Latest Injury prevention Stories
While the total mortality rate from unintentional injury increased in the U.S. by 11 percent between 1999 and 2005, far larger increases were seen in some subgroups analyzed by age, race, ethnicity and type of injury by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Healthâ€™s Center for Injury Research and Policy.
Injury costs from falls, traffic, drowning, suicide or violence cost Canadians $18 billion annually, or $545 for each man, woman and child, researchers say. The report, released by Smartrisk, says injuries remain the leading cause of death for Canadians from 1 to 44, taking the lives of 13,667 people in 2004. The report shows the human toll as well -- another 5,023 individuals were permanently and totally disabled and 62,563 were left with a permanent, partial disability.
The study found that parents recognized only 47 percent of the safety hazards placed inside a home setting.
DETROIT, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wayne County Community College District's (WCCCD) Continuing Education Division presents the 2nd Annual Summer Safety Fair. This event will be held on Friday, June 26, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at the WCCCD Downtown Campus, located at 1001 W.
Area sixth, seventh and eighth graders present seat belt safety messages for a chance to record at a real studio, and make debuts on 96.5 KISS-FM, Nickelodeon or area billboards.
Four health interventions before a U.S. child is age 5 could save society up to $65 billion in future healthcare costs, researchers estimate. Dr.
As the busy summer travel season arrives, Safe Kids Pennsylvania is focusing on child passenger safety CAMP HILL, Pa., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Safe Kids Pennsylvania is launching a new mobile outreach effort to help families prepare for the busy summer travel season.
It is well established that seat belts save lives. However, many pregnant women do not wear seat belts, for fear that the belt itself could injure the baby in a car crash. But is this actually the case?
Mobile outreach effort will provide life-saving child passenger safety information, hands-on demonstrations and free inspections CAMP HILL, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids Pennsylvania today announced that they have received a new, customized Chevy Express for use as a Mobile Car Seat Check-Up Van.
- a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.