Pediatrics

Stomach-burning fidget spinners on EU warning list

Fidget spinners have become a worldwide playground craze, but some of the cult toys can also cause serious injuries to children, according to a new EU report on dangerous products released on Monday.

Pediatrics

Choosing safe toys for the holidays

(HealthDay)—When trying to choose the perfect toys for kids this holiday, consider the age of the child first, a leading pediatricians' group says.

Surgery

Trauma surgeon seeing rise in burns from electronic cigarettes

Dr. Gary Vercruysse and his colleagues noticed something strange going on in their emergency room about a year-and-a-half ago. It all started when a 58-year-old man with severe burns to his left thigh arrived at Banner - ...

Pediatrics

Flameless candle batteries pose risk to kids

(HealthDay)—Tiny button batteries that light up flameless "tea candles" pose a significant risk to children when swallowed, the National Capital Poison Center warns.

Health

E-cigarette explosions: A doctor's view

It was an injury unlike any Dr. Elisha Brownson had seen - a young man whose teeth were blown out when his electronic cigarette exploded in his mouth. His injuries were so severe he was admitted to the trauma intensive care ...

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