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Evading sports injuries

According to researchers, at the Mayo Clinic, the rate sports injury among older Americans is rising. Henceforth, one has to advise you on how to avoid getting hurt when you exercise.The Consumer Product Safety Commission did a survey that revealed how sports injuries// went up by 50 per cent among those aged 60. Most injuries were due to inflammation and wear and tear aggravated by overuse. Biki...

Obesity Can Increase The Chances Of Injuries

Extremely obese people are more likely to be injured than the people who have a normal body mass index.// ....A new study on the subject says about one out of every four obese people report personal injuries in men and about one out of every five obese women report the same. This may be compared to the one out of six normal weight men and one out of eight normal weight women who report such injur...

Airbags lessens oppressive eye injuries

Deployment of an airbag after an automobile accident causes more minor eye injuries, but reduces major eye problems. It's now well validated that airbags will reduce the number of severe and fatal injuries. //However, the effect of airbags on the eye has not been well explored until now. ....Researchers in Virginia, USA, analysed data from over 20,020 automobile accidents from 1994 to 1998. They...

Backpacks cause more than just back injuries

Heavy backpacks have often been associated with related injuries to the back, in children. However, researchers in a new study have found that heavy backpacks cause more injuries to the heads and faces of children than they do to the back. The study was published in the January issue of Pediatrics. ....The study covered all children age 6 to 18 whose backpack-related// injuries were reported to...

Parkinson's disease as a result of Head injuries

Researchers have discovered link between head injuries and Parkinson's disease...A study indicates that people who suffer a head injury may be four times more likely to develop Parkinson's disease ..compared to those who have not. They also added that the risk increases on the severity of injury. In general men and women have about a one in 75 chance of developing..Parkinson's disease. About 4 mi...

New Findings Could Reduce The Extent Of Spinal Cord Injuries

Neuro scientists say new findings in animals suggest a potential treatment to minimize disability after spinal cord and other nervous system injuries . .."Our approach is based on a natural mechanism cells have for protecting themselves,// called the stress protein response," say specialists . Researchers say the goal of their work is to prevent or minimize the "secondary" cell death that occurs...

Effective Diagnosis Of Spinal Cord Injuries

Patients with spinal cord injuries could benefit from early magnetic resonance imaging, according to the findings of a new study. According to neuroscientists in Canada MRI technology could determine //if performing surgery would benefit patients. They say they found that trauma-induced spinal cord compression on MRIs predict a poorer neurological recovery. ..Surgery can relieve spinal cord compr...

Preventable Home Injuries: A Principal Cause Of Deaths In Children

The injuries children sustain at home can be of a grave nature and seems to be one of the major causes that result in deaths. ....Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center who had reported their findings in the recent issue of the journal Pediatrics// said that preventable injuries sustained at home account for more than 2400 deaths in US every year. They have studied the resul...

Research Targets treatment for dementia and brain injuries

Researchers at Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) have now found a process that could lead to development// of repair mechanisms for people suffering from dementia and acquired brain injury. ..The research focuses on the hippocampus, the part of the brain commonly associated with memory function and where the brain's ability to regenerate nerve cells or neurons is known to degenerate with age....

Nerve regeneration for Spinal cord injuries

Scientists from University of California have developed new technique for regeneration of injured nerve cells which could help in the treatment of spinal cord injuries,// the researchers have got interesting results in the stimulation of nerve cells in laboratory rats, which has been reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ..Nerve cells has the capacity to grow when it...

Mountain Biking Results In Serious Injuries

When viewed from the point of view of sport, mountain biking has always been considered safe in the past. But today it has become an Olympic sport, and major injuries have become quite commonplace. //As many as three mountain biking injury cases have been reported by the SAGE Publications, which have resulted in cervical spine injuries, causing tetraplegia which is also known as quadriplegia. Onl...

Burn Injuries More Common In Small Boys

Parents need to be more watchful when taking care of their boys under 3 years of age as a new study has revealed that they are more likely to suffer from burn injuries than girl children of the same age. // ....Researchers at Malmo University in Sweden looked at 148 children up to the age of six who were taken to the University Hospital and 21 health centres. They discovered that 96 percent of...

Aussie Rules, High on Football Injuries

Aussie rules always ruled higher in the opinion of parents’ when compared to rugby-codes. But this opinion stands challenged, as new research has pointed out that Australian Football accounts for the highest injuries as compared to all other types of football. // The Aussie code seems to have topped the charts of contact sports injuries, the second place being occupied by league , the third by r...

World Cup: No Positive Doping Tests, Fewer Injuries

There have been no positive doping tests at this year's World Cup till now, football's ruling body FIFA announced Saturday//. ....FIFA's chief medical officer Jiri Dvorak confirmed that with 62 of 64 matches completed, all doping tests had returned negative while the number of injuries to players had dropped compared to the 2002 World Cup in Japan and Korea. ....There were 134 injuries noted in...

Loyola’s Tips On How to Avoid Basketball Injuries During March Madnes

Dr. Pietro Tonino, chief, sports medicine division, Loyola University Health System, Maywood, Ill has noted that during the excitement of March Madness, the explosion of the NCAA Tournament // on the television screens turns even the most avid couch potato into a basketball freak, but it is important to prevent injuring oneself even as you enjoy the slam dunk. “Knee injuries can be especially p...

Can Enforcing Bicycle Helmet Laws Avoid Head Injuries?

Many doctors believe that enforced bicycle helmet laws improve health, but others who argue the other way set this view aside.// ....Several studies suggest that cyclists who choose to wear helmets have fewer head injuries than non-wearers. But Dorothy Robinson, Senior Statistician at the University of New England, New South Wales, Australia, argues that there is no clear evidence that bicycle l...

Hope After Spinal Cord Injuries

Research by University of Iowa professor, Richard Shields, Ph.D. can provide a ray of hope for a cure for patients with spinal cord injury// (SCI). ..Virtually every SCT patient foresees a bleak future with severe osteoporosis and muscle atrophy continually haunting him or her. Loss of bone mineral density up to the extent of 30 percent has often been demonstrated making the paralyzed limbs of s...

Nationwide Increase In Lawn Mowing Injuries

There has been a nationwide increase in the incidence of injuries as a consequence of lawn mowing //. Surprisingly, a study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reveals that as many as 80, 000 Americans seek treatment for injuries from lawn mowing which is regarded to be a weekly ritual for many Americans during summer months and spring. ...... The rese...

Lawn Mowing Injuries On The Rise

There has been a nationwide increase in the incidence of lawn mowing injuries, reveals a new study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School // of Public Health. As many as 80, 000 Americans seek treatment for injuries from lawn mowing which is regarded to be a weekly ritual for many Americans during summer months and spring. ......The research also pointed out to the increa...

Environment while serving of alcohol no factor in reduction in Alcohol-Related Injuries

As per a review of related studies there is no effect of the serving environment on alcohol related injuries.// ..Katherine Ker, lead review author said, "There is no reliable evidence that interventions in the alcohol server setting are effective in reducing injury," fatal or otherwise. There were some interventions that sounded promising, but if you’re only able to train 50 percent or 60 percen...

Review of Pramod Mahajan's Injuries

Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party General Secretary, Pramod Mahajan is currently critical after being shot by his brother Pravin on Saturday (22nd April) morning at his residence.// Pramod is currently being ventilated in the Intensive Care Unit of Hinduja Hospital and is said to be critical. .. ..Mr.Mahajan, a known diabetic received four bullets which hit mainly his abdomen and chest. The bullets...

Watch Out! Eye Glass Related Injuries On The Rise

A new study conducted by Ohio State University researchers suggests that injuries related to wearing glasses account for 27, 000 visits to the emergency department//. Wearing of protective eyewear while engaging in activities that increase risk of eye injury can avoid such instances. ....The researchers estimated that, in 2002 and 2003, some 27,000 people went to the emergency department seeking...

Stem Cell Technology Gives Hope in Spinal Cord Injuries

Recent research using stem-cell technology in rats with spinal-cord injuries has allowed them to walk again within two weeks//. The results of the study show promise for people with traumatic spinal-cord injuries. ....According to lead author Dr. Stephen Davies, assistant professor of neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston the rats were given immature immune system support cells c...

Watch Out! Sideswipe Elbow Injuries On The Rise

Those who poke their elbows out of car windows have a high risk of contracting severe injuries, more specifically sideswipe injuries to the upper arm warns a new study, the results of which can be cited in the latest edition of Medical Journal of Australia. // ..It is not uncommon to see a driver resting his/her hands on the car window, in a relaxed manner. However experts warn that it can result...

Teen Players Urged To Wear Helmets and Gloves to Avoid Sports Injuries

Most adolescent lacrosse and hockey players have been found to indulge in rough games, avoiding helmets and gloves, placing them at increased risk of serious injuries// such as concussions and others. The results of the study have been published in the Journal of Sport Medicine. ..‘Helmets and gloves’—sometimes known as ‘locker boxing’ or ‘helmet boxing’—is an underrecognized activity that needs...

Knee Injuries to be Treated Online

Health experts at Lothians has created a new website that advises about knee injuries without patients needing to visit a doctor nor even go to hospital. // ..A landmark in today’s world hooked onto the Internet, the Physiotherapy Advice website offers immediate expert advice on knee injuries to anyone, at any place in the world, giving them a chance to safely manage their symptoms before meeti...

Lawn Mower injuries - children needs precaution

All over the world, when summer approach and the schools become closed for vacation, most of the children show interest in mowing the lawn. For any reasons like either to earn money or to help their parents, //children fall into the hands of dangerous condition, which needs more precaution. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that about 20,000 children below 19 years in an overall...

Alcohol Drinkers Prone to Physical Injuries

Alcohol drinkers are up to four times more likely to be hurt from physical injuries such as a fall or punch when compared to non-drinkers according to new research.// ..The University of Queensland study found any alcohol consumption quadrupled the risk of injury for the first six hours after drinking alcohol and this risk remained at 2.5 times that of a non drinker for the next 24 hours. ......

Aggresive Therapy Needed for Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries

Patients with cervical spinal cord injury who experience recurring problems with the heart slowing or stopping may need aggressive therapy to avoid further cardiovascular// problems and even death, according to researchers at Medical College of Georgia. ....A study subset of newly injured quadriplegics showed that less aggressive therapies, such as drugs and a pacemaker placed on top of the ch...

Recycling Boxes Are Too Heavy And Could Cause Injuries

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says that recycling boxes are unreasonably heavy and could injure anyone trying to lift them. In a new report, the HSE// said that any such injuries could trigger potential lawsuits. The containers, which are used by countless households in the country, could become too heavy when filled with a mixture of glass and paper. ....These boxes also exceed the reco...

Exercise Better Than Ergonomics to Treat Upper-Body Work Injuries

Many conservative methods used to treat work-related complaints of the upper body have only limited effectiveness, according to an updated systematic review by Arianne Verhagen, Ph.D., and her colleagues in the Netherlands. Exercise, however, emerged as “a very good thing to do,” she said.// ....Yet, “conservative interventions such as physiotherapy and ergonomic adjustments play a major role in...

Head Injuries Lowered among Canadian Youth

The past decade saw a decrease in traumatic head injuries among Canadians under age 19 by 53 per cent according to a new report released on Wednesday.// ....When the Canadian Institute for Health Information looked at hospital admissions for traumatic head injuries from 1994 to 2004 it found that overall, injuries were down by 35 per cent since 1994, with children and youth showing the largest dr...

Using Contrast Enhanced Sonography Improves Diagnosis of Liver and Spleen Injuries

Contrast-enhanced sonography shows liver and spleen injuries better than non-contrast enhanced sonography, according to a study conducted // at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine department of radiology in Sacramento, CA. ....This study included 22 liver, spleen or renal injuries. Contrast-enhanced sonography depicted 20 (91%) of the 22 injuries while non-contrast-enhanced so...

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

Each year in the United States, 23.5 million children travel billions of miles on school buses. A study out of the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) at Columbus// Children’s Hospital is the first to use a national sample to describe nonfatal school bus-related injuries to children and teenagers treated in hospital emergency departments across the country. ..According to the study, pub...

Consequences Of Smoking On Fractures & Ligament Injuries

Two studies associated with smoking have resulted in delayed healing in mice. It is quite shocking to know that over 8.6 million illnesses //in U.S., having harmful effects on variety of orthopedic conditions are reported annually due to Cigarette Smoking. Studies have proved that the toxins contained in cigarette can undermine fracture and ligament repairs following injuries. In addition, smoke...

Kids in Sport—Great for Fitness, but Concern About Injurie

More than ever, children and adolescents are enjoying the health and social benefits of participating in organized sport. Yet many observers have noted problems related to// over-competitiveness and unrealistic expectations, while sport medicine physicians have seen alarming increases in sport-related injuries in young athletes. The November/December issue of the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicin...

Injuries Cost Hospitals $20 Billion

U.S. hospitals spend roughly $20 billion to treat the nearly 2 million Americans injured seriously enough each year to require inpatient care//, according to a new report by HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ....Medicare and Medicaid are billed for almost half of all injury cases, and more than 12 percent of hospital stays of injured patients are uninsured. The federal report also...

Regrowth of Zebrafish's Tail Fin may Offer Clues for Treating Human Injuries

If a zebrafish loses a chunk of its tail fin, it’ll grow back within a week. //Like lizards, newts, and frogs, a zebrafish can replace surprisingly complex body parts. A tail fin, for example, has many different types of cells and is a very intricate structure. It is the fish version of an arm or leg. ....The question of how cold-blooded animals re-grow missing tails and other appendages has fasc...

Age, Gender Major Factors in Severity of Auto-Accident Injuries

Understanding the differences among drivers in different gender and age categories is crucial to preventing serious injuries,// said researchers in a new study showing stark statistical differences in traffic-accident injuries depending on the gender and age of drivers. ....The new findings are especially important because the number of drivers 65 and older is expected to double by 2030 in the Un...

New Method May Treat Brain Injuries

An injury to the brain can be devastating. When brain cells die, whether from head trauma, stroke or disease,// a substance called glutamate floods the surrounding areas, overloading the cells in its path and setting off a chain reaction that damages whole swathes of tissue. ....Glutamate is always present in the brain, where it carries nerve impulses across the gaps between cells. But when thi...
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