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12Oct
2021

Men, Women Behaved Differently During Pandemic Lockdowns

Men, Women Behaved Differently During Pandemic LockdownsTUESDAY, Oct. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- How do men and women respond to a crisis?A look at their behavior during the first COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 offers a clue: Women flocked to their phones for long conversations with a few trusted contacts. Men, chafing at being cooped up, headed out and about as soon as they could, European researchers report."The total shutdown of public life was like a population-wide live experiment," said researcher Tobias Reisch of Complexity Science Hub Vienna (CSH). "We were interested in the extent to which people supported the anti-Corona measures imposed by the government. When we analyzed the data by gender, we found surprisingly strong behavioral differences between men and women."For the study, CSH looked at mobile phone data from 1.2 million...

Bystanders Can Make the Difference for a Drowning Child

12 October 2021
Bystanders Can Make the Difference for a Drowning ChildTUESDAY, Oct. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A drowning child has a much lower risk of severe disability or death if a bystander steps in, even without cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), new research finds."Bystanders play a critical role in preventing poor outcomes in childhood drowning by instituting safe, early and effective rescue and resuscitation of pediatric drowning victims," said author Dr. Rohit Shenoi, an attending physician at the Emergency Center at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.A study abstract defined a bystander as a parent, relative, babysitter, lifeguard, friend or other person present at the incident.The study included data from 264 drownings in Harris County, Texas, between 2010 and 2012. Most of the children were between 1 and 4 years of age, and most...

Going Cordless With Window Blinds Could Save Your...

9 October 2021
Going Cordless With Window Blinds Could Save Your Child`s LifeSATURDAY, Oct. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Blinds and window coverings might seem harmless, but their cords can be deadly for young children and infants.The best way to keep children from becoming entangled in these cords is to replace your blinds with cordless versions, advises the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC)."Children have strangled to death on the cords of window blinds, shades, draperies and other window coverings, and this can happen in mere moments, even with an adult nearby," CPSC Acting Chairman Robert Adler said in a commission news release. "The safest option when young children are present is to go cordless."Strangulation can occur in less than a minute and is silent, so you may not be aware it is happening even if you're nearby. About nine children aged 5 and...

Study Confirms Rise in Child Abuse During COVID Pandemic

8 October 2021
Study Confirms Rise in Child Abuse During COVID PandemicFRIDAY, Oct. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News)– Physical abuse of school-aged kids tripled during the early months of the pandemic when widespread stay-at-home orders were in effect, a new study finds.Exactly what triggered the surge is not fully understood, but other studies have also reported similar upticks in child abuse. A pediatrician who was not involved in the new research suspects COVID-19 and pandemic-related stresses created a "perfect storm" for abuse."Stressful situations can be a trigger for poor judgment and impulsive reactions," said Dr. Allison Jackson, division chief of the Child and Adolescent Protection Center at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C. "There was a great deal of economic stress, job insecurity, and loss of housing potential during this time frame...

For Kids, Accidental Burns Another Scar of the Pandemic

8 October 2021
For Kids, Accidental Burns Another Scar of the Pandemic FRIDAY, Oct. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Accidental burns among U.S. children rose by one-third during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study."COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders inevitably created a new dynamic between children and their social environment. One result was the increased risk of burns those children experienced," said Dr. Christina Georgeades, a study author and pediatric surgery research fellow at Children's Wisconsin, in Milwaukee."Understanding specific factors that contributed will be key in minimizing the risk of future burn injuries as we continue to navigate the pandemic environment," Georgeades added in a news release from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Many children stayed home from school and may have been unsupervised at...
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