The Lancet Series on Urban Design, Transport and Health: cities planned for humans rather than cars

“Worldwide, the majority of people already live in cities and by 2050, it is estimated that 75% of 10 billion people have cities as an important social determinant of health. Air pollution, physical inactivity, noise, social isolation, unhealthy diets, and exposure to crime play a very important part in the non-communicable disease burden. This 3-part […]

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Quantifying the burden of injury in ‘data-poor’ setting; a local-need- driven approach?

…global estimation efforts have produced country-specific estimates, stimulated country data hunts that fed data into their machinery and, in a few ‘data-rich’ countries, facilitated full burden of disease and injury assessments too. However, to date, injury burden estimates for the vast majority of ‘data-poor’ countries come from indirect estimation in these global projects. […]

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Guest Blog: ‘Breaking Down Walls – Taking Translation and Dissemination to the Next Level’

  Often, when people think of translational research, it is through the lens of Grand Rounds, seminars, and conference presentations. It is usually clinical in nature and comes directly from the researcher. There is another type of translational research – NIH calls it Type 2 translation. I am part of a Type 2 translational research team at a […]

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Life post-injury, aka preventing further injury

While we as injury-prevention professionals, practitioners and policy-makers work tirelessly to prevent injury, the reality is – never more evident than at the Safety 2016 conference underway as I type in Tampere, Finland – that “Beyond deaths tens of millions of people suffer injuries that lead to hospitalization, emergency department visits, and treatment by general […]

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How to cut violence painlessly: Increase alcohol taxes

[SB] This post is by Nicholas Page and Jonathan Shepherd. Nicholas Page is a Senior Research Assistant at the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) and former Research Associate at Cardiff University’s Violence Research Group. Follow Nick on Twitter @Nick_Alan_Page Jonathan Shepherd is a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Director of […]

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Celebrating science and inspiring the next generation of scientists

Last week in Australia was National Science Week, a nation-wide celebration of science and technology via three key pathways. Pathway one is to inspire the general public to be involved in science – creating new knowledge – through engaging activities such as Citizen Science. This year’s Citizen Scientists are identifying Australian wildlife that are featured […]

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The deadly selfie game – the thrill to end all thrills | The Conversation

[SB] This post by Amanda du Preez (University of Pretoria) originally appeared on The Conversation Africa on May 18 2016, and is republished in its entirety under a Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives licence.  According to the popular press it was more likely in 2015 for a person to die while taking a selfie than to be killed […]

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The academic publishing process: A lesson in antifragility

Image: Mosaico Trabajos Hércules (M.A.N. Madrid) 02 by Luis García under CC BY SA 2.0 “Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty. Yet, in spite of the ubiquity of the phenomenon, there is no word for the exact opposite of fragile. Let […]

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Concussion in sport: Changing the “Culture”

  Photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 [SB] Concussion remains the current hot topic in sports injury prevention. Injury Prevention has published many an article on the topic, including the recent An examination of concussion education programmes: a scoping review methodology. I have blogged about this here too. I have invited Dr Johna Register-Mihalik (follow her […]

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