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Inflatable Bouncer Injuries Are A Growing Epidemic In The US
2012-11-26 08:58:51

[WATCH VIDEO: New Study Shows Increase In Inflatable-Related Injuries] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Inflatable bouncers, as fun as they can be, are proving to be a real danger for small children. Bounce houses, sliders, and moonwalks are popular attractions at birthday parties, carnivals, and fun parks, but new research published in Monday´s online issue of Pediatrics shows that rate of injuries to children using these bouncers have increased...

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

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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. In particular, the report stated that there is growing concern over the ingestion of batteries because they can become stuck in the esophagus and cause serious problems or even death. The U.S. Consumer...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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