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2021

Can COVID Transmit Easily on Crowded School Buses?

Can COVID Transmit Easily on Crowded School Buses?MONDAY, July 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- New research offers some reassuring news for parents of kids returning to school soon: The risk of acquiring COVID-19 on the school bus is very low when proper precautions are taken.With open windows, mandated masking and two kids per seat, there was no transmission of the new coronavirus linked to busing even during the height of the pandemic, the study found."Until recently, there has been a paucity of data related to bus transportation and the transmission of COVID-19," said Dr. Teresa Murray Amato, chair of emergency medicine at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Hospital, in New York City. "This is a promising study that appears to confirm that mask-wearing and air filtration can make bus transportation safe for children during this...

Survey Finds U.S. Parents Split on COVID Vaccination for...

26 July 2021
Survey Finds U.S. Parents Split on COVID Vaccination for Kids Under 12MONDAY, July 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- As a new school year approaches, U.S. parents are nearly evenly split on whether they'll vaccinate their young kids when a COVID-19 vaccine is approved for their age group, a new survey finds."It's important that parents and providers don't wait for full COVID vaccine approval to begin discussions about vaccination," said Sarah Clark, co-director of the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, at Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan.COVID-19 vaccines are authorized for Americans 12 years and older, and clinical trials are underway for their use in kids under 12.In this June survey of more than 2,000 parents with at least one child between 3 and 18 years of age, 49% parents with kids aged 3 to 11 said they would...

Regulators Pressure AirBnB, Vrbo After Another Child...

23 July 2021
Regulators Pressure AirBnB, Vrbo After Another Child Dies in Elevator AccidentFRIDAY, July 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The death of another child between a residential elevator's inner and outer doors had prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to call on Airbnb and other vacation rental platforms to alert customers to the danger.The request comes less than two weeks after a 7-year-old boy died after becoming entrapped between a moving elevator's inner accordion door and outer door at a beach rental home in North Carolina's Outer Banks, CBS News reported.The CPSC also asked vacation rental platforms such as AirBnB, Vrbo and TripAdvisor to require hosts to disable residential elevators or provide inspection certification that there are no hazardous gaps."Residential elevators can pose a deadly but unforeseen hazard to children, particularly...

Big Road Trip This Weekend? Keep Baby Safe

23 July 2021
Big Road Trip This Weekend? Keep Baby SafeFRIDAY, July 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- If you're hitting the road with your infant this summer, you need to ensure your child's safety and comfort, a pediatric expert says.First, check your car safety seat to make sure it's installed according to the manufacturer's instructions. It needs to be rear-facing and at the correct angle to prevent your infant's head from slumping and potentially blocking the airway, Dr. Dina DiMaggio said.You also need to be sure the five-point harness system is correctly adjusted and pulled snug to your baby at all times while riding in the car, said DiMaggio, a pediatrician affiliated with NYU Langone Health in New York City. Here are some other suggestions:"It is always best to have an adult or responsible older child in the backseat with your baby to...

Most Parents Clueless About Overuse Dangers to Young Pitchers

22 July 2021
Most Parents Clueless About Overuse Dangers to Young PitchersTHURSDAY, July 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Before you sign your young pitcher up to play baseball in multiple leagues, familiarize yourself with guidelines that can protect them against overuse injuries.Sound obvious? A new survey shows it isn't, because most parents have no idea what those guidelines are.Players under age 18 are pitching more and more frequently, often for several teams year-round, which is prompting a rise in injuries. Some even require Tommy John surgery to repair torn UCLs (ulnar collateral ligament), an operation most people associate with major league players rather than youngsters. The UCL is a ligament that runs on the inner side of the elbow to help support it when performing certain motions, such as throwing."It's really important that somebody is watching...
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