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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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2011-05-13 07:53:11

More than half of all costs are in 10 states Motor vehicle crash-related deaths in the United States resulted in an estimated $41 billion in medical and work loss costs in a year, according to state-based estimates released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Half of this cost ($20.4 billion) was in 10 states, the report says. CDC's data analysis found that the 10 states with the highest medical and work loss costs were California ($4.16 billion), Texas ($3.50 billion),...

2011-04-29 22:52:52

Perception of "Ëœtragic, freak accidents' undermine efforts to improve caregiving, protect kids Patricia Schnitzer, associate professor in the MU Sinclair School of Nursing, says that most unintentional child injury deaths of young children result from inadequate supervision or failure to protect children from harm. Although injuries to children may be unintentional, they can be prevented and should not be considered accidents. "Persistent references to tragic, freak, and horrible...

2011-04-04 13:15:00

Partners Promote Healthier and Safer Lives by Taking Steps to Prevent Injuries Before They Happen WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Falls Free© Coalition, led by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), has been named as a national partner of National Public Health Week, April 4-10, 2011. The week is sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the theme for this year's event is "Safety is no Accident: Live Injury-Free." (Logo:...

2011-03-21 11:29:00

CAMP HILL, Pa., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids Pennsylvania wholeheartedly endorses the newest child passenger safety recommendations developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The policy statement is clear and concise as it encourages slowing the transition from one child restraint type to the next. It does this with five recommendations: All infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat until they are 2 years of age or until they reach the...

2011-03-02 20:41:41

The risk and nature of injury in the sport of boxing has generated a great deal of controversy in the medical community, especially in relation to youth boxing. A new study, conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, examined boxing injuries among participants 6 years of age and older from 1990 to 2008. During the 19-year study period, an average of 8,700 boxing injuries were treated in United States...

2011-02-09 08:00:00

Partners with American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) to Conduct Research Study Aimed at Injury Prevention MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USA Cheer, the national governing body (NGB) for all forms of cheerleading, today launched the USA Cheer Safety Council to raise the awareness of cheerleading safety and education, address misconceptions about injuries, and provide data to ensure proper training of athletes. (Logo:...

2011-02-03 19:09:00

Despite decrease, an average of over 15,000 cases are treated in US emergency departments each year Mountain biking, also known as off-road biking, is a great way to stay physically active while enjoying nature and exploring the outdoors. The good news is that mountain biking-related injuries have decreased. A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital found the number of mountain bike-related...

2011-01-27 15:33:43

Researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital examined running-related injuries among children and adolescents 6 to 18 years old and found that an estimated 225,344 cases were treated in U.S. emergency departments from 1994 through 2007, for an average of more than 16,000 each year.  During the 14-year study period, the annual number of running-related injuries increased 34 percent.  According to the study,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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