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July 23, 2016

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July 23, 2016

Shaken Baby Syndrome Accepted as Diagnosis by Majority of Physicians

July 22, 2016 — Survey data reveals a high degree of medical consensus that shaking a young child is capable of producing subdural hematoma (a life-threatening pooling of blood outside the brain), severe retinal ... read more

More Doesn't Mean Better When It Comes to Trauma Centers

July 21, 2016 — For the first time, research shows that changes over time in the volume of patients seen by trauma centers influence the likelihood of seriously injured patients living or dying. The findings mean ... read more

Screening for Suicide Risk Among Urban Children Vitally Important

July 20, 2016 — Screening for suicide risk among publicly insured urban children who are experiencing psychological distress is vitally important, finds a new ... read more

Older Women Who Sustain Facial Injuries May Have Increased Risk of Facial Fractures

July 14, 2016 — Older women who sustain facial injuries have greater risk of facial fractures, especially those who are white or Asian, while older black women have decreased risk, according to an ... read more

New Device Saves Racecar Drivers' Lives

July 12, 2016 — A biomechanical crash engineer and his brother-in-law, a racecar driver, have joined forces to create the HANS® device, which was designed to prevent the occurrence of shear injuries between the ... read more

Abusive Head Injury: An Epidemiological Perspective

July 12, 2016 — Researchers examined the case files of all patients younger than 5 years of age who had been admitted to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital between 2009 and 2014 for abusive head injury. The ... read more

Study Links Recession Recovery, Increase in Commercial Truck Fatalities

July 11, 2016 — New research findings reveal unexpected health consequences of economic recovery on fatalities involving large, commercial vehicles. Research has shown that when the economy improves, motor vehicle ... read more

Composition of Artificial Turf Surfaces Key to Preventing High School Football Injuries

July 8, 2016 — As artificial turf systems are increasingly used at all levels, new research is needed to understand how these surfaces can impact athlete safety. A new study shows how the infill weight of ... read more

Athletes May Have White Matter Brain Changes Six Months After a Concussion

July 7, 2016 — New research finds white matter changes in the brains of athletes six months after a concussion, report investigators. The study involved 17 high school and college football players who experienced a ... read more

Trauma Research Funding Needed Now More Than Ever, Say Experts

July 7, 2016 — Funding for trauma research is needed now more than ever, and should become a priority in the wake of so many lives lost at mass casualty events -- including most recently at the Pulse nightclub in ... read more

Radiocarbon Dating Suggests Joint Cartilage Can't Renew

July 6, 2016 — Using radiocarbon dating as a forensic tool, researchers have found that human cartilage rarely renews in adulthood, suggesting that joint diseases may be harder to treat than previously ... read more

Trauma Induces More Alcohol Craving Than Stress Among Veterans With PTSD and Co-Occurring Alcohol Dependence

July 1, 2016 — Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol dependence (AD) are two of the most common and debilitating disorders diagnosed among American military veterans. AD and PTSD often occur together, ... read more

Are We Giving Up on Cardiac Arrest Patients Too Soon?

July 1, 2016 — A new study suggests physicians need to give comatose cardiac arrest survivors adequate time before predicting outcomes. The multicenter study showed the time it takes for out-of-hospital cardiac ... read more

Early Screening Spots Emergency Workers at Greater Risk of Mental Illness

June 28, 2016 — Emergency services workers who are more likely to suffer episodes of mental ill health later in their careers can be spotted in the first week of training. Researchers wanted to see if they could ... read more

In First-Ever Survey, 36 Percent of Water Polo Players Report Concussions

June 27, 2016 — A first-of-its-kind survey has confirmed what some water polo players -- especially goalies -- have long suspected: concussions seem to be prevalent in the ... read more

Origin of a Myth: The Second Trauma Cure for Amnesia

June 14, 2016 — A professor explains how scientists' limited and faulty understanding of the brain hundreds of years ago gave birth to the erroneous idea that amnesia induced by a blow to the head can be cured ... read more

Increase in Severity of Firearm Injuries, in-Hospital Fatality Rate Found

June 14, 2016 — Scientists have examined patterns of gunshot wound-associated severity and mortality at a Colorado urban trauma ... read more

'Invisible Wounds of War' Now Visible

June 10, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a unique pattern of scarring in the brains of deceased service members who were exposed to blast injury that differs from those exposed to other types of head ... read more

Link Found Between Witnessing Parental Domestic Violence During Childhood and Attempted Suicide

June 9, 2016 — A new study found the lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts among adults who had been exposed to chronic parental domestic violence during childhood was 17.3% compared to 2.3% among those without ... read more

June 9, 2016 — Using an advanced imaging technique, researchers have been able to predict which patients who'd recently suffered concussions were likely to fully ... read more

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