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2011-03-14 11:01:00

Only half of parents think the media is doing a good job explaining how research affects their children; media invited to attend lecture on research reporting with Richard Besser ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, billions of public and private dollars are spent on medical research about child health. When research studies are completed, results need to reach parents - the people most responsible for keeping children healthy. The C.S. Mott Children's...

2011-02-15 10:31:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research has linked over-the-counter cough and cold products to poisoning or death in hundreds of children, ages 2 and younger. Studies have also shown that these medicines do little to control symptoms. As a result, in 2008, the United States Food and Drug Administration formally recommended that OTC cough and cold products not be given to children under age 2. A poll released today by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National...

2011-01-06 12:52:00

Latest poll shows status quo in teen pregnancy prevention programs not enough; public supports innovations such as child care community service, paternity testing ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every hour in the United States, about 40 children are born to teenage mothers. Americans consistently rate teen pregnancy as one of the top 10 biggest health problems for young people and the U.S. still has the highest teen birth rate among all industrialized countries...

2010-11-09 15:18:00

While millions of households across U.S. have guns, a significant number of parents, gun-owning and not, report never discussing gun safety with their children ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As many as one-half of American households have a gun, and each day, nearly 30 children are injured or killed by firearms in the United States - most from guns owned by the child's family or friends. In August 2010, the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on...

2010-10-11 15:05:00

Parents rate research on environmental effects, childhood diseases, and causes of childhood injuries less important ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, hundreds of millions of public and private dollars are spent on medical research to improve the health of children - yet parents have little input regarding how those dollars should be spent. A poll released by the C.S. Mott Children's National Poll on Children's Health shows that nearly 9 in 10 parents rank...

2010-09-13 11:30:00

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health finds adults across U.S. favor restrictions, safety testing on electronic cigarettes ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the makers of electronic cigarettes, they are new devices that allow users to inhale nicotine but not the toxins of tobacco cigarettes. Advocates hail e-cigarettes as a possible quit-smoking aid. But e-cigarettes have been criticized by the United States Food and Drug...

2010-06-14 06:00:00

Despite available information, parents are little aware of concussion risks but support school policies to minimize them; most know other parents who would have young athletes return to play too soon ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With growing media attention to concussions among athletes young and old, and recent actions of the National Football League to reduce dangers from multiple concussions among its players, the spotlight is now on what schools are doing to...

2010-05-17 07:43:00

Less than 1 in 6 report availability of e-mail, Internet communications with kids' health care providers; half say having e-access would be helpful ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care reform legislation includes promoting electronic health records to improve the efficiency and quality of medical care. Yet, little attention has been paid to understanding whether patients and parents have an interest in, or have access to, electronic methods for interacting with...

2010-04-16 10:07:00

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health finds nearly 9 in 10 parents choose to discuss and reason with their misbehaving children, while 1 in 5 use spanking, 1 in 10 use paddling for discipline ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Misbehaving is part of growing up and learning right from wrong. Parents' choices of discipline for their kids today include a wide range of options, from verbal discussions to physical punishment. But these days, how do...

2010-03-17 10:45:00

Only 40% of kids at age 8 use booster seats; half of parents with kids age 4-8 say they don't know state laws requiring seat use ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All 50 states have some type of child safety seat law, 28 of which require kids to use child safety seats or booster seats through age 8 to reduce the risk of injuries in car crashes. But the latest C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health finds that while nearly all parents report...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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