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Young Adults, Black Americans Most Likely to Visit ER for Assault Injuries

Young Adults, Black Americans Most Likely to Visit ER for Assault InjuriesTHURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Being young or Black may make it more likely that you wind up in an emergency room with an assault injury, new research suggests.Living in metropolitan areas and being covered by state-based health insurance was also tied to a raised risk.The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released the report Thursday, showing that more than 1 million people in the United States visited an emergency room with an assault injury in 2020.In all, there were nearly 23 million visits for nonfatal injuries, with about 6% of them classified as non-sexual assault, according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Using data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care...

Treatment for Common Rotator Cuff Ailment May Be Useless

12 October 2023
Treatment for Common Rotator Cuff Ailment May Be UselessTHURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Treating shoulder pain with steroid shots or removal of cartilage buildup yields the same result as no treatment at all, a Norwegian research team reports.They said their findings call into question treatment guidelines for calcific tendinopathy, a painful condition in the shoulder's rotator cuff tendons.Researchers said the common invasive procedure, known as ultrasound-guided lavage, appears to be useless."The study findings should lead to a critical reconsideration of treatment guidelines for this condition, specifically for the use of ultrasound-guided lavage and cortisone injections," said lead researcher Dr. Stefan Moosmayer, a consultant orthopedic surgeon at Martina Hansens Hospital in Gjettum, Norway.Calcific tendinopathy is a common...

Women With Acne Bear Another Burden: Stigma

12 October 2023
Women With Acne Bear Another Burden: StigmaTHURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Adult acne can significantly change how women are perceived in social settings, a new study finds. And where the acne is located on the face changes the onlooker’s perception.Researchers tracked eye movements of 245 study participants looking at pictures of women with clear skin or acne on different parts of their faces. Faces with acne were perceived as significantly less attractive, less trustworthy, less successful, less confident, less happy and less dominant. Acne that was primarily located in the U-zone, which is around the jawline, mouth and chin, received the lowest scores for attractiveness and was considered the most visually disturbing. “This study concerns simple questions: Who is more burdened by the disease? Which lesions...

Medical Groups Issue Consensus Definition of Brain Death

12 October 2023
Medical Groups Issue Consensus Definition of Brain DeathTHURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A new guideline from four leading medical organizations should help doctors determine if someone is brain dead.“Until now, there have been two separate guidelines for determining brain death, one for adults and one for children,” said author Dr. Matthew Kirschen, a critical care physician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.“This update integrates guidance for adults and children into a single guideline, providing clinicians with a comprehensive and practical way to evaluate someone who has sustained a catastrophic brain injury to determine if they meet the criteria for brain death,” Kirschen said in a news release from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).The guidance was jointly crafted by the AAN, the American Academy...

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