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Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 42: Feb 1–28, 2017

June 27, 2014 –Parents in Norfolk were arrested on suspicion of neglect and child cruelty under Section 1 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 because their 11-year-old son weighs 210 lbs. and has a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 41.9 – a number that is much higher than the obese classification for an adult male. The boy was…
Published in Issue 26
June 26, 2014 – Effective June 27th, 2014, booster seats will be mandatory in Saskatchewan for children that are under seven years of age, less than 145 cm (4’9”) tall and weighing less than 36 kg (80 lb.). Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and Canadian Tire are promoting child safety by offering coupons towards one free booster seat redeemable at any…
June 7, 2014 – One-year-old Elise Bradshaw is the youngest patient in the United States to receive an auditory brain stem implant (ABI). Born without auditory nerves, she was diagnosed with Charge Syndrome, a rare birth defect. Last March Elise underwent a right-ear craniotomy and placement of an ABI at the Massachusetts General Hospital. On April 15, the audiology team…
June 24, 2014 - When I was an undergraduate student in the Mathematics and Physics program at the University of Toronto in 1968, Professor Donald Coxeter (1907 – 2003), a legendary leader in the field of hyperdimensional geometries, was assigned to be my advisor on a geometry paper that I was writing for a Mathematics Association of America competition.  
June 7, 2014 –Dr. Claudio Ronco and his colleagues at the San Bortolo Hospital in Vicenza, Italy designed a mini-dialysis machine specifically for babies who weigh less than 10 kilograms (22 pounds). Just a few weeks after the mini dialysis machine was licensed by European authorities, a three-day-old baby girl suffering from multiple organ failure became their first patient. "Only…
June 30, 2014 – Humans may be comfortable with creatures that have two legs or four legs, but as a rule we’re somewhat squeamish or downright frightened by those that have eight legs (like spiders) or none at all (like snakes). And the bigger they are, the worse it is! I’ve been to the Amazon (pictured left), parts of Africa,…
Published in Issue 26
Children's Health and Safety Association has many articles for Summer Safety that are accessible on the front page of our website www.safekid.org under the heading “Children Safety Documents.” Alternately, you can click on any of the underlined headings below to view the documents! Either way we have you covered! Click on Summer Safety to view the following topics Water Safety…
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