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2014-04-30 23:21:33

Recent public shootings leave families reeling, struggling to cope with loss. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 April has been a difficult month for many in the United States, as the public is left reeling in the aftermath of two shootings. At least six people were killed and many more injured in unrelated incidents at Fort Hood, Texas, and a Jewish community center in Kansas City. The Sylvia Brafman mental health facility reminds everyone that it isn’t necessary to be...

2014-04-28 23:00:32

UC Davis finding may lead to novel stem cell treatments for chronic wounds. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 The stress hormone epinephrine — the source of the “fight-or-flight” response — also heightens stresses at the cellular level, inhibiting wound healing and promoting a state of chronic inflammation that prohibits the body’s stem cells from migrating to a wound to encourage skin regeneration, UC Davis researchers have found. The research, published in the April issue...

New Research Analyzes Trampoline Fractures On Children
2014-04-28 03:40:14

Indiana University Trampoline accidents sent an estimated 288,876 people, most of them children, to hospital emergency departments with broken bones from 2002 to 2011, at a cost of more than $400 million, according to an analysis by researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Including all injuries, not just fractures, hospital emergency rooms received more than 1 million visits from people injured in trampoline accidents during those 10 years, boosting the emergency room...

2014-04-25 09:25:02

With a new generation of military veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become a prominent concern in American medical institutions and the culture at-large. Estimates indicate that as many as 35 percent of personnel deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from PTSD. New research from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine is shedding light on how PTSD is linked to other diseases in fundamental and surprising ways. The...

2014-04-24 15:01:11

In the aftermath of war, communities who continue to experience repeated violence could have a major escalation in rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and severe distress, suggests new research published in The Lancet Global Health journal. In 2004, Dr Derrick Silove from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and colleagues conducted a survey to estimate the prevalence of common mental disorders among 1022 adults (600 from a rural village and 422 from an urban...

2014-04-23 23:07:39

Stress could activate "crosstalking" cell signals that decrease the body’s natural healing process after a wound occurs, according to a new study released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine. The finding helps explain how stress impairs healing and, conversely, could lead to a way to overcome chronic wounds resulting from serious burns and other skin injuries. Durham, NC (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Stress could activate "crosstalking" cell signals that decrease the...

2014-04-23 16:30:51

Designed to make for a simplified operating room experience, this new system includes both plates and nails that share the same instrumentation and screws. HILLSBORO, Ore., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The new Acumed Polarus 3 Solution incorporates both plate and nail implants into a single system for the surgical repair of proximal humerus fractures. Unlike multiple repair systems for plates or nails, the Acumed Polarus 3 Solution is a single system with multiple implants...

2014-04-23 16:30:05

2014 wound healing research grant awarded to the Wound Healing Society Foundation ORLANDO, Fla., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bates-Jensen Wound Reach Foundation and the Angiogenesis Foundation announce Keith Brantly, former U.S. Olympics Marathoner, will run in the Wound Reach Foundation OUCH! Race Friday April 25(th), in Orlando, FL starting at the Gaylord Palms Hotel. Brantley will race four days after competing in the Boston Marathon. The OUCH! Race is a charity...

2014-04-23 12:29:55

EpiFix® is shown to promote rapid healing and return to function for patients and provide a potential for significant cost savings. MARIETTA, Ga., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EpiFix®, dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dHACM) allografts, were shown to be clinically and cost effective in the treatment of multiple hard-to-treat wounds like diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), venous leg ulcers (VLUs), and pressure ulcers (PUs), according to data and case experiences being presented at the...

2014-04-22 12:31:27

CANTON, Mass. and ORLANDO, Fla., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, Organogenesis Inc. will present new mechanisms of action data from an Apligraf(®) clinical study and in vitro / pre-clinical data evaluating mechanisms of healing for Dermagraft(®) at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) / Wound Healing Society (WHS) Spring 2014 meeting in Orlando, Fla. Additionally, Organogenesis will feature both Apligraf and Dermagraft at booth #709. "There is more than a decade of...


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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
2013-07-19 15:31:29

Posttraumatic stress disorder (commonly known as PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder characterized by adverse anxiety-related experiences, behaviors, and physiological responses that results from exposure to an event that causes psychological trauma. Examples of events that could lead to PTSD include the threat of harm or death to oneself or to someone else, or witnessing an event that overwhelms the individual's ability to cope. Diagnostic symptoms for PTSD include flashbacks or nightmares,...

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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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