Summertime may mean barbecue and it may mean the beach, but it also means outdoor activities that we haven't engaged in for much of the year such as hiking, biking, volleyball, and tennis. If we w ...View Article
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Posted on 08-24-2014
At present, road traffic accidents rank among the top ten leading causes of disease as measured in DALYs (disability-adjusted life years). According to a World Health Organization/World Bank report "The Global Burden of Disease", deaths from non-communicable diseases are expected to climb from 28.1 million a year in 1990 to 49.7 million by 2020 - an increase in absolute numbers of 77%. Traffic accidents are the main cause of this rise. Road traffic injuries are expected to take third place in the ranking order of disease burdens by the year 2020, ahead of fatalities caused by war and violence.
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