• Pennsylvania Apr 30, 2019

    Kids' Suicides Spiked After Netflix's '13 Reasons Why,' Study Finds

    Suicides among U.S. kids aged 10 to 17 jumped to a 19-year high in the month following the release of a popular TV series that depicted a girl ending her life, researchers said. The study published Monday can’t prove that the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” was the cause, but there were 195 more youth suicides than would have been...

  • Ohio Apr 12, 2019

    Swallowed Toys, Coins, Batteries Spark Rise in Tot ER Visits

    The number of young kids who went to U.S. emergency rooms because they swallowed toys, coins, batteries and other objects has more than doubled, a new study says. In 2015, there were nearly 43,000 such visits among kids under 6, compared with 22,000 in 1995, according to the study published Friday in the journal Pediatrics. The rate jumped from almost...

  • Facebook May 21, 2018

    Fourth-Grade Teacher to Donate Kidney to Student

    Eva Evans is 10 years old and desperately needs a new kidney to live a normal life. Mrs. Thomas, a smiling fourth-grade teacher at Eva’s school, wants to give her one. They barely knew each other before. Eva was in a different fourth-grade room down the hall. Tanya Thomas, 48, had spent half her life in the classroom, most of...

  • spokesman Dec 11, 2017

    Deaths From Window Blinds Show Need for Cord Ban, Study Says

    Children’s injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords. Nearly 17,000 young children were hurt by window blinds between 1990 and 2015, and though most injuries were minor, almost 300 died, the study shows. Most deaths occurred when children...

  • United States Jul 28, 2017

    How Safe Are Amusement Park Rides?

    A ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair that left one dead and seven injured has spectators across the country questioning the safety of amusement park rides. “I just don’t think I’ll ever ride a ride again,” one witness who was next in line told WMCH Columbus. Much to the dismay of concerned thrill seekers, a lack of comprehensive data...

  • Ohio Jul 28, 2017

    Teens Attack Man

    A ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair that left one dead and seven injured has spectators across the country questioning the safety of amusement park rides. “I just don’t think I’ll ever ride a ride again,” one witness who was next in line told WMCH Columbus. Much to the dismay of concerned thrill seekers, a lack of comprehensive data...

  • injury Mar 13, 2017

    Baby Injuries Rise in Common Infant Products

    A new study finds a growing number of young children are being injured while using infant products like carriers, strollers and cribs. Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, looked at the number of kids across the country under age 3 who had to go to an emergency room after such an injury. “There’s an average of 128 a...

  • director May 10, 2016

    E-Cigarette Poisonings Surge in Young Children: Study

    Electronic cigarettes have sickened rising numbers of young children, a study of U.S. poison center calls has found. Most cases involve swallowing liquid nicotine. While most kids weren’t seriously harmed, one child died and several had severe complications. “This is an epidemic by any definition,” said lead author Dr. Gary Smith, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy...

  • teacher Jul 23, 2014

    Sarah Palin Cited for Speeding in Alaska

    Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla. The former Alaska governor was pulled over July 16 and cited for driving between 10 and 19 mph over the speed limit.

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