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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Media Reporting of Road Traffic Injury

The editor’s choice paper for the June 2010 issue is “Reporting on Road Traffic Injury: Content Analysis of Injuries and Prevention Opportunities in Ghanaian Newspapers.” The brief report, prepared by Isaac Kofi Yankson and colleagues, is a simple bibliographic analysis of newspaper coverage of road traffic injuries in Ghana […]

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Body Checking and Injury in Youth Hockey

Earlier this year, Carolyn Emery and colleagues published a systematic review and meta-analysis of risk factors for injury and severe injury in youth ice hockey in Injury Prevention. They found that body checking was identified as a significant risk factor for all injuries (summary rate ratio: 2.45; 95% CI 1.7 to 3.6) and concussion (summary […]

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