News tagged with injury prevention

Helmets save lives of skiers and snowboarders

The use of helmets by skiers and snowboarders decreases the risk and severity of head injuries and saves lives, new Johns Hopkins-led research suggests. The findings debunk long-held beliefs by some that the use of helmets ...

Nov 12, 2012
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Serious child abuse injuries creep up, study shows

A new Yale School of Medicine study shows that cases of serious physical abuse in children, such as head injuries, burns, and fractures, increased slightly by about 5% in the last 12 years. This is in sharp contrast to data ...

Oct 01, 2012
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Concussions can happen in all kids, not just athletes

(Medical Xpress)—The gridiron is back in action. From little leagues to professional teams, football frenzy has begun, and with it, concerns about concussions. But it's not just jarring tackles that can lead to concussions ...

Sep 06, 2012
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