Trauma News

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9/24/2010
Drug Combo May Treat Brain Injury, Animal Study Suggests

Therapy seemed to improve rats' memory after trauma, but more research needed, experts say

9/9/2010
Injury Risk Greater in Poorer Neighborhoods, Study Finds

Residents in low-income areas have 20 times greater risk of trauma from guns and cuts

9/2/2010
Vets With Stress Disorder More Likely to Develop Dementia

Those with PTSD at greater risk than peers with combat injuries but no stress disorder, study found

8/30/2010
Concussion Rates Soar Among Younger Kids

Pediatrician group issues new guidelines for sport-related head injuries

8/26/2010
Preexisting Health Issues Add to Problems for Disaster Survivors

People with disabilities, mental woes have toughest time recovering from hurricanes, bombings: analysis

8/23/2010
Child Sledding Injuries Number 20,000 a Year

Adolescent boys most likely to be hurt, researcher says

8/20/2010
In Seniors, 'Fear of Falling' Risky in Itself

Regardless of actual risk, the anxiety made them more likely to tumble, study shows

8/9/2010
War Damages Future Work Prospects of Many U.S. Vets: Data

Soldiers exposed to combat more likely to be disabled, unemployed throughout life, study shows

8/5/2010
U.S. Military Surgeons Saving Children's Lives in Afghanistan

War, poverty and lack of doctors take toll on youngsters' well-being

8/5/2010
'Body Checking' Not to Blame for Most Ice Hockey Injuries: Study

The majority of youth players are not hurt intentionally, researchers say

8/3/2010
One Therapy Session in ER Can Cut Teen Violence

Study found quick intervention would prevent one episode for every 10 kids seen

7/25/2010
Playgrounds More Fun When Safety Rules Come Into Play

More than 200,000 U.S. kids go from the playground to the hospital each year, group reports

7/24/2010
Each Summer, Falls Top the List of Ways Kids Get Hurt

Injuries are often 'predictable and preventable,' expert says

7/21/2010
PTSD Peaks at Different Ages in Men, Women

Men most at risk a decade before women, study finds

7/20/2010
Brain Injury May Raise Soldier's Epilepsy Risk

Seizure condition can take years to develop, researchers say

7/15/2010
Mom's Mental State Influenced Kids' Well-Being After 9/11: Study

Children fared worse when mothers struggled with PTSD, depression, researchers say

6/23/2010
Treatment Helped Soldiers With Migraine, Insomnia: Study

Sleep quality improved in those with post-traumatic headache, researchers say

6/19/2010
Bump in Head Injury Numbers Linked to Summer Play

Bikes, pools, ball games main reasons for spike between 2008 and 2009, analysis finds

6/16/2010
Local Murders Linked to Poor School Performance

Lower scores in reading, verbal tests noted when homicide occurs nearby, study finds

6/15/2010
Study Probes Causes of Anger in Returning U.S. Soldiers

PTSD, combat experience and family history can all play roles, study finds

6/12/2010
Lawn Mowers a Real Safety Hazard for Kids

Adults need to enforce rules to prevent injuries in children, experts warn

5/29/2010
Dive Safely -- Or Risk Spinal Cord Damage

Go feet first in shallow or unfamiliar waters, experts say

5/26/2010
Brain Injuries May Lead to Sleep Woes

Low levels of hormone that triggers the need for a night's rest may be the cause, research finds

5/18/2010
Major Depression Often Follows Brain Injury

Patients, including many veterans, are at 8 times the risk after head trauma, study finds

5/15/2010
At Any Age, Helmets Make Riding Safer

Cyclists urged to put a lid on brain injuries and deaths

5/7/2010
After Violent Death, Bereaved Should Decide Whether to View Body

Loved ones should be given the choice, researchers say

5/5/2010
Car Crashes Leading Cause of Teen Deaths in U.S.

But CDC report finds murder, suicide and illnesses also kill many teens

5/3/2010
Bullies Target Obese Kids

Being overweight is prime factor regardless of race, family income, study finds

5/3/2010
Child Abuse Head Injuries Rise as Economy Falls

Study found almost twice as many per month in a downturn

3/18/2010
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue

Specially trained canines help those suffering aftermath of disaster, having daily struggles

3/5/2010
Alcohol Influences How Memorable Trauma Might Be

Flashbacks less likely among those who drink the most, study finds

2/19/2010
Traumatic Amputations in Children Have High Costs

Better interventions could prevent trapped fingers in doors, expert says

2/16/2010
PTSD Treatment Still Lacking for Veterans

Young, male and rural most likely to face obstacles, research shows

2/3/2010
Brain Scans Suggest Some Vegetative Patients May Be Aware

But researchers caution against giving families false hope

2/3/2010
Tylenol May Protect Kidneys After Severe Muscle Damage

Treatment prevented organ failure in injured rats, study found

1/28/2010
Haitian Children Need Specific Relief Efforts

Large number of injured calls for specialized pediatric care, researchers say

1/24/2010
Downhill Sports Can Take a Dangerous Turn

Expert advises skiers, snowboarders to keep alert and wear a helmet

1/21/2010
Scientists Read Brain's Magnetic Fields to Spot PTSD

Test identified those with the disorder 90% of the time

1/15/2010
Traffic Crashes Send 3.5 Million to ERs

Of those, 8,000 died in emergency department, federal report shows

1/14/2010
Stabilizing Spine May Be Waste of Time in Gun, Knife Victims

Doubled chance of death in those not brought directly to trauma center, study finds

1/13/2010
Deployment Takes Toll on Army Wives

Spouses show higher rates of depression, anxiety, sleep disorders

11/17/2009
Uninsured Trauma Patients More Likely to Die: Study

Causes for the disparity need to be further explored, researchers say

11/6/2009
Trauma Deadlier for Kids Without Insurance

Finding emphasizes need to fix U.S. health care, expert says

11/3/2009
World Trade Center Workers Twice as Likely to Have Asthma

Rates continued to rise for several years after the attacks, study shows

10/26/2009
Exposure to Holocaust May Have Raised Cancer Risks

Survivors offer clues to the impact of severe physical, psychosocial suffering, researchers say

10/26/2009
World Trade Center Workers Have More Cases of Acid Reflux

Study shows they have doubled risk of GERD, may be linked to mental fallout

10/23/2009
Bladder Problems May Often Be Related to Mental Health

Sexual trauma also associated with women's urinary tract symptoms, survey finds

10/17/2009
Post-Traumatic Stress May Raise Death Risks

Veterans with disorder more likely to die within a year of major surgery, study finds

10/14/2009
As More Cyclists Hit the Road, Serious Injuries Rise

Helmet use, investment in bike lanes could protect more riders, researchers say

10/2/2009
Fresh Blood Boosts Survival in Trauma Patients

Death risk rises when transfused blood is more than 28 days old, study finds