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Preventable Injuries Sideline One-Third of Young Athletes

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

Cost of Snakebite Therapy May Squeeze Victims' Wallets

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

On-the-Job Injuries Can Be Lethal to U.S. Teens

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

College Athletes in Low-Contact Sports Have More Overuse Injuries

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

Helicopter Beats Ground Transport for Trauma Victims: Study

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

Death From Accidental Injuries Among Kids Drops 30%: CDC

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

Researchers Map Brain Regions Linked to Intelligence

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

Experts Offer Advice After Yankee Pitcher's Trampoline Injury

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

Health Tip: Caring for Stitches

Suggestions to help the wound heal

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'

Stair-Related Injuries a Threat to Preschoolers: Study

Study estimates 931,000 youngsters hurt from 1999 to 2008

Spring Break Safety Tips to Keep Vacation Fun

Smart choices can prevent serious injuries, ER docs say

'Delayed Reactions' May Outlast Other Concussion Effects

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

Aggressive Care Best for Brain Trauma, Study Shows

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

Whole-Body CT Scans Can Miss Traumatic Injuries: Study

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

Bullying May Raise Risk of Suicidal Thoughts: Study

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

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

Good Football Helmet Fit Key to Preventing Brain Injuries

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

U.S. Teen Driving Deaths Up: Report

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

'Needlestick' Law Linked to Drop in Health Worker Injuries

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

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

One 'Silver Lining' to Recession: Fewer Broken Bones?

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

Health Tip: Help Prevent Ice Skating Accidents

Follow these safety guidelines

Health Tip: How to Protect Seniors From Injury

Devise a home safety checklist

Science Shows How Massage Eases Sore Muscles

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

Health Tip: Strained a Hamstring?

Here's how to help it heal

Health Tip: Clean a Wound Carefully

And help reduce the risk of infection

Severe Brain Injury When Young May Have Long-Term Effects

Good home environment helps overcome some deficits, studies find

Protect Yourself From Ski-Fatigue Injuries

Expert recommends conditioning exercises to keep skiers, snowboarders healthy

U.S. Work-Related Injuries, Illnesses Take Toll on the Till

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

British Troops Have Lower Rate of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

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

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

Knee Arthritis May Speed Up Process Linked to Cell Aging

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

Younger Adults on Multiple Meds at Risk for Falls: Study

Injury risk was doubled compared to those with fewer prescriptions

Injuries to Pedestrians Wearing Headphones Tripled Since 2004

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

Brain Structure Adapts to Arm Injury, Study Says

Finding could influence post-stroke rehabilitation

'Safety-First' Playgrounds Linked to Bored, Inactive Kids: Study

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

Maggots Quickly Clean Up Wounds, Study Shows

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

Study Looks at Stroke Risks in Teen Football Players

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

Toy Safety Tips Help Protect Kids

Experts offer precautions for parents and gift-givers alike

Millions of Americans Are Victims of Sexual Violence: CDC

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

Walking While Drunk Can Lead to Deadly Accidents: Expert

Many pedestrians struck and killed by cars have been drinking

Injuries Linked to Holiday Decorating on the Rise

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

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

Burn-Casualty Soldiers at High Risk for Kidney Injury, Study Finds

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

Few With Acute Kidney Injury See Specialists, Study Finds

Researchers urge greater efforts to identify and treat these patients

Taxi Drivers Show How Learning Changes Adult Brain

New study suggests brain is adaptable, learning is lifelong

Girls More Prone Than Boys to Headaches After Head Injury

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

Kids of All Weights Benefit From Car Seats

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