Mom pleads guilty to Rancho Bernardo DUI crash that injured her children

U.S. 08/24/19, 12:49

A woman who had more than three times the legal blood-alcohol limit when she crashed her SUV head-on into another vehicle while driving her three young daughters through Rancho Bernardo pleaded guilty to child abuse and drunk driving charges on Friday, Aug. 23. Mayra Alejandra Troncoso, 30, had a blood-alcohol content ...

Hiker rescued from Mt. Washington may have to foot the bill

U.S. 06/18/19, 15:04

An 80-year-old hiker who was rescued trying to reach the summit of Mount Washington could end up footing the bill for the emergency services, New Hampshire officials said Tuesday, amid efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of the popular tourist destination.Authorities may even file criminal charges in the case, ...

Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities

U.S. 06/06/19, 14:03

Andrew Hardy was crossing the street on an electric scooter in downtown Los Angeles when a car struck him at 50 miles per hour and flung him 15 feet in the air before he smacked his head on the pavement and fell unconscious.The 26-year-old snapped two bones in each leg, ...

Faces of concussions: NHL’s head-on battle with an epidemic

Sports 05/23/19, 01:25

Wearing a black shirt with "Fight for your happiness" on the front and "Sick not weak" on the back, Daniel Carcillo eats an apple as his wife makes a cappuccino nearby and their oldest daughter scampers around the kitchen.This is the family he always wanted, just not the life he ...

Brain scans may reveal concussion damage in living athletes

Football 04/10/19, 16:03

Researchers may be closing in on a way to check athletes while they're alive for signs of a degenerative brain disease that's been linked to frequent head blows. Experimental scans found higher levels of an abnormal protein tied to the disease in a study of former National Football League players ...

Healing slow to come for some after Humboldt crash

Hockey 04/04/19, 12:56

The 13 players who survived the Humboldt Broncos bus crash one year ago in Canada are dealing with injuries ranging from paralysis and back pain to brain damage and mental health issues. A synopsis from The Canadian Press:GRAYSEN CAMERONThe 19-year-old forward can't play hockey again after suffering back injuries, a ...

Fire erupts at Texas chemical plant; possible injuries

U.S. 04/02/19, 12:38

A fire erupted at a Houston-area chemical plant on Tuesday, injuring two workers, leaving one accounted for and sending a plume of thick, black smoke into the air, authorities said.The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office said in a tweet that early reports indicated two people were injured and a third ...

Harry Reid testifies exercise device injury cost him Senate

Health 03/28/19, 21:58

Former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid told a Nevada jury Thursday that his career was cut short by injuries he suffered when a TheraBand exercise device slipped from his hand and he fell in his home bathroom in 2015.From a wheelchair on the witness stand in a product liability lawsuit against ...

After playing with head injury, Schaer to miss Swiss game

Sports 03/25/19, 16:17

With soccer's treatment of head injuries again under scrutiny, Switzerland has withdrawn defender Fabian Schaer from its next European Championship qualifying game.Schaer was briefly knocked unconscious on Saturday during a first-half clash of heads against Georgia, though was allowed to continue playing. He created both second-half goals in a 2-0 ...

Broken bones from falls on the rise among older dog walkers

Health 03/06/19, 12:07

A new study shows broken bones from falls while dog walking are on the rise among older U.S. adults.Hip fractures are among the most common injuries.University of Pennsylvania researchers examined government data on emergency room visits for dog walking injuries in adults aged 65 and older. The numbers jumped from ...

Human toll of cold: more than 2 dozen dead, hundreds hurt

U.S. 02/01/19, 18:55

The dangerous cold and heavy snow that hobbled the northern U.S. this week has retreated, but not before exacting a human toll: more than two dozen weather-related deaths in eight states and hundreds of injuries, including frostbite, broken bones, heart attacks and carbon monoxide poisoning. In Illinois alone, hospitals reported more ...

Update: Zimbabweans hurt in protests stream in for care

Africa 01/18/19, 04:28

The Latest on Zimbabwe unrest (all times local):11:20 a.m.Zimbabweans injured during a government crackdown on protests over a dramatic fuel price increase are streaming into a hospital in the capital, Harare.People have broken legs and other injuries. A nurse attends to a man with a broken spine.Albert Taurai tells The ...

Investigation: Insulin Pumps have high number of injuries

U.S. 11/27/18, 12:18

When Polly Varnado's 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it didn't take long for the family to hear about insulin pumps.In September 2012, the girl picked out a purple one — her favorite color.Over the next seven months, she proceeded to be hospitalized four times in a McComb, ...

Breast implant injuries hidden as patients’ questions mount

U.S. 11/26/18, 12:03

Breast implant recipients say that for years data on ruptures and other problems was kept hidden by the U.S. government and manufacturers, making it hard to know whether the medical devices are safe.A joint investigation by The Associated Press and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists found that the U.S. ...

How global journalists investigated medical device safety

Health 11/25/18, 12:49

More than 250 journalists in 36 countries representing more than 50 media organizations, including The Associated Press, spent nearly a year examining the safety of medical devices , such as how they are tested, approved and monitored by regulatory agencies.Led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the group found ...

Tentative settlement reached in NHL concussion lawsuit

Sports 11/12/18, 12:07

The NHL and attorneys for retired players announced a tentative settlement Monday in the biggest lawsuit brought against the league over concussions and other head injuries.The lawsuit, consolidated in federal court in Minnesota and by far the largest facing the league, involves more than 100 former players who accused the ...

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