News tagged with injury prevention

Increasing helmet safety with impact-diverting 'patch'

A team of researchers at Simon Fraser University's Surrey campus has developed an impact-diverting "patch" (IDP) aimed at increasing the safety of helmets by mitigating the potential for head injuries. The ...

Nov 25, 2013
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Measures recommended to prevent gun-related injuries

(HealthDay)—Following the tragic shooting on Dec. 14 in Newtown, Conn., measures should be implemented to prevent further gun-related injuries, according to a perspective piece published online Dec. 28 ...

Jan 04, 2013
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Young females are victims of violent injury

A new study from Rhode Island Hospital shows that a large proportion of victims of community violence treated in its emergency department are female. Injured adolescent females are more likely than males to be injured by ...

Jun 01, 2011
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Kids' ER concussion visits up 60 pct over decade

(AP) -- The number of athletic children going to hospitals with concussions is up 60 percent in the past decade, a finding that is likely due to parents and coaches being more careful about getting head injuries treated, ...

Oct 06, 2011
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