Injury Health News

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1/9/2015
Middle School Football Doesn't Seem to Cause Short-Term Brain Damage: Study

Small review found hits to head occurred less often than for older players; one doctor has some concerns

1/5/2015
Extra Bed Rest May Not Be Best for Kids With Concussions

Two days proved more effective than five days in small study of teens

1/1/2015
Dealing With Cold Weather Injuries

Safety precautions can prevent serious problems during winter activities

12/22/2014
Concussion Laws Helping Student-Athletes, Study Finds

Researchers believe raising public awareness made a big difference, too

12/15/2014
Medication Linked to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHD

Older teens experienced the greatest drop in injury risk while taking Ritalin, researchers report

12/10/2014
Hormone Treatment for Brain Injury Fails to Meet Expectations

Progesterone study halted early because of disappointing results

12/8/2014
Some NFL Players Use Unproven Stem Cell Therapies: Report

New treatments may not work, or may have unknown risks, expert says

12/1/2014
Toddlers Hurt in Falls Often Not Warned About Climbing on Furniture

Researchers found parents of these kids also more likely to not use safety gates at home

12/1/2014
'Trouble in Toyland' Report Targets Hazardous Gifts for Kids

Consumer watchdog group says many playthings can choke or poison

12/1/2014
High School Football Tied to Brain Changes, Even Without Concussion

Small study suggests that blows to the head in a typical season might alter brain

12/1/2014
Scooters Leading Cause of Toy-Linked Injuries in Kids

New report also shows that a child winds up in the ER with a toy-related injury every 3 minutes in the U.S.

11/27/2014
Turkey Fryer Mishaps Can Cause Serious Burns

Expert offers tips on using these devices safely

11/17/2014
Head Trauma in Abused Babies, Toddlers Can Have Lifelong Impact

Shortened lifespan, disability often come in wake of these injuries, study finds

11/14/2014
Boston Marathon Bombing's Legacy of Hearing Damage

Those affected still report hearing loss and ringing in ears, researchers say

11/14/2014
Talking to Friend While Driving? May Be Safer When They See the Road, Too

Either sitting beside you or via videophone would be safer than standard cellphone call, study contends

11/12/2014
Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids, Study Shows

Seatbelts and bike helmets can help prevent severe head injuries, experts say

11/11/2014
Three-Quarters of Young Baseball Players Have Arm Pain

But study found many kids are encouraged to stay on the field in spite of their injuries

11/10/2014
Health Tip: When to Bandage a Wound

Areas prone to dirt and friction should be covered

11/3/2014
MIT Researchers Develop Safer 'Button' Battery

New technology promising in animal trial; might prevent serious injuries in kids

10/30/2014
Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study

Risk was small; distractions caused by itch and sleep problems are possible factors, experts say

10/29/2014
Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists

Study finds more serious head injuries in states with age restrictions only or none at all

10/27/2014
Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds

Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says

10/27/2014
For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study

Fewer side effects reported with the over-the-counter pain reliever

10/23/2014
Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones

People with the obstructions were at higher odds for breaks and fractures, researchers say

10/13/2014
Health Tip: Strained Hamstring?

Here are common symptoms

10/10/2014
Coaches Don't Always Protect Young Pitchers' Arms: Study

Many know about pitch counts, but don't keep close track, researchers report

10/7/2014
U.S. Traffic Accidents Send 2.5 Million to ERs Each Year, CDC Says

Medical costs of those collisions top $18 billion, U.S. government estimates

9/28/2014
Avoid the Fall Sports Injury Trap

Most common injuries come from overuse, experts say

9/19/2014
U.S. Gun Deaths Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in D.C.

Decade-long study also finds firearm death rates twice as high in black people compared with whites

9/17/2014
Modern Forensics Provides Clues to Death of Richard III

Analysis of skeletal remains sheds light on fatal injuries English king suffered in battle over 500 years ago

9/15/2014
Health Tip: Avoiding Computer Strain

Relax, and sit up straight

8/26/2014
Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA

Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

8/15/2014
Expert Offers Backpack Safety Tips

When kids carry too much, muscle strains and back pain can occur

8/12/2014
Researchers Create Functional 3-D Brain-Like Tissue

Discovery allows for study of brain injuries and potential treatments

8/5/2014
Hot Cars Can Quickly Prove Deadly for Kids

Expert offers tips on protecting small passengers from heat-related tragedies

7/29/2014
It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says

Get an eye exam and a valid prescription to help prevent eye damage, experts caution

7/22/2014
Tips for Beating BBQ Burns

Seek immediate medical help for burns on the face, and large or deep burns

7/22/2014
Injuries on the Increase in High School Lacrosse, Study Shows

More than 22 percent of injuries are concussions, researchers call for better player protections

7/17/2014
Routine Errands a Risky Time for Falls by Seniors

Study suggests sidewalks, curbs may be key to keeping older pedestrians safe

7/17/2014
'Little League Shoulder' on the Rise

Rest, possibly combined with physical therapy, key to recovery, research suggests

7/16/2014
Even Mild Concussion Can Cause Thinking, Memory Problems: Study

Finding suggests damage may be present even after obvious symptoms are gone

7/10/2014
Some Teens May Face Emotional Problems After Concussion

Those with light or noise sensitivities post-injury seem to be more affected, study found

7/9/2014
Doctors Need to Protect Athletes From Concussion Risk: Neurologists

They should educate, clear players to return to field only when ready, statement says

7/9/2014
Muscle and Bone Injuries, Mental Disorders Plagued U.S. Iraq War Vets

Study followed 4,100 soldiers until four years after their return home

7/8/2014
1 in 6 Teens Treated in ER Has History of Dating Violence: Study

Both males and females affected; risk goes up with drug and alcohol abuse, researchers say

7/4/2014
Headbanging to Heavy Metal Music Linked To Man's Brain Bleed

Practice is occasionally implicated in whiplash, blood vessel tears, researchers noted

7/1/2014
Anemia Treatments Don't Boost Recovery From Brain Injury, Study Finds

Medication to boost red blood cells, more blood transfusions made no difference in outcomes

6/25/2014
Injection Treatment No Help for Hamstring Injuries, Study Says

One expert questions the findings, and believes plasma-rich injections can help athletes and others

6/25/2014
Veterans With Brain Injury May Be at Risk for Dementia: Study

They were 60 percent more likely to develop disease, and to develop it earlier, researchers say

6/22/2014
Tips for Keeping That Bounce House Safe

Children get hurt when colliding with others or falling, expert says, so supervision is needed