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Brain Changes Noted in Holocaust Survivors and Their Children

THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 — Holocaust survivors may have suffered permanent harmful changes to their brain structure, and the brains of their children and grandchildren may also be affected, a small study reveals. “After more than 70 years, the impact of surviving the Holocaust on brain function is significant,” said researcher Ivan Rektor, a neurologist… Read More »

Disturbed sleep linked to mental health problems in natural disaster survivors

Preliminary results from a new study suggest that sleep disturbances are associated with mental health problems among survivors of a natural disaster even two years after the event. The researchers surveyed survivors two years after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Results show that 94% reported experiencing subsequent insomnia symptoms after the disaster. Two years later,… Read More »