Injury Health News

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7/23/2013
Bright Lights, Safe Cities

Risk of death from injuries higher in rural areas of U.S., study finds

7/22/2013
Homemade Blowgun Darts Pose Choking Dangers for Teens

Boys found DIY instructions online in 3 emergency cases described in report

7/22/2013
TVs Toppling Onto Tots at Alarming Rate, Study Finds

As families own more TVs, tip-overs have doubled, study finds

7/20/2013
Tips to Prevent Serious Lawn Mower Injuries in Kids

Having family member nearby isn't enough, expert warns

7/17/2013
States Boosting Efforts Against Distracted Driving: Report

But increased education, law enforcement is stymied by drivers' reluctance to 'put down their phones'

7/6/2013
Baseballs, Softballs Often to Blame for Kids' Facial Fractures

Errant catches can lead to serious trauma, study found

7/4/2013
Simple Ways to Prevent Fireworks Injuries

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

7/3/2013
Spinal Injury Causes Permanent Damage Within Weeks: Study

New MRI technology sheds light on how quickly tissue loss begins, effectiveness of treatment

7/2/2013
ATV Injuries to Kids on Decline for Now: Study

But experts say all-terrain vehicles are still a big problem for young riders

7/1/2013
Hearing Loss From Explosions May Be Treatable, Mouse Study Hints

Researchers say findings might help people after airbag injuries, bomb blasts

6/30/2013
Dealing With Kids' Summer Dental Surprises

Outdoor activities can mean more injuries to teeth

6/28/2013
As Cheerleading Evolves, Injuries Mount

Experts say it's a competitive sport whose athletes need better protection

6/25/2013
Cellphone 'Distracted Walking' Sending Pedestrians to the ER

Talking, texting users aren't looking out for dangers, study finds

6/22/2013
Take Safety Measures Before Letting Kids in the Pool

Supervision, pool maintenance and teaching children to swim all key to enjoying the water

6/21/2013
Children's Eye Injuries Peak in Summer, Expert Says

Swimming pool accidents top the list

6/21/2013
Helicopter Ambulances May Boost Survival Rates

Study says use of air transport is cost-effective for seriously injured

6/19/2013
Stronger Statins Don't Up Kidney Injury Risk, Study Finds

Higher doses of cholesterol-fighting drugs did not increase threat among heart attack patients, researchers say

6/18/2013
Concussion Damage Looks Much Like Early Alzheimer's: Study

Preliminary finding suggests mild brain injury triggers long-lasting abnormalities in white matter

6/17/2013
Hot Weather Takes Toll on Farmworkers: Study

Many contend with extreme temperatures in sleeping quarters; daytime fatigue could threaten worker safety

6/14/2013
Transplanted Organs Don't Affect Outcomes for Trauma Victims: Study

But there may be a raised risk of organ rejection in months after injuries, researchers warn

6/11/2013
Heading Soccer Balls Tied to Damaging Brain Changes

Doing it a lot may increase risk of memory problems in adult soccer players, study says

6/11/2013
Health Tip: Prevent Furniture Tipping

And help keep kids safe

6/10/2013
Too Little Known on How Primary Care Docs Can Prevent Child Abuse

U.S. panel couldn't make recommendations about kids without obvious signs of maltreatment

6/10/2013
Cutting Unneeded CT Scans in Kids Could Lower Future Cancer Risk

Reducing radiation dosage would also help, study found

6/8/2013
Drowning Prevention Measures to Keep Kids Safe in Water

Tragedy can occur with few warning signs, expert says

6/8/2013
Summer Camp Health Tips for Parents

How to keep water sports from causing skin infections and other expert advice

5/31/2013
Flip-Flops May Put You on Path to Foot Trouble

Wearing flimsy footwear for certain activities or too often can lead to problems, expert advises

5/26/2013
Lawn Mower Injuries Often Caused by Distraction

Docs offer safety tips to protect fingers, hands and feet

5/25/2013
Hidden Dangers Dog Dog Parks

Pets should be fully vaccinated before frolicking with friends, vet says

5/15/2013
Multiple Head Injuries Raise Soldiers' Suicide Risk, Study Finds

20 percent of those with two or more brain traumas had thoughts of killing themselves

5/6/2013
High School Football Players Often Not Deterred by Head Injury

Knowing dangers of concussion not enough to keep many teens on sidelines, survey finds

5/2/2013
First Aid Tips for Treating Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds

Acting quickly can help injuries heal faster, prevent infection

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