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Sleep-deprived College Students: Asleep at the Wheel

HBNS STORY | March 2, 2010

Mental Stress Doesn’t Distract Young Drivers at the Wheel

HBNS STORY | May 18, 2010

Schizophrenia Patients Suffer More Hospital Injuries

HBNS STORY | July 23, 2010

Heat Injury Rates on the Rise

HBNS STORY | December 7, 2010

Outdoor exercise and physical activity increase the risk for heat-related injuries, including dangerous heat stroke. Heat injuries are on the rise for all age groups, and football-playing boys are among the most vulnerable.

Are You Medically Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

HBNS STORY | January 11, 2011

How well are the millions of Americans with a disability or chronic disease prepared for a natural disaster like a hurricane or tropical storm?

Mechanical Versus Manual CPR—Too Close to Call

HBNS STORY | January 18, 2011

Makers say that mechanical devices perform CPR more effectively than human efforts alone. However, a new review comparing mechanical to manual chest compressions has failed to demonstrate that one is superior to the other.

Better Labeling Could Help Thwart Acetaminophen Overdose

HBNS STORY | May 3, 2011

When misused, acetaminophen — marketed as Tylenol — can lead to acute liver failure and worse, often due to accidental overdose by an uninformed consumer. A new small study looks at what’s missing in consumer education and how to overcome those gaps.

Peer Passengers Are Bad News for Teen Drivers

HBNS STORY | January 24, 2012

Two new studies in the February Journal of Adolescent Health reviewed key factors shown to influence teen driving behaviors: perception of driving risks, parental monitoring and the presence of peer passengers.

Depression in Young Adults Linked to Higher Risk of Early Death

HBNS STORY | August 14, 2012

Depression in young adulthood can have long-lasting effects, potentially leading to a higher risk of death even decades later, suggests a new study in the Annals of Epidemiology.

Accidental Poisonings Leading Cause of Deaths at Home

HBNS STORY | February 5, 2013

An increasing number of people die from unintentional home injury, in large part due to accidental drug overdose, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Predominately Black Hospitals Provide Poor Trauma Care

HBNS STORY | May 16, 2013

Victims of trauma are at higher risk of either dying or suffering a major complication if they are treated at a hospital that serves a large population of black patients, finds a large new study in Health Services Research.

Teens with Fighting Injuries Have Declines in IQ

HBNS STORY | August 13, 2013

Teenagers who have been seriously injured in a fight show a reduction in intelligence and cognitive ability, according to a large study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Gap in Life Expectancy Between Rural and Urban Residents Is Growing

HBNS STORY | January 23, 2014

A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that rural residents have experienced smaller gains in life expectancy than their urban counterparts and the gap continues to grow.

Elderly Who Have Had Serious Falls May Show Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress

HBNS STORY | September 11, 2014

Older adults who experience a serious fall may develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the days following the event, finds a study published in General Hospital Psychiatry.

Teens World-Wide Self-Medicate With Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs

HBNS STORY | September 23, 2014

Adolescents around the world are frequently using over-the-counter and prescription medications without a doctor’s order, a risky practice that can lead to overuse and abuse and is often continued into adulthood, reveals a new review in the Journal of Adolescent Health.