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Are women's brains more susceptible to injury than men's?

In 2017, the results of a decade-long study of soccer players by a Northwestern University professor were released. It found female soccer players at a greater risk of suffering concussions than their male counterparts. Previous research had already shown that women report symptoms of concussions more often than men. Are women more susceptible to concussions or other brain injuries -- or are they simply more likely to report symptoms?

Were you or a loved one harmed by faulty fireworks this year?

We all know that consumer fireworks are somewhat dangerous, right? Most people try to be careful when using them -- keeping them away from children, setting them off from a stable platform, and avoiding combustible materials. Still, people do get hurt.

Consider this W.A.T.C.H. list of dangerous summer toys

The consumer watchdog group World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H. has just released its 2018 list of potentially dangerous summer toys for kids. Some 2.5 million American children are hurt every summer, the group says, and many of those injuries are preventable.

What can you do to avoid a dog bite?

This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which is held each year to educate people about how to prevent dog bites. There are approximately 70 million dogs living in American households and, unfortunately, any one of them can bite under the right circumstances. Whether you own a dog, see dogs every day, or only encounter them on occasion, you have a role to play in preventing the serious and traumatic injuries dog bites can cause.

US Tennis Association held responsible for player's slip and fall

In 2014, Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard was ranked No. 5 in the world. In 2015, she suffered a head injury in a slip-and-fall accident in a locker room. She says she isn't the same player she was before that fall. She is currently ranked No. 116 worldwide.

CPSC warns of hidden hazard: TVs and furniture that tip over

Did you get a big-screen TV for the holidays? Perhaps you bought a new dresser for your child's room? The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urges you to anchor heavy electronics and furniture to walls in order to prevent them from tipping over. The majority of tip-over accidents injure children, who are prone to climb furniture, but adults are at risk, too.

Cracks in Manhattan building pose risk of injury

In Manhattan, new skyscrapers gleam against the original structures of New York’s heritage. As fresh developments change the landscape, however, many older buildings are being forgotten. The rising issue of poor structural maintenance threatens the safety of New York residents. In some cases, the building could collapse, causing serious injury to you and your family.

Proving responsibility in premises liability cases

Whether you accept the consensus of weather scientists about climate change, one thing is not in dispute. Winter in the United States is shorter than it used to be. This fact has made headlines recently. Data from more than 100 years of record keeping and compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proves that first frosts are happening about one month later than a century ago. At the same time, the last frosts of spring are coming earlier than they did in 1916.

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