Injury Health News

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10/22/2017
Creepy Creatures Can Be Medical Marvels, Too

How modern medicine uses leeches, snakes, maggots and more to save lives

10/2/2017
U.S. Gun Injuries Nearing $3 Billion in ER, Hospital Costs

Nine out of 10 injured were male, study reports

10/1/2017
Overuse Injuries Don't Impact Young Football Players

Data on youth and high school competitors show minimal amounts

9/29/2017
Health Tip: Help Prevent Sports Injuries

Suggestions for staying fit

9/26/2017
20 Percent of U.S. Teens May Have Had a Concussion

Contact sports is a leading reason why, study contends

9/21/2017
Tackle Football and Young Brains

Playing tackle football before the age of 12 may increase the risk of depression later in life, new study finds

9/19/2017
Gun Injuries Add Millions of Dollars to Hospital Costs

Younger, minority Americans are most often affected, research shows

9/19/2017
Doctors Eye the Danger From 'Nerf' Guns

'Bullets' bought online may be contributing to ocular injuries

9/15/2017
Joining Your Kid on That Playground Slide? Think Again

It seems like fun but can be a quick trip to a broken limb, study authors warn

9/15/2017
Golf Carts' Use Is Spreading, and So Is Danger to Kids

Study of more than 100 kids treated at trauma centers reveals serious injuries

9/11/2017
State Laws Curb Kids' Injuries Tied to Off-Road Vehicles

In Massachusetts, ER visits down as much as 50 percent, study found

9/10/2017
Football Fans Still Loyal Despite Concerns About Players' Brains

8 in 10 believe the sport causes long-term damage: survey

9/8/2017
Florida Braces for Irma's Onslaught

Officials offer advice on ways to prepare for the dangerous hurricane

8/25/2017
As Hurricane Harvey Targets Texas, Tips to Protect Yourself

Forecasters say it could be worst such U.S. storm in a decade

8/24/2017
Land Mines Being Replaced by More Deadly Explosive Devices: Study

IED victims lose multiple limbs, suffer more genital injuries

8/21/2017
Get Ready, Safely, for the Great American Eclipse

Wearing eye protection is essential, vision experts warn

8/8/2017
Study Tests Sound Waves to Monitor Pressure Inside the Skull

Noninvasive experiment aims to reduce risk of brain damage, bleeding and infection

8/3/2017
Combined MRI Might Help Predict Brain Damage in Boxers

Pro fighters, like football players, are at risk of mental impairment

7/26/2017
Football and Brain Disease

Degenerative brain disease may be related to participation in football, even in high school, new study finds

7/20/2017
Oxygen Therapy Revives Brain of Toddler Who Nearly Drowned

Shrunken areas of brain tissue actually re-grew after treatment, doctor says

7/20/2017
7/19/2017
7/13/2017
Boxers, MMA Fighters May Face Long-Term Harm to Brain: Study

Researchers find head injuries from fighting cause brain changes that might spur troubles later in life

6/29/2017
Concussion in High School Doesn't Boost Depression Risk: Study

And another study found no long-term decline in quality of life after these head injuries

6/16/2017
Helmets for Motorcyclists a No Brainer: Study

Skull and facial injuries much more likely without head protection

6/12/2017
A Monkey's 'Smile' May Not Be Sweet

People who thought the animals were grinning or blowing kisses often got bitten, researchers say

6/7/2017
Teen Boys Treated for Assault Often Want Mental Health Care, Too

Support can help adolescents recover and get back to school, researcher says

5/29/2017
5/19/2017
ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices

States should limit the number of days these drugs can be given, study suggests

5/16/2017
Playgrounds Aren't Always All Fun and Games

Fortunately, there are ways to prevent injuries to children, ER doc says

5/13/2017
Don't Let Your Garden Get You Down

Yard work relieves stress but can wreak havoc on muscles and joints unless you protect yourself

5/10/2017
Too Many Parents Say No to Helmets for Kids on Wheels

Use of safety gear lags despite thousands of visits to U.S. hospitals each week, survey finds

5/8/2017
Hear This! Keep Cotton Swabs Out of Kids' Ears

An estimated 12,500 U.S. children are injured every year after cleaning mishaps, researchers say

5/4/2017
Guns Send About 16 U.S. Kids to the Hospital Every Day

Many of those injuries are accidental, study finds

5/1/2017
Psychiatric Scars of Wartime Brain Injury May Linger for Years

Study finds woes often continue, even if thinking, memory troubles subside

4/19/2017
Body Temperature Might Give Clues to Coma

Early research finds patients who are closer to consciousness have a more normal 'body clock'

4/19/2017
Many Kids Still Being Injured on ATVs

Bigger, more powerful machines seem to cause more severe traumas, researchers report

3/27/2017
Fewer Successful Malpractice Claims in U.S., But Higher Payouts

Tort reform laws may help explain findings, researchers say

3/27/2017
Health Tip: Think You Fractured Your Foot?

Here are first-aid suggestions

3/24/2017
Ouch! How to Tell If You Have a Sprain, a Strain or a Tear

They're not the same and some types of injuries take longer than others to heal

3/22/2017
'Eraser Challenge' Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids

Burns, abrasions the result as youngsters 'erase' their skin away

3/22/2017
Energy Drinks and Alcohol

People who mix energy drinks and alcohol at increased risk of injuries, study finds.

3/21/2017
Gunshot Wounds Cost U.S. Hospitals Nearly $7 Billion Over 9 Years

Total price tag may be much higher, research suggests

3/21/2017
Autism Greatly Boosts Kids' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning

Swimming lessons are essential -- even before other therapies, researcher says

3/17/2017
Injury Risk May Rise When Kids Play Just One Sport

Those under 12 shouldn't specialize in any one activity, researchers say

3/13/2017
More Babies in Strollers, Cribs Winding Up in ER: Study

Concussions driving upswing, with only 1 percent of cases blamed on product failure

3/13/2017
'Synthetic Pot' Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens

Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warn

2/28/2017
Hip Fracture's Link to Early Death May Last Years

People over 60 face two to three times the risk of dying over next 8 years, study finds

2/25/2017
Ice Fishing Can Invite Serious Injuries

Anglers may suffer burns, concussions and broken bones

2/22/2017
ACL Tears on the Rise Among Kids, Especially Girls

Sports that involve cutting or pivoting are the riskiest, doctors say