Injury Health News

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8/26/2012
Overloaded Backpacks Can Injure Kids: Experts

Some tips to lighten the load as the school year approaches

8/12/2012
Safety Eyewear Can Prevent Sports Injuries in Kids

Back-to-school season can mean more eye injuries, expert warns

8/11/2012
Expert Tips for Summer Sports Safety

Warmer weather requires a few extra precautions for active adults, young athletes

8/10/2012
Workers With Disabilities More Prone to Injuries: Study

Falls, transportation were leading causes, U.S. study found

8/7/2012
Weekends More Fatal for Older Patients With Head Injury: Study

Death risk rose when hospital admission occurred on Saturday, Sunday

8/1/2012
Workers With Paid Sick Days Healthier, More Productive: Study

In U.S., only 40 million private-sector employees had access to paid leave in 2010, research shows

7/24/2012
Physical Ailments Take Toll on Mental Health: Study

People with severe or chronic illness have much higher odds of needing psychiatric care

7/24/2012
Teaching Young Hockey Players to Body Check Doesn't Cut Injury Risk

Learning to take a hit doesn't make children less likely to sustain injuries, study says

7/23/2012
Pre-Season Fitness Not a Factor in Collegiate Sports Injury Risk

But gender, type of sport played are, Canadian researchers report

7/20/2012
Serious Mental Illness Tied to Higher Cancer, Injury Risk: Studies

Causes may include gaps in screening, preventive care and lifestyle differences, researcher says

7/19/2012
Tornadoes Don't Have to Be Deadly, Experts Say

Having a 'safe room' nearby, staying alert to warnings key to saving lives, CDC notes

7/19/2012
Fatal Car Crashes Less Likely in Major Cities, CDC Study Finds

Urban sprawl may be a factor in higher crash death rates in metro areas in the South, researchers say

7/16/2012
Child Abuse Rises When Economy Sags: Study

Risk is highest in families losing their homes

7/9/2012
Sunburn May Help Rid Body of Radiation-Damaged Cells

Inflammatory process cleans up genetic damage, mouse study suggests

7/4/2012
Leave 4th of July Fireworks to Professionals

Report shows about 6,200 people went to the ER for holiday-related injuries in 2011

7/3/2012
Massage Right After Muscle Injury May Boost Healing

With quick therapy, there is a 20% to 40% chance of recovery, animal study suggests

7/2/2012
Chronic Pain May Depend on Emotional Reaction to Injury

More activity between certain brain regions seems to be linked to lingering problems, research says

7/1/2012
Use Caution When Exercising in Hot Weather

Stay hydrated and gradually adapt your body to high temperatures, expert says

6/29/2012
Study of Retired NFL Players Finds Evidence of Brain Damage

In tests, they had higher rates of depression, memory deficits and 'white matter' damage

6/20/2012
Headaches Worse With Mild Head Trauma Than More Severe Trauma

Researchers say even seemingly mild head injury should be taken seriously

6/20/2012
For Combat Vets, Brain Injury Symptoms Can Last Years

'Mild' injury doesn't mean quick recovery, researchers say

6/18/2012
Brain-Injury Recovery Varies Widely Among Children

Evidence review finds that cause of injury can make a difference

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