Tag: "playgrounds" at medical news
Injury rates decrease at Toronto school playgrounds due to safer equipment: Study
...ard (TDSB) removed hazardous equipment from school playgrounds
in 2000 and replaced it with safer equipment. This...es were reduced by almost half (49 per cent) after playgrounds
were refitted with equipment compliant with the safety standards set by the Canadian Standards Assoc...
Every second counts for shaken babies
...idence to be given in court and help develop safer playgrounds
and play equipment. The syndrome has been used in a number of Australian criminal cases but is being challenged in Britain by four people contesting convictions for child abuse. "The area is not well understood as to exactly what sort of shaking wi...
UCI-led research team recommends new tobacco control policies for lawmakers
...es and enforce existing laws for smoke-free parks, playgrounds
and outdoor recreation areas accessible to young people. 6. Eliminate tobacco-vending machines and self-service displays in stores accessible to young people. 7. Improve community education about the risks of adolescent smoking, and urge the public t...
Adolescent girls more active if neighborhoods have parks
...s with active amenities such as basketball courts, playgrounds
and walking paths were associated with more physical activity than parks with passive amenities, such as picnic areas and lawn games. The study suggests that communities should make parks a higher priority, particularly ones with amenities like runn...
RAND study finds school playgrounds can help fight childhood obesity
A RAND Corporation study issued today says school playgrounds
and athletic facilities can be important tools in ...where risk of obesity is high and public parks and playgrounds
are often lacking, could benefit from convenient and safe places for physical activity. And making s...