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Study Shows Extended Wakefulness Can Result In Neuronal Injury
2014-03-19 14:58:59

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Most people appreciate that not getting enough sleep impairs cognitive performance. For the chronically sleep-deprived such as shift workers, students, or truckers, a common strategy is simply to catch up on missed slumber on the weekends. According to common wisdom, catch up sleep repays one's "sleep debt," with no lasting effects. But a new Penn Medicine study shows disturbing evidence that chronic sleep loss may be more serious than...

2014-03-05 23:02:01

Tiger Woods may be one of the exceptions when it comes to income and earnings but even he is susceptible to injury, says Founding Partner of DarrasLaw. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Tiger Woods withdrew from the Honda Classic on Sunday after experiencing a recurrence of back issues that plagued him near the end of the 2013 PGA Tour season. In recent years, Woods has suffered from one injury after another, including knee surgery in 2008 and an Achilles issue in 2010 and 2011, to an...

2014-03-04 16:11:22

Veterans exposed to explosions who do not report symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) may still have damage to the brain's white matter comparable to veterans with TBI, according to researchers at Duke Medicine and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The findings, published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation on March 3, 2014, suggest that a lack of clear TBI symptoms following an explosion may not accurately reflect the extent of brain injury. Veterans of recent...

2014-02-27 23:31:01

If Kemp returns too soon, the bone in his ankle can be damaged permanently. An individual disability insurance can protect him should his career-threatening injury turn into a career-ending injury, says Darras. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Matt Kemp, outfielder for the Dodgers, won’t make it to the Opening Series in Australia because his left ankle is still recovering from surgery. Kemp is slowly picking his training back up by hitting and throwing, but has not quite made it to...

2014-02-27 23:28:56

Throughout March, Living Well Medical is offering complimentary reviews of MRI's and X-rays for people seeking to get out of pain quickly, or simply looking for a second opinion. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 New York City is a tough place to stop and take time off to heal from an injury or a chronic painful condition. Achieving long term pain relief without invasive surgery is tougher still. Chronic pain is especially difficult to deal with once you factor in the NYC...

2014-02-27 20:22:34

PHOENIX, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Cleveland Indians first baseman has begun spring training after making a remarkable recovery following a debilitating spine injury that nearly shattered his career and left him faced with a risk of complete paralysis. Following an innovative spine surgery at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, David Cooper has returned to baseball - a feat many doctors said may never happen....

One Gene Influences Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery
2014-02-27 15:29:46

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Researchers report that one change in the sequence of the BDNF gene causes some people to be more impaired by traumatic brain injury (TBI) than others with comparable wounds. The study, described in the journal PLOS ONE, measured general intelligence in a group of 156 Vietnam War veterans who suffered penetrating head wounds during the war. All of the study subjects had damage to the prefrontal cortex, a brain region behind the forehead that is...

2014-02-25 23:35:27

With State Statutes of Limitations set to expire in March 2014, Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers Welcomes Fresenius Dialysis Patients to Submit Details of their Claims for a Free Case Evaluation NEW HAVEN, Conn (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Connecticut class action law firm Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is continuing its investigation into injury claims associated with the hemodialysis drugs NaturaLyte and Granuflo as the deadline for filing a claim approaches. Manufactured by Fresenius...

2014-02-24 12:52:53

Sharon Parmet, University of Illinois at Chicago Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a system for precisely delivering anti-inflammatory drugs to immune cells gone out of control, while sparing their well-behaved counterparts. Their findings were published online Feb. 23 in Nature Nanotechnology. The system uses nanoparticles made of tiny bits of protein designed to bind to unique receptors found only on neutrophils, a type of immune cell engaged in...

2014-02-24 08:29:11

CHICAGO, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers--the largest physical therapist owned and managed practice in the U.S--is kicking off the New Year by offering free pain assessment and injury screens from licensed professionals trained in treating musculoskeletal conditions. All Accelerated locations throughout Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin and Arizona are providing complimentary pain and injury screens. (Logo:...


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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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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