July 26, 2010

Risk of Entrapment, Suffocation

1 Nap Nanny Baby Recliners Recalled

After a four-month old baby reportedly died, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 30,000 portable Nap Nanny baby recliners. The Nap Nanny, which is intended for use on the floor to ensure a baby’s safety from falls, sells for about $130. at children’s retail and toy stores nationwide and online. Consumers with a first generation product are being urged to stop using it immediately and to contact the manufacturer to receive an $80. credit towards the purchase of a new Nap Nanny. Consumers using a second generation product should stop using it immediately and check the product warnings on the manufacturer’s website. For more information, call Baby Matters at (888) 240-4282 or visit the website at http://www.napnannyrecall.com.

More at CBSNews.com | Posted 7 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Two Million Baby Cribs Recalled

Tags: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Nap Nanny, Baby Safety, Child Safety, Recall, Baby Matters

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Squirrel with Your Beer?

2 Beer Sold in Roadkill Bottles

To the disgust and dismay of some, BrewDog of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire is offering up beer served in bottles made of small stuffed animals like squirrels or hares, reports BBC. The beer bottles have been called "perverse," but BrewDog apparently feels they need a special bottle for their beer described as the world's strongest and most expensive. According to BBC, BrewDog co-founder James Watt believes the beer is an alternative to "monolithic corporate beers," and he wants to "elevate the status of beer." However, some believe that the animal containers are merely cheap marketing tactics which negatively focus on animals.

More at BBC | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Beer Calorie Counter

Tags: BrewDog, Strong Beer, 55 Percent Beer, Strongest Beer in World, Weird Beer Bottles, Unique Beer Bottles, James Watt, Aberdeenshire, Expensive Beer, Weird Beer, Strangest Beer Bottles, Beer Marketing

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Early Life Experiences Key

3 Mom's Affection Has Impact on Adult Coping Skills

Very affectionate mothers may be raising kids who are less likely to be distressed as adults, say researchers who were part of the U.S. Providence Rhode Island birth cohort of the National Collaborative Perinatal Project. The study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, tracked 482 people from infancy into adulthood. Psychologists objectively rated the mothers' affection levels during a routine developmental assessment at the age of 8 months. Researchers used a validated symptom checklist to measure mental health of participants at the average age of 34. They discovered that people whose moms were most affectionate during the 8 month assessment later had the lowest levels of anxiety, hostility and general distress as adults.

More at EureakAlert | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: National Collaborative Perinatal Project, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Benefits of Childhood Affection, Importance of Receiving Affection As Baby, Providence Rhode Island Birth Cohort

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More Than 70,000 Each Year

4 Thousands of Kids Injured from Medical Devices

Researchers from the US Food and Drug Administration have found that more than 70,000 children and teens go to the ED each year for injuries and complications from medical devices. About one-fourth of the problems were infections and eye abrasions in contact lens wearers. Other common problems include puncture wounds from hypodermic needles breaking off in the skin while injecting medicine or illegal drugs, infections in young children with ear tubes, and skin tears from pelvic devices used during gynecological exams in teen girls. The most serious injuries involved implanted devices such as brain shunts for kids with hydrocephalus, chest catheters for patients receiving home chemotherapy, and insulin pumps for type 1 diabetics. Malfunction and misuse were the most common reasons.

More at Fox News | Posted 7 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: New Treatment for Glaucoma on the Horizon

Tags: Children, Contact Lenses, Hypodermic Needles, Insulin Pumps, Emergency Department, Adolescents, Injuries

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Fight the Good Fight

5 Couples Who Argue Well Are Happier

All couples disagree, but new research suggests that couples who fight well actually improve their relationship. Dr. Howard Markman professor at the University of Denver and co-director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies conducted the research that looked at how couples deal with conflict in their relationships. The biggest issues that couples argue about are money, sex, work, kids and housework. He concludes that how we fight is critical – where, when, what tone of voice and words we use, and whether or not we hear each other out fairly. Couples who report negative communication were more likely to end up divorcing. Dr. Markman has developed a method for helping couples settle disputes, which he details in his book “Fighting for Your Marriage”.

More at Wall Street Journal | Posted 7 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: Dutch Government Offers Unemployed Women Makeovers

Tags: Marriage, Conflict Resolution, Divorce

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