Category: Research

New Report: Concussion Among Children & Youth

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Evidence suggests that children and youth are at greater risk of concussion and more serious head injury than the general population, take longer than adults to recover following a concussion, and that concussions can permanently change the way a child or youth talks, walks, learns, works and interacts with others. BCIRPU has published five new reports for each Health Authority to provide details on the burden of concussion hospitalizations among…

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Can we go too far when it comes to children’s injury prevention?

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We have several decades of combined research experience focused on child injury prevention. We enjoy doing this work as a way to affect real change and improve the lives of children and their families. We have had the privilege of joining a local, national and international family, each doing our bit for the collective whole. It has been immensely gratifying to see some real impacts from our collective efforts. We…

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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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Healthy Weights Review: Physical Activity & Injury Prevention

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BCIRPU recently conducted an evidence research review to determine if increased physical activity leads to increased injuries. The key finding is that, while more activity may not lead to more injuries, more attention must be given to injury prevention and the potential injury consequences of physical activity for those who promote physical activity, as well as to those who conduct research on the effects of physical activity promotion. Quick Facts:…

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Bullies target overweight kids

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Young people who are overweight are at an increased risk of being bullied and, according to research, report that sometimes they feel bullied even by their teachers. The results from two weight-based research reviews on Bullying, Suicide and Self-Harm Among Individuals Who Are Overweight and The Injury Consequences of Promoting Physical Activity have valuable information for educators, coaches, parents community organizations involved with youth and fitness experts. According to research…

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WHO and UNICEF launch the World report on child injury prevention

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Today WHO and UNICEF release the first World report on child injury prevention. The report, developed with the support of nearly 200 injury prevention experts from around the world, is intended to draw attention to child unintentional injuries, a significant but long neglected public health and development concern. Injuries – from road traffic crashes, drowning, falls, burns, poisoning and other causes – kill around 830 000 children every year. They…

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