Trauma News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/6/2015
Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults

Research suggests head injuries later in life cause more profound effects

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

Further testing of all children with suspicious injuries could minimize misdiagnoses

9/29/2015
Toppling TVs a Risk to Kids

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

9/28/2015
Children in Foster Homes Need Better Health Care

American Academy of Pediatrics says kids may be traumatized and require more consistent treatment

9/23/2015
Placing Large Catheter in Vein Under Collarbone Best, Study Finds

Compared to neck or groin placement, it reduced chances of blood infections, clots among critically ill

8/13/2015
More Police Killed in States With High Gun Ownership: Study

Risk of dying on duty is three times higher in states with more households with firearms

8/4/2015
U.S. Violent Crime Rate Drops Significantly Since 1980s

Reduction may be due to programs that try to break cycle of violence, experts say

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

7/3/2015
Childhood Trauma Tied to Migraine Risk as Adult

Study found witnessing parental domestic violence produced most powerful association

6/29/2015
Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

But the research didn't establish a cause-and-effect relationship

6/12/2015
Injuries Up Risk of Psoriatic Arthritis for People With Psoriasis

Researchers said effect was even stronger if bones or joints were involved

5/22/2015
Depression May Intensify Anger in Veterans With PTSD: Study

Aggressive outbursts can unleash harm to others or to soldiers themselves, researchers say

5/8/2015
Miscarriage Misunderstood, Often Leaves Women With Guilt

Survey finds many think it is less common than it is, don't understand it is usually unavoidable

5/7/2015
Fall-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled for U.S. Seniors Since 2000

Researchers also report that car crashes cause 1 in 7 unintentional deaths in older Americans

4/29/2015
Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts, Study Suggests

Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says

4/27/2015
Pediatrics Group Advises Doctors on How to Spot Child Abuse

New guidance offers suggestions on protecting children, too

4/24/2015
Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood

Finding suggests interventions aimed at these kids might make a difference, researcher says

4/8/2015
Family Stress Linked to Teen Obesity in Study

Efforts to keep childhood weight in check need to take home environment into account, researcher says

4/3/2015
Childhood Trauma May Raise Odds of Asthma

Study finds divorce, death and violence appear linked to higher risk of respiratory illness

4/1/2015
Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests

Researchers hope computer model could predict early problems from injuries

3/17/2015
Older Blood Just as Good for Transfusions

Canadian study found no significant difference in outcomes when compared to fresh blood

2/16/2015
Blood Transfusion During Flight to Trauma Center Boosts Survival: Study

But blood needs to be refrigerated on helicopters, researcher noted

2/9/2015
Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks

Study found high levels of substance linked to inflammation in caregivers who felt anger, blame

2/3/2015
Battlefield Blood-Transfusion 'Recipe' Passes Real-Life Test

Balanced mix of blood products, developed in combat arenas, better than regular transfusions, trial finds

1/30/2015
More Evidence That Boxing Can Lead to Brain Damage

Repeated blows to head tied to changes seen on MRIs, lower test scores, study finds

1/23/2015
'Hidden' Brain Damage Seen in Vets With Blast Injuries

Autopsies showed broken, swollen nerve fibers in regions related to memory, reasoning

12/11/2014
Almost Half of U.S. Kids Suffer Traumatic Stress, Study Shows

Teaching adults in their lives how to heal may be best first step, researchers say

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

Progesterone study halted early because of disappointing results

12/8/2014
Hard Hit to Chest Triggered Irregular Heartbeat in Teen Football Player

But case report notes 16-year-old's heart returned to normal in three days after rare occurrence

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

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

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

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

9/24/2014
Blood Test Might Predict Speed of Recovery From Surgery: Study

Activity of some white blood cells may provide clues to healing time

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

9/4/2014
Serious Childhood Burns Tied to Long-Term Mental Health Risks

Adults injured by fire when young are at increased odds of depression, study finds

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

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

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

6/16/2014
Study: Similar Outcomes From Combat Head Injuries, Regardless of Cause

Researchers looked at blast- and nonblast-related trauma in Iraq-Afghanistan veterans

6/2/2014
Boston Marathon Bombings Left Psychological Scars on Kids

11 percent of parents surveyed months later described PTSD symptoms in children, study found

5/28/2014
Older Black Trauma Patients Fare Better Than Whites in ER: Study

Researchers found older white trauma patients were 20 percent more likely to die

5/19/2014
ICU Patients at Much Greater Risk for PTSD: Study

Stay in intensive care can be traumatic for both patients and their families, researchers say

5/19/2014
Sports Injuries Can Damage Kidneys, Study Finds

Researchers urge doctors to consider possibility of renal trauma in these cases

5/13/2014
ERs See Spike in Traumatic Brain Injuries

Researchers say increased awareness, diagnosis could explain some of the 29 percent increase over a five-year period

5/6/2014
Kids With ADHD May Also Suffer Family Troubles

Study found they were more likely to come from homes affected by poverty, divorce, substance abuse

4/30/2014
Doctors Regrow Large Areas of Muscle Lost in Injured Soldiers

Trauma patients regained some function in severely damaged legs with first-time procedure

4/30/2014
Traumatic Brain Injury Common Among Homeless Men

In small Canadian study, 70 percent of such injuries occurred during childhood or teen years

4/29/2014
Japan Quake Shows How Stress Alters the Brain

Victims had shrinkage in certain regions, but some areas rebounded with emotional recovery, study finds

4/23/2014
People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury

Study looked at adults hurt in motor vehicle crashes, falls

4/16/2014
Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling

The 17-day treatment prevented blood vessel clogging that could threaten reconnection, surgeons say

4/10/2014
Social Skills a Casualty of Childhood Head Injury, Study Suggests

Disruptions of working memory, mental processing speed make it hard to interact, researchers explain