Persons with Alzheimer’s disease have approximately 30% higher risk of head injuries, and 50% higher risk of traumatic brain injuries than persons without Alzheimer’s disease, a recent study from University of Eastern Finland shows.Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Of the roughly 74,000 emergency department visits for gunshot injuries in the United States every year, a third are treated in community hospitals that are not trauma centers, according to new research published today in JAMA Surgery. While public health efforts to better understand gun violence in the United States have […]Continue Reading ...
Nearly 1 in 5 fifth-graders has received violent injuries, the majority delivered by guns or knives, according to recently published research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, analyzed data from 4,300 children when they were in fifth, seventh, and 10th grades […]Continue Reading ...
Hospital readmissions of patients within six months of suffering a firearm injury cost taxpayers, private insurers and uninsured families an average of $86 million a year from 2010 through 2015, according to new estimates from Stanford University School of Medicine researchers. During that six-year period, the annual cost of hospitalizations for gun injuries averaged $911 […]Continue Reading ...
In this Jan. 26, 2013, file photo, handguns are displayed on a vendor’s table at an annual gun show in Albany, N.Y. In a study looking at data from 2006-14, serious gun injuries including many from assaults sent 75,000 U.S. children and teens to emergency rooms over the nine years. Results were released on Monday, […]Continue Reading ...
Terrorist attacks injure far more people than they kill, leaving victims with lost limbs, hearing loss, respiratory disease, depression and other issues. But little research has measured the impact of that damage beyond the number of people who are hurt. New research from The University of Texas at Dallas provides a more complete picture of […]Continue Reading ...
Electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) are devices commonly powered by a battery that aerosolize liquid and chemical flavorants. These products have become popular among people of all ages, especially youth. Some users may think of e-cigarettes as a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes. However, according to the CDC, the aerosol that e-cigarette consumers breathe in and […]Continue Reading ...
In what Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers call an unusually comprehensive analysis of nationwide data, they conclude that the rate of lawnmower injuries persists at close to 6,400 a year, most of them requiring surgery and hospitalization, and costing an average of $37,000 per patient. A report of the study, tracking eight years of data between […]Continue Reading ...
Experts develop first standardized framework for clinicians to document physical findings on older patients An estimated 10 percent of older adults experience some form of abuse each year. However, the link between injuries and possible elder abuse may take months or years to establish and is often difficult to investigate due to poor documentation during […]Continue Reading ...
In recent months, clinicians have joined the conversation around gun violence with vivid, heart-rending accounts of what they’ve seen treating firearms-related injuries in emergency departments around the country. Their unflinching stories — on Twitter, Scope and other platforms — describe hospital floors covered in blood, faces disfigured beyond recognition, and agonized cries of family members […]Continue Reading ...
Anyone who spends time outdoors probably stops to listen when an animal attack is severe enough to make news. They might even take extra precautions when venturing into the wild. Think tying bells onto hiking boots or carrying bear spray in Yellowstone. But a new study shows that the best way to avoid being injured […]Continue Reading ...
There have been more and more cases confirming that repeated hits to the head have lifelong consequences for professional football players, but a new study by Orlando Health in collaboration with the Concussion Neuroimaging Consortium finds evidence of lasting effects from head injuries at a much younger age than expected. The study tested biomarkers in […]Continue Reading ...
A new analysis by researchers from Brown University and the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation has found that nonfatal injuries in the U.S. in the year 2013 cost more than $1.8 trillion. And nearly all injures are preventable, said Dr. Mark Zonfrillo, an associate professor at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School and a […]Continue Reading ...
Of Britain’s more than 2 million recreational runners, around 1 million are falling injured annually with 500,000 ‘off the road’ at any one time. A recent study from The University of Salford’s Running Performance Clinic has found that many running injuries may be influenced by simple technique errors. The study published in the American Journal […]Continue Reading ...
According to a new study, hundreds of thousands of babies have been injured while using baby walkers. The results of the study appeared in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics this week. The team of researchers looked at emergency visits due to injuries caused while using infant walkers between 1990 and 2014. They found […]Continue Reading ...
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