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Intravenously Administered Ketamine Shown to Reduce Symptoms of Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Researchers from Mount Sinai Demonstrate Proof of Concept for New, Rapidly-Acting Pharmacotherapy for Treatment of PTSD

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New Insight Into SIDS Deaths Points to Lack of Oxygen

Researchers have shed new light onto the possible causes of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), which could help to prevent future loss of children's lives.

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Researchers Find Evidence That Brain Changes Can Result From Participation in One Year of Contact Sports

At the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, researchers will present the results of a study to determine the cumulative effects of head impacts as they relate to changes in the brain absent of concussion.

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Breakthrough Technology Can Repair Severe Tissue Damage

A biomedical engineering breakthrough could speed soft tissue injury recovery and limit disfigurement from radical cancer surgeries. It could circumvent the need to harvest and transfer large amounts of tissue, avoiding many current complications.

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In Rats, Diffuse Brain Damage Can Occur with No Signs of 'Concussion,' Reports Study in Neurosurgery

A standard experimental model of concussion in rats causes substantial brain damage—but no behavioral changes comparable to those seen in patients with concussion, reports a study in the April issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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9/11 Linked to Two Heart Disease Culprits: Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Mount Sinai researchers have linked high levels of exposure to inhaled particulate matter by first responders at Ground Zero to the risk of obstructed sleep apnea and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), both conditions that may impact cardiovascular health.

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Rise in Heart Attacks After Hurricane Katrina Persisted Six Years Later

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Lingering stress from major disasters can damage health years later, according to a new Tulane University study that found a three-fold spike in heart attacks continued in New Orleans six years after Hurricane Katrina.

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Tulane Study Finds No Link Between Years of High School Football Play and Neurocognitive Decline

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As more parents consider whether it’s safe for adolescents to play football, a new Tulane University study of high school players found no link between years of play and any decline in neurocognitive function.

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Trauma Center Closures Linked to Higher Odds of Death for Injured Patients

Injured patients who live near trauma centers that have closed have higher odds of dying once they reach a hospital, according to a new analysis by UC San Francisco researchers.

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Getting 'Your Bell Rung' is No Music to the Ears, Says USciences Doc

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While concussions are most commonly associated with sports-related injuries, associate professor Anthony Acquavella, MD, at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, says prevention and awareness begins by recognizing that these brain injuries can also result from slips and falls, playground injuries, and car accidents.

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