Latest Injury prevention Stories

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...

2011-06-23 10:45:00

Plan Ties Prevention and Evidence-Based Programs to a Healthy Lifestyle WASHINGTON, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the NCOA-led Falls Free© Coalition applaud the release of the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy and its emphasis on using proven programs to help "increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100615/NCOALOGO) The...

2011-05-24 12:00:00

Programs and policies to promote safer streets and walking threatened as Congress debates renewal of federal transportation bill WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 47,700 pedestrians were killed in the U.S. between 2000 and 2009, and the majority of those deaths were preventable, according to a new report released today by Transportation for America. The report, "Dangerous by Design 2011: Solving the Epidemic of Preventable Pedestrian Deaths," shows how roadway...

2011-05-17 12:14:44

The psychological distress of the young driver: A brief report Young adults who take risks when driving are more likely to experience psychological distress, including mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, reveals research published ahead of print in Injury Prevention. Young drivers have more accidents and are more likely to be involved in a crash in which someone dies than older drivers, and risky behaviour is known to contribute to crashes involving young novice drivers....

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