January 15, 2014

“Intentional" Injuries

1 Bullying Lands 90,000 Kids in ERs

More than 90,000 school-age children per year land in emergency rooms due to injuries sustained from being bullied while on school grounds finds a new study. Although this is a decrease in the number of “intentional” injuries at school over the past 10 years, it’s still “quite huge,” says study co-author Dr. Siraj Amanullah, Alpert Medical School, Brown U. who expected a bigger decline due to the “emphasis on school safety and bullying.” Cuts and bruises were the most common injuries at 40% followed by fractures (12%) and strains (7%). Ninety-six percent of the injuries were the result of an assault by the victim’s friends or perpetrators according to researchers who used data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-All Injury Program collected from 1/2001 through 12/2008.

More at NBCNews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Childhood Bullying Tied to Adult Antisocial Traits

Tags: Brown University, Bullying, Emergency Room Visits, Fractures, School Children, Alpert Medical School, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, Dr. Siraj Amanullah, Cuts, Bruises, Strains

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Just a Slice, Please

2 Pizza Hut Offers Single Slices at 2 Locations

Pizza Hut recently started offering pizza by the slice at their York, Nebraska and Pawtucket, Rhode Island locations. If all goes well, the pizza chain will expand the offering to locations across the U.S. Offering just a single slice of pizza is a way of dealing with competition from smaller pizza shops and supermarkets, as well as restaurants like Subway that offer personal pizzas. Domino’s also sells pizza by the slice at around 50 locations. Pizza Hut says that offering single slices won't interfere with their current business model that focuses on fast pizza delivery.

More at CNN | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Pizza Delivery Driver Saves Customer's Life

Tags: Pizza Addicts, Pizza Hut Single Slices, Pizza Hut Singles, Single Slice Pizza

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