injury

Call for national strategy on child injury prevention to curb rates of hospitalisation
Call for national strategy on child injury prevention to curb rates of hospitalisation (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new decade-long study of preventable self-harm and assault hospitalised injuries of children aged 16 years or less was published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. In the largest study of intentional child injury hospitalisations and ... Read More »

Injuries from window blinds can cause serious injuries
Injuries from window blinds can cause serious injuries (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Most homes have them. They help keep our rooms warm or cold and even add a pop of colour to tie the décor together. But window blinds can cause serious injuries or even death to young children. A new study ... Read More »

Anchor furniture to keep our kids safe
Anchor furniture to keep our kids safe (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Tragically, up to two children die and hundreds of children are injured in Australian households every year by furniture or TVs toppling over. Today, NSW Fair Trading and other consumer affairs agencies across the country are launching a campaign to ... Read More »

Call for children to wear helmets around horses
Call for children to wear helmets around horses (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study has recommended helmets should always be worn by children not only when riding horses but also when around horses, to reduce the risk of head injuries. The research conducted by The University of Queensland’s Centre for Children’s Burns and ... Read More »

Smartphone app aims to prevent burns in children
Smartphone app aims to prevent burns in children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A collaboration between injury prevention researchers at The University of Queensland and digital health company iPug has resulted in a 21st Century approach to tackling childhood scalds. A team from the Centre for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research was looking for a way to reduce the number ... Read More »

Safe sport for kids
Safe sport for kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia has the highest incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the world, and sports injuries are now the number one reason for youth admission to hospital. Professor David Lloyd from Griffith University’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland says the ... Read More »

Young players can benefit from head trauma education
Young players can benefit from head trauma education (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A team from The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Health Research is investigating the short-term links between head trauma and depression in young football players, in the hope of developing avenues for self-reflection and education about this issue ... Read More »

The Cinderella effect: child injury in stepfamilies
The Cinderella effect: child injury in stepfamilies (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Cuts, bruises and broken bones – kids are always hurting themselves. But does the structure of a family impact the likelihood of a child being injured? University of Adelaide psychology PhD student Catia Malvaso examined the factors that increase the ... Read More »

Helping prevent PTSD in children
Helping prevent PTSD in children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research led by a University of Queensland professor has found that web-based intervention can prevent post-traumatic stress disorder developing in children after accidental injury.   Professor Justin Kenardy, working with the Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine ... Read More »

For Kids with Injured Ankles, Less Treatment May Be More
For Kids with Injured Ankles, Less Treatment May Be More (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Emergency physicians can safely reduce x-rays in children with hurt ankles by as much as 23% and save emergency patients both money and time.  The results of a cost analysis of the Low Risk Ankle Rule (LRAR) were published online ... Read More »

 
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