pediatrics

Cotton Swabs Send Thousands Of Kids To The ER Every Year In The US

Cotton Swabs Send Thousands Of Kids To The ER Every Year In The US

New research from Nationwide Children’s Hospital shows that around 12,500 kids are treated in US hospital emergency departments each year for injuries caused by cotton tip applicators. That’s about 34 each day. In most cases, the swabs were used for cleaning, but as this study shows, it’s simply not worth…

Kids Who Use Touchscreen Devices Sleep Less At Night

Kids Who Use Touchscreen Devices Sleep Less At Night

Touchscreen devices like smartphones and tablets are now fixtures of many households, so it comes as little surprise to learn that young children who don’t work or go to school are among their most active users. In the first study of its kind, researchers have learned that infants and toddlers…