News tagged with head injuries

Why do woodpeckers resist head impact injury?

Head injury is a common concern around the world, but researchers suggest that woodpeckers may have an answer for minimizing such devastating injuries. As reported in the Oct. 26 issue of the online journal PLoS ONE, an ana ...

Oct 26, 2011
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App for mobile phones helps diagnose concussions

(AP) -- The next tool in the campaign against concussions might be your smartphone. A doctor at the University of North Carolina teamed with other head-trauma researchers to develop an application for mobile devices that ...

Jun 03, 2011
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Japan paves way for first child organ transplant

Japan prepared on Tuesday to undertake its first organ transplant from the body of a child aged under 15, made possible by a legal amendment aiming to save the lives of many children.

Apr 12, 2011
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Pedestrians injured by the windshield frame in car crashes

Pedestrian disability and fatality as a consequence of car crashes is a large global health problem. A new doctoral thesis from Karolinska Institutet now shows that upper-body collision with the car's lower windscreen is ...

Apr 05, 2011
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Is it time for all skiers to wear helmets?

In a bid to decrease brain injuries from skiing and snowboarding accidents, experts in an editorial published in the British Medical Journal today are calling for more public awareness to promote ski helmets.

Feb 10, 2011
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Brain docs raise concussion alarm for kids' sports

(AP) -- The risk of concussions from football and some other sports is so serious that a qualified athletic trainer should always be on the field - at adult and children's games, and even at practice, a major ...

Nov 01, 2010
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