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Birth injury lawsuit results in $42 million verdict

On 2012, a baby was delivered at Chambersburg Hospital by an obstetrician for Keyston Women's Health Center. The center is a federally-supported facility. According to a lawsuit filed against the federal government, the doctor used forceps to deliver the baby boy, even though neither the mother nor the boy were in any distress.

Could this shocking new treatment help brain injury victims?

Brain injury victims often suffer from memory loss, but a new and "shocking" cure could help people with brain injuries overcome some of the worst aspects of losing their memory. A recent paper, published in the medical journal, Current Biology, illuminates the promise of a new medical treatment. Recently, using mild electrical pulses, physicians have improved the memories of people suffering from brain injury and dementia.

Traumatic brain injuries and mental helath problems in women

Each year, about 1.5 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In the military, blast injuries are common. Of the soldiers who are injured, between 15 and 30 percent will develop neurophychiatric disorders later on that can include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. While men are more likely to suffer from a TBI, women have a higher risk of developing a disorder related to their mental health, according to a recent study presented at the Endocrine Society's 99th meeting in Orlando, Florida.

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