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2014-04-25 10:00:34

Better-educated people appear to be significantly more likely to recover from a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), suggesting that a brain’s “cognitive reserve” may play a role in helping people get back to their previous lives, new Johns Hopkins research shows. The researchers, reporting in the journal Neurology, found that those with the equivalent of at least a college education are seven times more likely than those who didn’t finish high school to be...

Study Finds 2.5 Million Basketball Injuries To High School Athletes In 6 Seasons
2014-04-23 11:36:22

[ Watch the Video: Basketball Injuries In High School Athletes On The Rise ] Nationwide Children's Hospital Study calls for more access to on-site athletic trainers to properly assess injuries Basketball is a popular high school sport in the United States with 1 million participants annually. A recently published study by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital is the first to compare and describe the occurrence and...

2014-04-17 08:26:54

New Book by World-Renowned Neuroradiologist Discusses How Lessons Learned from the Battlefield Can be Applied to the U.S. Home Front SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Alisa Gean, a world-renowned neuroradiologist and expert on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), will launch her latest book tomorrow, BRAIN INJURY: Applications from War and Terrorism, published by Wolters Kluwer's Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. The book is a culmination of more than 25 years of...

2014-04-16 12:11:34

Handling frozen fish caused nearly half of all injuries aboard commercial freezer-trawlers and about a quarter of the injuries on freezer-longliner vessels operating off the coast of Alaska, new research from Oregon State University shows. Many of those injuries and others aboard the two types of vessels could be prevented with the right interventions, and the research methods used in the study could help identify and reduce injuries and fatalities in other types of commercial fishing,...

2014-04-14 23:09:45

Those who suffer from back pain and other muscle injuries could do far worse than try out a Clinical Pilates session or two in their new studio insists MD and coach at Inner Strength Pilates in Adelaide, Tamara Gollan. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Clinical Pilates is actually a series of mat-based rehabilitation exercises adopted by physiotherapists and which focus on helping those with muscle strains, neck and back pain and other forms of discomfort relating to the body’s muscular system....

2014-04-14 23:06:04

Regardless of age, skill level, or sport, coaches are looking for players with passion — those that will work hard to achieve their personal best and then exceed it. East Longmeadow, MA (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Regardless of age, skill level, or sport, coaches are looking for players with passion — those that will work hard to achieve their personal best and then exceed it. But how can athletes improve their physical prowess and remain injury free? Continuum Performance Center, the...

2014-04-09 23:26:58

The Blast Gauge System developed by BlackBox Biometrics®, Inc. (B3) was recently cited as “revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)”, with regards to the system’s data capture capabilities used to detect events related to injury. (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The Blast Gauge System developed by BlackBox Biometrics®, Inc. (B3) was recently cited as “revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)”, with regards to the system’s data capture capabilities used to detect...

2014-04-09 23:24:38

Concussions are more worrisome in the world of professional sports as the rate of injury seems to increase every year, investigating the value of a disability policy today, can protect your income for a lifetime, suggests Darras. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Fans were anxious to see if Bryce Harper would remain in the game against the Mets after what could have been a serious kick to the head by Mets second baseman Eric Young Jr. Harper was aiming for a double play but ended up...

Study Casts Doubt On Heart Regeneration In Mammals
2014-04-04 15:19:02

Cell Press The mammalian heart has generally been considered to lack the ability to repair itself after injury, but a 2011 study in newborn mice challenged this view, providing evidence for complete regeneration after resection of 10% of the apex, the lowest part of the heart. In a study published by Cell Press in Stem Cell Reports on April 3, 2014, researchers attempted to replicate these recent findings but failed to uncover any evidence of complete heart regeneration in newborn mice...

2014-04-02 11:30:25

Animal study points to promise of gene therapy for treating spinal cord injury Delivering a single injection of a scar-busting gene therapy to the spinal cord of rats following injury promotes the survival of nerve cells and improves hind limb function within weeks, according to a study published April 2 in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that, with more confirming research in animals and humans, gene therapy may hold the potential to one day treat people with spinal cord...


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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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