December 14, 2012

Bulky Older Sets to Blame

1 Falling TVs Killing & Injuring More Kids

The Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that children are being injured or killed by falling furniture, especially TVs, at alarming rates. Of the 349 people killed by falling household items from 2000 to 2011, 293 (84 percent) were children under the age of nine, and of that number 188 were killed by falling TVs. Over 25,000 U.S. children are injured by TV or furniture tip-overs each year, a rate of three injured children per hour, or 71 per day. On average, a child dies from a tip-over every 14 days. And 70 percent of children's tip-over injuries involve TVs. Ironically, the injury rate is rising as parents buy new, lightweight flatscreen TVs and move the older, bulky sets to bedrooms and playrooms. Experts advise securely anchoring all TVs or placing them on a low base.

More at Www.cbsnews.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Children's Accidental Death Rate Falls

Tags: Childhood Injuries, Children's Injuries, Household Injuries, Most Common Kids' Injuries, Falling TV Injuries, Children's Tip-over Injuries, Children Hurt by Falling Televisions

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Bioactive Nutrients

2 Gazpacho Associated with Lower Blood Pressure

Regular consumption of gazpacho, a popular cold Mediterranean soup, may help to reduce hypertension (high blood pressure). Researcher Alexander Medina-Remon of the University of Barcelona says that nutrients within the main ingredients of gazpacho – tomato, cucumber, garlic, and olive oil) are associated with reduced arterial pressure, despite the fact that the soup also usually contains salt. He suggests that the bioactive elements in the vegetables, particularly carotenes and vitamin C, may counteract the effect of sodium ingestion. High blood pressure is a major public health problem affecting about 25 percent of the adult population. It is a primary risk factor for heart attack and stroke, both leading causes of death in the US.

More at Science Daily | Posted 5 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: Chocolate Lowers Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, Raisins and Soy Prevent High Blood Pressure

Tags: Blood Pressure, Heart Attack, Mediterranean Diet, Stroke, Vitamin C, Carotenes

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