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2009-08-04 15:42:31

Any animal can bite, even cute, friendly ones that people have known for years, a U.S. veterinarian warns. If they are put in a new and threatening situation, they may bite, Dr. Kate Stenske of the University of Kansas in Manhattan said in a statement. To prevent bites from pets, it helps to recognize subtle signs of fear, nervousness or aggression in an animal, Stenske says. When it comes to strange dogs, Stenske says, it's best to never approach them, but if a strange dog approaches,...

2009-07-22 10:38:00

NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a dog or cat bites, an infection can follow. "Wounds that are most likely to become infected are those on the face and hands or when people wait more than eight hours before seeking medical attention," said Dr. Kate Stenske, a clinical assistant professor at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. "If you are bitten, first wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water, and then call your physician right away." Stenske...

2009-06-02 09:27:00

MedPie.com's Top 5 List Reveals Surprising Dangers RYE, N.Y., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- MedPie.com today released its list of the Top 5 Hidden Health Hazards for Kids in summertime. "Most parents are aware of common summertime dangers like drowning and bike accidents, but these hidden hazards often result in severe injuries," said Dr. Barbara Lock, editorial director of MedPie.com. The list highlights shocking statistics on accident risks to children that are overlooked or unknown. #1 Summer...

2009-05-27 08:00:00

Experts Launch www.aftertheinjury.org to Help Parents and Kids to a Full Recovery PHILADELPHIA, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Trauma season" is the unfortunate nickname for summertime in the nation's hospitals. Warmer weather and increased outdoor activity level brings an estimated 3 million children under the age of 15 into emergency rooms in summer due to unintentional injuries. Among the most common injuries are motor vehicle crashes, water-related accidents, pedestrian accidents,...

2009-05-13 17:28:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's estimated that 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs every year. Fortunately, most dog bites are preventable through appropriate pet selection, proper training, responsible approaches to animal control, and education of dog owners and potential victims. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has joined with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Society for Plastic Surgeons...

2009-03-02 16:37:36

There is a correlation between cases of dog bites and rising temperatures, U.S. researchers suggest. The researchers -- Dr. Angelo Monroy, Dr. Philomena Behar, Dr. Mark Nagy, Dr. Christopher Poje, Dr. Michael Pizzuto and Dr. Linda Brodsky -- all of Buffalo, N.Y., evaluated 84 cases of dog bites in children over an eight-year period. The study authors found that most injuries were caused by family pets -- 27 percent -- with a high frequency of injuries occurring during the summer months....

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2009-03-02 07:33:35

Young children are especially vulnerable to severe dog bites in the head and neck areas, and there is a correlation between cases of dog bites and rising temperatures, according to new research published in the March 2009 issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. In an evaluation of 84 cases of dog bites in children over an eight-year period, the authors found that most injuries were caused by family pets (27%), with a high frequency of injuries occurring during the summer months. While...

2008-07-24 15:01:08

A 13-year-old Waitoa cyclist, mauled by four pig dogs last week, is recovering at home. The boy, who received about 100 dog bites in the attack on Waihekau Rd, was discharged from Waikato Hospital on Saturday. The Times visited the boy's house yesterday and his mother said he was fine. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2006-03-06 12:25:00

NEW YORK -- Dog bites occur more often in very young children, so families should consider waiting until their children are of school age before they introduce a new dog into the household. Even then, parents might want to think twice about getting a Doberman pinscher or German shepherd, according to a study published on Monday. Dr. Johannes Schalamon and associates at the Medical University of Graz, conducted a review of 341 children treated for dog bites at a trauma center in Austria over...

2006-03-06 00:20:00

CHICAGO -- Bringing a dog into the family should wait until the children are of school age, and even then parents might want to think twice about a Doberman pinscher or German shepherd, according to a study published on Monday. A review of dog bites treated at a trauma center in Austria over a 10-year period found that children aged 1 and younger ran the highest risk of being bitten though anyone up to age 10 runs a higher risk than in later years. "Parents should postpone purchase of a dog...


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