Injury Health News

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2/3/2010
Wii Popularity Leads to New Kind of Gaming Injury

Instead of hand pain, some injure their feet on Wii boards, report notes

2/3/2010
Tylenol May Protect Kidneys After Severe Muscle Damage

Treatment prevented organ failure in injured rats, study found

1/30/2010
For the Knee, Shoes and Playing Surface Matter

Study finds that cleats and natural grass make the safest combination

1/26/2010
U.S. Bans Texting by Truck and Bus Drivers

Violators using interstate roadways now subject to fines up to $2,750

1/26/2010
In Injury-Prone Soccer, Headers Aren't the Problem

Colliding with other body parts, and the ground, cause more injuries, experts say

1/24/2010
Downhill Sports Can Take a Dangerous Turn

Expert advises skiers, snowboarders to keep alert and wear a helmet

1/22/2010
Even in War Zones, Battle Doesn't Cause Most Injuries

Military needs to treat more conditions before they become severe, expert says

1/20/2010
New Gene ID'd in Brittle Bone Disease

Discovery may shed light on origin of osteogenesis imperfecta, researchers say

1/18/2010
Health Tip: Prevent Injuries From Toys

Help keep your child safe

1/18/2010
Parents Not Taking Concussions Seriously Enough

These injuries can be dire and must be monitored, study says

1/14/2010
Deadly 'Choking Game' Still Common Among Kids

6 percent of those responding to Oregon poll said they tried the dangerous pastime

1/14/2010
Stabilizing Spine May Be Waste of Time in Gun, Knife Victims

Doubled chance of death in those not brought directly to trauma center, study finds

1/14/2010
Haiti Faces Serious Health Risks in Quake's Wake

Lack of medical care, safe drinking water top list of threats, experts say

1/14/2010
1 in 4 U.S. Teen Girls Involved in Violent Behavior

6 percent say they intended to cause harm, survey finds

1/13/2010
1/12/2010
FocusDriven Seeks to Crack Down on Distracted Drivers

Federal government, safety group target use of cell phones and texting devices

1/11/2010
Seat Belts, Bike Helmets Go Unused in Movies Aimed at Kids

Hollywood demonstrates safe practices only about half the time, study finds

1/9/2010
Younger Hunters Prey to Treestand Injuries

Safety campaigns could help prevent serious accidents, expert says

1/6/2010
Need a New Hand? One Day, You May Be Able to Regrow One

Research in salamanders is lighting the way to human limb regeneration, scientists say

12/31/2009
Tarantula Owners, Mind Your Eyes

Spider's hairy defense mechanism led to corneal injury in man, report says

12/31/2009
Drinking, Walking on New Year's Eve Risky Business

More pedestrians killed on Jan. 1 than on any other day of the year, research shows

12/30/2009
If Ski Injury Occurs, Plans for Fun Go Downhill Fast

The slopes are no place to get careless about safety, doctor warns

12/29/2009
Caution Can Help Keep Elderly Safe During Winter

Hazards exist both indoors and outdoors, experts say

12/21/2009
Texting While Driving Raises Crash Risk Sixfold

While drivers message, distance between cars shrinks and reaction times grow, study finds

12/19/2009
Child Safety Belongs at Top of Holiday Decorating List

Keep ornaments, lights out of reach of little hands

12/15/2009
Patients With Pacemakers Should Avoid MRI Scans

Study examines potential for injury when doctors decide benefits of imaging outweigh the risks

12/15/2009
Playground Surface Plays a Role in Kids' Injuries

Landing on granite sand is deemed safer than wood fiber

12/14/2009
Health Tip: Take Care When Lugging Luggage

Suggestions to help prevent injury

12/14/2009
Many Doctors Unaware of Deadly 'Choking Game'

Dozens of teens have died trying to achieve euphoric state, experts warn

12/10/2009
12/4/2009
Timing of Multiple-Ligament Knee Surgery May Not Matter

Outcomes same whether procedure done immediately or 3 weeks later, study shows

11/30/2009
Med Students Often Fail to Report Needlestick Injuries

Omission leaves them without treatment for blood-borne diseases, researchers say

11/30/2009
Health Tip: Buying a Baby Gate

Suggestions for choosing one that's safe

11/24/2009
Some Prescription Meds May Raise Seniors' Risks of Falling

Caution needed when taking sedatives, antidepressants, benzodiazepines, review finds

11/24/2009
Family Financial Status Affects Child-Care Injury Rates

Kids from less-affluent families are at higher risk, study finds

11/17/2009
Health Tip: Make Your Home Fall-Proof

Keep clutter out of the way

11/9/2009
Hot-Tub Injuries on the Rise

One-quarter of those hurt are under 16, researchers say

11/5/2009
Stem Cells Repair Acute Lung Injury in Mice

Study findings may lead to way to prevent this cause of death in people

10/23/2009
Common Knee Pain May Improve With Therapy

Supervised exercise had better results than wait-and-see approach, researchers say

10/20/2009
Babies Injured in Car Seats Used Outside of Cars

Study found more than 43,000 emergency-room visits during five-year period

10/14/2009
As More Cyclists Hit the Road, Serious Injuries Rise

Helmet use, investment in bike lanes could protect more riders, researchers say

10/6/2009
Burn Rate in Kids Has Dropped, But Still Causes Concern

Youths' thinner skin makes them more susceptible to severe injury, expert says

10/2/2009
Daily Dose of Vitamin D Helps Prevent Falls in Seniors

Supplements of 700 to 1,000 IU linked to reduced risk, study finds

9/30/2009
Dementia Risk Higher for NFL Players

Ex-players aged 30 to 49 are 19 times more likely to have memory problems, survey found

9/25/2009
Alcohol Might Lower Death Rates in Brain Injury Patients

Could have protective effect, but also raises chances of complications, study shows

9/18/2009
Health Tip: Could It Be a Torn Rotator Cuff?

Here are basic warning signs

9/15/2009
Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes

When you need goggles

9/15/2009
Emergency Medical Transport By Air Carries Risks

Stabilization of patients before flight may prevent many adverse events, researchers say

9/15/2009
Not All Kids With Head Injuries Need Brain Scans

Screening could cut down on radiation exposure, researchers say

9/14/2009
3 NFL Stars to Donate Brain Tissue for Trauma Research

Program studies affects of repeated blows to the head