Bunk bed injuries in college dorms could be avoided

(Reuters Health) – College students who live in dorms with bunk beds could avoid potential injuries by having the proper equipment for their beds and avoiding alcohol-related risks, suggests a recent U.S. study.

Students were most likely to hurt themselves while falling off the bed or jumping on or off the bed, which could be prevented, the study authors write in the journal Injury Prevention. About one-fifth of injuries involved alcohol.

“We need to get the message out to schools, sororities, fraternities and college preparatory academies with bunk beds to stop these injuries,” said…

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