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2009-09-02 11:08:51

While the total mortality rate from unintentional injury increased in the U.S. by 11 percent between 1999 and 2005, far larger increases were seen in some subgroups analyzed by age, race, ethnicity and type of injury by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Injury Research and Policy. Their analysis found that white women between 45 and 64 years old experienced a 230 percent increase in the rate of poisoning mortality over the study period. White men...

2009-08-24 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research published this month in the journal Injury finds that while fatal cervical spine injuries to children in motor vehicle crashes are rare, they are more commonly seen in girls, in children who were restrained in passenger restraints, and in children who also suffered traumatic brain injury due to the crash. Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, The University of Pennsylvania and Ohio State University Medical...

2009-08-18 15:07:26

Injury costs from falls, traffic, drowning, suicide or violence cost Canadians $18 billion annually, or $545 for each man, woman and child, researchers say. The report, released by Smartrisk, says injuries remain the leading cause of death for Canadians from 1 to 44, taking the lives of 13,667 people in 2004. The report shows the human toll as well -- another 5,023 individuals were permanently and totally disabled and 62,563 were left with a permanent, partial disability. More than 210,000...

2009-08-06 10:24:02

The study found that parents recognized only 47 percent of the safety hazards placed inside a home setting."While there were no benchmarks to assess whether this is a good or bad rate of recognition, it is concerning if it approximates behavior in real homes," the authors said. "One would hope that parents might recognize all or almost all of the safety hazards present. If they don't recognize hazards, they cannot act for prevention, thus placing their children at risk of serious...

2009-06-25 08:14:00

DETROIT, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wayne County Community College District's (WCCCD) Continuing Education Division presents the 2nd Annual Summer Safety Fair. This event will be held on Friday, June 26, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at the WCCCD Downtown Campus, located at 1001 W. Fort Street, Detroit, MI. 48226. Nearly 6,000 children are killed and 14 million, or one in four, are unintentionally injured every year according to the National SAFE KIDS Campaign. Although unintentional...

2009-06-04 11:57:00

Area sixth, seventh and eighth graders present seat belt safety messages for a chance to record at a real studio, and make debuts on 96.5 KISS-FM, Nickelodeon or area billboards. CLEVELAND, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifteen local sixth, seventh and eighth graders will take the Plaza Lobby stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, to perform songs, screen videos, and present posters to encourage their peers to buckle-up safely in the backseat. An...

2009-05-22 23:08:19

Four health interventions before a U.S. child is age 5 could save society up to $65 billion in future healthcare costs, researchers estimate. Dr. Bernard Guyer of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore said four health problems studied -- early life tobacco exposure, unintentional injury, obesity and mental health -- constitute significant burdens on the health of preschool-age children and are antecedents of health problems across the life span. These health...

2009-05-20 05:00:00

As the busy summer travel season arrives, Safe Kids Pennsylvania is focusing on child passenger safety CAMP HILL, Pa., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Safe Kids Pennsylvania is launching a new mobile outreach effort to help families prepare for the busy summer travel season. In partnership with Lawrence Chevrolet and the PA State Police, Safe Kids Pennsylvania is offering a special event where families can get free car seat inspections and learn how proper safety devices and other...

2009-05-16 10:00:00

It is well established that seat belts save lives. However, many pregnant women do not wear seat belts, for fear that the belt itself could injure the baby in a car crash. But is this actually the case? Does the seat belt put the baby at risk?A group of researchers led by Dr. Stacie Zelman from Wake Forest University examined a national database of over two million injured patients, and found over 2,400 pregnant women injured in car crashes. Women wearing a seat belt, having an air bag, or...

2009-05-14 16:06:00

Mobile outreach effort will provide life-saving child passenger safety information, hands-on demonstrations and free inspections CAMP HILL, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids Pennsylvania today announced that they have received a new, customized Chevy Express for use as a Mobile Car Seat Check-Up Van. The van will allow Safe Kids Pennsylvania to provide, as a public service, life-saving child passenger information and hands-on car seat installation demonstrations wherever...