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2014-12-23 23:02:42

Children and adults will be opening up brand new toys and gadgets this week, many with button batteries.

2012-12-28 15:16:40

It is a well known fact that children often swallow things. Children aged 6 months to 6 years are most often affected, but even adults sometimes end up with a foreign body stuck in their throats—and not only there.

Button Battery Injuries On The Rise
2012-08-31 06:14:41

In a recent report by the CDC, researchers found that injuries to children due to small batteries have increased in the last few years and ingestion can cause serious health issues.

2010-12-21 00:01:46

The rash caused by nickel allergy is comparable to that caused by poison ivy. For people with nickel allergy life is a constant struggle to find nickel free products, however, a new website is dedicated to helping these people live nickel free.

2010-11-01 16:30:15

A new study from Rhode Island Hospital found that 33 individuals were responsible for 305 cases of medical intervention to remove foreign bodies that were intentionally swallowed, resulting in more than $2 million in estimated hospital costs.

2009-11-29 23:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Three decades ago, a study revealed that beverage can pull-tabs were being swallowed by children, prompting a switch by U.S. manufacturers to stay-tabs.

2009-10-05 06:10:00

Ten years of case studies at a pediatric hospital and a thorough literature review have shown that it is not uncommon for children to ingest small "button" batteries, either through swallowing or inserting the batteries into their noses.

2009-03-13 20:38:12

Leatherback turtles, survivors of the prehistoric era, are threatened with extinction by modern plastics, a Canadian researcher said. Mike James, a biologist with Dalhousie University, said the most widely distributed reptiles on Earth are choking or starving to death after ingesting plastic garbage. A review of 371 post-mortem examinations since 1968 reveals that over one third of the turtles had ingested plastic.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.