June 2010 Archives

Body checking in Youth Hockey increases risk of brain injury

Many sports include some risk of injury. However, a new study indicates that youth hockey may be more dangerous than previously thought. This study finds that 11 year old players who play in a league which allows body checking are more than three times as likely to suffer concussions. Many leagues in the United States and Canada begin allowing body checking at the age of 11.

Body checking in Youth Hockey increases risk of brain injury

Many sports include some risk of injury. However, a new study indicates that youth hockey may be more dangerous than previously thought. This study finds that 11 year old players who play in a league which allows body checking are more than three times as likely to suffer concussions. Many leagues in the United States and Canada begin allowing body checking at the age of 11.

World Cup-- soccer and head injuries

The 2010 World Cup started on June 11, 2010, with South America and Mexico drawing a tie in the first match of the tournament. Every four years, the United States, with increasing popularity, diverts their attention away from golf, baseball and basketball to enjoy the sporting event that enthralls the rest of the world on a daily (if not hourly) basis.

Home Explosions: Caused by natural gas leak?

Natural gas explosions can be deadly, or cause catastrophic injuries. Fortunately, they don't happen frequently, but when they do, the results are often devastating. The affected home can be blown off its foundation. Normally neighboring homes are spared with the exception of windows which are usually shattered as a result of the blast. Neighbors will often say that they thought a bomb exploded in the neighborhood.

Boating -- Have Fun, But Be Safe

As the snow caps melt away, flowers begin to blossom and chirping birds replace the sound of rain pouring outside, people pack away their turtlenecks and scarves and head to bodies of water to bask in the sun and engage in water activities. One of the most common activities summer recreations is boating. However, in the midst of summer fun, some people fail to take into account that operating a boat requires the same precautions and responsibilities as driving any automobile. The majority of boating accidents and injuries are related to alcohol intoxication, reckless and careless operation, driving at excessive and unsafe speeds, inexperienced drive and failure to use a look out. Alcohol use is the primary contributing factor to fatal boating accidents. Other types of recreational boating accidents may include:

Home Explosions: Caused by natural gas leak?

Natural gas explosions can be deadly, or cause catastrophic injuries. Fortunately, they don't happen frequently, but when they do, the results are often devastating. The affected home can be blown off its foundation. Normally neighboring homes are spared with the exception of windows which are usually shattered as a result of the blast. Neighbors will often say that they thought a bomb exploded in the neighborhood.

Garbage Truck Accidents: Was the truck's blind spot involved?

Early in the morning in most cities, a fleet of garbage trucks, recycling trucks and yard waste trucks travel the streets and roads of the community. These trucks can usually be driven from the right or left side of the cab depending upon the task at hand

Boating -- Have Fun, But Be Safe

As the snow caps melt away, flowers begin to blossom and chirping birds replace the sound of rain pouring outside, people pack away their turtlenecks and scarves and head to bodies of water to bask in the sun and engage in water activities. One of the most common activities summer recreations is boating. However, in the midst of summer fun, some people fail to take into account that operating a boat requires the same precautions and responsibilities as driving any automobile. The majority of boating accidents and injuries are related to alcohol intoxication, reckless and careless operation, driving at excessive and unsafe speeds, inexperienced drive and failure to use a look out. Alcohol use is the primary contributing factor to fatal boating accidents. Other types of recreational boating accidents may include:

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