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Injured players shouldn’t risk second concussion

TraumaSep 27 05

For high school athletes who sustain a head injury, playing hurt “for the team” is more often dangerous than heroic.

That’s one of the main messages contained in Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports, a multimedia educational tool kit developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to raise awareness and help coaches of high school teams prevent concussions, spot symptoms, and know what to do should an athlete show signs of a concussion.

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Stem cells aid spinal cord injured

TraumaSep 19 05

Human neural stem cells can replace damaged cells and improve function in a mouse model of spinal cord injury, according to a report released Monday.

For treating spinal cord injury, “there is hope, but we are a long way off,” said Dr. Brian J. Cummings from University of California, Irvine. “Our study improved function in mice with very controlled injuries. We did not cure these mice.”

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Long work hours may raise injury risk

TraumaSep 03 05

Working beyond the standard 8-hour day may raise the risk of job-related injuries, regardless of a person’s occupation, a new study suggests.

Among nearly 10,800 U.S. adults followed for 13 years, researchers found that those who worked overtime or on regularly extended shifts were at greater risk of on-the-job injuries. And the effect was not limited to hazard-fraught industries.

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