Guns Send About 16 U.S. Kids to the Hospital Every Day

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About 16 American children are hospitalized daily due to gunshot injuries, a new study says.

Psychiatric Scars of Wartime Brain Injury May Linger for Years

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News ) -- Brain injuries suffered during wartime exposure to an explosive device often leave psychiatric troubles that can last years, new research shows.

Body Temperature Might Give Clues to Coma

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adjusting the so-called body clock might help severely brain-injured patients regain consciousness from a coma, researchers say.

Many Kids Still Being Injured on ATVs

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- They may look like tons of fun, but all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are actually tons of trouble for kids.

Fewer Successful Malpractice Claims in U.S., But Higher Payouts

MONDAY, March 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of paid medical malpractice claims in the United States has declined significantly, dropping nearly 56 percent between 1992 and 2014, researchers report.

Health Tip: Think You Fractured Your Foot?

(HealthDay News) -- If you believe you've fractured a bone in your foot, it's important to see a doctor as quickly as possible.

Ouch! How to Tell If You Have a Sprain, a Strain or a Tear

FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sprains, strains and tears are different types of injuries, and it's important to know how they differ, a sports massage therapist says.

'Eraser Challenge' Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's spreading via social media: A "dare" where kids use erasers to rub away the skin on their arms, often while reciting the alphabet or other phrases.

Gunshot Wounds Cost U.S. Hospitals Nearly $7 Billion Over 9 Years

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital care for gunshot wounds cost the United States about $6.6 billion over a nine-year period, and total costs are likely much higher, researchers report.

Autism Greatly Boosts Kids' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism are at extremely high risk of drowning compared to other kids, a new study reveals.