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Wind Can Uproot Kids' Bouncy Castles, With Tragic Results

Wind Can Uproot Kids` Bouncy Castles, With Tragic ResultsFRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Inflatable bounce houses are big, colorful, cheap to rent and practically scream "childhood fun." So, what could possibly go wrong?It turns out plenty. For one thing, the air-filled party staples are vulnerable to being blown aloft and even flipped over if left unmoored, a new study warns.But even when staked firmly in place, researchers warn that the biggest problem is the potential for a bounce house accident to send a child to the ER with a broken bone, a muscle sprain or a concussion."By far the most common bad outcome is not related to meteorology," explained study lead author John Knox, a geography professor at the University of Georgia. "It's when a child collides into someone else by bouncing into them, or they bounce right out of the...

Race, Income Keeps Many Families From Letting Kids Play...

11 August 2022
Race, Income Keeps Many Families From Letting Kids Play SportsTHURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- American kids who are poor or members of ethnic minority groups are missing out on the youth sports that have long been touted for building strong bodies and strong character, a new study reports.The researchers found that youngsters who are poor, or from Black or Hispanic households, are less likely to take part in organized sports than their white peers.Across the United States, 54% of 6- to 17-year-olds took part in sports in 2020. That included 42% of Black children, 47% of Hispanic youngsters, 51% of Asian children and 60% of white kids, researchers from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) found."These disparities may place some children at risk for poor health during key periods of growth and development," said lead...

Men More Prone to Cancer Than Women, But Why?

10 August 2022
Men More Prone to Cancer Than Women, But Why?WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Men are known to be more likely to develop cancer than women, and a new study suggests that this is largely due to biologic differences between the sexes.“After controlling for factors like smoking, alcohol use, diet, physical activity and common medical conditions [that increase cancer risk], the sex bias remained for most cancers,” said study author Sarah Jackson, a research fellow at the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics.Exactly which biological differences are driving these disparities isn’t fully understood yet. "We’d… like to explore the contribution of sex hormones and genetics to cancer incidence in future research,” she said.For the study, researchers looked at differences in risk...

Getting Young Athletes Ready for a New School Year

7 August 2022
Getting Young Athletes Ready for a New School YearSUNDAY, Aug. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- As a new school year begins, many students return to their favorite sports or try something new.Encouraging kids to make physical activity part of their lives has lifelong benefits, said Dr. Theodore Shybut, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.Shybut offered some tips for getting children ready to start fall sports or any physical activities at any age. His advice comes at a time when many youngsters may be losing interest in organized sports.Shybut recommends giving the youngest kids opportunities to explore many activities to see what they like best. Create an environment in which a child feels encouraged to be active with routine free play at home, family walks or trying out...

8/9 -- Pandemic Brought More Woes for Kids Prone to Headaches

4 August 2022
8/9 -- Pandemic Brought More Woes for Kids Prone to HeadachesTUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Add more frequent headaches in kids who are already vulnerable to them to the list of ills associated with the pandemic.Before the pandemic, 60% of kids reported headaches on less than 15 days of the month. After the start of the pandemic, this number fell to 50%. What's more, the percentage of kids reporting constant daily headaches increased from 22% before the pandemic to 36% after the start of the pandemic."This is a really big increase," said study author Dr. Marc DiSabella. He's director of the Headache Program at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. Exactly how COVID-19 increased headache frequency among kids who get migraines isn't fully understood, but the researchers have their theories -- namely more stress, less...

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