Pediatrics

Nepal quake leaves children traumatised

Ten-year-old Ranju Giri wrings her hands as she describes how she cowered terrified under a bed with her younger brother when a massive earthquake rocked their home in Kathmandu.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN chief in Haiti launches sanitation program (Update)

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited rural Haiti on Monday to help launch a program to improve sanitation and fight the spread of cholera, a disease many Haitians blame U.N. peacekeepers for introducing to the impoverished ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Japan quake shows how stress alters the brain

(HealthDay)—A small study of people who experienced the devastating 2011 earthquake in Japan shows that although traumatic events can shrink parts of the brain, some of those regions can rebound once a person's self-esteem ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Did you see that? How could you miss it?

You may have received CPR training some time ago, but would you remember the proper technique in an emergency? Would you know what to do in the event of an earthquake or a fire? A new UCLA psychology study shows that people ...

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