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Social Services Forced C-Section, Took Baby: UK Case

15 months later, child still not with mother

(Newser) - The Telegraph reported yesterday on a crazy court case in the UK: After a pregnant Italian woman, in town for business, had a panic attack, social service workers in Essex got a court order allowing the woman to be forcibly sedated and undergo a C-section so they could take her... More »

Panic Attacks May Explain Triathletes' Deaths

It often sets in during the swimming portion, writes competitor

(Newser) - At least nine people died this summer during triathlons, and one competitor has a theory about what's going on: panic attacks, specifically during the swimming portion of the race. As in earlier years, almost all the deaths (eight, in this case) occurred in the water, writes David Brown in... More »

Panicked? Don't Take a Deep Breath

Shallow breathing will actually make you feel better

(Newser) - Feeling panicked? Calm down and take a … shallow breath. Researchers who developed a new treatment for panic attacks say that the common advice of taking a deep breath can actually make you feel worse, LiveScience reports. That’s because breathing too deeply and too quickly can cause you to... More »

White House Sorry for Fly-By

(Newser) - The White House has apologized for allowing a low-flying Boeing 747 to buzz New York City, a move that traumatized many residents by sparking memories of 9/11, CNN reports. "Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for that decision," said White House Military... More »

Panicked? 8 Ways to Fight Back

No, you haven't lost it—be prepared for panic attacks

(Newser) - For 10 agonizing minutes, you think you've lost it: You're sweating and dizzy, your heart is racing, and you can't breathe. More than 25% of people experience the complete lack of control of a panic attack. Fight back with these tips from MSNBC:
  1. Remind yourself that a panic attack cannot
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