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2012-04-17 23:00:24

The death rate due to unintentional injuries decreased by nearly 30% in the past decade according to CDC Vital Signs Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 Unintentional injuries to children and teens aged 0 to 19 are preventable, yet more than 9,000 children and teens died from injuries in the U.S. in 2009 according to CDC´s Vital Signs released today. Car crashes, suffocation, drowning, poisoning, fires, and falls are some of the most common ways children are hurt or killed. The number...

CDC Report Highlights Decrease In Children’ Deaths By Unintentional Injury
2012-04-17 06:15:56

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A new Vital Signs report from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that 9,000 children died due to unintentional injury in 2009. Though this number is quite high, it is still an improvement from previous years. The research by the CDC found that the death rates from unintentional injuries among children and adolescents decreased by almost 30 percent from 2000 to 2009. The CDC Vitals Report appears monthly in the CDC journal Morbidity...

2012-04-16 23:36:24

Injuries remain number one killer of youth Death rates from unintentional injuries among children and adolescents from birth to age 19 declined by nearly 30 percent from 2000 to 2009, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, more than 9,000 children lost their lives as a result of unintentional injury in the United States in 2009. And although rates for most causes of child injuries have been dropping, suffocation rates are on...

2012-04-09 13:38:23

Dozens killed each year, thousands injured Dozens of American youth under the age of 20 die on the job each year while thousands more are injured, often due to poorly regulated work environments, according to a new report released by the Colorado School of Public Health. "We don't tend to think of child labor as a major issue in the U.S. but we should," said the study's lead author Carol Runyan, Ph.D., MPH, and professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health. "Laws...

2012-03-12 21:12:42

Every six minutes, a child younger than 5 years of age is treated in a U.S. emergency department for a stair-related injury A new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children´s Hospital found that from 1999 through 2008, more than 93,000 children younger than 5 years of age were treated in U.S. emergency departments for stair-related injuries. On average, this equates to a child younger than 5 years of age being...

2012-03-09 10:25:21

In study with rural Alaska Native people, gun cabinets reduce unlocked guns in homes Installing a gun cabinet dramatically reduces unlocked guns and ammunition in the home, according to a study in rural Alaska villages where the residents are primarily Alaska Native people. Group Health Research Institute Senior Investigator David Grossman, MD, MPH, led the research, which the American Journal of Public Health e-published on March 8. Dr. Grossman is also a pediatrician and medical director...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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