Injury Health News

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2/25/2009
Genes May Help Drive Rotator Cuff Injury

The risk is higher if even distant relatives have suffered such problems, study finds

2/23/2009
Head Injury While Young Ups Epilepsy Risk

But treatment can prevent the illness from emerging, Danish researchers say

2/20/2009
Adapting Gait May Help Elderly Avoid Falls

Volunteers trained on moveable platform kept better balance in a slippery situation

2/20/2009
1 in 10 Ex-NFL Players Used Steroids, Poll Reports

Finding comes from confidential survey in research that highlights drugs' damage to long-term health

2/19/2009
Obesity, Lack of Insurance Take Toll on Young Americans

CDC annual report on nation's health focuses on those aged 18 to 29

2/16/2009
Health Tip: Scuba Diving Safety

Know the risks before you dive in

2/11/2009
Tuba Spells Trouble for Young Musician

Too much air pressure caused rare problem with salivary gland

2/2/2009
Quick Orthopedic Repair Can Save Young Shoulders

Arthroscopic surgery for athletes greatly reduces risk of recurring injury, study says

1/29/2009
Old Tech Helps Soldiers With New Wound Infection

Antibiotic-laced bone cement cuts complications that could cost them a limb

1/28/2009
Concussion's Effects May Linger for Decades

Attention, memory, physical processes affected 30 years later, study finds

1/26/2009
HS Sports Shoulder Injuries More Likely in Boys

Player-to-player contact in competition behind almost 60% of cases, study finds

1/25/2009
Oh-So-Cold Temperatures Plague Older People

Metabolism and other body changes exacerbate wintertime issues

1/22/2009
Certain Facial Injuries Point to Domestic Violence

Broken jaws, cheekbones a hint for doctors to get help for victim, researcher says

1/17/2009
Hard, Cold Facts About Frostbite

Takes only minutes when temperatures drop to cause permanent damage, group warns

1/15/2009
Booze Taxes Lower Drinking Rates

Price hikes affect wide range of tipplers, study finds

1/7/2009
'Snowbirds' Beware the Climate Changes

Switch to balmier days can be healthy and hazardous for seniors, experts say

1/2/2009
Shovel Snow Safely

Experts offer tips on how to avoid injury while performing winter task

1/2/2009
Health Tip: Relief From Carpal Tunnel

Suggestions to ease the pain

12/21/2008
The Best Holiday Toys Are Safe Holiday Toys

New federal law requires extensive testing before they hit store shelves

12/17/2008
Magnets in Kids' Toys Pose Broad Dangers

Swallowing them can block bowel; warnings not mandated on packages, study says

12/17/2008
Nature's Fury Makes South Most Dangerous Area in U.S.

But new 'death map' shows that no region is truly safe from extreme heat, weather

12/15/2008
Later School Start Time Cuts Teens' Car Crash Risk

A little more sleep means sharper young drivers, study suggests

12/10/2008
MRI Can Spot Presymptomatic MS

A third of patients with suspect scans develop the disease within 5 years, study finds

12/10/2008
Obese Kids More Prone to Limb Injuries in Car Crashes

Weaker bones from poor diet, less exercise may be to blame, experts say

12/10/2008
Car Crashes, Falls Top List of Accidental Injuries for Kids

CDC researchers say it's an under-recognized public health problem

12/10/2008
Returning to the Road Tricky After Injury

Orthopedic surgeons offer tips on knowing when you're ready to drive again

12/2/2008
Car Cell Phone Use More Hazardous Than Chat With Passengers

Fellow occupants can help keep driving safe, research shows

12/1/2008
Young Gymnasts Facing Broad Range of New Injuries

MRI scans show knuckle, wrist and bone damage that could develop into early osteoarthritis

11/28/2008
Beware of Toxic Toys This Holiday Season

Dangerous chemicals make some playthings unfit for kids, report claims

11/26/2008
Hair Beads Spurring Head Trauma in Kids

And hard plastic versions often aren't visible on CT scans, experts note

11/19/2008
Sport Supplement May Help Shield Seniors From Falls

Beta-alanine boosts muscle, balance, study finds

11/11/2008
States Asleep at the Wheel in Fighting Drowsy Driving

There's not enough outreach and prevention, new report finds

11/7/2008
Brain Scans Show Bullies Enjoy Others' Pain

Neurological 'reward centers' lit up as they watched injuries occur, study found

11/6/2008
Counseling Can Combat Youth Violence

And referrals should start with emergency room doctors, study says

11/4/2008
Global Attention to Snakebites Is Unmet

Poisonings, deaths pose severe public health threat, especially in underdeveloped areas

11/3/2008
Grandparent Caregivers Cut Kids' Injury Risk in Half

Findings challenge widespread belief that older sitters raise likelihood of harm

11/3/2008
Many Unlicensed Teen Drivers Put Safety Last

Driving drunk, skipping seatbelts more common for adolescents illegally at the wheel, study finds

11/2/2008
Falls Are Leading Cause of Injury to Seniors

But orthopedists say a home safety review could cut odds of fractures in those over 65

10/31/2008
Family Halloween Safety Can Be Fiendishly Simple

Limit trick-or-treating to familiar places, don't take candy from strangers, expert says

10/22/2008
Sexual Dysfunction Common a Year After Major Trauma

Rate double that for healthy patients, regardless of gender, site of injury, study says

10/16/2008
'Bug Bombs' Causing Injury

466 cases, including one baby's death, are linked to the repellent 'foggers,' U.S. report finds

10/16/2008
Travel Was as Dangerous 500 Years Ago as Today: Study

Changing modes of transport have had little effect on unintentional injuries

10/13/2008
Lack of Insurance Raises Abused Babies' Death Risk

Poorer access to care may play a role, experts say

10/10/2008
Health Tip: Coping With Epilepsy

Help protect yourself in the event of a seizure

10/7/2008
Early Mobility Best for ICU Patients

Getting out of bed sooner helped quality of life after discharge, study finds

10/7/2008
Microwaves a Menace for Young Kids

Scalds, resulting in serious injuries, can occur, study finds

10/3/2008
Study Questions Guidelines on Immunizations

Researchers suggest needles used on kids are sometimes too long

9/27/2008
Fall Sports Peak Time for Lower Leg Damage

Sprains, fractures, turf toe most common injuries, but warm-ups, proper gear cut risks

9/24/2008
Health Tip: Choosing a Knee Brace

Which type is best for you?

9/21/2008
Fall Cleanup Is a Prime Time for Accidents

Whether it's raking leaves or climbing ladders for repairs, work safe