Here's how trauma, sudden sounds form lasting memories in brain

A new study has revealed how exposure to brief trauma and sudden sounds form lasting memories in a specific region of the brain.

'Families of cancer-afflicted patients need counselling'

It is equally important to simultaneously deal with the emotional issues of families of cancer-afflicted patients to help them deal with the trauma and overcome grief, experts said here on Wednesday.

Playing Tetris can help reduce impact of emotional trauma

Playing visually demanding computer games such as Tetris can help block flashbacks of traumatic events, reducing the risk of a person suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, a new study suggests.

New App to relieve post-quake stress

A new mental health app is designed to help quake victims recover from trauma and promote general well being.

One month after quake, Nepal struggles to overcome trauma

One month after the April 25 earthquake that killed at least 8,700 people and injured over 70,000 in Nepal, the Himalayan nation is still struggling to overcome the trauma exacerbated by numerous aftershocks and slow relief distribution due to the difficult geographical terrain.

Gory social media videos can cause trauma

Unedited violent news stories in social media can cause viewers to experience symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), says a study.

Nepal quake takes toll on orthopedic, psychological cases

Thousands of people who survived but were injured in the April 25 earthquake in Nepal are likely to face lifelong trauma and stress, doctors have warned.

Ireland Baldwin checks into rehab for emotional trauma treatment

 Ireland Baldwin has checked-in to a rehab for treatment of emotional trauma, it has been revealed.

Indian-American surgeon on a mission to save lives on Indian roads

An Indian-American surgeon is on a mission to save thousands of lives that are lost on Indian roads every day with an innovative training programme for trauma first responders using a $200,000 simulator dummy.

Two genes that boost PTSD risk identified

Scientists have identified two gene variants that put people at higher risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Early exposure to trauma may have upside later in life

A new research has revealed that early exposure to trauma may have an upside later in life.

Marussia driver Jules Bianchi out of surgery after Japanese Grand Prix crash
Marussia driver Jules Bianchi out of surgery after Japanese Grand Prix crash

Marussia driver Jules Bianchi is out of surgery and according to reports, the Frenchman is breathing on his own after suffering a severe head injury in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday. The 25-year-old lost control of his car at Suzuka where an earlier incident had occurred, involving Sauber's Adrian Sutil.

Long way to go to save highway accident victims!

It’s a medical fact that if a road accident victim is brought to a trauma care centre within the ‘golden hour’, then his chances of survival are quite high.

Oldest evidence of human brain damage found

Anthropologists have unearthed a 100,000-year-old skeleton of a child in Israel who may have died because of a brain injury - the oldest evidence of brain damage in a modern human.

Child abuse could lead to permanent brain damage

Child abuse can reduce the volume of grey matter in the brain that is responsible for processing information, a new study has found.

Brazil must erase 1950 heartache: Cafu

Cafu, captain of the last Brazil team to win the World Cup, has urged his compatriots to put to bed the nightmare of their 1950 loss to Uruguay this year.

Viewing news of trauma worse than experiencing it: Study

After the Boston marathon bombings, people who spent six hours a day scouring media for updates were more traumatised than those who were actually there, a US study has suggested.

West Bengal ragging case: Mamata Banerjee assures action

The principal of a West Bengal school apologised following the death of a Class 5 student after she was allegedly ragged.

West Bengal ragging case: Parents ransack school, principal arrested

In a shocking incident, a 10-year-old student has died allegedly of trauma suffered after being bullied in a school in West Bengal`s North 24 Parganas district.

`Boston suspect died of gunshot wounds, trauma`

The slain Boston bombings suspect died of bullet wounds and blunt trauma to head and torso after being shot by the police and run over and dragged by a vehicle, according to his death certificate.