s find may lead to cognition, mood-improving drugs


April 4th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 4 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist at Columbia University Medical Center and his colleague have developed a new way to stimulate neurogenesis (neuron production) in the adult mouse brain, which may ... Read more...

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Australian rape victim sues her employer UAE hotel


March 30th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) A 29-year-old Australian woman has sued her employer hotel in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after she was jailed on charges of having sex outside marriage ... Read more...

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Oz woman sues UAE 5-star hotel after she was raped, jailed for sex outside marriage


March 30th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 30 (ANI): An Australian woman, who was drugged and raped by co-workers, has sued a five-star UAE hotel after she ended up in jail for eight months for having sex ... Read more...

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Oz woman jailed in UAE after complaining about being drugged, raped


March 27th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 27 (ANI): Alicia Gali from Queensland is warning other women to be cautious overseas after her experience in the United Arab Emirates.The 29-year-old spent eight months in a United Arab ... Read more...

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LEDs may help improve cognitive function after traumatic brain injury


March 18th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): A study found that at-home, daily application of light therapy via light-emitting diodes (LEDs) placed on the forehead and scalp led to improvements in cognitive function and post-traumatic ... Read more...

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Watching Japan coverage can up traumatic symptoms


March 18th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 18 (IANS) Round the clock media coverage of the Japan earthquake disaster could put people at greater risk of developing traumatic reactions, says a clinical psychologist.Ian de Terte ... Read more...

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Violent video games may help soldiers sleep better


March 9th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): A new study has suggested that regularly playing video games, involving combat and war, could help soldiers cope with nightmares and sleep better.Jayne Gackenbach of Grant MacEwan University ... Read more...

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