Trauma & Injuries

Geriatric care may help older patients become independent again after car accident or other trauma
Nov 27 13


Older patients who received extra geriatric care following a traumatic injury were able to return to roughly two thirds more daily activities than those… Geriatric care may help older patients become independent again after car accident or other trauma   

 

MU Research Sheds Light on Nerve Regeneration Following Spinal Cord Injury
Nov 21 13


Fish, unlike humans, can regenerate nerve connections and recover normal mobility following an injury to their spinal cord. Now, University of Missouri researchers have… MU Research Sheds Light on Nerve Regeneration Following Spinal Cord Injury   

 

Drinking more milk as a teenager does not lower risk of hip fracture later
Nov 18 13


Drinking more milk as a teenager apparently does not lower the risk of hip fracture as an older adult and instead appears to increase… Drinking more milk as a teenager does not lower risk of hip fracture later   

 

Study examines amyloid deposition in patients with traumatic brain injury
Nov 11 13


Patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) had increased deposits of β-Amyloid (Aβ) plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer Disease (AD), in some areas of their… Study examines amyloid deposition in patients with traumatic brain injury   

 

Nail gun injuries on the rise
Nov 11 13


Young males in the work environment are at greatest risk of sustaining a nail gun injury to their non-dominant hand, a new study has… Nail gun injuries on the rise   

 

Concussed rugby players being put at risk, say experts
Nov 07 13


Rugby players with brain damage are regularly being sent back onto the field of play because the sport’s governing bodies are not taking concussion… Concussed rugby players being put at risk, say experts   

 

Exercise programs could help to prevent fall injuries in older people
Oct 31 13


Exercise programmes designed to prevent falls in older adults also appear to prevent injuries caused by falls, suggests a paper published today on bmj.com.

Exercise programs could help to prevent fall injuries in older people   
 

Protecting children from firearm violence
Oct 27 13


Firearm-related injuries in children and adolescents are an important cause of preventable injury and mortality. Recent national shooting tragedies involving children have resulted in… Protecting children from firearm violence   

 

Sports specialization, hours spent in organized sports may predict young athlete injury
Oct 27 13


Athletes ages 8 to 18 who spend twice as many hours per week in organized sports than in free play, and especially in a… Sports specialization, hours spent in organized sports may predict young athlete injury   

 

Can pediatricians successfully promote safe driving agreements between teens and parents?
Oct 27 13


Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens. A study presented Monday, Oct. 28, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)… Can pediatricians successfully promote safe driving agreements between teens and parents?   

 

Only 11 percent of children involved in bike accidents wear a helmet
Oct 25 13


Despite a California bike helmet mandate, only 11 percent of Los Angeles County children treated for bike-related injuries were wearing a helmet, according to… Only 11 percent of children involved in bike accidents wear a helmet   

 

Children with brain injuries nearly twice as likely to suffer from depression
Oct 24 13


Adults with head injuries are known to be at high risk for depression, and yet little research had been done on the topic related… Children with brain injuries nearly twice as likely to suffer from depression   

 

Lessons about traumatic brain injury
Oct 14 13


Faced with news of suicides and brain damage in former professional football players, geneticist Barry Ganetzky bemoaned the lack of model systems for studying… Lessons about traumatic brain injury   

 

Football players suffer more injuries when their team is ahead
Oct 09 13


Male football players are at a greater risk of injury five minutes after a card has been given or after a goal has been… Football players suffer more injuries when their team is ahead   

 

New study shows link between car crashes and adverse pregnancy outcomes
Oct 08 13


A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine indicates that motor vehicle crashes can be hazardous for pregnant women, especially if… New study shows link between car crashes and adverse pregnancy outcomes   

 

Seniors in care at high risk for head injuries
Oct 08 13


A study by Simon Fraser University researchers has found seniors in long-term care facilities are at high risk of head injuries - nearly 40… Seniors in care at high risk for head injuries   

 

Can Traumatic Brain Injury Impair a Child’s Working Memory?
Sep 26 13


Traumatic brain injury (TBI) during childhood can have long-term effects on cognitive and psychosocial functioning, including poor academic achievement. Pediatric TBI can cause significant… Can Traumatic Brain Injury Impair a Child’s Working Memory?   

 

Fat and obesity gene also affects hip fracture
Sep 25 13


Australian researchers have demonstrated a strong association between the FTO (fat and obesity) gene and hip fracture in women.  While the gene is already… Fat and obesity gene also affects hip fracture   

 

Can Mild Hypothermia Treatment Improve Neuron Survival After Traumatic Brain Injury?
Sep 24 13


Moderate reductions in body temperature can improve outcomes after a person suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI). New research that identifies positive effects of… Can Mild Hypothermia Treatment Improve Neuron Survival After Traumatic Brain Injury?   

 

Young cannabis-smokers aware of the health risks
Jul 29 13


91 percent of on average 20-year-old Swiss men drink alcohol, almost half of whom drink six beverages or more in a row and are… Young cannabis-smokers aware of the health risks   

 

Have a brain injury? You may be at higher risk for stroke
Jun 27 13


People who have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be more likely to have a future stroke, according to research that appears in the… Have a brain injury? You may be at higher risk for stroke   

 

Older patients will make lifestyle changes to avoid fractures, study finds
Jun 16 13


Older patients who know they are at risk of fractures will make positive lifestyle changes to avoid them, such as exercising, wearing proper footwear… Older patients will make lifestyle changes to avoid fractures, study finds   

 

Why are there so many youth baseball-throwing injuries?
Jun 16 13


After three years of research, a multicenter, national research study led by Beaumont orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Joseph Guettler, M.D., may have… Why are there so many youth baseball-throwing injuries?   

 

‘Heading’ a soccer ball could lead to brain injury
Jun 10 13


Soccer players who ‘head’ the ball with high frequency demonstrate poorer performance on memory tests and have brain abnormalities similar to those found in… ‘Heading’ a soccer ball could lead to brain injury   

 

Gene associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis identified
May 13 13


Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences in Japan have identified the first gene to be associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (also… Gene associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis identified   

 
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