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Injury more likely due to abuse when child was with male caregiver
The odds of child physical abuse vs. accidental injury increased substantially when the caregiver at the time of injury was male, according to a new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics. (2019-06-26)
New therapy promotes vascular repair following stroke
Following a stroke, antibodies that inhibit the signaling molecule Nogo-A can help repair blood vessels in the affected brain regions. (2019-06-24)
Study finds personal care products send a child to the emergency room every two hours
A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that 64,686 children younger than five years of age were treated in US emergency departments for injuries related to personal care products from 2002 through 2016 -- that is the equivalent of about one child every two hours. (2019-06-17)
Epilepsy drugs linked to increased risk of suicidal behavior, particularly in young people
Treatment with gabapentinoids -- a group of drugs used for epilepsy, nerve pain and anxiety disorders -- is associated with an increased risk of suicidal behavior, unintentional overdose, injuries, and road traffic incidents, finds a study from Sweden published by The BMJ today. (2019-06-12)
Motorized scooter head injuries on the rise, Rutgers study finds
Facial and head injuries from riding electric scooters have tripled over the past decade, according to a Rutgers study. (2019-06-11)
To protect kids and teens from firearm harm, answer these question first, experts
Firearm injuries kill more American children and teens than anything else, except automobile crashes. (2019-06-10)
Predicting post-injury depression and PTSD risk
Addressing the psychological effects of injury can improve health and reduce the negative outcomes of injury. (2019-06-05)
Concussion is a leading cause of injury for children in recreational sports
In a two-year study of children between ages 5-11 who play recreational sports, more suffered concussions than most any other sports-related injury. (2019-06-03)
Study looks at path to recovery of full daily function after mild TBI
This study describes the path to recovery of daily function in patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) using data from a study that followed a group of patients with mTBI over time. (2019-06-03)
Concussion symptoms reversed by magnetic therapy
Concussion symptoms -- such as loss of balance and ability to walk straight -- can be reversed by a new type of magnetic stimulation (2019-05-30)
Teens at greater risk of violence, injury during sexual assaults than previously thought
A recent study of the forensic evidence in 563 sexual assault cases in Massachusetts found 'striking similarities' in the types of injuries and violence experienced by adult and adolescent victims. (2019-05-30)
The healing power of fish skin for a dog named Stella
Michigan State University veterinarians used a creative approach to treat the burns of Stella, a 1-year-old Rottweiler puppy, who escaped a house fire. (2019-05-23)
Study identifies dog breeds, physical traits that pose highest risk of biting children
Nearly five million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States, and children are at a much higher risk than adults. (2019-05-22)
Dead cells disrupt how immune cells respond to wounds and patrol for infection
Immune cells prioritise the clearance of dead cells overriding their normal migration to sites of injury. (2019-05-21)
Nearly 1 in 5 parents say their child never wears a helmet while riding a bike
Despite evidence that helmets are critical to preventing head injuries, not all children wear them while biking, skateboarding and riding scooters, a new national poll finds. (2019-05-20)
Drexel-developed safety climate scale helps fire departments reach safety goals
A new safety scale, that effectively measures the safety climate of a fire department, has been developed by researchers from Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health, according to a paper published today in the journal Safety Science. (2019-05-16)
Protect protruding teeth from damage and long-term consequences
Children with their first or early adult set of teeth that stick out have an increased chance of damaging them, but the risk can be easily reduced without being prohibitively costly. (2019-05-14)
Could locking all household guns reduce youth suicides, unintentional firearm deaths?
An increase in the number of firearm owners who live with children who lock up all their household guns could be associated with a reduction in youth firearm deaths by suicide and unintentional injury. (2019-05-13)
Fooling nerve cells into acting normal
In a new study, scientists at the University of Missouri have discovered that a neuron's own electrical signal, or voltage, can indicate whether the neuron is functioning normally. (2019-05-09)
Snoring causes injuries and prevention of healing in the upper airways
The recurrent vibrations caused by snoring can lead to injuries in the upper airways of people who snore heavily. (2019-05-02)
New study tracks perils of water polo head injuries
Water polo athletes take note: A new study by University of California, Irvine researchers maps out the frequency of head injuries in the sport and reveals which positions are the most vulnerable. (2019-05-02)
Firearm injuries disproportionately affect African-American kids in DC Wards 7 and 8
Firearm injuries disproportionately impact African-American young men living in Washington's Wards 7 and 8 compared with other city wards, with nearly one-quarter of injuries suffered in the injured child's home or at a friend's home, according to research presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies 2019 Annual Meeting. (2019-04-27)
New AAP research examines US pediatric residents' experience treating gun injuries
A new American Academy of Pediatrics study examines US pediatric residents' experience during training in caring for children injured by guns, and their attitudes toward counseling families and public policies to address gun injury. (2019-04-27)
Changes from head injuries associated with increases in youth offending
A new longitudinal study looked at the impact on criminal persistence of head injuries, which have been linked to increased levels of offending, among adolescents and early adults. (2019-04-26)
Vascular surgery after firearm injury associated with increased morbidity and mortality
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) found that among all hospitalizations that were due to firearm injury, patients who underwent surgical repair of their major blood vessels had the highest injury severity score (predictor of in-hospital death). (2019-04-25)
Heavy drinkers consuming more than half of all alcohol
La Trobe University researchers have found the heaviest drinking 10% of Australians drink over half the alcohol consumed in Australia, downing an average of six standard drinks per day. (2019-04-17)
Irregular schedules raise risk of injury for miners working long hours
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago examined how and why long work shifts increase the risk for injury among miners of all kinds. (2019-04-15)
Knife crime: Assault data can help forecast fatal stabbings in London, study suggests
Knife crime data from a 12-month period could be used to help forecast the London neighborhoods most likely to suffer a fatal stabbing the following year, according to latest research. (2019-04-14)
Increase in foreign body ingestions among young children
A new study from researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Nationwide Children's Hospital analyzed data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) for children younger than six years who were treated in a US emergency department due to concern of a foreign body ingestion from 1995 through 2015. (2019-04-12)
High-intensity interval training increases injuries, Rutgers study finds
People who engage in high-intensity interval training are at greater risk for injury, especially in the knees and shoulders, a Rutgers study found. (2019-04-09)
Animal-assisted therapy improves social behavior in patients with brain injuries
Animal-assisted therapy can foster social competence in patients with brain injuries and increase their emotional involvement during therapy. (2019-04-09)
Microglia, cells thought restricted to central nervous system, are redefined in new study
Scientists at the University of Notre Dame discovered microglia actually squeeze through the spinal boundary, crossing into the peripheral nervous system in response to injury. (2019-04-04)
A soft spot for stem cells helps cornea healing
New research led by scientists at Newcastle University reveals a potential revolutionary way to treat eye injuries and prevent blindness -- by softening the tissue hosting the stem cells which then helps repair wounds, inside the body. (2019-04-03)
Scientists reveal largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton
Paleontologists have discovered and characterized the largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found, making it the biggest terrestrial carnivore currently known to science. (2019-03-28)
3D printed tissues may keep athletes in action
Bioscientists at Rice and the University of Maryland with the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues learn to 3D-print scaffolds that may help heal osteochondral injuries of the sort suffered by many athletes. (2019-03-28)
UTSA study quantifies injuries and combat casualty care trends during War on Terror
UTSA researcher, Jeffrey Howard, published an article today in JAMA Surgery that takes a closer look at the casualties of war and the trauma care they received during the military conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq that began after September 11, 2001. (2019-03-27)
When tempers flare, nurses' injuries could rise
A new study by researchers at Michigan State University and Portland State University has found that when there's an imbalance in support among nurses at work, tempers flare and risk of injuries can go up. (2019-03-26)
Stricter US state gun laws linked to safer high schools
Adopting stricter state gun laws is linked to a safer school experience for students, finds research published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2019-03-21)
Gene medication to help treat spinal cord injuries
The two-gene medication has been proven to recover motor functions in rats. (2019-03-18)
Early sports specialization tied to increased injury rates in college athletes
Sixty million kids participate in organized athletics each year with ever increasing amounts of children specializing in one sport before the age of 14 with hopes of a college scholarship or professional career on the line. (2019-03-16)
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