Injury Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/14/2012
Motorcycle Helmet Laws Save Lives and Dollars: CDC

Yet, states are repealing these laws, experts warn

6/12/2012
Procedure Might Ease Pain of Female Genital Mutilation

Most victims also able to experience sexual pleasure following the reconstructive surgery

6/11/2012
Self-Harm Showing Up in Elementary Schools: Study

Children as young as 7 injured themselves in a variety of ways

6/7/2012
Ex-Players Sue NFL Over Brain Injuries

They contend the league hid info on links between head trauma and permanent brain damage

6/6/2012
Exercise Appears to Ease Nerve-Damage Pain in Rat Study

Reducing inflammation may make a difference, researchers say

6/5/2012
Lifespan Gap Shrinks Between Whites, Blacks

Still, report shows about a 4 to 5.5 year difference in U.S.

5/25/2012
Health Tip: Keep Magnets Away From Children

They are choking and ingestion hazards

5/22/2012
Injury-Linked Deaths Vary Widely Among States

Report finds too few states require proven safety policies that would save lives

5/21/2012
Health Tip: Use Proper Form When Running

For starters, hit the ground with your heel

5/17/2012
OSHA's Safety Tests Protect Workers at Little Cost: Study

But some disagree with researchers' conclusions

5/16/2012
'Blast Wind' Linked to Chronic Brain Injuries in Military

Force created by an explosion causes similar effects as repeated concussions in athletes, study finds

5/14/2012
Baby Bottles, Pacifiers, Sippy Cups Can Injure

Nationwide survey of ER visits revealed rates of cuts and bruises for infants, toddlers

5/14/2012
'Button' Batteries Sending More Kids to ER: Study

Emergency visits for accidental swallowing have doubled

5/9/2012
Wheelchair Breakdowns on the Rise, Study Finds

More than half of spinal cord injury patients surveyed had equipment problems within 6 months

5/8/2012
Screening Women for Domestic Violence Could Help Prevent Abuse

Review shows benefits of routine checks at clinics, in doctors' offices

4/30/2012
Exercise Twice a Day Vital for Your Dog's Health, Expert Says

Owners urged to encourage activity suitable for breed, fitness level of their pet

4/30/2012
Health Tip: Caring for a Blister

If possible, just leave it alone

4/27/2012
Bullied Children at Greater Risk for Self-Harm, Study Finds

Family history or maltreatment further increase likelihood of injuring oneself

4/26/2012
Preventable Injuries Sideline One-Third of Young Athletes

Survey of parents, kids, coaches finds knowledge gaps about sports safety

4/23/2012
Cost of Snakebite Therapy May Squeeze Victims' Wallets

Hospital care, treatment can top $50,000 for venomous snake encounter

4/21/2012
On-the-Job Injuries Can Be Lethal to U.S. Teens

88 lost their lives to workplace trauma in 2010 alone, study found

4/18/2012
College Athletes in Low-Contact Sports Have More Overuse Injuries

Study found women who play field hockey, soccer, volleyball, softball at most risk

4/18/2012
4/17/2012
Helicopter Beats Ground Transport for Trauma Victims: Study

For seriously injured, survival odds improve with helicopter ride to hospital, research shows

4/16/2012
Death From Accidental Injuries Among Kids Drops 30%: CDC

Biggest decrease seen in car crashes; suffocations among infants, poisoning rates went up

4/13/2012
Researchers Map Brain Regions Linked to Intelligence

Study of head injury patients helps identify regions involved in thinking abilities

4/8/2012
Experts Offer Advice After Yankee Pitcher's Trampoline Injury

Baseball player Joba Chamberlain one of thousands felled by trampoline mishaps annually

4/2/2012
Health Tip: Caring for Stitches

Suggestions to help the wound heal

3/20/2012
Many Americans Ambivalent Over Laws Aimed at Healthy Living

Poll finds most accept rules for safety, smoking, eating, but also worry about a 'nanny state'

3/12/2012
Stair-Related Injuries a Threat to Preschoolers: Study

Study estimates 931,000 youngsters hurt from 1999 to 2008

3/11/2012
Spring Break Safety Tips to Keep Vacation Fun

Smart choices can prevent serious injuries, ER docs say

3/10/2012
'Delayed Reactions' May Outlast Other Concussion Effects

Changes in physical response time can last beyond the typical 10-day recovery period, study shows

3/9/2012
Aggressive Care Best for Brain Trauma, Study Shows

Despite benefits, this type of treatment is used inconsistently, researchers say

3/5/2012
Whole-Body CT Scans Can Miss Traumatic Injuries: Study

ER doctors should wait 30 minutes before ordering them, researchers say

3/2/2012
Bullying May Raise Risk of Suicidal Thoughts: Study

Both victims, bullies more likely to consider taking own life by age 11

2/22/2012
Support for Tougher Liquor Laws Rises When Booze, Crime Linked

Study shows people more likely to back idea after seeing news coverage connecting the two

2/17/2012
Good Football Helmet Fit Key to Preventing Brain Injuries

But there's no such thing as a concussion-proof helmet, studies show

2/16/2012
U.S. Teen Driving Deaths Up: Report

Fatalities for 16- and 17-year-olds rose 11 percent in 2011, the first increase in years

2/15/2012
'Needlestick' Law Linked to Drop in Health Worker Injuries

Researchers found a 38% decline in these skin-puncture wounds after 2001 law took effect

2/15/2012
Many U.S. Teens Hit the Road Without Driver's Ed: Survey

Hispanics, blacks, males less likely to get formal training when it's not required by state law

2/8/2012
One 'Silver Lining' to Recession: Fewer Broken Bones?

Florida study finds less orthopedic trauma cases as construction workers lost jobs

2/7/2012
Health Tip: Help Prevent Ice Skating Accidents

Follow these safety guidelines

2/6/2012
Health Tip: How to Protect Seniors From Injury

Devise a home safety checklist

2/1/2012
Science Shows How Massage Eases Sore Muscles

Getting one post-workout can spur cellular processes that cut inflammation and pain

2/1/2012
Health Tip: Strained a Hamstring?

Here's how to help it heal

1/25/2012
Health Tip: Clean a Wound Carefully

And help reduce the risk of infection

1/23/2012
Severe Brain Injury When Young May Have Long-Term Effects

Good home environment helps overcome some deficits, studies find

1/21/2012
Protect Yourself From Ski-Fatigue Injuries

Expert recommends conditioning exercises to keep skiers, snowboarders healthy

1/20/2012
U.S. Work-Related Injuries, Illnesses Take Toll on the Till

Costs related to occupational health reach $250 billion annually, researcher says

1/20/2012
British Troops Have Lower Rate of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Study looked at prevalence among U.S., U.K. military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan