Latest Injury prevention Stories

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,...

2011-10-26 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...

2011-07-25 12:35:00

According to new research, children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk of being hit by a car when crossing the street. University of Alabama researchers found that children with ADHD do not process information as well as non-ADHD children, and tend to make incorrect decisions on when to begin crossing a street. According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, one of the leading causes of unintentional injury in middle childhood is...

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