Burn Health News

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7/22/2014
Tips for Beating BBQ Burns

Seek immediate medical help for burns on the face, and large or deep burns

7/12/2014
Burn Injuries More Common in Summer

Doctor shares tips for safe use of fire pits, barbecues and campfires

4/14/2014
Young People With Epilepsy Face Higher Injury Risk: Study

British researchers found increased odds of fractures, burns, medication poisoning

4/13/2014
Campfire Precautions Can Protect Kids From Burns

Adult supervision, barriers around fire essential, expert says

2/4/2014
Infants at Highest Risk for Childhood Burns

Hot beverages, hair irons most often the cause, British study found

1/29/2014
New 'Bioengineered Skin' Gets Closer to the Real Thing

Successfully tested on rats, the lab-grown product has blood and lymph vessels, scientists say

12/1/2013
Prevent Home Heating From Becoming a Safety Hazard

Expert advice on avoiding house fires, carbon monoxide poisoning

11/5/2013
Health Tip: Caring for a Minor Burn

Run it under cool water

10/16/2013
Lawsuits Involving Laser Treatments by Non-Docs on the Rise

Medical-grade lasers can cause burning and cell damage to skin, experts warn

10/4/2013
New Test Spots Risk for PTSD in Injured Kids

Experts say early recognition crucial for avoiding later psychological, behavior problems

9/26/2013
8/22/2013
Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers Aren't Cure-Alls, FDA Warns

Despite hype, treatment doesn't help for cancer or many other ills, and can have serious side effects

7/5/2013
Perils of Grilling Go Far Beyond Charred Food

Flash fires from lingering vapors pose serious risks

7/5/2013
Check Your Summer Burn IQ

From grills to fireworks to hot sand, danger lurks

7/4/2013
Simple Ways to Prevent Fireworks Injuries

Experts' best advice: Leave lighting to professionals and enjoy the spectacle

3/31/2013
Hot Tap Water May Pose Scalding Hazard

Study found temperatures often set higher than safety standard

3/8/2013
Space Heater Safety Tips Can Help Prevent Burns, Fires

Experts give advice on where to place, how to use devices

12/17/2012
Fewer Children Injured From Swallowing Caustic Chemicals: Study

Despite better prevention efforts, too many kids still consume household cleaning products

11/29/2012
9/14/2012
Topical Products for Muscle, Joint Pain May Cause Burns: FDA

Seek medical attention if you experience burning pain or blistering, agency says

3/30/2012
Health Tip: Caring for a Chemical Burn

Suggestions for what to do

1/30/2012
Health Tip: How to Protect Toddlers From Burns

Precautions include keeping child out of kitchen while you're cooking

1/26/2012
Health Tip: Caring for Minor Burns

Suggestions to help you heal

12/18/2011
Christmas Trees and Trappings Can Fan Fire Risk

Expert offers tips to avoid getting burned this holiday season

12/15/2011
Toy Safety Tips Help Protect Kids

Experts offer precautions for parents and gift-givers alike

12/9/2011
Burn-Casualty Soldiers at High Risk for Kidney Injury, Study Finds

Condition can be deadly for U.S. troops evacuated from Iraq, Afghanistan

10/9/2011
Number of U.S. Kids Injured on Halloween Is Scary

Children at 4 times the risk of being hit by a car on Oct. 31 than any other night, experts warn

8/7/2011
Treat Gasoline With Respect

Gas fires cause 500 deaths, 10,000 emergency room visits each year

5/23/2011
Health Tip: Keep a Kid-Friendly Kitchen

For starters, store cleaning products out of reach

5/12/2011
Health Tip: Take Care to Avoid Burns

Practice kitchen safety

11/10/2010
Source of an Itch Studied in Mice

Same nerve cells that cause burn-related pain involved in itchiness, research shows

10/22/2010
Iraq War Vet, Daytime TV Star Turns Scars Into Inspiration

Soldier-turned-actor J.R. Martinez works with other burn-injured vets to boost awareness

9/20/2010
Disc Battery Ingestion May Cause Severe Injuries in Babies

Review of pediatric cases finds swallowed 'button' battery can burn esophagus

7/24/2010
Each Summer, Falls Top the List of Ways Kids Get Hurt

Injuries are often 'predictable and preventable,' expert says

7/9/2010
Scientists Engineering Advanced Wound Dressings

Embedded antibiotics would be released only when infection is detected, researchers say

7/3/2010
Leave July 4 Fireworks to the Pros

Fireworks caused two deaths and nearly 9,000 injuries in 2009, report says

2/11/2010
Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Burns

Some home safety suggestions

1/18/2010
12/15/2009
Health Tip: Preventing Burns on Baby's Skin

Suggestions to keep your youngster safe

11/19/2009
New 'Skin' From Stem Cells

Technique used in mice may offer hope to burn patients awaiting grafts

10/27/2009
Access to U.S. Burn Centers Varies by Region

Northeasterners have best proximity, southerners the worst, study finds

10/6/2009
Burn Rate in Kids Has Dropped, But Still Causes Concern

Youths' thinner skin makes them more susceptible to severe injury, expert says

9/21/2009
Immune Cells Offer Hope for Injured Lungs

Discovery in mice shows promise for treating potentially fatal wounds, researchers say

9/10/2009
Girl in Iconic Vietnam War Photo Brings Message of Hope

Kim Phuc, now 46, survived extensive napalm burns to help today's burn survivors

7/3/2009
Put Safety First on the 4th

Follow these tips to avoid fireworks hazards

6/21/2009
Don't Get Lazy About Lawn-Mower Safety

Experts offer tips to avoid mowing-related hazards

3/5/2009
Skin Patches Can Cause Burns During MRIs

The medication patches should be removed ahead of time, FDA says

10/7/2008
Microwaves a Menace for Young Kids

Scalds, resulting in serious injuries, can occur, study finds

7/12/2008
Summer Is Peak Time for Lightning Strikes

The rule of thumb? 'When thunder roars, go indoors'

6/2/2008
Health Tip: Protect Your Child From Burns

In the bath and around the house