Pediatrics

Even kiddie pools pose danger

(HealthDay)—Just a few inches of water in a kiddie pool are enough to drown a child.

Other

US babies learn 'self-rescue' from drowning

Some see it as a potential life-saver, others as tantamount to child abuse: controversy is brewing in the United States over "self-rescue" classes to prevent babies from drowning.

Dentistry

Dealing with kids' summer dental surprises

(HealthDay)—Children play a lot of sports and other outdoor activities during the summer and are at risk for accidents that can damage their teeth, an expert says.

Health

New study uncovers the dangers of portable pools

As the weather gets warmer, many parents will turn to pools to keep their family cool. Due to their low cost and ease of use, portable pools - which include wading pools, inflatable pools and soft-sided, self-rising pools ...

Health

Top German court upholds sunbed ban for under-18s

Germany's highest court ruled Thursday that minors should be banned from visiting tanning studios due to health concerns, upholding a law that caused controversy in one of Europe's top sunbed markets.

Health

Swimming pool urine combines with chlorine to pose health risks

A new study shows how uric acid in urine generates potentially hazardous "volatile disinfection byproducts" in swimming pools by interacting with chlorine, and researchers are advising swimmers to observe "improved hygiene ...

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