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Researchers Regrow Damaged Nerves with Polymer and Protein

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh researchers have created a biodegradable nerve guide – a polymer tube – filled with growth-promoting protein that can regenerate long sections of damaged nerves, without the need for transplanting stem cells or a donor nerve.

Channels: Healthcare, Military Health, Regenerative Medicine, Trauma, All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 7:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Community-based counselors help mitigate grief, stress among children orphaned in East Africa

Community-based counselors help mitigate grief, stress among children orphaned in East Africa

University of Washington

A University of Washington-led clinical trial involving more than 600 children in Kenya and Tanzania, in which community members were trained to deliver mental health treatment, showed improvement in participants’ trauma-related symptoms up to a year after receiving therapy.

Channels: Children's Health, Clinical Trials, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Trauma, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), African News, Healthcare, JAMA, All Journal News,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 12:20 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Beyond the Bushfires, What Can Teachers Do to Help Their Kids?

Beyond the Bushfires, What Can Teachers Do to Help Their Kids?

University of South Australia

In a little over two weeks, more than three million Australian students will return to school, ready to start a new year. But, amid the packed lunches and book bags, many may also be returning with a sense of anxiety and confusion in the aftermath of Australia’s devastating bushfires.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Climate Science, Education, Environmental Science, Psychology and Psychiatry, Sleep, Trauma, Wildfires, Australian News, Staff Picks,

Released:
10-Jan-2020 2:05 AM EST
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'Are We Waiting Long Enough?' Study Raises Questions on Timing of Intracranial Pressure Measurements

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Careful monitoring of pressure within the skull (intracranial pressure, or ICP) is crucial for some neurocritical care patients. But current procedures for measuring ICP via an external ventricular drain (EVD) may not leave enough time for accurate ICP readings, reports a study in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (JNN), official journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Channels: Healthcare, Neuro, Nursing, Trauma, All Journal News,

Released:
7-Jan-2020 1:55 PM EST
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Significant underreporting in safety data found on Nursing Home Compare website

University of Chicago Medical Center

Research from the University of Chicago shows some data used by Nursing Home Compare, the go-to resource for many families researching nursing home options for their loved ones, may be highly inaccurate.

Channels: Aging, Healthcare, Nursing, Patient Safety, Seniors, Trauma, All Journal News,

Released:
6-Jan-2020 1:10 PM EST
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New Blood Test Could Help Elderly Concussion Patients With Internal Head Bleeding to Get Diagnosed, Treated Faster

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Novel research shows that a blood test can differentiate elderly concussion patients with brain tissue damage from those without it. This finding, published in the special brain health collection of AACC’s The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, could help ensure that elderly patients with severe concussions receive crucial treatment for their injuries.

Channels: Aging, Blood, Neuro, Seniors, Trauma, 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, All Journal News,

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6-Jan-2020 10:30 AM EST
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Newswise: Which Is More Effective for Treating PTSD: Medication, or Psychotherapy?

Which Is More Effective for Treating PTSD: Medication, or Psychotherapy?

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

A new study that sought to find out whether serotonin reuptake inhibitors or trauma-focused psychotherapy is more effective in treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) concluded there is insufficient evidence at present to make that determination.

Channels: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Psychology and Psychiatry, Trauma, All Journal News,

Released:
19-Dec-2019 3:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Hackensack University Medical Center Traffic Safety Challenge Awards Recognize High Schools Promoting Seatbelt Usage and Safe Driving Behaviors

Hackensack University Medical Center Traffic Safety Challenge Awards Recognize High Schools Promoting Seatbelt Usage and Safe Driving Behaviors

Hackensack Meridian Health

The fall challenge was designed to help teens become safer drivers and passengers by encouraging the use of seat belts in both the front and back seats as well as avoiding risky driving behaviors, such as texting or talking on a handheld phone while driving, speeding and drinking and driving. The program was developed by the Drive Smart Foundation and is funded with a grant from State Farm insurance company.

Channels: All Journal News, Automotive, Back to School, In the Workplace, Trauma, Travel and Transportation,

Released:
18-Dec-2019 4:45 PM EST
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