News and Events
Due to a number of lawsuits involving high profile sports leagues, including the NFL and NHL, head injury research is becoming a regular feature in the news. Now, the Toronto Star reports on a new study that is taking this research to a whole new level:
It’s not every day that someone asks me to lend my brain to science and offers me a lumbar puncture to extract spinal fluid for research.
June 3, 2014: The CBC highlights a new campaign called #PracticeSafeText which seeks to stop distracted driving:
Sending a text message while behind the wheel and other forms of distracted driving can be devastating to families, a group of Ontario teens heard Monday as part of a new national awareness campaign called #PracticeSafeText.
A report from CTV notes that while warmer weather means the return of motorcycle season, it also means the return of motorcycle accidents. Riders and drivers take heed:
While blues skies and warmer weather may mean the start of motorcycle season for many riders, a rash of deadly motorcycle accidents across the GTA serves as a stark reminder of the dangers that exist when cars and motorcycles share the road.
May 16, 2014: With the May long weekend upon us, no doubt many of us are heading to the cottage to enjoy some fun on board fishing and ski boats. Unfortunately, when boating season starts, so do the boating accidents. Remember to be careful out there. As this report from the OPP points out, the most important thing you can do to protect yourself from death is wear your lifejacket:
May 15, 2014: Barrie police are taking a hands-on approach to show drivers just how dangerous impaired driving and distracted driving actually is:
The Barrie Police Traffic Unit held an event to demonstrate the dangers at the Georgian Mall parking lot as an event to mark Canada Road Safety Week.
Drivers were encouraged to try and make their way through a course in the parking lot with goggles to simulate impaired driving.
A new study says that staying in school and building up a "cognitive reserve" can help people recover better from brain injury:
May 5, 2014: Toronto police are reminding pedestrians that wearing brightly coloured clothing can help to avoid automobile/pedestrian accidents. The Do The Bright Thing campaign begins today. As we have written before, pedestrian accidents are an all-too-regular occurence on Toronto's streets. In 2013 alone, 40 pedestrians were killed in accidents.
Toronto police kicked off a pedestrian safety campaign on Monday, hoping to crack down on collisions involving pedestrians.
We have written before about the number of dig bite incidents that take place every year in the province of Ontario. This story concerns a pit bull which bit a little girl and caused serious injuries. The pit bull is scheduled to be euthanized:
A pit bull that bit a 14-month-old Ottawa girl in the face is being euthanized.
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