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Surgeons warn of serious hand injuries from dog leads and collars

Surgeons warn of serious hand injuries from dog leads and collars

Health
Surgeons are warning dog owners not to wrap leads around their fingers or wrist because of the dangers of serious hand injury.They say thousands of people could be at risk from lacerations, friction burns, fractures and ligament injuries. There were 30 serious hand injuries caused by dog leads last year in Cornwall alone, the British Society for Surgery of the Hand said.One of those was to Jillian Tisdale, 65, who has two retrievers.She had just finished walking one of her dogs when it became distracted by another dog and ran off excitedly on the lead.'Like a filleting knife'The lead ended up wrapped tightly around Jillian's middle fingers on her right hand, causing severe damage, including the "degloving" of her finger - when th...
No serious injuries initially reported as Boeing 737 lands in ocean near Micronesia

No serious injuries initially reported as Boeing 737 lands in ocean near Micronesia

World
No serious injuries were reported among those traveling on a Boeing 737 that landed about 150 yards short of a runway off the coast of Micronesia, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Air Niugini, the official state airline of Papua New Guinea, confirmed in a statement that the aircraft "landed short of the runway whilst landing at Chuuk Island of the Federated States of Micronesia this morning." "Air Niugini can confirm that all on board were able to safely evacuate the aircraft," the statement continued. "The airline is making all efforts to ensure the safety and immediate needs of our passengers and crew. Further information will be provided as it becomes available." The jet contained 35 passengers and 12 crew members, according to Jimmy Emilio, the airport manager of...
Premier League injuries and suspension: Who will miss the opening game of the season at every club?

Premier League injuries and suspension: Who will miss the opening game of the season at every club?

Sports
OUT Which players are unavailable or doubts to play at the weekend? The new Premier League season starts this week but not every player is going to be available to play. Injuries are an irritating part of the game and whether they’re long term ones, little niggles, or slight twinges, they will keep stars out of action. Which stars are unavailable or doubtful ahead of the new Premier League season? With the new campaign just days away, here at talkSPORT.com we’ve compiled a list of all those players who are injured or suspended Some World Cup stars are listed as doubtful with most managers making a decision late in the day about whether the likes of Harry Maguire, Paul Pogba, Harry Kane, and N’Golo Kante will start their team...
Changes to tiny blood vessels may help diagnose traumatic brain injuries

Changes to tiny blood vessels may help diagnose traumatic brain injuries

Health
April 30 (UPI) -- By finding changes to tiny blood vessels in the brains of people with traumatic injuries, researchers believe medical personnel could be able to make more precise diagnosis and treatment decisions.Researchers found that changes in the blood vessels may be linked to a range of cognitive symptoms after a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. The research, which was led by the University of Pennsylvania, was presented Friday at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting and has not yet been published."The relationship between microvascular and structural injury in chronic TBI has been recognized for years, but underappreciated," Dr. Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Research Center at the Perelman School of Medicine at Pennsylvania, said in...