Latest choking Stories

2014-05-01 10:06:03

Study Highlights: -Children who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital are more likely to survive with good brain function if emergency dispatchers give bystanders CPR instruction. -CPR with chest compressions and breaths led to more favorable neurological outcomes in kids. Children who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital are more likely to survive and have good brain function if dispatchers instruct bystanders on CPR, according to a large Japanese study published in Journal...

2014-04-10 08:31:01

Doctor uses crowdfunding to launch anti-choking campaign LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One child dies every five days from choking on food. Popcorn, hot dogs and grapes are favorite foods for many children, but these foods could easily get lodged in the airway and cause child choking accidents and death. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130920/LA83405LOGO Here are the facts: -- One child dies every five days from a food choking accident -- Over 10,000...

Choking On Food A Growing Hazard For Kids
2013-07-29 08:34:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As many as 34 American children are treated for food-related choking every day, claims a new study. The majority of the 12,435 children who choke every year do so on hard candy, with bones, meat, nuts and seeds also rounding out the list. This study of nonfatal food-related choking instances also found children under the age of four are most susceptible to this danger, and they're most likely boys. Dr. Gary Smith with the...

'Choking Game' Popular Among 6 Percent Of Youth
2012-04-17 05:13:08

According to a new study, one in 16 adolescents in the U.S. are playing a risky game that is known as the "choking game." The game involves putting pressure on the neck with a towel or belt to cut off someone's oxygen supply, giving the participant a "high" sensation. The researchers surveyed eight graders in Oregon in 2009 to determine that the one-in-16 figure is in line with other U.S. states, as well as other countries. Two-thirds of the study participants reported that they have...

2012-01-19 10:09:11

Nearly one out of seven college students surveyed at a Texas university has participated in the Choking Game, a dangerous behavior where blood flow is deliberately cut off to the brain in order to achieve a high, according to a study by The Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University. The Choking Game, also known as the Fainting Game, Pass Out, or Space Monkey, is played individually or in groups and involves manually choking oneself or others, applying a ligature around the...

2010-06-09 08:13:00

NATICK, Mass., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- That's the message of Drs. Roya Sayadi and Joel Herskowitz. They are a wife-husband team from Natick, Massachusetts, who are spreading the word that swallowing problems are everywhere - and they can be deadly! "Many people these days know about the dangers of falling in the elderly," said Dr. Sayadi, a speech-language pathologist with the Natick Visiting Nurse Association. "Caregivers are on the alert and do many things to prevent falls. But not many...

2010-04-20 12:42:45

Though airway obstructions in young children occur less often than other types of injuries, the death rate is higher, according to new research from Children's National Medical Center. The findings are published in the April issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, an affiliate of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study, led by pediatric otolargyngologists Sukgi Choi, MD, and Rahul Shah, MD, found that airway obstructions in young children had a low...

2009-09-22 11:43:14

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning users of personal emergency response buttons worn around the neck of a potential choking hazard. The FDA said it received six reports between 1998 and 2009 of serious injury or death, including four deaths in the United States, from choking after the cord on the Philips Lifeline Personal Help Button became entangled on other objects worn around the neck. There are more than 750,000 users of these devices in the United States, the FDA said in...

2009-09-15 09:13:00

DALLAS, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As you gather with family to celebrate your rich cultural heritage during Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), the American Heart Association encourages you to learn to save the life of a loved one or someone in your community: Get instructions on administering Hands-Only CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) via a free, Spanish-language online video. The video, recently created by the American Heart Association, is available in English and...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'