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Distracted Walking Can Be Dangerous
2012-01-17 12:42:54

Do you ever wear your headphones on the go, listening to your favorite music on your iPhone or your MP3 player, and unaware to the world around you? Well if you do, then you should read this: According to a new US study, serious accidents involving pedestrians wearing headphones connected to their personal mobile devices such as iPods, have tripled over the past six years. An increase in the use of headphones while walking in the street has led to the dramatic rise in the number of...

2012-01-16 17:30:00

Teens, Young Adult Males Predominantly Affected; Nearly Three Quarters of Injuries Are Fatal BALTIMORE, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Listen up, pedestrians wearing headphones. Can you hear the trains or cars around you? Many probably can't, especially young adult males. Serious injuries to pedestrians listening to headphones have more than tripled in six years, according to new research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Maryland...

Water Safety Efforts For Children Decreases Drowning Incidents
2012-01-16 10:46:55

Education campaigns aimed at reducing drowning by children are paying off. In 1993, public health officials estimated 3,623 kids and teens aged 19 and under were admitted to the hospital after almost drowning. In 2008, only 1,781 children were admitted for the same reason. “We found a significant decline in the rate of pediatric drowning hospitalizations, which is consistent with documented decreases in pediatric deaths from drowning,” said Stephen Bowman, from the Johns...

2012-01-09 08:14:00

-- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Finds Common Characteristics Among These Teens Who are Likely to Drive PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the first study to investigate driving as it relates to teens with a high-functioning autism disorder (HFASD), child development and teen driving experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies found that two-thirds of teenagers with a high-functioning autism...

2012-01-06 15:43:00

Fun, interactive exhibit reminds caregivers how to keep kids safe at home, at play and on the way HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids Pennsylvania today announced that they will exhibit at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show to reach thousands of parents and caregivers with information about preventing childhood injuries. The games for children, engaging activities, curricula for teachers, and resources for parents will offer a multifaceted experience...

2011-12-07 11:38:08

Injuries in the UK are having a much greater impact on peoples' lives than previously estimated, a study has found. The research, involving academics from The University of Nottingham, used data direct from patient experiences combined with information on the number of patients treated in emergency departments and admitted to hospital to reveal that the true impact of injuries in the UK is actually 2.6 times higher than experts believed. For the study, published this week in the journal...

2011-11-07 17:13:19

First public health study to examine a state-level approach to fire safety A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy finds fire and life safety programs in Delaware offer a strategic, comprehensive and coordinated approach to fire prevention. The study, which involved in-depth interviews with members of the state´s fire service, highlights the diversity of prevention initiatives underway in the state and documents how tradition, dedication,...

2011-11-07 06:00:00

"Badge of Courage" Recognizes Officials and Private Citizens CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids USA today announced a new recognition program for emergency and public safety officials and private citizens who take action to prevent unattended child fatalities from heat stroke in vehicles. The first awards, known as the Safe Kids Buckle Up (SKBU) Badge of Courage, were presented to Safe Kids coalitions in seven states (Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, New York,...

2011-10-26 13:00:00

Recognition Ceremony Scheduled Friday, Nov. 4, in Anaheim to Honor Recipients Fairhaven, MA (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 The American Evaluation Association will honor four individuals and three groups for outstanding work at its annual awards luncheon to be held on Friday, Nov. 4, in conjunction with its Evaluation 2011 conference in Anaheim, CA. AEA is an international professional association that comprises more than 7,000 members worldwide. Honored this year will be recipients in six...

2011-10-17 12:06:38

Study finds gun injuries 30 percent higher than previous reports From 1999 to 2007, there were 185,950 emergency department (ED) visits in the U.S. for firearm injuries in children aged 0 to 19 years. A new abstract presented Monday, Oct. 17, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Boston, provided an overview of these injuries, including a variety of risk factors including age, race, hospital location, and insurance type. Researchers analyzed...