Injury Health News

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11/18/2013
Transfusions During Hospital Transport May Help Trauma Patients Survive

Study compared short-term survival in severely injured patients

11/11/2013
Alzheimer's-Like Plaque Seen on Brain Scans After Head Trauma

But researchers don't know if these so-called 'amyloid deposits' persist long-term

11/7/2013
New Ligament Discovered in Human Knee

Surgeons say their findings on 'anterolateral' ligament may advance treatment of athletic injuries

11/5/2013
Tired Surgeons May Not Be Error-Prone

Study compared gallbladder surgery results for same doctors with and without enough sleep

11/4/2013
Hospital Costs From Gun Injuries Topped $16B Over 9 Years

U.S. study found many victims were young, male, black, uninsured

10/28/2013
Too Few Kids Follow Bike Helmet Laws, Study Finds

In L.A. County over 5-year period, 8 of 9 children who died in bike accidents weren't wearing helmets

10/25/2013
Kids With Head Injuries May Be Prone to Depression

Study found they were more likely to be diagnosed with mood disorder, but reason for link is unclear

10/18/2013
Health Tip: Soothing Pain With Cold Therapy

Apply it just after an injury

10/18/2013
Health Tip: Using Heat Therapy

For starters, don't apply just after an injury

10/17/2013
NFL Veterans Show 'Abnormalities' in Brain Activity: Study

Ex-players who had been sent off the field most for head injuries were especially affected, researchers said

10/17/2013
Health Tip: Know the Signs of a Hip Strain

Pain is the most frequent symptom

10/7/2013
Head Injuries Common in Nursing Home Falls: Study

Using arms to break falls didn't work, video analysis showed

10/4/2013
New Test Spots Risk for PTSD in Injured Kids

Experts say early recognition crucial for avoiding later psychological, behavior problems

9/16/2013
1 in 5 High School Seniors Binge Drinks: Study

'Extreme' binge drinking levels remain steady, while bingeing has declined, researchers say

9/6/2013
Sleepy Teens Seem at Higher Risk for Pedestrian Accidents

Virtual-reality study found those who lacked adequate sleep at greater risk of injury

9/2/2013
Boys Have Higher Death Rates From Many Causes, Study Shows

Finds their risk is greater than girls; experts say many factors may be involved

8/26/2013
Parents Deliberately Making Child Ill Can Be Deadly

Family violence expert warns doctors to be on lookout for Munchausen syndrome by proxy

8/25/2013
Doctors' Tips for Backpack Safety

Good padding, weight distribution and correct lifting will help prevent injuries

8/24/2013
Expert Tips for School Bus Safety

Parents can do a lot to keep their kids out of harm's way

8/19/2013
Medical Lessons Learned From the Boston Bombing

Rapid use of imaging was critical in stemming marathon's death toll, researcher says

8/16/2013
Certain Beer Brands Tied to More ER Visits, Study Finds

Knowing which types of alcohol are linked to serious injuries may help guide new policies, researcher says

8/12/2013
Ruling Out Unneeded Ankle X-Rays for Kids

Applying simple rule for low-risk injuries helped ER docs cut use by 22 percent

8/9/2013
Lasers in Toys Can Cause Serious Eye Damage, FDA Warns

Although sold as playthings, they emit powerful beams

8/8/2013
Concussed Athletes May Not Be Good at Self-Reporting Recovery

Memory, thinking test spotted problems that injured cheerleaders didn't report or recognize, study finds

8/2/2013
Teens' IQ Takes a Hit From Fighting, Study Finds

Loss of intelligence more severe for girls, researchers say

7/28/2013
Don't Let Playground Injuries Spoil the Fun

More than 600,000 U.S. kids were hurt last year, but certain steps can help keep them safe

7/23/2013
Bright Lights, Safe Cities

Risk of death from injuries higher in rural areas of U.S., study finds

7/22/2013
Homemade Blowgun Darts Pose Choking Dangers for Teens

Boys found DIY instructions online in 3 emergency cases described in report

7/22/2013
TVs Toppling Onto Tots at Alarming Rate, Study Finds

As families own more TVs, tip-overs have doubled, study finds

7/20/2013
Tips to Prevent Serious Lawn Mower Injuries in Kids

Having family member nearby isn't enough, expert warns

7/17/2013
States Boosting Efforts Against Distracted Driving: Report

But increased education, law enforcement is stymied by drivers' reluctance to 'put down their phones'

7/6/2013
Baseballs, Softballs Often to Blame for Kids' Facial Fractures

Errant catches can lead to serious trauma, study found

7/4/2013
Simple Ways to Prevent Fireworks Injuries

Experts' best advice: Leave lighting to professionals and enjoy the spectacle

7/3/2013
Spinal Injury Causes Permanent Damage Within Weeks: Study

New MRI technology sheds light on how quickly tissue loss begins, effectiveness of treatment

7/2/2013
ATV Injuries to Kids on Decline for Now: Study

But experts say all-terrain vehicles are still a big problem for young riders

7/1/2013
Hearing Loss From Explosions May Be Treatable, Mouse Study Hints

Researchers say findings might help people after airbag injuries, bomb blasts

6/30/2013
Dealing With Kids' Summer Dental Surprises

Outdoor activities can mean more injuries to teeth

6/28/2013
As Cheerleading Evolves, Injuries Mount

Experts say it's a competitive sport whose athletes need better protection

6/25/2013
Cellphone 'Distracted Walking' Sending Pedestrians to the ER

Talking, texting users aren't looking out for dangers, study finds

6/22/2013
Take Safety Measures Before Letting Kids in the Pool

Supervision, pool maintenance and teaching children to swim all key to enjoying the water

6/21/2013
Children's Eye Injuries Peak in Summer, Expert Says

Swimming pool accidents top the list

6/21/2013
Helicopter Ambulances May Boost Survival Rates

Study says use of air transport is cost-effective for seriously injured

6/19/2013
Stronger Statins Don't Up Kidney Injury Risk, Study Finds

Higher doses of cholesterol-fighting drugs did not increase threat among heart attack patients, researchers say

6/18/2013
Concussion Damage Looks Much Like Early Alzheimer's: Study

Preliminary finding suggests mild brain injury triggers long-lasting abnormalities in white matter

6/17/2013
Hot Weather Takes Toll on Farmworkers: Study

Many contend with extreme temperatures in sleeping quarters; daytime fatigue could threaten worker safety

6/14/2013
Transplanted Organs Don't Affect Outcomes for Trauma Victims: Study

But there may be a raised risk of organ rejection in months after injuries, researchers warn

6/11/2013
Heading Soccer Balls Tied to Damaging Brain Changes

Doing it a lot may increase risk of memory problems in adult soccer players, study says

6/11/2013
Health Tip: Prevent Furniture Tipping

And help keep kids safe

6/10/2013
Too Little Known on How Primary Care Docs Can Prevent Child Abuse

U.S. panel couldn't make recommendations about kids without obvious signs of maltreatment

6/10/2013
Cutting Unneeded CT Scans in Kids Could Lower Future Cancer Risk

Reducing radiation dosage would also help, study found