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Free quake-recovery workshops planned Thursday in Napa

Napa - Survivors of last month's 6.0 South Napa earthquake are invited Thursday to two free recovery workshops on First Street in downtown Napa.

Why trampolines can be fun but also dangerous

Indianapolis - They may be fun to jump and bounce around on or watch children and grandchildren play on, but a new decade-long study found that trampolines resulted in more than 1 million trips to emergency rooms, costing in excess of $1 billion.

Injured who lived near closed trauma centers more likely to die

Injured patients who had to travel an average 13 minutes longer to reach a hospital trauma center because a facility nearer to home had closed were more likely to die of their injuries in the hospital, according to a new California study.

Sweat glands help fight injuries

New research shows that our sweat glands help us to tackle various injuries. This is because the glands are a source of stem cells that are particularly suited to healing wounds.

More injuries on Extreme Park cross course

Two of the first six riders in Sunday's opening snowboard cross seeding run were taken away on stretchers after falling heavily, causing concern a day after Russian freestyle skier Maria Ko...

McDonald's potato wedges are especially bad for you in France

A French diner found out just how bad McDonald's food can be for your health, when she was hit in the eye by a stray flying potato wedge and seriously injured. The poor woman was booked off work for 10 days due to the injury.

Set collapses at Fuerzabruta show at Camden Roundhouse

London - Three spectators and a performer were injured after part of the set collapsed onto the audience during an acrobat show in London.

Two high school students killed at house party in Houston suburb

Cypress - An 18-year-old girl's birthday party in a Houston suburb Saturday night turned deadly when gunmen opened fire killing two high school students and injuring at least 20 others, authorities said Sunday.

Barcelona suburban train collision injures 22 people

Barcelona - Two trains collided at Barcelona's Sants station on Friday morning, injuring 22 people. Of these, 10 required treatment and one person was hospitalized.

Pile-up panic and injuries in Pamplona's 'Running of the Bulls'

Pamplona - Local television showed scenes of sheer chaos as piles of fallen runners blocked the entrance to the bullring in Pamplona on the seventh day of the famed San Fermín Festival, or the "Running of the Bulls."

Video: Car crashes into crowd at Gran Turismo show in Poland

A Koenigsegg CCX luxury car swerved into a crowd of spectators attending the Gran Turismo Polonia in the Polish city of Poznan, according to media reports. At least 15 people have been injured, four of them seriously.

Decreasing the costs of sports injuries

It is heartbreaking to watch a hero suffer an injury in the middle of a game and, after a wave of recent injuries, many franchises are feeling the pain in both their roster and wallet.

Deputy Önder injured by gas canister in Istanbul park protest

Istanbul - As the protest against the demolition of "the last public green space" in Istanbul continues, Deputy Sırrı Süreyya Önder has been shot in the shoulder by police with a gas canister on Friday and is in hospital.

Concussions, sports take center stage Saturday in Austin Special

Austin - From young children making their first play on the field to highly paid professional athletes, the risk of concussions and how to treat such injuries have emerged as THE sports medicine issue of our time.

Video: Horrific Daytona crash sends fans to the hospital

Daytona Beach - The start of the 2013 NASCAR season went from cheers of excitement to gasps of horror as a car slams into the catch fence, showering spectators with debris and critically injuring at least two fans.

UPDATE: 1200 injured as meteors hit parts of Russia (Video)

Chelyabinsk - Massive meteor fragments began raining out of the sky over parts of northeast Russia, damaging infrastructure in one city and injuring hundreds.

Vet barely survived police beating at Occupy rally, sues Oakland

Oakland - Army veteran Kayvan Sabeghi, 33, was badly injured, arrested and sent to jail during an Occupy Oakland protest in November 2011. He is now suing Oakland for being denied medical treatment, as he barely survived the experience.

Video: Fireworks explosion during Spain festival injures 28

Elche - A rogue firework set off thousands of others in a church bell tower in Elche, Spain during a town festival on Monday, injuring 28 people.

Dozens of beach-goers stung by stingrays in Southern California

La Jolla - As if recent shark sightings aren't enough to keep people out of the water, now dozens of people have been attacked by stingrays in Southern California.

Op-Ed: NBA: Kobe and Amare return to their teams in losing efforts

San Antonio - This past week was filled with excitement, disappointment, and surprise for NBA fans. We learned Dwight Howard would need surgery, and that Kobe Bryant and Amare Stoudemire would likely return to their respective teams Friday, and they did.

Video: Car crashes through supermarket injuring 10

A 76-year-old woman has been charged with careless driving after crashing through into a supermarket on Saturday in Florida, U.S.A.

New study: Consensual sex causes as many vaginal injuries as rape

A new study of methods for investigating rape shows that vaginal injuries are as common in consensual sex as in rape. The study raises questions about investigation methods that assume vaginal injuries are evidence of forced intercourse or rape.

Op-Ed: Use of visors are being reconsidered by the NHLPA

Toronto - The National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) is having another look at the mandatory use of visors for all players in the league.

'Yoga is dangerous' article spurs controversy

Proponents of the soothing art of yoga were outraged on Sunday after reading that their healthy practice was not very healthy, according to a New York Times feature story.

IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon has died from injuries

Las Vegas - Dan Wheldon of St. Petersburg lost his life after sustaining serious injuries in a crash during Sunday's Las Vegas Indy 300.

Op-Ed: All NFL Teams Are Playing With Fire at QB

In the NFL this season, players are staying down in seemingly unprecedented numbers. No team is completely immune. At the quarterback position especially, all teams are vulnerable.

6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Alaska

Atka - Alaska has been hit with another strong earthquake this morning. No reports of injuries have been reported by authorities.

Severe storm collapses stage at Ottawa Bluesfest

Ottawa - Talk about Rock the House Down! No sooner did Cheap Trick start performing at Ottawa’s Bluesfest before an audience of 15 to 20 thousand strong, when a strange storm started brewing, and high winds caused the stage to collapse, severely injuring one man

Minsk subway explosion, 11 dead, over 120 injured

Minsk - Belarus has been left reeling tonight after a blast tore through a subway station at rush hour killing 11 people and injuring over 120 others.

Aggressive bull leaps into crowd in Spain, injures 40 (video)

Navarro - A vicious bull jumped into the packed crowd at a bullring in the northern region of Navarro, Spain. The animal stampeded through the stands, injuring 40 and sending nine people to hospital with serious injuries.
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