Archive: August 21, 2014

Keeping kids safe on bikes, skateboards and more: new research

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New research from Dr. Mariana Brussoni shows that helmet laws really do make a difference. New research from CFRI and BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) shows that helmet laws really do make a difference. The study, which appears in the July issue of Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada, shows Canadian children living in areas with laws mandating helmet use were more than twice as likely to wear…

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Engaging youth on alcohol consumption

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During our last webinar we had a very informative presentation on the topic of “Youth and Alcohol” with presenters Morris Green from the Nova Scotia Department of Health, and Jennifer Heatley, Executive Director of the Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention (ACIP). We know that higher consumption of alcohol correlates to a higher level of youth injury, violence and suicides. In Nova Scotia, the average age for a first drink is…

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