January 23, 2018

Students’ bodies have broken fingers

South Korean ferry

As the funerals of 25 students were held near Seoul more information is being released about the desperate last minutes of the hundreds of young people and their teachers aboard the South Korean ferry that sunk last week. “We have to touch everything with our hands. This is the most grueling and heartbreaking job of my… Read more

Nap Nanny Recliners Recalled

Nap Nanny

Baby Matters LLC is recalling baby recliners, including the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill, which have been linked to five infant deaths as part of a settlement with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the U.S. agency said on Friday. Read more  

Most Dangerous Place to Be a Child

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The first in-depth study of famine deaths in Somalia in 2011 was released Thursday, and it estimates that 133,000 children under age 5 died, with child death rates approaching 20 percent in some communities, making Somalia the most dangerous place to be a child. Read more

Number of Kids Forgotten in Hot Cars is Only Getting Worse

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In the first week of August, eight children across America died from heatstroke in hot vehicles — believed to be the most ever in a single week. Read more

Rate of Women Dying During Pregnancy or Childbirth Cut By 50% in Last 20 Years

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The greatest strides were in eastern Asia, where the rate of maternal deaths dropped nearly 70% from 1990 to 2010. But a global goal of reducing maternal deaths by 75% from 1990 to 2015 remains distant in some countries where progress has been slow or nonexistent. Read more

Childhood Death Rate From Accidents Falls 30%

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30% less children died from drowning, falls, or fires than they did 10 years ago, but the number of kids dying from overdosing on prescription drugs has risen, a new report from the CDC finds.  Read more

Teen Dies After Wisdom Tooth Surgery

Teen Jenny Olenick

The death of Jenny Olenick earlier this year has brought risks from wisdom teeth surgery and whether we really need to have them removed to the national spotlight. Wisdom teeth are thought to have evolved for catching, killing and eating uncooked prey, which would make them obsolete now. The argument for removing them is the… Read more

Boy Dies During Earthquake

Sumatra quake

A 12-year-old boy died during the 6.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Sumatra, Indonesia early Tuesday morning.  Witnesses say electricity poles crashed into homes and patients at a local hospital had to be evacuated, some escorted out in wheelchairs and with IV drips still attached.  Our thoughts go out to all those affected by the quake…. Read more