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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...

Another Study Shows COVID's Danger to Pregnant Women

11 August 2022
Another Study Shows COVID`s Danger to Pregnant WomenTHURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy significantly increases the odds of devastating outcomes from COVID-19, a new study confirms.Complications from the virus to pregnant women can include heart attack, arrhythmias, heart failure and long-haul symptoms, which may be hard to tell from other heart complications during pregnancy. Heart attacks are estimated to occur in up to 12% of patients."Pregnant people need to know that they are at increased risk of a severe COVID-19 infection, including ICU admissions, cardiac complications, need for critical care and death for the patient or fetus," said researcher Dr. Joan Briller, a cardiologist and professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

Olivia Newton-John, Singer and Actress, Dies at 73

9 August 2022
Olivia Newton-John, Singer and Actress, Dies at 73TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Australian singer Olivia Newton-John, a major pop star and actress of the '70s and '80s known for her role in the blockbuster movie "Grease," died on Monday. She was 73."Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family's privacy during this very difficult time," John Easterling, her husband, wrote in a statement on the singer's official Facebook account. "Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer."In September 2018, the singer was treated for cancer at the base of her spine, her third cancer following bouts of breast cancer in the 1990s and 2017, CNN...

Crohn's, Colitis Tied to Higher-Risk Pregnancies

9 August 2022
Crohn`s, Colitis Tied to Higher-Risk PregnanciesTUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) should work with a doctor to get it into remission before pregnancy, a new study indicates.Researchers found that women with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, both types of inflammatory bowel disease, had a greater risk of pregnancy complications and poor maternal and fetal outcomes. The disease causes chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract and typically occurs in young people."IBD is an incurable disease, and its relapsing and remitting nature is stressful for the estimated 3 million U.S. men and women diagnosed [with it]," said senior study author Dr. Yezaz Ghouri, an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. "Because this...

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