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2011-11-08 10:36:24

A new study found that spinal bleeding is found often in young children who are victims of abusive trauma. The findings support performing complete spine imaging for children undergoing brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for moderate or severe traumatic brain injury and suggest a pathway for distinguishing between abusive and accidental injury. The study is published online in the journal Radiology. According to the researchers, abusive head trauma is the leading cause of significant...

2011-11-04 23:16:41

Results demonstrate need for new testing standards, greater focus on youth helmets Old-fashioned "leatherhead" football helmets from the early 1900s are often as effective as — and sometimes better than — modern football helmets at protecting against injuries during routine, game-like collisions, according to Cleveland Clinic researchers. The study — published online Nov. 4 by the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine — compared head injury risks of two early 20th...

2011-10-17 10:27:08

White children are far more likely to receive cranial computed tomography (CT) scans in an emergency department following minor head trauma than are African-American or Hispanic children, a study by researchers at UC Davis has found. The study findings do not indicate that CT scans are underused in treating African-American and Hispanic children, the researchers said. Rather, they suggest that white children may receive too many CT scans -- and for that reason may be exposed to unnecessary...

2011-10-16 21:46:56

In new research, 30 percent of children hospitalized following a sledding injury suffered significant head injuries, and 10 percent of these children had a permanent disability. The research, presented Saturday, Oct. 15, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) in Boston, supports the need for helmet use and other safety precautions to prevent traumatic sledding injuries. Researchers reviewed data on children younger than 18 who were hospitalized...

2011-10-14 10:21:26

African-American and Hispanic children are less likely to receive a cranial computed tomography (CT) scan in an emergency department (ED) following minor head trauma than white children, according to an abstract presented Friday, Oct. 14 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Boston. While racial disparities in adult health care are well documented, less is known about the variations in pediatric, and specifically, ED care. Appropriate CT scan use...

2011-10-13 13:00:00

Year-Round Strength and Performance Training Turns High School Kids into Lean, Mean Tackling Machines and Concussions are on the Rise (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 Many Pennsylvania high schools resemble collegiate programs that legendary Penn State University football head coach Joe Paterno would be proud of. Throughout the year they spend countless hours in the weight rooms, working on agility drills, speed training and participating in various football camps with the hopes of capturing the...

CDC Report Details Increase In Childhood Concussions
2011-10-07 09:31:34

The number of children and adolescents going to the hospital with concussions has jumped more than 60 percent in the past decade, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC said the increase in emergency room visits for concussion was likely due to parents and coaches being more aware of concussions and other head injuries. The study is based on a survey of 66 hospital emergency departments. The CDC looked at non-fatal data...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.