Applying best practices in behavioural interventions to injury prevention

The Editor’s Choice in the April 2010 issue of IP is “A practical approach for applying best practices in behavioural interventions to injury prevention,” a special feature authored by Flaura Winston and Lela Jacobsohn, from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention in Philadelphia, USA. In this paper, the authors outline a practical approach for […]

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Arab Children’s Health Congress highlights Injury

According to the Emirate News Agency, the 4th Arab Children’s Health Congress – held last month in Dubai – focused on  “Prevention of Injuries Amongst Children.” In addition to representative from WHO and UNICEF, the conference included representatives from 11 countries in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The resolutions adopted at the conclusion of the event […]

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Drunk Pedestrians

David Sleet alerted us to this news item from the Telegraph: Romanian street sign warns drivers of ‘drunk pedestrians.’ The red caution signs show an inebriated person on his knees, clutching a bottle. The text apparent reads “Attention – Drunks.” The signs were erected after a number of collisions between motorists and revelers. Other than […]

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Traffic calming assessed by GIS

In the February 2010 issue of IP, the Editor’s Choice is “Using geographical information systems to assess the equitable distribution of traffic-calming measures: translational research.” This paper by Sarah Rodgers and colleagues complements the Advocacy in Action study currently underway by the same group. In the study, the authors used traffic calming data on almost […]

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Karaoke Violence?

I was somewhat surprised to read about karaoke-associated killings in a recent New York Times article. Focusing on incidents in the Philippines, the report detailed the violence (often alcohol fueled) that disputes about air time or song quality might provoke. Most interestingly, it referred to at least half a dozen homicides sparked by a specific […]

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