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Loss of Spouse or Partner to Suicide Linked to Physical, Mental Disorders

People who lose a partner to suicide are at increased risk for a number of mental and physical disorders, including cancer, depression, herniated discs and mood disorders than those in the general population, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

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Astronaut and Space Physiology Expert Available to Comment the Rigors of Human Spaceflight

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Study Sheds Light on Prognosis of mTBI Symptoms for Returning Soldiers

Nearly 50 percent of recently-deployed Soldiers who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury reported post-concussive symptoms – like headaches, sleep disturbance, and forgetfulness – three months after returning from deployment, according to a study published March 17 in Neurology by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), and the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.

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Former Wichita State University Student Shares Personal Struggle to Raise Brain Injury Awareness

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In 2011, Anthony "Tony" Perez was a 22-year-old junior majoring in business administration at Wichita State University. On June 10 his life changed forever. Perez was riding his moped when he was struck by an SUV and rushed to the nearest hospital, Wesley Medical Center. His injuries were so serious that he had only the minimum level of function to breathe and was given only a 5 percent chance of survival.

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Which Kids Will Take Longer to Recover From Brain Injury?

A new biomarker may help predict which children will take longer to recover from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a preliminary study published in the March 15, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Refugees with PTSD Regulate Stress Differently

New Michigan State University research has found that refugees diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder regulate stress differently than those who don’t have the disorder, but may have experienced similar suffering.

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New Biomarker Identifies Children at Risk of Poor Outcomes Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Speed of signaling between brain's hemispheres an indication of damage to white matter; may help to identify youths at risk of cognitive decline

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Grant Will Fund MSU and UK Research to Advance Understanding of Infant Head Trauma

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A research collaboration between Mississippi State University and Cardiff University in the United Kingdom aims to increase understanding of infant head trauma.

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Penn Trauma Surgeons Show “Profound” Racial Disparity in Philadelphia Gun Violence

In a Viewpoint published this week in JAMA Surgery, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, argue for more research on firearm injury, including the establishment of a national database on incidents of gun violence. The authors point to recent research showing that in Philadelphia, gun murders and injuries are much more strongly associated with race than neighborhood income levels.







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