Pediatrics

How to keep children safe from window falls

Each year, about eight children ages five or younger die and 3,300 require emergency treatment after falling from windows, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. To bring attention to the risks, the National ...

Pediatrics

Child drownings in U.S. pools, spas are on the rise

(HealthDay)—Pool and spa drowning deaths among U.S. children are spiking upwards, and restrictions related to the COVID pandemic may also mean that fewer kids are getting the swimming lessons that might keep them safe, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU calls for regular virus tests on mink farms

Europe's mink farms should regularly test their animals for Covid-19 and carry out sequencing until the risk of the virus spreading to humans is eliminated, two EU agencies said Thursday.

Health

White House moves to weaken EPA rule on toxic compounds

The Trump White House intervened to weaken one of the few public health protections pursued by its own administration, a rule to limit the use of a toxic industrial compound in consumer products, according to communications ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

How to check if a nursing home is up to scratch

If you've read the headlines about poor standards in Australia's nursing homes, it's only natural to be concerned about your own family or friends in residential aged care.

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