A new psychological intervention has been shown to more than halve the trauma experienced by child victims of war, rape and sexual abuse.
Many premature babies enter the world with a mountain of challenges in front of them. Even after they overcome any life-threatening issues, they face ongoing, and typically unpleasant, medical procedures, long hospital stays and increased chances of chronic health issues throughout their lives
A decade after the start of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, studies have shown that the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among troops is surprisingly low, and a Harvard researcher credits the drop, in part, to new efforts by the Army to prevent PTSD, and to ensure those who do develop the disorder receive the best treatment available.
Barcelona, Spain: Delivering radiotherapy directly to cancer of the cervix using 3-D imaging techniques is effective at controlling the return and spread of the disease and, in most cases, avoids the need for hysterectomies, according to research presented at the World Congress of Brachytherapy [1 & 2] Thursday.
Antidepressants do patients more harm than good, according to a new study.
Specialized fantasy computer therapy is just as effective as face-to-face counseling with a clinician for adolescents with depression, according to a new study.
Voluntary testing and counseling (VT/C) for HIV or sexually transmitted infections (STI) reduces drug users' risk sexual bahaviors, a new study found.
A customized web-based decision guide about prevention options can help women at high risk of breast cancer to make a choice about prevention and to feel comfortable with their choice.
Drug abuse and sexual risk behavior was found to increase parole revocation, according to a new study.
Exercise during breast cancer treatment might reduce patients' depression and fatigue, according to a new study.
A new study from Case Western Reserve University finds mothers tend to be more critical of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder than they are of other children in the family. And, that parental criticism is linked to poorer outcomes for the child after treatment.
The number of credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors committed by Roman Catholic priests or deacons in the United States rose 15 percent last year, and the church spent $144 million to deal with the ongoing scandal, according to a church-sponsored audit released on Tuesday.
Montreal, April 10, 2012 - Did I remember to lock the back door? Did I turn off the stove? Were the lights still on when I left the house this morning? Such minor doubts are part our daily mental chatter. But for the over 650,000 Canadians who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD),
ImMucin, a vaccine that targets a molecule present in 90 percent of all cancers, has been tested on humans for the first time, according to researchers who found that all the blood cancer patients tested in the trial had greater immunity to the disease after receiving the drug.
Two-thirds of appendix removals may be unnecessary, according to a new UK study suggesting that a course of antibiotics may be just as effective and safer for patients with uncomplicated appendicitis.