July 8, 2012

Isolated Incidents

1 Baby & Toddler Left in Cars During Heat Wave

A 3 month-old baby girl died and a toddler was in critical condition after being left in cars, in separate incidents in IN, during the heat wave that gripped the nation and saw temps of 104 degrees. The baby, who was found in the car, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Her father, Joshua Strynzanski, 18, was being held in jail on a charge of neglect of a dependent resulting in death. In the other case, police had to break the car’s window to rescue the 16 month old girl who was taken to the hospital. Her mother, Meg Trueblood, 30, was charged with felony neglect of a child. Experts say to never leave a baby, young child, disabled adult or pet unattended in a car, even on a mild sunny day when, within minutes, the car can become a death trap.

More at MSNBC.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Staying Safe in a Heat Wave

Tags: Heat Deaths, Heat Wave, Toddler Death, Baby Death

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Sunburn's Intention

2 Sunburn Removes UV-Damaged Skin Cells

The painful, itchy red sunburn that many experience after being out in the sun too long is actually an inflammatory process in which damaged genetic material called micro-RNA elicits an inflammatory response from healthy cells which remove the sun-damaged ones, according to the result of a study conducted at the University of California, San Diego. Experiments involving mice with human skill cells showed that exposure to ultraviolet B radiation causes the micro-RNA to break up and become tangled, starting the process. This attempt to remove the damaged skin cells is not perfect and as DNA damage accumulates, the odds of skin cancer increase. Researchers hope this new understanding of sunburn can lead to treatments for inflammatory conditions such as psoriasis by blocking this process.

More at Yahoo! HealthDay | Posted 5 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Young Eyes More Vulnerable to Damaging Sunlight

Tags: Micro-RNA, Skin Cancer, Sunburn, University of California San Diego, Skin Damage, Ultraviolet B, Inflammatory Processes

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