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2012-12-12 23:03:23

Clinical study suggests potential benefit of using advanced imaging techniques to monitor recovery Brain changes in children who have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, persist for months following injury – even after the symptoms of the injury are gone, according to a study published in the December 12 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings highlight the potential benefit of using advanced imaging techniques to monitor recovery in children following...

2012-12-09 05:01:30

Dangerous Side Effects Linked to Blood Pressure Medication TEKTURNA (PRWEB) December 08, 2012 Tekturna is a drug used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), however it has recently been linked to severe side effects including strokes and kidney problems. Manufactured by Novartis, Tekturna was approved by the FDA in 1997. Since then, Tekturna has been linked to a variety of kidney complications including:     Hyperkalemia     A higher than...

2012-12-07 05:01:41

Low back injuries, high blood pressure, history or risk of stroke, neck injuries, knee injuries and headaches top the list. Practitioners with common medical conditions should educate themselves in order to avoid injury. New book provides necessary guidance. Savannah, GA (PRWEB) December 06, 2012 With Yoga Journal reporting that 20.4 million Americans are now practicing yoga and New Year's resolutions right around the corner, you probably know someone who's jumping, head first, into yoga....

2012-12-04 05:02:22

Chatham/South Chicago-area residents who have pain from an accident, sports injury or even just everyday activities now have a new resource with the opening of Athletico Physical Therapy at 1747 East 95th Street on the South Side of Chicago. (PRWEB) December 03, 2012 Chatham/South Chicago-area residents who have pain from an accident, sports injury or even just everyday activities now have a new resource with the opening of Athletico Physical Therapy at 1747 East 95th Street on the South...

2012-12-03 20:53:54

Instituting and enforcing rules that limit aggressive acts like bodychecking in ice hockey should help reduce injuries for young players, including serious brain and spine injuries, according to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "We found that interventions based on rule changes showed the greatest likelihood of making ice hockey safer for youth," writes Dr. Michael Cusimano, Division of Neurosurgery and the Injury Prevention Research Office, St....

Alcohol Can Protect You
2012-11-19 19:43:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Alcohol can make a person act in an uncharacteristic manner, persuading them to do things they would never do with a sober mind. In fact, some people (depending on their poison) are even taken to feeling indestructible with the right amount of spirits in them. This is all very well known behavior, of course. One new study, however, is suggesting that people who become injured and require hospitalization are more likely to live...

2012-11-01 23:10:49

A gene that is associated with regeneration of injured nerve cells has been identified by scientists at Penn State University and Duke University. The team, led by Melissa Rolls, an assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State, has found that a mutation in a single gene can entirely shut down the process by which axons -- the parts of the nerve cell that are responsible for sending signals to other cells -- regrow themselves after being cut or damaged. "We are...

Understanding Organ Regeneration Using Planarian Flatworms
2012-10-25 12:26:38

In a new study published in the October 16 issue of Developmental Cell, corresponding author Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Phillip Newmark and colleagues report the identification of genes that control growth and regeneration of the intestine in the freshwater planarian Schmidtea mediterranea. How animals repair their internal organs after injury is not well understood. Planarian flatworms are useful models for studying this...


Latest injury Reference Libraries

Cold Compression Therapy
2013-03-04 15:59:27

Cold Compression Therapy is used to reduce pain and edema (swelling) for instances such as soft tissue injuries, strains, sprains, or post-surgical therapy. As the name suggests, the therapy includes the application of cold (cryotherapy) but also includes the principles of R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). Cryotherapy, application of cold or ice to the painful area, lowers the metabolic rate of the tissue and prevents further injury to the site from the inflammatory...

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2010-12-03 16:24:27

A goaltender mask, referred to a goalie mask, is worn by an ice hockey, inline hockey, and field hockey goaltenders in order to protect them from injury. In 1959, Jacques Plante was the first to create and use a practical mask. It was made of fiberglass that was contoured to his face although it eventually morphed into a helmet/cage combination. However, the single full fiberglass mask is much more popular option due to its safety. This mask changed the way goaltenders played since it...

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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