Injury Health News

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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

10/26/2015
Truckers' Fatigue, Cellphones Boost Their Crash Risk: Study

Researchers also found that troubling blood pressure readings increased odds of an accident

10/26/2015
Shaken Baby Syndrome Program Didn't Reduce Injuries: Study

Over 3 years, more than 90 percent of North Carolina parents of newborns participated

10/26/2015
Safe Tackling OK in Youth Football, Pediatricians' Group Says

New policy statement urges proper training, supervision to avoid injuries among young players

10/23/2015
Paintball, BB Guns Can Severely Injure Kids, Study Finds

Serious eye injuries, organ damage can occur, researchers warn

10/20/2015
Technique Could Preserve Fertility for Wounded Soldiers

Sperm retrieval might help injured servicemen have children in the future, study says

10/15/2015
Hospital Care for Nonfatal Gun Wounds Costs $679 Million a Year

Average hospital stay is seven days, U.S. study finds

10/13/2015
Mixed Martial Arts Fighters May Go to Dangerous Lengths to Shed Pounds

British study shows saunas, sweat suits, pills all used to trigger drastic weight loss before fights

10/9/2015
Doctors Offer Fall Clean-Up Safety Advice

Take special care when using ladders, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says

10/9/2015
Health Tip: When You Get a Cut

Signs you should see a doctor

10/6/2015
Rehab May Not Help After Broken Ankle: Study

Australian review shows no benefit, but a U.S. orthopedic surgeon disagrees

10/5/2015
Routine Screening for Child Abuse Might Spot More Cases: Study

Further testing of all children with suspicious injuries could minimize misdiagnoses

10/5/2015
Zip Line Injuries on the Rise

Increasing popularity of the adventure sport brings increase in ER visits, study finds

9/30/2015
Injury Toll in U.S. in 2013: $671 Billion

Accidents and violence the driving forces, CDC officials report

9/30/2015
U.S. Combat Deaths Declined Under 'Golden Hour Policy': Study

Under 2009 Pentagon rule, injured soldiers must be transported to treatment centers within 60 minutes

9/29/2015
Toppling TVs a Risk to Kids

Three-fourths of injuries occurred when children weren't closely supervised, study finds

9/17/2015
Heavy Drinking Linked to Greater Risk for Alcohol-Related Cancers

Researchers say it's a risk factor for death and disability that can be controlled

9/15/2015
MRI Helps Detect Brain Bleeding Soon After Traumatic Brain Injury

Military study suggests patients might get better, more timely treatments if scans are done promptly

9/15/2015
Long Shifts Linked to Increased Injury Risk for EMS Workers

The longer they work, the greater their risk, observational study shows

9/6/2015
Sports Medicine Docs Offer Safety Tips for Young Athletes

Children should ease back into activity, wear properly fitted safety gear and stay hydrated

9/1/2015
More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike Injuries

Riders over 45 a big part of jump in hospital admissions for more severe accidents, report finds

8/30/2015
Start Your Hike on the Right Foot With Proper Footwear

Expert gives tips on avoiding and dealing with injury

8/27/2015
Injuries Tied to Illegal Meth Labs on the Rise: CDC

'Shake-and-bake' chemical explosions are one common, dangerous accident, agency report says

8/25/2015
Men Who Feel Less Masculine May Be More Violent, Study Finds

Those not concerned about meeting 'male ideals' were least likely to assault others

8/19/2015
Health Tip: Minimize Scarring

Take care of open wounds

8/18/2015
Gender Doesn't Influence Hamstring Strain Recovery Time

Study finds male, female college soccer players get better in about a week

8/17/2015
Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer Injuries

Eye-related injuries dropped, and rate of concussions didn't rise after requirement, study says

8/13/2015
U.S. Bike Deaths Fall for Kids, But Rise for Adults

More men are switching to bicycles to commute, run errands, which may explain these trends

8/6/2015
Over 4 Million Americans Say They've Driven Drunk in Prior Month: CDC

Typical drunk driver is a young male with a history of binge drinking, survey shows

7/31/2015
Mountain Biker Survives After Neck Impaled by Tree Branch

He traveled 20 miles to hospital with object in place, doctors say injury missed major blood vessels and airway

7/31/2015
Noninvasive Stimulation Gets Legs Moving After Spinal Cord Injury

Device compares favorably to surgically implanted option, researchers say

7/30/2015
7/27/2015
Health Tip: Triggers of Swimmer's Ear

When moisture is trapped inside

7/15/2015
Antidepressant, Painkiller Combo May Raise Risk of Brain Bleed

Be cautious about taking both together, researcher says

7/13/2015
Banning Soccer 'Headers' Won't Solve Concussion Problem: Study

Enforcing rules that limit aggressive body contact would be more effective, researcher says

7/13/2015
U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse

Less than half follow up on suspicious fractures among at-risk kids, study finds