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February 25, 2017

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February 25, 2017

New Research Examines Gun Use, Injury and Fear in Domestic Violence

Feb. 17, 2017 — About 2 percent of domestic-violence incidents involve guns, according to new research. Victims of these crimes typically have fewer injuries but more fear. These findings come as part of her latest ... read more

Ice Fishing as Extreme Sport: Burns, Broken Bones, Concussions Among Injuries Chronicled

Feb. 14, 2017 — Ice fishing might seem like a benign sport – for everyone except the fish. Sitting in a cozy shanty waiting for a bite, what could go wrong? A lot, surgeons have found. The ice fishing injuries ... read more

Evaluating a Minimally Disruptive Treatment Protocol for Frontal Sinus Fractures

Feb. 2, 2017 — A new article describes the experience with a minimally disruptive treatment protocol for frontal sinus ... read more

Combined Use of Alcohol, Cocaine May Play a Unique Role in Suicide Risk

Jan. 27, 2017 — Alcohol use can be found in suicide deaths and unintentional deaths due to injuries such as those from motor vehicle collisions (MVCs). The authors of a new study argue that it is important to ... read more

Posttraumatic Stress and Alcohol Use Disorders Hit American-Indian, Alaskan-Native Men the Hardest

Jan. 27, 2017 — Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after a traumatic event or events. Although it is most often associated with military personnel exposed to the trauma of combat, it can also ... read more

Natural Hazards Fatalities in Switzerland Have Been Falling Since 1946

Jan. 25, 2017 — Since 1946, events associated with natural hazards have claimed more than 1,000 human lives. Researchers have now compiled a database of these fatalities to analyze the development of casualty ... read more

Partnership to Deliver Safer Football Helmets Announced

Jan. 24, 2017 — Major strides have been made in developing next generation football helmets in response to the growing concussion crisis, combining expertise and intellectual property to bring more effective helmets ... read more

New MRI Method Aids Long-Term Concussion Prognosis

Jan. 24, 2017 — For concussion sufferers, physicians may now be able to predict early on who is more likely to continue experiencing symptoms months or years after the head-jarring event, using a new non-invasive ... read more

Head Injuries in Football Can Cause Unexpected Consequences Years Later

Jan. 24, 2017 — Sport-related concussion, particularly in youth athletes, and the ethical implications of risky sports participation for children, have been the focus of recent research. Investigators report that ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Using medical data collected by trauma experts, elderly and obese dummies are being used to help car manufacturers create safer vehicles for today's ... read more

Advances in Imaging Detect Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury More Frequently in Trauma Patients

Jan. 19, 2017 — Advances in diagnostic imaging technology have meant that more trauma patients are being diagnosed with blunt cerebrovascular injuries, and as a result, stroke and related death rates in these ... read more

How Estrogen Modulates Fear Learning

Jan. 18, 2017 — Low estrogen levels may make women more susceptible to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), while high estrogen levels may be protective. New research provides insight into how ... read more

'Data-Driven' Approach May Reduce Violence to Hospital Workers

Jan. 12, 2017 — A worksite intervention using unit-level data on violent events can lead to lower risks of patient-to-worker violence and injury to hospital staff, suggests a new ... read more

Drug Shown to Aid Injured Adult Brains May Exacerbate Cognitive Problems in Children

Jan. 10, 2017 — The pediatric brain responds negatively to traumatic brain injury treatment that targets inflammation, new research ... read more

Jan. 9, 2017 — Cell powerhouses are typically long and lean, but with brain injury such as stroke or trauma, they can quickly become bloated and dysfunctional, say scientists who documented the phenomena in real ... read more

High Rates of PTSD and Other Mental Health Problems After Great East Japan Earthquake

Jan. 9, 2017 — The devastating 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and resulting nuclear disaster in Japan had a high mental health impact -- with some effects persisting several years later, according to a comprehensive ... read more

Brain Protein Predicts Recovery Time Following Concussion

Jan. 6, 2017 — Elevated levels of the brain protein tau following concussion are associated with a longer recovery period and may serve as a marker to help physicians determine an athlete's readiness to return ... read more

Jan. 5, 2017 — Evaluation from a vision specialist should be included in return-to-learn concussion protocols, recommend experts in a new ... read more

Witnessing Fear in Others Can Physically Change Brain

Jan. 4, 2017 — Scientists have discovered that observing fear in others may change how information flows in the brain. The finding in a rodent model may have bearing on people who suffer post-traumatic stress ... read more

Scientists Discover Concussion Biomarker

Dec. 22, 2016 — The secret to reliably diagnosing concussions lies in the brain's ability to process sound, according to a new study. Widely considered a crisis in professional sports and youth athletic ... read more

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