Injury Health News

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3/10/2014
Spring Break Drunkeness a Dangerous Tradition

Expert says thousands of college students injured each year after drinking too much, and some die

3/6/2014
Texting While Walking Often Leads to Injuries: Expert

Distraction causes people to fall down stairs, step into traffic, trauma doctor says

3/5/2014
For Many College Athletes, the Payoff Is Lifelong Disabilities: Study

They were more likely to have physical and emotional problems later in life than non-athletes, researchers found

2/26/2014
Quick Vision Test May Help Spot Concussions on Sidelines

Combined with two other simple screenings, all cases of head injury were caught, researchers report

2/24/2014
Blood Pressure Meds May Raise Risk of Serious Falls for Seniors

Study found those over 70 who took medications were up to 40 percent more likely to be injured

2/21/2014
Modern War Wounds Can Devastate Vets' Sexual, Emotional Health

Blast injuries to groin on the rise and confer special hardships for soldiers, experts say

2/18/2014
Heavy Kids May Suffer Worse Elbow Fractures

Study found they were more likely to have complex 'type-3' breaks than normal-weight kids

2/18/2014
2/17/2014
Football Helmets Not Much Protection Against Hits to Side of the Head: Study

Only reduced chances of brain injury by 20 percent in crash test dummy trial

2/13/2014
Head, Neck Injury May Triple Younger People's Risk for Stroke

Tears in vessels may be partially to blame, but the exact link is unclear, researchers say

2/10/2014
Health Tip: Storing Toys

Prevent injuries by putting toys away

2/10/2014
Health Tip: Trampoline Injuries

Here's how kids can get hurt

2/9/2014
Cat Bites May Lead to Serious Infections, Hospitalizations

Felines' sharp teeth can inject harmful bacteria deep into joints and tissue, doctors warn

2/7/2014
Survival Rates Similar After Accidents, Acts of Violence: Study

Cause of traumatic injuries not necessarily related to likelihood of survival, surgeon says

2/5/2014
Ready to Get in Shape? Ease Into Exercise, Experts Say

Check-ups, warm-ups and mixing up your routine are among the tips offered by athletic trainers

2/2/2014
A Survival Guide for Winter's Threats

Docs offer tips for avoiding injuries while shoveling snow, walking on icy sidewalks and streets

1/31/2014
1/29/2014
New 'Bioengineered Skin' Gets Closer to the Real Thing

Successfully tested on rats, the lab-grown product has blood and lymph vessels, scientists say

1/28/2014
Sleep Apnea Common After Spinal Cord Injury, Study Finds

Injured patients should undergo evaluation for diagnosis of the breathing disorder, researchers say

1/28/2014
Falls Top Car Crashes as Leading Cause of U.S. Spinal Injuries

Rates rising fastest among seniors, study finds

1/27/2014
Cops on Night Shift at Higher Risk of Serious Injury: Study

Long-term leave tripled for those working 11 p.m. to 8 a.m., study finds

1/27/2014
Twenty U.S. Kids Hospitalized Each Day for Gun Injuries: Study

Nearly a third of these shootings are accidental, study finds

1/26/2014
'Plays at the Plate' Riskiest for Pro Baseball Players

MLB considering rule to ban these collision-causing encounters at home plate

1/24/2014
Shoulders Take a Pounding in High School Football

Wrestling was distant second in large study of interscholastic sports

1/23/2014
Most Crash Victims Don't Plan to Sue: Study

Only 17 percent of drivers with hurt necks or other body parts had contacted a lawyer within six weeks

1/20/2014
Concussions Common in Middle School Girls Playing Soccer: Study

Many continue to play through symptoms, increasing risk of second injury, experts say

1/20/2014
Despite New Rules, Injuries Still Costly for NHL, Study Finds

Added safety measures appear necessary to protect hockey players' health

1/19/2014
Walk, But Stay Safe: Tips for Pedestrians

Use crosswalks, beware at intersections, carry flashlights at night, CDC advises

1/15/2014
Brain Injuries May Raise Risk of Early Death

Researchers find second head injury, suicide and assault are the main causes

1/13/2014
Assaults at Schools Send 90,000 Kids to ER Each Year: Study

Number of intentional injuries is 'concerningly high,' researcher says

1/12/2014
Ease Into a Workout Program to Prevent Injuries

Doctors give safety tips for weight-lifting and other regimens

1/10/2014
Certain Childhood Fractures May Signal Low Bone Density: Study

Doctors urged to consider level of trauma causing injury

1/9/2014
Dietary Supplements Can't Treat or Cure Concussions: FDA

Agency tells consumers to ignore manufacturer claims and 'walk away' from these products

1/8/2014
Ultramarathoners: How's Their Health?

Researchers launch long-term study of these intense runners

1/5/2014
Avoiding Injury During Winter Sports

Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating are common causes of sprains, dislocations, fractures

1/3/2014
Get Fit Before You Hit the Slopes

Endurance training cuts chances of falls, injuries, sports medicine doc says

1/1/2014
When Winter Fun Isn't So Fun

Sledding, skating, skiing and other cold weather activities all carry a potential risk of harm

12/27/2013
Portable Bed Rails Can Pose Safety Hazard, FDA Says

Agency explains how to reduce potential for falling or being trapped

12/26/2013
Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Risk in Study

Brain scans found seniors with both poor memory and prior head injury have more plaque buildup

12/26/2013
Study Questions Value of Common Knee Surgery

Procedure to repair a torn meniscus worked no better than a fake one to ease lingering pain

12/19/2013
Pop Songs May Awaken Fond Memories for Brain-Damaged Patients

Study suggests that music might help people who have trouble remembering the past

12/11/2013
Brain Injuries Tied to PTSD in Marines

Study followed U.S veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan wars

12/9/2013
Rise in U.S. High Chair Injuries Stuns Experts

Either safety straps aren't working or adults don't use them properly, researchers say

11/28/2013
Safety Tips for Holiday Football Games

Don't let injuries sideline you during Thanksgiving pick-up games

11/27/2013
Oxygen Treatment May Help Some With Spinal Cord Injuries: Study

Researchers found it allowed those with less severe nerve damage to walk farther and faster

11/27/2013
Tongue Piercing Helps Paralyzed People Drive Wheelchairs

Although not yet on the market, magnetic technology may let users move with greater speed, ease

11/26/2013
Cross These Dangerous Toys Off Kids' Christmas List, Experts Say

Annual 'Trouble in Toyland' report cites playthings that could choke or poison a child

11/23/2013
Nail-Gun Injuries on the Rise Among Construction Workers

More than half of patients in Australian study needed surgery

11/21/2013
Laser Toys Can Damage Eyes: Report

'Star Wars'-like gadgets causing serious injuries, doctors say

11/20/2013
Concussion's Damage to Brain Lingers After Symptoms Fade: Study

Special scans found differences in gray matter when compared to those without head injuries