Navigation Links
Head Injuries Lowered among Canadian Youth

The past decade saw a decrease in traumatic head injuries among Canadians under age 19 by 53 per cent according to a new report released on Wednesday.//

When the Canadian Institute for Health Information looked at hospital admissions for traumatic head injuries from 1994 to 2004 it found that overall, injuries were down by 35 per cent since 1994, with children and youth showing the largest drop.

However, although head-injury hospitalizations showed an overall decrease the number of people admitted with severe injuries, the kind that can significantly impair physical, emotional, cognitive and social functioning, increased by 46 per cent by 2004.

Margaret Keresteci, manager of clinical registries at the institute said, "When you take into account the often life-long impacts associated with head injuries, you start to get an idea of how important the decrease in traumatic injuries is, and how vital it is to understand the factors related to the rise in admissions to specialized trauma hospitals for serious head injuries."

The fall in injuries among children and youth could probably be attributed to them receiving the message about the importance of wearing helmets.

The researchers also found that over the past decade the number of hospital admissions for cycling-related head injury among people under age 20 decreased by 55 per cent, from 1,085 to 494.

The major causes of traumatic head injuries in 2003-2004 for all Canadians were falls by 45 per cent, motor vehicle accidents by 36 per cent and assault by nine per cent. The institute reported that falls accounted for the largest proportion of traumatic injuries in children and youth, and among Canadians over age 60.


NLA
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New Findings Could Reduce The Extent Of Spinal Cord Injuries
2. Effective Diagnosis Of Spinal Cord Injuries
3. Obesity Can Increase The Chances Of Injuries
4. Preventable Home Injuries: A Principal Cause Of Deaths In Children
5. Mountain Biking Results In Serious Injuries
6. Burn Injuries More Common In Small Boys
7. Aussie Rules, High on Football Injuries
8. Loyola’s Tips On How to Avoid Basketball Injuries During March Madnes
9. Can Enforcing Bicycle Helmet Laws Avoid Head Injuries?
10. Hope After Spinal Cord Injuries
11. Nationwide Increase In Lawn Mowing Injuries
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/6/2016)... ... February 06, 2016 , ... Shark Finds and ... launch of a new DRTV campaign with Belly Bands. , Having a dog is ... sprays to puppy pads and find nothing works, get Belly Bands, the easiest ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... florist-quality long-stem roses in a variety of colors, assortments and packaging. This staple for ... at any King Kullen location. , For Valentine’s Day, not only are long-stem ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Successful recruitment and retention efforts, ... scientific initiatives have all marked the last 12 months at Roswell Park Cancer ... the nation’s oldest cancer center, Candace S. Johnson, PhD, outlined the many accomplishments ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... Francisco Canales, MD and Heather Furnas, ... Valley office. The technique utilizes the body’s own healing abilities to quickly rejuvenate ... are part of only a select few cosmetic surgeons bringing this procedure to ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... After years ... General Hospital Burn Unit, plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Wayne Carman transitioned to chief ... Hospital. He successfully completed his first three-year term as chief and began a second ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016 Worldwide ... achieve significant growth as next generation systems provide ... use radiology for cancer surgery. New systems pinpoint ... overdosing that has been such a problem previously, ... delivered. Radiosurgery robots take cancer surgery far beyond ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... 4, 2016 Summary Breast cancer, a ... the most common cancer in women worldwide, accounting for ... prevalent. The number of women diagnosed with breast cancer ... number of deaths has declined due to earlier diagnosis ... been revolutionized in the past four decades, especially with ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... DIEGO, Feb. 4, 2016  Aethlon Medical, Inc. ... affinity biofiltration devices to treat life-threatening diseases, today ... 2016 ended December 31, 2015. ... objectives set forth in our last quarterly call, ... reinforce our long-term objective to establish the Aethlon ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: