Injury Health News

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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

Kids' Abdominal Injuries May Not Warrant CT Scan

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

Science Reveals How Owls Avoid Stroke While Rotating Heads

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

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

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

Poorer Neighborhoods Often Have Less Safe Playgrounds

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

Winter Sports Safety: Preparation Is Key

Orthopedic surgeons offer tips for cold-weather workouts

Hockey Rule Changes Could Cut Player Aggression, Injuries

Evidence review looked at effects of league safety regulations

Doctor Explains Why Flu a Greater Threat to Seniors

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

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

Snowboarding Tops List of Winter-Sports Injuries

But orthopedic surgeon says deadliest activity is 'skitching'

Winter Holds Many Hazards for Seniors, Expert Warns

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

'Love Hormone' May Aid Women's Recovery After Childbirth

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

Another New Year's Hazard: Drunk Walking

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

Watch Out For Eyes When Champagne Corks Fly

Protect yourself and guests when unleashing powerful bottled-up pressure

Males Struck by Cars Die More Often Than Females: Study

Researchers wonder if risky behaviors influence death rates

Consider Eye Safety When Toy Shopping

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

Health Tip: Help Prevent Repetitive Stress Injury

Posture is important during computer use

Pricier, Intensive Whiplash Treatment May Not Pay Off: Study

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

Fewer Children Injured From Swallowing Caustic Chemicals: Study

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

Keep Your Dog Safe During Hectic Holiday Season: Expert

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

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

Study Questions Standard of Care for Head Trauma

CT scans, neurological exams worked as well as invasive intracranial pressure monitoring, researchers say

As Doctors Go High-Tech, Staff Injuries May Rise

Poorly designed work spaces might lead to repetitive strain complaints, expert says

Flesh-Eating Fungal Infection Can Follow Natural Disasters, Study Finds

Five people died from mucormycosis after 2011 Joplin, Mo., tornado

Fractures Take High Toll on High School Athletes

Study found most of these injuries from boys' contact sports, girls' lacrosse

Helmets Do Save Lives on the Slopes, Research Shows

Fewer and less severe injuries seen in those wearing head protection, study review finds

Make Sure Toys You Buy Are Safe for Tots

Keep kids' ages in mind when shopping, doctors urge

Violence in a Soldier's Past May Up PTSD Risk

Study found those abused as kids, attacked by spouses were more likely to develop the condition

Cholesterol Drug Boosts Wound Healing in Diabetic Mice: Study

But more research is needed before topical Zocor is approved for human cuts

Nerve Stimulation May Restore Hand Function After Spinal Injury

But success was temporary in small, early study

Injuries Skyrocket From Inflatable Bounce Houses: Study

Dozens of kids treated daily on average in U.S. emergency rooms

Don't Take Shortcuts When Caring for Contact Lenses: Expert

Here's what to do and what not to do to avoid eye problems

Annual 'Trouble in Toyland' Report Cites Toy Dangers

Excessive lead levels, choking hazards, magnets can all cause serious injury for kids, PIRG says

Citicoline Supplement Doesn't Help Treat Brain Injury, Study Finds

The 'nutraceutical' had been widely used to ease trauma damage, but research shows no effect

Synthetic Skin Heals Itself With a Touch, Study Shows

Material might someday be used for artificial limbs, researchers say

Head Injury Plus Herbicide Exposure May Triple Parkinson's Risk

People who experienced both of these individual risk factors are much more vulnerable, study finds

Genital Injuries Common But Preventable, Researchers Say

Men more often hurt, with younger males tending to get injured on bikes, older males slipping in the tub

Impulsive College Women at Risk of Drinking Problems: Study

Female students who act rashly when distressed may turn to alcohol to change emotional state

Higher Blood Pressure May Harm the Middle-Aged Brain, Study Finds

People as young as 40 with pre-hypertension showed signs of structural damage on brain scans

Health Risks Will Rise in Sandy's Wake, Experts Warn

Injuries, lack of clean water, toxic mold can all pose threats

Harvest Season Can Be Hazardous for Farmers

ER doctor offers safety advice to avoid traumatic injuries, other health problems

Halloween Warning: Decorative Contact Lenses May Damage Your Eyes

Using nonprescription lenses can lead to infection, vision loss, eye doctor says

Swallowing Nasal Sprays, Eye Drops Can Harm Kids, FDA Warns

Even ingesting tiny amounts of over-the-counter drops, sprays can have serious effects

Does Sleep Apnea Offer Some Protection During Heart Attack?

People with the condition seem to suffer less damage to heart from nonfatal attack, researchers suggest

Cheerleading Needs Safety Guidelines, Pediatricians Say

American Academy of Pediatrics says more complex stunting, acrobatics call for greater surveillance

'Plugged-In' Teens Vulnerable in Traffic: Study

Research shows they're more likely to be hit by cars while using electronic devices

Videos of Real-Life Stumbles May Help Fall-Prevention Efforts

Seniors most at risk when they shift their weight and lose their center of gravity, analysis shows