Rehab May Not Help After Broken Ankle: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- After a broken ankle, many patients embark on an exercise-based rehabilitation program to help speed healing and regain mobility. But a new study out of Australia casts some doubt on whether these programs help.

Routine Screening for Child Abuse Might Spot More Cases: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The early signs of child abuse among infants and toddlers -- head trauma, cracked ribs or abdominal injuries -- are often missed, and that may be due in part to a lack of standardized screening, researchers report.

Zip Line Injuries on the Rise

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Zip lining has become a popular way to experience a little adventure, but serious injuries can be an unintended consequence of that momentary thrill, researchers report.

Injury Toll in U.S. in 2013: $671 Billion

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Injuries from accidents and violence cost the United States $671 billion in 2013, with men accounting for far more of those costs than women, federal health officials reported Wednesday.

U.S. Combat Deaths Declined Under 'Golden Hour Policy': Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Faster helicopter transport times helped reduce deaths among U.S. soldiers who suffered serious combat injuries in Afghanistan, researchers say.

Toppling TVs a Risk to Kids

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Televisions topple over on thousands of toddlers each year, sometimes causing head injuries severe enough to result in death, Canadian researchers are reporting.

Heavy Drinking Linked to Greater Risk for Alcohol-Related Cancers

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy drinking increases the risk for injury and alcohol-related cancers, a new study reports.

MRI Helps Detect Brain Bleeding Soon After Traumatic Brain Injury

TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Military service members who undergo brain imaging soon after suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may get better treatment more promptly, a new study suggests.

Long Shifts Linked to Increased Injury Risk for EMS Workers

TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency services employees (EMS) who work extended shifts are 60 percent more likely to suffer injury and illness than those who work 12 hours or less, a new observational study shows.

Sports Medicine Docs Offer Safety Tips for Young Athletes

SUNDAY, Sept. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kids are back to school and back to sports, which inevitably leads to bumps and scrapes and possibly even more serious sports-related injuries.