Accident and Trauma News
June 17, 2019

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Possible Cause for Alzheimer's and Traumatic Brain Injury Discovered

A newly identified mechanism explaining the possible cause for Alzheimer's and traumatic brain injury may have also led to the discovery of an effective ... read more

Gene Therapy Restores Hand Function After Spinal Cord Injury in Rats

Researchers have shown that rats with spinal cord injuries can re-learn skilled hand movements after being treated with a gene therapy that could be switched on and off using a common ... read more

The Neurons That Rewrite Traumatic Memories

Neuroscientists have located the cells that help reprogram long-lasting memories of traumatic experiences towards safety, a first in ... read more

Even Brief Maternal Deprivation Early in Life Alters Adult Brain Function and Cognition: Rat Study

When a baby is taken from its mother for even a brief period early in life, this traumatic event significantly alters the future, adult function of ... read more
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Motorized Scooter Head Injuries on the Rise

Facial and head injuries from riding electric scooters have tripled over the past decade, according to a ... read more

Disturbed Sleep Linked to Mental Health Problems in Natural Disaster Survivors

Preliminary results from a new study suggest that sleep disturbances are associated with mental health problems among survivors of a natural disaster even two years after the ... read more

Predicting Post-Injury Depression and PTSD Risk

Addressing the psychological effects of injury can improve health and reduce the negative outcomes of injury. Yet, in a national survey, only 7% of trauma centers incorporate routine screening for ... read more

Nearly 1 in 5 Parents Say Their Child Never Wears a Helmet While Riding a Bike

Despite evidence that helmets are critical to preventing head injuries, not all children wear them while biking, skateboarding and riding scooters, a new national poll ... read more

Protect Protruding Teeth from Damage and Long-Term Consequences

Children with their first or early adult set of teeth that stick out have an increased chance of damaging them, but the risk can be easily reduced without being prohibitively ... read more

Perils of Water Polo Head Injuries

Water polo athletes take note: A new study maps out the frequency of head injuries in the sport and reveals which positions are the most ... read more

Dentists Can Be the First Line of Defense Against Domestic Violence

New findings indicate that oral biomarkers may help health providers identify victims of domestic ... read more

Vascular Surgery After Firearm Injury Associated With Increased Morbidity and Mortality

Researchers have found that among all hospitalizations that were due to firearm injury, patients who underwent surgical repair of their major blood vessels had the highest injury severity score ... read more

Many Stroke Patients Not Screened for Osteoporosis, Despite Known Risks

Many stroke survivors have an increased risk of osteoporosis, falls or breaks when compared to healthy people. This study provides further evidence of the importance of identifying risk and ... read more

Some Women Could Be More Susceptible to PTSD Than Others, According to New Study

Childhood trauma is known to increase the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder in adulthood, especially for women, but the biological reasons for this correlation remain largely unknown. In a new ... read more

Animal-Assisted Therapy Improves Social Behavior in Patients With Brain Injuries

Animal-assisted therapy can foster social competence in patients with brain injuries and increase their emotional involvement during therapy, according to new ... read more

New Trauma Care Pathway Reduces Delirium and Likelihood of Returning to the Hospital

A standardized interdisciplinary clinical pathway to identify and manage frailty in older patients has reduced the rate of one of the most debilitating complications for older patients -- delirium -- ... read more

Discovery May Lead to Precision-Based Strategy for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

A researcher in the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, working in collaboration with researchers from the University of Maryland, ... read more

First Ratings for Youth Football Helmets Address Sport's Largest Pool of Athletes

With the release of youth football-helmet ratings -- consumers can see which helmets best reduce concussion ... read more

New Method to Assess Platelet Health Could Help ER Doctors

Researchers have created a novel system that can measure platelet function within two minutes and can help doctors determine which trauma patients might need a blood transfusion upon being admitted ... read more

Role of a Deep Brain Structure in Concussion

Through a combination of biometric tracking, simulated modeling and medical imaging, researchers detail how hits to the side of the head cause ... read more

Groundbreaking Test for PTSD Developed

Researchers have developed a groundbreaking blood test that could help more accurately diagnose those suffering from post-traumatic stress ... read more

Kids' Concussion Recovery Like Snakes and Ladders Game

During the first 24 hours, home and leisure activities may be undertaken as long as they are only for five minutes at a time, and stopped if symptoms increase. The guidelines give pathways for three ... read more

Heart Attacks Increasingly Common in Young Adults

Even though fewer heart attacks are occurring in the US -- in large part due to the use of medications like statins and a decline in smoking -- these events are steadily rising in very young adults. ... read more

Bone Fractures Increasing as Seniors Walk Dogs to Stay Active

Between 2004 and 2017, dog-walking-related fractures in people 65-or-older more than ... read more

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