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Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 43: July 2018

October 20, 2014 – The vast majority of children who contract Enterovirus D68 will have mild, common cold symptoms, however, some children with underlying conditions such as asthma or other respiratory conditions tend to have airways that are more reactive and therefore can suffer serious outcomes. The CDC states that all but one of the confirmed Enterovirus cases this year…
Published in Issue 30
A quick Google search turns up dozens of hashtags connected to social media posts with people taking images while driving, such as #drivingselfie and #drivingtowork, all of which – by the way – are illegal. Despite the increase in public education on the dangers of distracted driving, we continue to see an increase in multitasking behind the wheel. Each year,…
October 18, 2014 – In 2012, the city of Philadelphia played an elaborate April Fools’ joke on their citizens by creating a ‘texting only’ lane on a footpath.  Two years later the city of Chongqing in China created a Smartphone sidewalk lane for people too occupied with texting, messaging, tweeting and surfing the internet to consider being mindful of who…
  October 25, 2014 – What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o’-lantern by its diameter? Pumpkin pi. This is only funny if you know enough mathematics to understand that there is a fundamental relationship that is true for all circles: the ratio of the circumference (i.e. the perimeter, or distance around the outside) to the…
October 25, 2014 – The “Pan Am Concussion Clinic” in partnership with True North Foundation, the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medicine and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, opened at the MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg this month. “The primary goal of this program is to elevate the standard of care for all children and adolescents with concussion and traumatic brain…
October 19, 2014 – Eighteen leading food and beverage companies have united to support one set of standard nutritional criteria for advertising products to children under the age of twelve. The nutritional criteria will come into effect December 31, 2015 and expected to affect approximately 35% of products that are currently advertised by the food and beverage manufacturers. The following…
Published in Issue 30

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