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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Schizophrenia Patients Suffer More Hospital Injuries
HBNS STORY | July 23, 2010

Mental Stress Doesn’t Distract Young Drivers at the Wheel
HBNS STORY | May 18, 2010

Sleep-deprived College Students: Asleep at the Wheel
HBNS STORY | March 2, 2010