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Dance-Related Injuries On The Rise In Children
2013-02-12 07:57:16

[ Watch the Video: Increase in Dance-Related Injuries in Children ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you have ever been to the ballet or a dance recital, you know dance is a beautiful form of expression. However, it is very physically taxing and strenuous on the body, especially for children and teens. A group of researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital studied dance-related...

2011-08-22 15:14:42

More than 5,100 American children find themselves in the hospital every year with injuries sustained from falling out of windows, and 25 percent of them are serious enough to warrant hospital admission, Reuters Health is reporting. After 19 years, researchers found, the rate has dropped only slightly. Dr. Gary Smith, head of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Nationwide Children´s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio says, “It really is nothing to take comfort in. We...

2011-06-20 09:05:00

As summer is set to arrive and more and more kids go for a dip in the pool, a new study warns that parents and guardians need to be aware about the drowning risk posed by portable pools. The first study on child drownings in portable pools finds that a child drowns every five days in such pools during the summer months, signifying a considerable risk and the need for consumer education and protective measures, the study's lead author says. Using data from the US Consumer Products Safety...

2010-09-13 07:50:00

More than 4 million pediatric and adolescent basketball-related injuries treated in emergency departments 1997-2007 A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital examined basketball-related injuries treated in emergency departments among children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 19 from 1997 to 2007. According to the study, more than 4 million basketball-related injuries were treated in emergency departments during...

2010-07-27 16:07:00

New study focuses on alcohol consumption and agriculture-related injuries in China As a collaboration of the Colorado Injury Control Research Center, the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital and the School of Public Heath, Tongji Medical College at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, the USA-China Agricultural Injury Research Training Project was created in 2004. The project aims to provide training to Chinese scholars, expand collaborative...

2010-04-05 15:02:40

Significant increases seen in deaths from falls, motorcycle crashes, machinery use and poisoning The risk of dying from injuries is increasing for Americans ages 65 and older according to a new report from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Injury Research and Policy. The report found significant increases in death rates from falls (42 percent increase), machinery (46 percent increase), motorcycle crashes (145 percent increase) and unintentional poisoning (34...

2009-09-02 23:50:00

New study finds severe injuries vary by sport, gender and type of exposure High school football and wrestling athletes experienced the highest rate of severe injuries, according to the first study to examine severe injuries "“ injuries that caused high school athletes to miss more than 21 days of sport participation among a nationally representative sample of high school athletes. Severe injuries accounted for 15 percent of all high school sport-related injuries. Overall, males...

2008-12-03 11:04:31

Rare injuries accounted for 3.5 percent of high school athletes' injuries 2005 through 2007, according to the first study to examine rare injuries and conditions of U.S. high school athletes. Rare injuries include eye injuries, dental injuries, neck and cervical injuries and dehydration and heat illness, which may result in high morbidity, costly surgeries and treatments or life-altering consequences. Football was associated with the highest rate of rare injuries, accounting for 21 injuries...

2005-07-20 17:45:00

COLUMBUS , Ohio "“ Results from a new study suggest that extremely obese people are more likely than normal-weight people to injure themselves. Researchers collected health and injury data during a one-year period on more than 2,500 adults living in Colorado . More than one out of four (26 percent) of the extremely obese male participants reported personal injuries, and more than one out of five (21.7 percent) extremely obese women also reported injuries. By comparison, about 17 percent...

Word of the Day
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin