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Stress recorded



Published: Sat, September 2, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



Stress recorded

WASHINGTON POST

Washington's 2002 sniper shootings, which killed 10 people, triggered symptoms tied to post-traumatic stress in some area residents, finds a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Of 1,205 people interviewed by phone about six months after the attacks, 7 percent reported symptoms suggestive of post-traumatic stress; women who lived within five miles of one of the shooting sites were four times likelier to report increased symptoms than women who lived farther away. The study appears in the October edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Donations needed

While most young adults can name the most recent winner of "American Idol" and 41 percent know Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie named their baby Shiloh, only 14 percent know that one blood donation can save three lives, claims the Ad Council. To boost blood donations in the 18-to-24 age group, the council has launched public service ads featuring "The Red Defender," an animated superhero. Find the interactive comic strip and a database of blood banks at www.bloodsaves.com.

Irrational response

It may take people as little as 100 milliseconds to form an impression of another person -- to decide whether he or she is attractive, trustworthy, competent and likable, according to research published in the journal Psychological Science. That's less time than it takes to form a rational thought. Princeton University researchers drew that conclusion after asking 200 people to make judgments about 66 faces.




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