Injury Health News

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7/8/2011
Windows Pose Safety Risk for Young Children, Experts Warn

Simple tips can help parents, caregivers prevent potentially fatal falls

7/8/2011
Ankle Braces May Protect Young Basketball Players

Study found they reduced the number of sprains and fractures high school athletes suffer

7/7/2011
Men Seem More Likely Than Women to Develop Hole in Knee Cartilage

Damage, which tends to occur after ACL injury, raises risk for osteoarthritis, researchers say

7/7/2011
Teen Athletes Should Get Concussion Test Score Before Play

Results from assessment tool, head injury history helpful to have on record, research suggests

6/30/2011
July 4 Weekend Dangerous for Underage Boys Who Drink: Report

ER visits double for young males when alcohol is involved, researchers say

6/24/2011
Even One Glass of Beer, Wine Boosts Car Crash Risk: Study

'Buzzed' drivers more likely to speed, neglect seat-belts and be in the striking vehicle, results show

6/21/2011
Making Sure Child's Play Doesn't Turn Into Gunplay

Nationwide 'ASK' campaign urges parents to ask if unlocked guns are present in playmates' homes

6/20/2011
Results of Bodychecking in Youth Hockey Examined

Canadian study finds injury rates at age 13-14 don't depend on age when kids began bodychecking

6/17/2011
Kids With Minor Head Injury May Not Need Hospitalization

OK to discharge most children with normal CT scan after minor blunt trauma, study suggests

6/14/2011
Life Often Shorter for the Homeless: Study

Substance abuse, psychiatric disorders raise risk of early death

6/9/2011
Bathroom Injuries a Little-Known Problem

Making bathrooms safer could prevent many slips and falls, CDC says

6/3/2011
Concussions Tied to Verbal Memory Loss in Young Athletes

College football, soccer players show signs of decreased brain function after head injury: study

6/1/2011
Hi-Tech Scan Detects Soldiers' Head Injuries

Could one day lead to better treatment for those who suffer less-severe harm, study says

5/24/2011
How to Guard Against Dog Bites

Many of the nearly 5 million bites a year in U.S. are preventable, experts say

5/15/2011
Spring Cleaning Lands Many Americans in Hot Water

Doctor provides tips on how to avoid some pitfalls associated with the season

5/13/2011
Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Won't Cause Chest Injuries, Study Contends

Even maximum compression unlikely to result in harm to patients, researchers say

5/7/2011
What's Good for Your Heart Is Good for Your Brain

Neurosurgeon offers advice for protecting the brain from injury, disease

5/4/2011
Football Legend Steve Young Urges Kids, Parents to Play It Safe

Experts offer tips on how to help prevent youth sports injuries

5/2/2011
Kids Specializing in One Sport More Likely to Get Hurt: Study

Growing bodies more vulnerable to repetitive injuries, intense play, researchers say

4/28/2011
Injuries Among Older Workers on the Rise: CDC

Falls are the most common causes of mishaps

4/24/2011
Nail Guns Often Sold Without Safety Advice: Study

Most staff offer buyers little guidance about using these hazardous tools

4/20/2011
Health Tip: Prevent Bathroom Slipping and Sliding

Safety suggestions to reduce the risk of falls

4/19/2011
Depression Common After Brain Injury

About 30 percent of brain-injured people suffer depression, study finds

4/19/2011
Motorcycle Deaths Drop for Second Straight Year: Report

2 percent decline in 2010 comes on the heels of a 16 percent decline in 2009

4/19/2011
Too Many Parents Think Injuries Are 'Part of the Game'

But half of team-sports injuries are preventable, survey says

4/13/2011
Youth Football Injuries on the Rise, Study Finds

Researchers say more efforts must be made to protect young athletes

4/13/2011
Abusive Head Trauma in Infants Doubled During Recession: Study

Financial stress may trigger violent behavior toward babies, researchers say

4/5/2011
Girls in Some Sports Face Raised Risk of Stress Fractures: Study

More than 8 hours a week of basketball, gymnastics or cheerleading doubled chances

4/2/2011
Tips for Keeping Young Athletes Safe

Doctor's OK recommended before kids start playing sports, expert says

4/1/2011
Sports Gear Should Also Protect Eyes, Experts Say

Athletes can avoid devastating injuries by wearing activity-specific protective eyewear

4/1/2011
Rigors of Ballet Require Careful Training

Expert offers dancers tips on injury prevention

3/31/2011
Health Tip: Help Prevent Toddler Falls

Suggestions to help keep them safe

3/30/2011
Lawsuits Aren't Improving Nursing Home Care: Study

Litigation rates similar for poor and good facilities, researchers find

3/29/2011
Death Rates of Children, Young Adults Show Reversal

Global improvements among kids 4 and under not matched among those 15 to 24, study finds

3/25/2011
Alcohol May Play Dual Role in Some Cases of Elder Abuse

Small study suggests victims may have problems with substance abuse, mental illness, other conditions

3/22/2011
Trauma Patients Seem More Likely to Survive on Weekends

Victims may benefit from more attention outside of regular weekday hours, researchers say

3/22/2011
Steroid May Help Cut Pneumonia Risk After Brain Trauma

Hydrocortisone seemed to benefit ICU patients with traumatic brain injury, small study finds

3/21/2011
Chronic Pain Often Follows Car Crash: Study

Compared with other traumatic events, traffic accidents most likely to trigger risk, research finds

3/18/2011
Domestic Abuse Often Escapes Notice of ER Staff: Study

Most not identified as victims when treated in emergency department

3/9/2011
Risk-Glorifying Media Linked to Reckless Behavior

Dangerous driving, substance use in video games, movies may have real-life consequences: analysis

3/8/2011
Risk of Death May Linger for Trauma Survivors

Those discharged to skilled nursing facilities face highest risk, study finds

3/8/2011
Lab-Grown Urethra Used to Replace Damaged Tube

Tissue engineering creates longer-lasting replacement for urinary tract injury, study finds

3/7/2011
In Shaken Baby Syndrome, Women as Likely to be Perpetrators as Men: Study

But men are more likely to cause greater injury and to confess the crime, researchers say

3/7/2011
3/4/2011
Chemo May Raise Risk of Falls in Breast Cancer Survivors

Changes in system that regulates balance may be to blame, researchers suggest

2/25/2011
Standard Exams Might Not Catch Full Potential of Brain Damaged Patients

MRI study found cognition levels varied widely in patients with severe brain injuries

2/24/2011
Most 'Locked-In Syndrome' Patients Happy, Survey Finds

'Subjective well-being' may help those with inability to move or speak, researchers suggest

2/23/2011
Timely Care May Be Key to Treating Infected Cuts

Type of antibiotic mattered less than good first-aid, even for resistant staph, study in kids suggests

2/21/2011
Teens Posting 'Cutting' Videos on YouTube

Researchers warn that watching them may prompt vulnerable kids to injure themselves

2/21/2011
Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes From Corneal Abrasion

Be careful with contact lenses, machinery