child safety

Childhood asthma linked to lack of ventilation for gas stoves
Childhood asthma linked to lack of ventilation for gas stoves October 9, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents with children at home should use ventilation when cooking with a gas stove, researchers from Oregon State University are recommending, after a new study showed an association between gas kitchen stove ventilation and asthma, asthma symptoms and chronic bronchitis. ... Read More »

Putting children first, when media sets its own rules
Putting children first, when media sets its own rules October 5, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In an age when a significant number of parents won’t let their child walk down the street to post a letter because of “stranger danger”, it’s ironic that many pay little attention while media organisations spend hours of one-to-one time ... Read More »

Correct seat belt use saves children’s lives
Correct seat belt use saves children’s lives August 23, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

9 out of 10 children are seriously or fatally injured in traffic accidents because they are incorrectly restrained or because of loose objects in cars. Correct use of safety equipment will save more lives, according to a new study from ... Read More »

Ballet dancers face high risk of injury
Ballet dancers face high risk of injury July 17, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Ballet dancers are exposed to a high risk of injury compared to other adolescent athletes, a study shows. The study, co-authored by Christina Ekegren from Monash University, involved more than 260 elite ballet students from three pre-professional ballet schools in London.  The ... Read More »

Family violence leaves genetic imprint on children
Family violence leaves genetic imprint on children July 3, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new Tulane University School of Medicine study finds that the more fractured families are by domestic violence or trauma, the more likely that children will bear the scars down to their DNA. Researchers discovered that children in homes affected ... Read More »

Safe sleeping pod for babies wins national award
Safe sleeping pod for babies wins national award June 4, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An innovative program partnered by USC to provide safe sleeping places for at-risk babies has been recognised with a major national award. The program’s leader, USC Professor of Nursing Jeanine Young, said the Pepi-pod Program based at Apunipima in Cape ... Read More »

Game on: protecting your child’s health in an electronic world
Game on: protecting your child’s health in an electronic world May 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Curtin University have developed a set of guidelines to help protect the physical and psychosocial health of children who use electronic games. Professor Leon Straker, from Curtin University’s School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, said many children had ... Read More »

Adults at Higher Risk of Suicide Attempt if Parent Abused Alcohol
Adults at Higher Risk of Suicide Attempt if Parent Abused Alcohol May 20, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

People who grew up with a parent who abused alcohol may be 85% more likely to attempt suicide than people whose parents did not abuse alcohol, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Furthermore, having divorced parents increased ... Read More »

Parents spank kids more often than they admit
Parents spank kids more often than they admit April 23, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study based on real-time audio recordings of parents practicing corporal punishment discovered that spanking was far more common than parents admit, that children were hit for trivial misdeeds and that children then misbehaved within 10 minutes of being ... Read More »

Parents urged to be safer with baby slings
Parents urged to be safer with baby slings April 8, 2014 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

With three deaths in Australia associated with baby slings and a new QUT study finding almost one in 20 infants have been injured or narrowly avoided injury in slings, researchers are working with the Office of Fair Trading Queensland to ... Read More »







 
 
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