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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Fatality Free Friday | Road Safety | Australia

Today is #FatalityFreeFriday. Lets aim for ZERO #fatalities every day #roadsafety #TowardsZero pic.twitter.com/g47E00aFEh — CARRS-Q (@CARRS_Q) May 26, 2016 Fatality Free Friday is an initiative that started in Australia in 2007, and the campaign has continued to expand its operation and is now recognised as Australia’s only national community based road safety program. Road safety is […]

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On advocacy: championing young driver safety

Image: Teen driver CC BY 2.0   [SB] In this post, public health consultant Dr Sarah J Jones (follow her on Twitter @GDLSarahJones), an advocate for better safety for young drivers and all who share the roads with them, shares her experiences on her efforts to advocate for Graduated Driver Licencing in the UK. In her previous […]

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