Navigation Links
Overweight children at increased risk of arm and leg injuries following motor vehicle crash
Date:12/9/2008

Children who are overweight or obese are over two and a half times more likely to suffer injuries to their upper and lower extremities following a motor vehicle crash compared with normal weight children, according to a new report from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Injury Research and Policy. Overweight and obese children were overall more likely to experience injury to any body part following a crash; however this difference was not statistically significant. The results are available online at the website of the journal Injury Prevention and published in the December print edition of the journal.

"Our findings document yet another risk associated with overweight and obesity in children," said study lead author Keshia M. Pollack, MPH, PhD, an assistant professor with the Bloomberg School's Center for Injury Research and Policy. "Previous research has shown that poor-fitting car safety seats can put overweight children at greater risk for injury. We found that being overweight negatively impacts older kids involved in motor vehicle accidents as well." The study included a national sample of children 9 to 15 years old who were at least five feet tall; this height cutoff was chosen so researchers could look at the impact of crash on kids not using booster seats.

Pollack and colleagues analyzed data collected between 2000-2006 from the Partners for Child Passenger Safety (PCPS) study, a large child-focused crash surveillance system. All children in the study were riding in parent-operated vehicles at the time of crash. Ninety-six percent of the children were restrained at the time of the crash, with most using a lap/shoulder belt, and over half of the children were seated in the front row of the vehicle. Adjustment was made for potential confounders, including age and gender of the child, direction of initial impact, vehicle type, seating position of the child, child restraint status, age of driver, exp
'/>"/>

Contact: Tim Parsons
tmparson@jhsph.edu
410-955-7619
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. STOP Obesity Alliance Releases Obesity GPS to Change Americas Course in the Fight Against Overweight and Obesity
2. 26 percent of sleepless children become overweight
3. Supersized P.E.: Ten Tips to Help Overweight Kids Get Healthy
4. Bullying Top Concern of Parents With Overweight Child
5. Overweight Hispanic children at significant risk for pre-diabetes, according to new USC study
6. Kids Who Sleep Poorly at Risk for Being Overweight
7. Overweight elderly Americans contribute to financial burdens of the US health care system
8. Overweight, insulin resistant women at greater risk of advanced breast cancer diagnosis, says study
9. REM sleep associated with overweight in children and adolescents
10. Having heart surgery? Watch your blood sugar, especially if youre overweight or older
11. Drugs Alone Dont Lower Heart Disease Risks for Overweight Americans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 ... family history. Along with regular screening and examination, a ... In this episode of Epicure with the Chef ... GWMFA Urologist Dr. Paul Rusilko to prepare a delicious ... in our western diets that influence risk of prostate ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Neon Sport and Fitmark have an exclusive ... most anticipated event, Joe Weider's Olympia Fitness & Performance ... take home a Neon Sport branded Fitmark Power Duffel ... Fitmark will hold entries for the special prize at ... , “There’s nothing more exciting than seeing our collective ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Acceleratio Ltd., an innovative software development ... of Server Monitoring Toolkit , a web ... It brings real-time server monitoring via a live ... enhanced features that significantly improve troubleshooting and detection ... agentless data collection, a user-friendly interface, and many ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Stand Up ... and music, returns to the Theater at Madison Square ... the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) and New York Comedy ... returning service members, veterans and their families. , ... John Mulaney, John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen, Brian Williams and ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 17, 2014 Kamut International is pleased ... key ingredient in Michael Angelo’s new “Made With Organic” ... fully organic lasagna ready made, frozen meal. Michael Angelo’s ... and these new products align well with Kamut International’s ... KAMUT® Brand wheat must be grown certified organic. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Boost Prostate Health with Epicure with the Chef MDs 2Health News:Electrifying Sports Nutrition Brand, Neon Sport, Pairs with Global Fitness Bag & Luggage Brand, Fitmark Bags, for an Exclusive Giveaway at Olympia Expo, This Weekend 2Health News:New Server Monitoring Toolkit v6 Brings Real-Time Windows Server Monitoring and New Server Reports 2Health News:New Server Monitoring Toolkit v6 Brings Real-Time Windows Server Monitoring and New Server Reports 3Health News:Louis C.K., John Mulaney, John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen, Brian Williams & More to Perform at 8th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at Theater at Madison Square Garden, Nov. 5 2Health News:Louis C.K., John Mulaney, John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen, Brian Williams & More to Perform at 8th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at Theater at Madison Square Garden, Nov. 5 3Health News:Louis C.K., John Mulaney, John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen, Brian Williams & More to Perform at 8th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at Theater at Madison Square Garden, Nov. 5 4Health News:Louis C.K., John Mulaney, John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen, Brian Williams & More to Perform at 8th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at Theater at Madison Square Garden, Nov. 5 5Health News:KAMUT® Brand Wheat Delivers a High Quality Ingredient and Authentic Italian Taste for Michael Angelo’s New Ready-Made Meals featuring Organic Ingredients 2
... An international team of researchers says abortion stigma is ... women who,ve had abortions. As a result, they,re launching ... stigma surrounding abortion. Their invited paper, "Abortion ... published in the current journal, Women,s Health Issues ...
... people every day, are a surprisingly common cause of ... hospital after sustaining stepladder injuries, many of which resulted ... how improved design and user behavior can decrease the ... HFES 55th Annual Meeting presentation, "The Role of Human ...
... (HealthDay News) -- Many members of low-income families are not ... In assessing the families, eating patterns and the nutritional ... 70 percent of the 100 families, who were newly enrolled ... amounts of several vital nutrients, including vitamins A and C, ...
... sorafenib responded to the flu vaccine, which suggests the ... as previously feared, according to a study in ... Association for Cancer Research. Keith Flaherty, M.D., ... and a senior editor of Clinical Cancer Research, said ...
... of scheduling chemotherapy treatments has been substantially reduced by a ... from the Sauder School of Business at the University of ... Called Chemo SmartBook, the innovative new scheduling system ... from the Health Employers Association of British Columbia in the ...
... many, a tax on soda is a no-brainer in advancing the ... in recent years that conclude that sugary drinks have a lot ... obese people tend to drink diet sodas, and therefore taxing soft ... weapon in combating obesity, according to a new Northwestern University study. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:International team explores the stigma surrounding abortion 2Health News:Improved stepladder design may decrease injuries 2Health News:Low-Income Families Often Miss Out on Proper Nutrition 2Health News:Patients treated with sunitinib and sorafenib respond to flu vaccine 2Health News:Innovative UBC-BC Cancer Agency system reduces waitlisting for chemotherapy patients 2Health News:Innovative UBC-BC Cancer Agency system reduces waitlisting for chemotherapy patients 3Health News:Can soda tax curb obesity? 2
(Date:9/16/2014)... 16, 2014 This report analyzes the worldwide markets ... following Product Segments: SPECT Systems (Includes SPECT and SPECT/CT systems), ... provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada ... , Asia-Pacific , Latin ... forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 16, 2014  ROX Medical today presented positive ... prospective, randomized, controlled, blinded endpoint study of the ... CONTROL-HTN trial, NCT01642498, evaluated the safety and efficacy ... between a central artery and vein in the ... The primary outcomes are reduction of blood ambulatory ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... A study led by St. Jude ... dose threshold below which male childhood cancer survivors are ... in September 17 edition of the journal Lancet ... at highest risk for reduced sperm production as adults, ... pre-treatment fertility preservation methods such as sperm banking. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 2Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 3Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 4Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 5Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 6Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 7Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 8Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 9Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 10Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 11Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 12Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 13Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 14Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 15Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 16Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 17Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 18Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 19Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 20Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 21Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 22Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 23Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 24Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 25Global Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment Industry 26ROX Medical presents positive data for CONTROL-HTN resistant hypertension trial 2Improved risk identification will aid fertility preservation in young male cancer patients 2Improved risk identification will aid fertility preservation in young male cancer patients 3Improved risk identification will aid fertility preservation in young male cancer patients 4
... Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD ) today reported revenue for ... was $0.5 million, or $0.01 per share, which compares to ... million, or $(0.07) per share, in the first quarter of ... employee stock-based compensation expense, non-GAAP net income for the first ...
... 2011  Kinex Pharmaceuticals, LLC and Hanmi Pharmaceutical ... license agreement granting Hanmi Pharmaceuticals exclusive rights to ... in selected Asian Territories. KX01 (KX2-391) ... kinase/pretubulin dual mechanism inhibitor discovered and currently developed ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cepheid Reports 2011 First Quarter Results 2Cepheid Reports 2011 First Quarter Results 3Cepheid Reports 2011 First Quarter Results 4Cepheid Reports 2011 First Quarter Results 5Cepheid Reports 2011 First Quarter Results 6Cepheid Reports 2011 First Quarter Results 7Cepheid Reports 2011 First Quarter Results 8Cepheid Reports 2011 First Quarter Results 9Hanmi Pharmaceuticals to Acquire the Rights for a Promising Phase II Anti-cancer Src Kinase/Pretubulin Dual Inhibitor from Kinex Pharmaceuticals, in Selected Asian Territories 2Hanmi Pharmaceuticals to Acquire the Rights for a Promising Phase II Anti-cancer Src Kinase/Pretubulin Dual Inhibitor from Kinex Pharmaceuticals, in Selected Asian Territories 3Hanmi Pharmaceuticals to Acquire the Rights for a Promising Phase II Anti-cancer Src Kinase/Pretubulin Dual Inhibitor from Kinex Pharmaceuticals, in Selected Asian Territories 4
ZyDoc offers a full medical transcription and documentation solution....
For the qualitative detection of single and multiple drugs and drug metabolites in human urine...
For the qualitative detection of single and multiple drugs and drug metabolites in human urine...
For the qualitative detection of single and multiple drugs and drug metabolites in human urine...
Medicine Products: