Injury Health News

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5/1/2013
More Than 4,000 U.S. Kids Hurt Each Year on Amusement Rides

Researchers call for standardized safety regulations to reduce injuries

4/30/2013
Blind Cords Pose Danger to Toddlers, Doctors Warn

Experts suggest cordless blinds, short pull cords, safety devices, and keeping beds away from windows

4/25/2013
Kids' Concussion Recovery Varies by Symptom Severity: Study

Identifying which factors lead to longer recoveries may improve treatment

4/24/2013
Motorcycle Deaths Continue to Climb: Report

Researchers note that improving economy, better weather mean more riders on the road

4/23/2013
Severity of Kids' Gun Injuries Getting Worse: Study

10 times more likely to die than those injured in car crashes or falls, researchers say

4/21/2013
Help Young Pitchers Avoid Overuse Injuries

Expert urges parents and coaches to make kids aware of how overdoing it can harm their health

4/20/2013
Young Athletes Urged to Use Face-Protecting Gear

Mouth guards, helmets and face shields can save teeth and more, experts say

4/19/2013
Focus on One Sport Raises Young Athletes' Injury Risk: Study

Kids should not spend more hours than their age training for a sport each week, researchers say

4/18/2013
As Pedestrian's Age Rises, So Does Odds of Dying in Traffic Accident

CDC report finds that people aged 75 or older face double the risk compared to younger

4/17/2013
Prepared for Trauma, Overwhelmed by Carnage

Hospitals' practice drills provide blueprint, but rapid response to Boston Marathon bombings shows how they really work

4/17/2013
Drunk Driving Not the Only Way Alcohol Leads to Teen Deaths: Study

Two-thirds of underage drinking-related fatalities have nothing to do with a car, MADD reports

4/5/2013
Expert Pitches Safety Tips for Young Baseball Players

It's a great youth sport, but beware the possible injuries, doctor advises

4/5/2013
College Sports Could Raise Players' Risk for Depression, Study Finds

Compared with former college athletes, those still in school had doubled odds, possibly due to stress, researchers say

4/4/2013
'Sharps' Injuries Pose Serious Hazard for Surgeons, O.R. Staff

Needlesticks, other wounds put clinicians at risk for infectious diseases, emotional stress

3/19/2013
Fewer Kids Getting Hurt in Most Sports, Study Finds

However, football and soccer injuries have risen over past decade

3/19/2013
Therapy as Good as Surgery for Some With Torn Knee Cartilage

Study looked at osteoarthritis patients in severe pain

3/18/2013
Evolution May Keep Birds From Becoming Roadkill

Nebraska swallows with shorter wingspans seem to be less likely to get run over

3/12/2013
Brain Imaging Detects Tiny Lesions Related to Mild Injury: Study

Findings could lead to new treatments, researcher says

3/11/2013
3/8/2013
'Violent Behavior' Occurs in Many Adult Sleepwalkers, Study Finds

Those with disorder risk injury, fatigue and other health problems, researchers report

3/8/2013
3/7/2013
Health Tip: Invest in Protective Eyewear for Sports

Make sure they fit and work properly

2/20/2013
Hear This: 3-D Printing Creates Lifelike Artificial Ears

The prosthetics look and feel like the real thing, and could help accident victims or those with cancer

2/18/2013
North American Shark Attacks Hit Decade High

Expert says figures in line with human population rise, not cause for alarm

2/18/2013
2/13/2013
Kids With Knee ACL Injuries Require Special Care

Researchers say ligament injury, once rare in youngsters, is rising with sports training intensity

2/8/2013
Winter Storm Hazard: Snowblower Injuries

Broken bones, amputation possible if safety precautions not followed, expert warns

2/6/2013
Tai Chi Might Help Stroke Survivors Avoid Falls

Small study suggests the ancient art helps maintain physical balance

2/6/2013
Scans Show Details of Damage to Soldiers With Head Injuries

Narrowed blood vessels and pressure in the brain need to be tracked and managed in these patients, expert says

2/1/2013
Kids' Abdominal Injuries May Not Warrant CT Scan

Assessing 7 factors in ER can limit unnecessary radiation exposure, researchers say

1/31/2013
Science Reveals How Owls Avoid Stroke While Rotating Heads

Bone and blood vessel adaptations let the birds escape trauma from such movement

1/24/2013
Turning Tragedy Into Hope for Others With Spinal Cord Injury

Reeve Foundation's Alan Brown, quadriplegic for 25 years, makes case for more research and resources

1/22/2013
Signs of Brain Damage Show Up in Scans of Living, Retired NFL Players

The small study isn't definitive, but hope is the findings could one day help prevent devastating injuries

1/21/2013
Poorer Neighborhoods Often Have Less Safe Playgrounds

Chicago study found many needed simple fixes like adding more wood chips

1/20/2013
Winter Sports Safety: Preparation Is Key

Orthopedic surgeons offer tips for cold-weather workouts

1/18/2013
Hockey Rule Changes Could Cut Player Aggression, Injuries

Evidence review looked at effects of league safety regulations

1/17/2013
Doctor Explains Why Flu a Greater Threat to Seniors

Weaker immune system, dehydration risks and less mobility all can make illness more dangerous

1/16/2013
Multiple Concussions Could Up Depression Risk in Former NFL Players

Small studies found more psychological symptoms, brain changes in older ex-athletes with head trauma

1/13/2013
Snowboarding Tops List of Winter-Sports Injuries

But orthopedic surgeon says deadliest activity is 'skitching'

1/12/2013
Winter Holds Many Hazards for Seniors, Expert Warns

Preparation, caution can help keep elderly safe from injuries and illness related to season

1/3/2013
'Love Hormone' May Aid Women's Recovery After Childbirth

Researchers suggest oxytocin might naturally protect against chronic pain after delivering a baby

12/31/2012
Another New Year's Hazard: Drunk Walking

Pedestrians with high blood alcohol can end up in the ER, trauma expert warns

12/29/2012
Watch Out For Eyes When Champagne Corks Fly

Protect yourself and guests when unleashing powerful bottled-up pressure

12/27/2012
Males Struck by Cars Die More Often Than Females: Study

Researchers wonder if risky behaviors influence death rates

12/22/2012
Consider Eye Safety When Toy Shopping

Injuries, lack of protective eyewear can lead to ER visits, surgery, expert says

12/19/2012
Health Tip: Help Prevent Repetitive Stress Injury

Posture is important during computer use

12/18/2012
Pricier, Intensive Whiplash Treatment May Not Pay Off: Study

British research found no improvement in recovery when 'active management' was used

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

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

12/15/2012
Keep Your Dog Safe During Hectic Holiday Season: Expert

Also a good idea to to put off getting that new puppy

12/13/2012
Texting While Walking May Be as Dangerous as Texting While Driving

Study found many use cell phones when crossing streets, which puts them at risk for accidents