- Review finds problems with ex-medical examiner's autopsies Updated: Aug-26-15 7:26 pm
HELENA, Montana - An independent review found significant problems with a half-dozen infant and child autopsies performed by a former Montana associate medical examiner, including missed, ignored or discounted brain injuries that should have prompted further investigation into how the children were killed.
- IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies of head injury Updated: Aug-25-15 6:32 am
IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.
- Washington state: Car wash chemical dangerous to workers Updated: Aug-22-15 2:19 pm
TUMWATER, Washington - A chemical commonly used at commercial car and truck washes can be dangerous to workers, according to new research by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries.
- Redskins QB Griffin leaves exhibition game with concussion Updated: Aug-20-15 11:59 pm
LANDOVER, Maryland - After watching Robert Griffin III get knocked around for three possessions, Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden sent his starting quarterback back out for a fourth Thursday night. That one ended with consecutive sacks and Griffin leaving with a concussion.
- Judge mostly rejects NCAA bid for secrecy in civil lawsuit Updated: Aug-20-15 1:56 pm
ROCKVILLE, Maryland - A judge has largely rejected an NCAA bid for secrecy in a civil lawsuit stemming from the brain-injury death of a Frostburg State University football player.
- Woman splashed with unknown liquid in Queens, suffers burns Updated: Aug-20-15 7:01 am
NEW YORK - New York City police say a woman is hospitalized with third-degree burns after a man splashed an unknown liquid in her face.
- Shakhtar's Stepanenko out of hospital following head injury Updated: Aug-20-15 5:56 am
VIENNA - Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Taras Stepanenko has been released from hospital and was traveling back to Ukraine with his team on Thursday, a day after hurting his head in a Champions League playoff game at Rapid Vienna.
- Former NFL players appeal terms of concussion settlement Updated: Aug-17-15 5:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Former NFL players who object to terms of the potential $1 billion concussion settlement have filed appeals that are likely to delay payouts to thousands of retirees until next year.
- Indiana hunter goes missing, found with leg injury Updated: Aug-17-15 9:32 am
SULLIVAN, Indiana - A southwestern Indiana man who went missing during a hunting trip was later found by his rescuers with an injured leg.
- Vet resources for dealing with mental impact of war Updated: Aug-16-15 1:16 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - It's estimated that one in five of the 70,000 veterans and active-duty troops in the Pikes Peak region suffers some symptom of war-caused mental illness.
- Man wakes from coma, comes back strong Updated: Aug-16-15 10:31 am
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - When Camron Brummond opened his eyes, he saw two-headed people surrounding the bed he was lying on.
- Questions and answers about the war wound 'moral injury' Updated: Aug-15-15 9:29 am
A psychological wound known as moral injury is gaining attention in the aftermath of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with veterans now being treated for these injuries to the soul - even as medical experts debate whether moral injury is a condition unto itself or a subset of post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Soldier's journey to heal spotlights 'soul wounds' of war Updated: Aug-15-15 9:21 am
SAN DIEGO - "It was just another day in Mosul," the soldier began, his voice shaking. Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Powell took a deep breath. He couldn't look at the other three servicemen in the group therapy session.
- Giants left fielder Aoki placed on 7-day concussion list Updated: Aug-13-15 10:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Giants placed left fielder Nori Aoki on the seven-day concussion list Thursday, one day after he had to leave the game with symptoms from a head injury sustained against the Cubs last weekend.
- Hospital offers 'cool' therapy for newborns Updated: Aug-13-15 4:10 am
VALPARAISO, Indiana - Tasha Thompson says her baby, Clayton, "just didn't want to come out."
- NFL donation helps launch institute on sports health, safety Updated: Aug-12-15 5:03 pm
SEATTLE - Dr. Stan Herring found a personal calling when he helped champion the first youth concussion law in the country in the state of Washington.
- Former NFLer Ben Utecht writing book about head trauma Updated: Aug-12-15 2:44 pm
NEW YORK - Ben Utecht, the former NFL tight end who became a leading advocate for players suffering from head trauma, is working on a memoir.
- 3 men suffer serious burns in flash fire near Cheyenne Updated: Aug-10-15 8:52 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Three men have suffered serious burns in a flash fire at an oil company facility near Cheyenne.
- Connecticut brain injury advocates seek more services Updated: Aug-10-15 5:23 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Advocates for people with brain injuries plan to urge Connecticut lawmakers this week to add more slots to the state's community-based services program, saying it's difficult for families to wait two years or more for help.
- Worker at wrecked Japan nuclear plant dies from head injury Updated: Aug-08-15 9:10 am
TOKYO - A worker at Japan's wrecked nuclear power plant died after the hatch at the back of a truck closed on his head Saturday, the latest mishap at a complex still struggling with the cleanup from the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
- Seiji Ozawa cancels Japan concerts after fracturing hip Updated: Aug-08-15 2:59 am
TOKYO - Former Boston Symphony conductor Seiji Ozawa has canceled three performances in Japan after fracturing his hip.
- $5.7M awarded to NY teams researching spinal cord injuries Updated: Aug-04-15 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - New York health officials say nine research teams at institutions across the state have been awarded $5.7 million toward developing treatments for spinal cord injuries.
- Hypothermia, drowning to blame for 2 Maine canoeists' deaths Updated: Aug-03-15 4:50 pm
JONESPORT, Maine - The deaths of two canoeists off the coast underscore a deadly fact: The North Atlantic remains cold enough to kill even on a picture-perfect summer evening.
- Board: Acupuncturist negligent in giving bee sting therapy Updated: Aug-02-15 6:49 pm
ALHAMBRA, California - An acupuncturist in Southern California could have his medical license suspended by state regulators who claim he used bee stings to treat patients and didn't have an allergic reaction kit in his office.
- Rhode Island Hospital renews $600,000 grant for trauma study Updated: Aug-02-15 4:10 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island Hospital has renewed funding for its trauma and inflammation research training fellowship.