Child Safety News

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9/19/2017
Doctors Eye the Danger From 'Nerf' Guns

'Bullets' bought online may be contributing to ocular injuries

9/18/2017
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9/18/2017
9/15/2017
Joining Your Kid on That Playground Slide? Think Again

It seems like fun but can be a quick trip to a broken limb, study authors warn

9/15/2017
Golf Carts' Use Is Spreading, and So Is Danger to Kids

Study of more than 100 kids treated at trauma centers reveals serious injuries

9/15/2017
State Laws Have Big Impact on Kids' Gun Injuries

Locale matters too, with firearm violence affeting urban, rural teens differently, studies find

9/15/2017
Parents Getting Better at Using Car Seats Safely

But older kids often miss out on booster seats

9/8/2017
Vaccine Campaign in Poor Countries to Save 20 Million Lives

Program will also save $350 billion in health care costs by 2020, study says

9/6/2017
Harvey's Wrath Still Poses Risks to Children

Toxins left by flood waters a particular concern, doctors say

8/29/2017
Many Parents Don't Tell Doctor About 'Complementary' Therapy Use in Kids

Hiding info from pediatricians could be risky for young patients, report authors say

8/25/2017
Expert Tips to Avoid Accidental Poisonings at School

Keep sanitizers, other cleaning products out of children's reach

8/15/2017
Local Crime Can Put Kids on the Run

Smartphone study finds young avoid their neighborhoods when threat of danger rises

8/14/2017
ER Rates Soar as Toddlers Ingest Pot, French Study Finds

Accidental intoxication rose 133 percent in a decade; U.S. experts call findings highly relevant

8/8/2017
FDA Will Target E-Cigs in Health Campaign for Youth

Agency will warn of dangers of electronic nicotine delivery devices, not just tobacco products

8/4/2017
Prenatal Exposure to Certain Flame Retardants Linked to Lower IQs

Chemicals known as PBDEs can affect generations to come, researcher says

8/1/2017
Drowning Can Occur Hours After Swimming

Know the signs of dry and secondary drowning, expert cautions

7/29/2017
Surgeons Warn of Trampolines' Down Side

Very young children should stay off, group says

7/25/2017
U.S. Kids Overdosing on Dietary Supplements

Children under age 6 most often affected, study finds

7/24/2017
Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many

A 5 percent drop in coverage could trigger a tripling of measles cases in young kids, study finds

7/17/2017
Not All Fidos Are Friendly

Teach kids ways to prevent dog bites, pediatricians' group says

7/17/2017
Parents, Get Your Teens Their Vaccines!

More than 1 in 3 don't know when their teen's next shot is due, survey finds

7/14/2017
Despite Warnings, Kids Are Still Dying in Hot Cars

Even on a 60-degree day, a small child's body temperature can quickly rise

7/10/2017
Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study

Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-up

7/6/2017
Bullying Takes Financial Toll on U.S. School Districts

Absenteeism by fearful kids linked to an extra $276 million in expenditures in California each year

7/5/2017
Swimming Lessons: For Starters, Watch Out for Germs in the Water

Kiddie pools are the biggest offenders, infectious diseases expert says

7/5/2017
Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Kids and Teens, Review Finds

Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kids

7/4/2017
How to Keep Your Kids Out of the ER This Summer

Emergency physician says make safety your top priority to avoid seasonal threats

7/2/2017
Eye Docs Debunk 5 Fireworks Myths

Make eye safety a priority this Fourth of July

6/21/2017
Extreme Heat in Southwest a Deadly Threat

Here's how to protect yourself as temperatures top 120 degrees

6/19/2017
Most Mothers Have Been Victims of 'Mommy-Shaming,' Poll Finds

Criticism of parenting skills usually comes from family members, on topics from discipline to diet

6/19/2017
Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report

It's a 'uniquely American problem,' one pediatrician says

6/18/2017
Time for Some Summer Sun Safety Tips

Pediatricians offer advice on preventing sunburns, other warm weather problems

6/16/2017
Summer Fun Is Not Without Hazards

Accidental deaths peak in July and August; here's how to avoid dangers

6/2/2017
Air Mattresses Linked to More Than 100 Infant Deaths

They can mold to a baby's face, leading to suffocation, researchers say

5/30/2017
Many Teens Ride With Impaired Drivers

Passengers not deterred by friends' alcohol or marijuana use, Canadian study finds

5/29/2017
Brush Up on Swim Safety for Summer

Pediatricians' group offers tips on how to protect kids by the pool, lake or ocean

5/29/2017
Lawn Mowers Are Risky Business for Kids

Injuries can lead to amputations, pediatric trauma expert cautions

5/26/2017
Hospital 'Baby Boxes' May Help Prevent SIDS in Newborns

The innovative take-home gift helped curb the dangerous practice of bed-sharing, study found

5/24/2017
1 in 5 U.S. Kids Killed in Crashes Not Restrained Properly

Finding highlights importance of car seats, seat belts for young passengers

5/16/2017
Playgrounds Aren't Always All Fun and Games

Fortunately, there are ways to prevent injuries to children, ER doc says

5/16/2017
Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu?

Most are not, a U.S. survey finds, despite the lessons of the 2009 'swine flu' outbreak

5/15/2017
Many Parents Underestimate Drowning Risks

More than one-third surveyed would let child swim unsupervised in neighborhood or hotel pool

5/10/2017
Too Many Parents Say No to Helmets for Kids on Wheels

Use of safety gear lags despite thousands of visits to U.S. hospitals each week, survey finds

5/5/2017
Tracking Devices May Ease Minds of Parents of Kids With Autism

Wandering is a hazard for these children, and this technology helps, review finds

4/28/2017
Most Seniors Use Cellphones While Behind the Wheel

Some even do it with kids in the car, survey finds

4/28/2017
Kids' Sun Safety Means 'Slip, Slap, Slop'

Skin cancer expert offers advice for protection against summer rays

4/21/2017
At What Age Can Kids Safely Cross the Street?

In simulated experiments, the task was too tough for children younger than 14

4/20/2017
Money Spent on Teen Health a Good Global Investment

Improving the lives of children around the world would reap huge returns, study says

4/19/2017
Many Kids Still Being Injured on ATVs

Bigger, more powerful machines seem to cause more severe traumas, researchers report