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2012-03-12 21:12:42

Every six minutes, a child younger than 5 years of age is treated in a U.S. emergency department for a stair-related injury A new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children´s Hospital found that from 1999 through 2008, more than 93,000 children younger than 5 years of age were treated in U.S. emergency departments for stair-related injuries. On average, this equates to a child younger than 5 years of age being...

Child Swallows 37 Buckyball Magnets
2012-03-05 12:18:18

A three-year-old child had to undergo invasive surgery recently after eating 37 Buckyball magnets, just months after a warning was issued on their danger to children. Doctors performed an X-ray last Friday after the child's parents took her in for what they thought were symptoms of the stomach flu, according to a Huffington Post report. The doctors found that Payton Bushnell had swallowed 37 high-powered Buckyball magnets, ripping holes in her lower intestine and stomach. The U.S....


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.