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Long Coma

Awakening From Decades Long Coma Very Rare Experts

The case of a woman from the United Arab Emirates who regained consciousness after a 27-year coma-like state provoked by a brain injury has startled the world. But it’s not quite right to say that they simply “woke up”, experts told AFP. Munira Omar was 32 when, in 1991, they was injure in a traffic…

Victim Of Violence

Another Victim Of Violence: Trust In Those Who Mean No Harm

Exposure to violence does not change the ability to learn who is likely to do harm, but it does damage the ability to place trust in “good people,” psychologists at Yale and University of Oxford report April 26 in the journal Nature Communications. More than 80% of youth in urban areas experience violence in their communities…

Natural Disasters

News Coverage Of Violent Events May Contribute To 'Cycle of Distress'

In the wake of violent events like mass shootings or natural disasters, people who watch the most media coverage of the story are more likely to show post-traumatic stress symptoms months later, a small U.S. study suggests. After the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and after the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, researchers repeatedly…

Domestic Violence

Dentists Can Be The First Line Of Defense Against Domestic Violence

The University of Arizona College of Medicine—Phoenix and Midwestern University have published an article to bring to light the important role dentists can play in identifying domestic violence victims. Published April 11 in the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, the article reports that as much as 75% of head and neck trauma associate with…

Interdisciplinary Care

Interdisciplinary Care Pathway Helps Manage Frail, Elderly Trauma Patients

An interdisciplinary care protocol for frail geriatric trauma patients significantly reduces the risk for delirium and 30-day readmission, according to a study published online April 5 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Geriatric population is the fastest growing segment of the total population. They represent about 12 % of the US population. Risk…

Child Birth

The Effect Of Child Birth No One Talks About

PTSD is an anxiety disorder cause by very stressful, frightening or distressing events, which are often relive through flashbacks and nightmares. The condition, formerly known as “shellshock”; so first came to prominence when men return from the trenches of World War One having witness unimaginable horrors. More than 100 years after the guns of that…

Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences Are Different Than Child Trauma

Legislators, caregivers and the media increasingly recognize that childhood adversity poses risks to individual health and well-being. The original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study has help raise public awareness about this critical public health issue. However, as the use of ACEs questionnaires for identifying potentially harmful childhood experiences has gained popularity; hence it is important to understand how…

Pediatric Sepsis

Marking The Start Of Pediatric Sepsis Week To Raise Awareness

On April, Sepsis Alliance launched Pediatric Sepsis Week to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of sepsis in children, and to honor the 75,000 children in the United States who develop sepsis each year. Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening reaction to an infection and it takes the lives of more children every year than…

Children's Pain

Parent Child Reminiscing Affects Children's Pain Memories

Children who recall pain that is higher than initially report are more likely to report more pain and distress during future pain experiences. These negatively biased memories, form early in life; so set the stage for how individuals cope with pain and approach or avoid medical care into adulthood. Considerable research has show that how…

Treating Trauma In Children After The Physical Wounds Have Healed

E’Lonye Harris was 17 when three bullets tore through his body last November. They woke up from a coma with staples holding his belly closed and tubes sticking out of his collapse lung. Though they recover enough to go home, the walk to Ombudsman Chicago South High School, around the corner from the shooting, prove…

Healing

Healing Performance In The Face Of Danger And Trauma

Over the course of their 2018 residency McCloughan and Rogers find themselves rehashing the experience; which plays out as a psychological drama between two ambiguous couples Rogers and McCloughan; who both consciously cultivate non-normative approaches to the gender binary, and “Marty” and “Lisa” (whose names were change in character form to protect the privacy of their…