Injury Health News

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5/12/2016
Disabling Falls Don't Have to Happen

Expert advice on how seniors can lower their risk

5/12/2016
Lithium Beats Newer Meds for Bipolar Disorder, Study Finds

Lower rates of self-harm, accidental injury seen

5/2/2016
More Kids Burned, Hospitalized as Fireworks Sales Rules Ease

Findings don't show direct link to serious injuries, but reassessment of laws needed, researchers say

5/2/2016
Playground-Related Brain Injuries on Rise in U.S.

ERs treat more kids, perhaps because of greater concussion awareness, experts say

4/27/2016
Sleep Doesn't Come Easy to Those With Brain Injuries

And that may affect daytime performance at work or school, research suggests

4/24/2016
Expert Offers Advice on Treating Corns, Calluses

Hardened skin patches often caused by friction, dermatologist says

4/15/2016
Simple Steps Can Keep Lawn Mowing Safe

Before cutting the grass, review these safety tips

4/15/2016
To Be a Safe Boater, Be a Smart Boater

Experts offer tips on how to enjoy the water without risking injury

4/13/2016
Implanted Brain Chip Restores Hand Movement to Quadriplegic Man

Technology bypasses damaged spinal cord to help patient move fingers, hand and wrist

4/11/2016
Cheap Tape May Keep Blisters Off Runners' Feet

Researchers find an easy, effective solution to a perennial problem

4/5/2016
Most Americans Want to Learn How to Help Those Injured in Disasters

Poll found many would assist in stopping bleeding if shootings, accidents occurred

4/4/2016
Loose Bristles From Grill-Cleaning Brushes May Pose Dangers

Study found they can stick to food and cause mouth, throat and stomach injuries

3/31/2016
Cold Weather Can Spike Football Injuries, Study Finds

NFL concussions and ankle injuries more likely in lower temperatures, Canadian researchers say

3/26/2016
Injuries More Common in Teens Who Focus on Single Sport

Study shows the more teens specialize, the greater the risk of knee and hip problems

3/4/2016
Loose-Fitting Football Helmets Tied to Worse Concussions in Teens

High schools should have athletic trainers check players' head gear for proper fit, doctor says

3/3/2016
Lawn Mowers Can Cause Severe Injuries to Kids

Study found that more than half of accidents required amputation

2/26/2016
Paid Family Leave Tied to Decline in Child Abuse

California study found hospital admissions for abuse-linked head injuries dropped after policy enacted

2/24/2016
Health Problems Can Plague Seniors After Cancer Surgery

Researchers find falls, broken bones, bed sores more likely in older patients

2/11/2016
Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder

Researchers also found greater risk of suicide and more severe manic and depressive symptoms

2/9/2016
Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar Nations

Study finds shootings, crashes and drug overdoses contribute to a 2-year gap in life expectancy

2/4/2016
Bedbug Gene Mapping May Yield Critter's Secrets

Researchers find the insects have remarkable natural defenses

2/4/2016
Head Injuries May Explain Henry VIII's Erratic Behavior, Study Suggests

Jousting-linked brain trauma might have caused damage similar to that affecting football players today

2/3/2016
Should Tackling Be Banned From Youth Football?

Expert says doctors need to do more to safeguard kids from concussions

2/3/2016
Head Injuries Tied to Buildup of Alzheimer's Plaques, Small Study Finds

But it's too soon to suggest that people should avoid contact sports, researcher says

2/1/2016
Study: Causes of Gulf War Illness Pinpointed

In most cases, it was exposure to toxins employed by U.S. military, researcher says

1/19/2016
California Sees Doubling of CT Scans for Minor Injuries, Study Finds

Researchers concerned about potentially unnecessary radiation exposure

1/18/2016
Health Tip: Dealing With Mouth Sores

They could signal a health problem

1/8/2016
Illegal Hits Play Big Role in Youth Ice Hockey Concussions: Study

Training kids to follow the rules may reduce odds of these head injuries, experts say

1/4/2016
College Football Player's Autopsy May Offer Clues to Brain Trauma

Early death of Michael Keck provides researchers rare window to study chronic traumatic encephalopathy

1/4/2016
Could Higher Vitamin D Doses Harm Seniors Prone to Falls?

Stick to recommended guidelines, experts say

12/21/2015
Americans Growing More Concerned About Head Injuries in Football

Limiting aggressive tackles one option favored by many, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

12/19/2015
Holiday Luggage Can Be Hazardous to Your Back

Pack lightly and take extra care when lifting, orthopedist group says

12/15/2015
Scans Show Many Injured U.S. Vets May Have Brain 'Scarring'

Injuries largely caused by bombs in war zones, researchers say

12/13/2015
How to Clear Snow Without Getting Hurt

More than 203,000 Americans required treatment for injuries suffered while shoveling snow last year

12/11/2015
Hanging Holiday Lights Holds Hidden Danger, Surgeon Warns

Slips and falls from ladders can result in serious foot and ankle injuries

12/10/2015
Football Leads in College Sports Injuries, But Wrestling Most Dangerous

Study finds more than 47,000 football injuries per year, with games more hazardous than practices

12/10/2015
Concussions Are Biggest Health Risk to Cheerleaders

As sport becomes more competitive, stunts become more dangerous, but injury rates still low, study finds

12/4/2015
Obesity Linked to More Severe Bone, Joint Injuries

Study also found obese patients more likely to need surgery, have longer hospital stays

12/4/2015
Death and Disability From Injuries Down Worldwide: Study

Rate has dropped by nearly one-third since 1990

12/4/2015
Making Sense of the Senseless Violence

After latest mass shooting stirs now-familiar fears, experts see growing psychological toll

11/25/2015
Football Great Frank Gifford Had Brain Disease

Hall of Famer passed away in August at 84; CTE diagnosis can only be made after death

11/24/2015
First Year of Life Poses Highest Risk for Child Abuse: Study

Babies this young are also three times more likely to die of their injuries than those hurt accidentally

11/24/2015
Play it Safe Cooking the Thanksgiving Feast

Risk of fire, burns high during the holiday, expert warns

11/20/2015
Motorized Wheelchair Users at Raised Risk for Traffic Deaths: Study

Over 500 wheelchair-using Americans died in such accidents over 6 years, researchers report

11/16/2015
Falls, Fights Cause Most Serious Eye Injuries: Study

And cost of treatment in hospitals has jumped in the past decade, researchers add

11/12/2015
Military Deployment Tied to Greater Odds of Child Abuse, Neglect

Periods during and just after deployment are highest risk, study finds

11/12/2015
Mixed Martial Arts Injuries Less Serious Than Those From Boxing: Study

Boxers almost twice as likely to get knocked out, researchers say

11/10/2015
Health Tip: Protect Against an Ingrown Toenail

Ways to help prevent the pain

11/6/2015
Doctors Often Flub Achilles Tendon Diagnosis, Review Finds

1 in 4 ruptures missed during initial exam, but most patients still do OK, researchers say

11/2/2015
Severe Combat Injuries Linked to Risk of Chronic Diseases

Diabetes, high blood pressure more common among seriously wounded soldiers, study finds