Awareness

Child Health & Safety 1/15: Porn Hidden in Google Play Game Apps

Child Health & Safety 1/15: Porn Hidden in Google Play Game Apps

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In this week’s Child Health News: The U.S. Is the Most Dangerous Wealthy Nation for Your Child to Be Born bit.ly/2DsWvLR a study of the 20 wealthiest nations find the US has highest mortality rate for newborns Welcome to Pediatric Safety’s weekly “Child Health & Safety News Roundup”- a recap of the past week’s child health and safety news headlines from around the world. Each... 

Community

Video:  Childhood Squint – How to Identify and Treat It

Video: Childhood Squint – How to Identify and Treat It

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John Sloper, a paediatric consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital explains the causes of squints, a misalignment of the eye. He describes how to identify the symptoms and the treatment options.. Editor’s Note: Video Highlights What Is Childhood Squint: Occurs when the two eyes point in different directions and as a result see different things and the brain can’t combine the images –... 

Innovations

Loli-O’s and Kids: Puts the Treat in Breathing Treatments

Loli-O’s and Kids: Puts the Treat in Breathing Treatments

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Have you ever received a breathing treatment, either in an ambulance or in the hospital?  It can be uncomfortable and you might be a little hesitant if you haven’t done one before.  Now imagine you’re a child… A lot of children in the pre-hospital setting as well as clinics, offices, homes and urgent care facilities tend to become very anxious and uneasy when you try and place a mask... 

Involvement

Finally – Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances…Thanks NHTSA!

Finally – Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances…Thanks NHTSA!

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In 2008 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) convened a working group of representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Emergency Medical Services for Children, the American Ambulance Association, and other key organizations and started a project called “Solutions to Safely Transport Children in Emergency Vehicles”. Finally a long-standing problem was being recognized...