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Male Circumcision can Cut HIV Infection, Studies Show

... foreskin has a very thin lining and suffers minor abrasions during intercourse, making it easier for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to enter the man's bloodstream. Another is that the foreskin is rich in Langerhans cells, whose surface is configured in such a way that the AIDS virus readily latches on...

Head Injury Awareness Day

...and the skull. They range from the minor such as abrasions or lacerations to the scalp to those involving serious consequences such as damage to the brain or traumatic brain injury (TBI). A head injury can be classified as either closed or penetrating. In closed head injury, the head sustains a blunt force...

AAO Urges Athletes to Wear Protective Eyewear

...al impairment in children. The injuries range from abrasions of the cornea and bruises of the lids to internal eye injuries, such as retinal detachments and internal bleeding. Unfortunately, some of these young athletes end up with permanent vision loss and blindness.” Many sports create risk for eye injurie...

Study Reveals 1.6 Million Pediatric Soccer Injuries

...ommon diagnoses were sprains, strains, contusions, abrasions and fractures. “Based on the results of this study, we support several recommendations for pediatric soccer safety,” explained co-author Christy Knox, MA, CIRP research associate. “Children 2-years-old to 4-years-old should be closely supervised wh...

Nonfatal School Bus-Related Injuries To Children More Common Than Previously Thought

...ercentage of all injuries, followed by contusions, abrasions and lacerations. Data for the study was collected from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The analysis included all patients 19-years-old and younger in the NEISS database, who...

Trachoma not Curable by Antibiotics Alone

... causes the eyelids to invert. The eyelashes cause abrasions on the cornea producing scars leading to blindness. The infection spreads through flies, and hand to eye contact. Unhygienic conditions in the poor villages of Asia and Africa have kept the bacteria on a rampage. Almost quarter of the older people ...

Watch Out! Eye Glass Related Injuries On The Rise

...e overall glasses-related injuries. Contusions and abrasions were a distant second, making up about 20 percent of all injuries. Older adults were nearly 30 percent more likely to injure their face and head than working-age adults. The working-age group was by far the most likely to directly injure an eyeball...

Eye Patches Could Delay Healing In Corneal Abrasions

...East Melbourne, Australia says that simple corneal abrasions need not be treated by patching the eye.// Doing s... a new review of several studies has found. “The abrasions on the eye normally don’t affect vision too much, so it is pointless rendering a patient acutely mon...

Airbags lessens oppressive eye injuries

...that occurred. Level 1 included problems like skin abrasions around the eye and eyelid, while Level 4 described...were linked directly to the airbag. More corneal abrasions were noted among those exposed to an airbag. But the researchers found that the severity of eye inju...

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