Injury Health News

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1/19/2012
Antidepressants Might Raise Fall Risk in Nursing Homes

Residents with dementia taking so-called SSRIs seem to be at higher risk of injury, study suggests

1/17/2012
Knee Arthritis May Speed Up Process Linked to Cell Aging

People with osteoarthritis have increased cell deterioration nearest to damaged joint, study finds

1/17/2012
Younger Adults on Multiple Meds at Risk for Falls: Study

Injury risk was doubled compared to those with fewer prescriptions

1/17/2012
Injuries to Pedestrians Wearing Headphones Tripled Since 2004

Unaware of surroundings, they're hit by cars, even trains, report says

1/16/2012
Brain Structure Adapts to Arm Injury, Study Says

Finding could influence post-stroke rehabilitation

1/4/2012
'Safety-First' Playgrounds Linked to Bored, Inactive Kids: Study

Review of daycares suggests many preschoolers play less now, but safety experts support newer equipment

12/20/2011
Maggots Quickly Clean Up Wounds, Study Shows

Use of bagged fly larvae can be effective for standard lesions, but only within first week

12/16/2011
Study Looks at Stroke Risks in Teen Football Players

Possible factors include obesity and anabolic-steroid use, researchers say

12/15/2011
Toy Safety Tips Help Protect Kids

Experts offer precautions for parents and gift-givers alike

12/14/2011
Millions of Americans Are Victims of Sexual Violence: CDC

Rape, stalking, physical violence widespread in the U.S., report finds

12/14/2011
Walking While Drunk Can Lead to Deadly Accidents: Expert

Many pedestrians struck and killed by cars have been drinking

12/14/2011
Injuries Linked to Holiday Decorating on the Rise

Fires from candles, frayed electric light wires can prove deadly, experts warn

12/13/2011
U.S. Safety Board Urges Nationwide Ban on Drivers' Use of Cellphones

Recent texting-linked tragedy in Missouri points to the need for national approach, board says

12/9/2011
Burn-Casualty Soldiers at High Risk for Kidney Injury, Study Finds

Condition can be deadly for U.S. troops evacuated from Iraq, Afghanistan

12/8/2011
Few With Acute Kidney Injury See Specialists, Study Finds

Researchers urge greater efforts to identify and treat these patients

12/8/2011
Taxi Drivers Show How Learning Changes Adult Brain

New study suggests brain is adaptable, learning is lifelong

12/5/2011
Girls More Prone Than Boys to Headaches After Head Injury

They can last for months but in most cases will disappear, study finds

12/2/2011
Kids of All Weights Benefit From Car Seats

Even overweight children safer when using the correct seat for their height and weight, study finds

11/29/2011
Could Soccer 'Headers' Cause Brain Injury?

MRI study suggests repetitive hits might be harmful, but more research needed

11/26/2011
One-Third of Firefighter Injuries Are Exercise-Induced: Study

Sprains and strains most common injuries on the job

11/21/2011
Acupuncture Safe for Children, Review Finds

Serious side effects generally related to less well-trained practitioners

11/17/2011
Routine Head Hits in Sports May Injure Brain, Experts Warn

Scans of young athletes reveal concussion-like damage from repeated mild blows

11/17/2011
One in 12 Teens Engages in Self-Harm: Report

Practice often disappears by adulthood, but can be a predictor of suicide

11/11/2011
Former Football Players' Brains May Benefit From Healthy Lifestyle

Better diet, more exercise might delay cognitive decline linked to head trauma, study says

11/9/2011
Doctors Might Miss Some Cases of Child Abuse

Primary care providers failed to note some suspicious injuries, study found

11/4/2011
Newer Not Necessarily Better for Football Helmet Design

Comparison of old 'leatherhead' and modern polycarbonate helmets shows updates still needed

11/4/2011
Earthquakes Put Millions of Lives, Major Cities at Risk

One of three victims will die from their injuries in massive temblors, researchers estimate

10/31/2011
Spooky Contacts Can Be a Nightmare for Your Eyes

Infections, even blindness, may result from nonprescription contact lenses, FDA warns

10/31/2011
Experts Offer 'Lucky 13' Tips for Safe and Healthy Halloween

List includes what to wear, trick-or-treating pointers, food and drinks to avoid

10/29/2011
Experts Offer 'Lucky 13' Tips for Safe and Healthy Halloween

List includes what to wear, trick-or-treating pointers, food and drinks to avoid

10/28/2011
Spooky Contacts Can Be a Nightmare for Your Eyes

Infections, even blindness, may result from nonprescription contact lenses, FDA warns

10/27/2011
Children With Head Injuries Can Face Lifetime of Problems

Study documents persistent skill deficits two years after moderate or severe trauma

10/20/2011
Car Crash Injury Risk Greater for Women Drivers: Study

Their smaller size, preferred seating posture may make them more vulnerable

10/12/2011
Survival Less Likely for Black Victims of Assault, Study Finds

Racial disparities seen in death rates for trauma center patients with gun, knife, blunt injuries

10/9/2011
Number of U.S. Kids Injured on Halloween Is Scary

Children at 4 times the risk of being hit by a car on Oct. 31 than any other night, experts warn

10/6/2011
Swimming Pool Chemicals Cause Thousands of Injuries: CDC

Agency offers recommendations to cut down on risks

10/5/2011
More Americans Face Longer Trips to ER

Closures affect disproportionate numbers of minorities, the poor, uninsured, study says

9/27/2011
9/19/2011
Recession Tied to Rise in Child Abuse Injuries

Incidence of 'shaken baby syndrome' and other head trauma almost doubled, study found

9/15/2011
ADHD Doubles a Child's Risk of Injury: Study

Impulsive behaviors can lead kids to leap before they look, expert says

9/7/2011
Toxic After-Effects Still Haunt 9/11 Responders

Cancer links are seen among the many ills that have surfaced since the Twin Towers fell

8/29/2011
Mobile Devices Dangerous for Pedestrians, Too

Listening to music, especially, raised odds of getting hit while traversing crosswalks, study found

8/29/2011
Use Caution in Ending Life Support for Brain-Injured, Experts Say

Study found that the rate of these crucial decisions varied between hospitals

8/28/2011
Irene Downgraded to Tropical Storm But Still a Threat

Feds say residents should shore up homes, store supplies, and monitor radio, TV for info

8/27/2011
Hurricane Irene Makes Landfall Over North Carolina

Feds say East Coast residents should shore up homes, store supplies, and monitor radio, TV for info

8/26/2011
Hurricane Irene Starts Assault on East Coast

Feds say residents should shore up homes, store water and food, and monitor radio, TV for info

8/25/2011
East Coast Urged to Prepare as Hurricane Irene Approaches

Feds say residents should shore up homes, store water and food, and monitor radio, TV for info

8/24/2011
East Coast Urged to Prepare for Hurricane Irene

Feds say residents should shore up homes, store water and food, and monitor radio, TV for info

8/22/2011
Falls From Windows Claiming Too Many Children's Lives

Over past two decades, nearly 2,000 deaths and many more injuries have occurred, U.S. study finds

8/15/2011
New Strategy Trains All Soldiers in Trauma Care

The goal: Saving more lives on the battlefield