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.

More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike Injuries

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It sounds like a fun way to exercise while going easy on aging joints. But new research shows that bicycling may be more risky for older Americans than thought.

Start Your Hike on the Right Foot With Proper Footwear

SUNDAY, Aug. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 38 million people go hiking each year in the United States, but many do so without proper footwear and other gear that can reduce their risk of foot and ankle injuries, an expert says.

Injuries Tied to Illegal Meth Labs on the Rise: CDC

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chemical burns, respiratory ailments and even deaths tied to accidents in illegal methamphetamine labs are on the rise in the United States, a new study shows.