Psychology & Psychiatry

When fear is a weapon—how terror attacks influence mental health

On November 13 2015, a series of coordinated attacks in Paris left 130 people dead. A week later, armed gunmen stormed a hotel in Mali, seizing hostages while also firing indiscriminately at guests, killing 27 people. And ...

Health

Doctors relive Paris attacks

The medics treating the scores of victims in the Paris terror attacks came back without their belts—so great was the need in the field for tourniquets, medical personnel said Tuesday.

Overweight & Obesity

Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion

The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually—nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released Thursday.

Health

Terrorist attacks decrease fertility levels, says new research

A new study published online today in the journal Oxford Economic Papers has found that, on average, terrorist attacks decrease fertility, reducing both the expected number of children a woman has over her lifetime and the ...

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