Disseminating and implementing injury prevention across cultures

The field of injury prevention enjoys a growing evidence base supporting the efficacy and effectiveness of interventions to prevent or mitigate many common injuries. Unfortunately, access to these interventions, policy and products is often limited in low and middle income countries. Dissemination of these effective interventions is an important but neglected strategy to address the […]

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Airbag Bicycle Helmet?

Well, here’s a twist on the bike helmet. Swedish graduate students have invented an airbag that deploys from a collar to protect the head. The system was designed to meet the demand of bicyclists who object to helmets because they are unstylish or interfere with hair style. Hovding Crash Test Video It is activated, apparently, by accelerometers […]

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Gapminder looks at injury

The international community of injury prevention researchers and safety promotion advocates convened in London last week for the 10th World Conference on Injury Prevention & Safety Promotion. Professor Mark Bellis, chairman of the host national organizing committee in the UK should be proud of the conference his team produced. One of the highlights of the […]

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Studying Firearm Regulation and Suicide in Quebec: Joinpoint Regression

The August 2010 issue of Injury Prevention is available now. The editor’s choice for this month is “Firearms regulation and declining rates of male suicide in Quebec,” by Mathieu Gange and colleagues from the Institut national de santé publique du Québec. As always, the editor’s choice is freely available online. In their analysis, the authors […]

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Brazil’s new child passenger protection law stricter but faulty

The News and Notes section of the August 2010 issue will have a comment on the new Brazilian child restraint law, which went into force last month, aiming at a stricter control over child motor vehicle occupant safety than most such legislation worldwide. It amends the already rigid 1998 Brazilian Traffic Code by not only […]

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