Scooters three times more likely to cause injuries as other toys

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The number of toy-related injuries has grown nearly 40 & over the past two decades, and experts said that’s mainly because of the popularity of foot-powered scooters.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital of Ohio said that since the scooter craze started, there’s been a scooter-related Emergency Department visit every 11 minutes on average.

The study also found that riding toys are three times more likely than other toys to cause accidents that break bones or dislocate joints.

 Source: Nationwidechildrens.org 

 Source: USAToday.com

 

A new study from Johns Hopkins University found that you can get kids to eat healthier at school by changing their environment.

There were four recommendations:  keep the cafeteria quieter; make the lunch period longer;  have students eat with teachers, and cut the healthy food into smaller pieces, like apple slices.

Source: Eurekalert.org 

 Source: Medicaldaily.com 

 

New medical research found that young football players may be damaging their brains, even if they don’t suffer concussions..

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center outfitted 24 players with helmet-mounted sensors which measured their brain waves, and found that players who bump heads more often, display more changes in their brain waves.

The scientists said they’ve yet to determine whether those changes are permanent or temporary.

Source: MyFoxChicago.com

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