Navigation Links
Children as young as 12 months can reach a countertop
Date:10/3/2010

SAN FRANCISCO Most toddlers can reach as high as a kitchen countertop, putting them at risk for severe burns from hot liquids, according to research presented Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco.

In the study, "How Far Toddlers Can Reach onto a Standard Kitchen Countertop," investigators and parents urged children, ages 12 to 23 months, to reach for a toy phone atop a standard, 36-inch countertop at a pediatric clinic. The children were of various weights and heights; some wore shoes, some did not.

Of the 54 children who participated, 41 (76 percent) could reach at least some distance, with many of the children able to reach as far as eight inches onto the countertop, which was "much farther than anticipated," said lead study author David Allasio, MSW, LMSW, Children's Hospital of Michigan. Many of the younger children were able to reach the countertop and phone by pushing up onto their tip-toes a milestone not expected until age 22 months.

Children who pull down a cup of hot liquid such as coffee or tea can sustain serious burns requiring hospital admission.

"Findings from the research are important as it will help us reduce pain, financial costs and parental distress associated with scald-related burns to children, and the information can be used to better educate parents," said Allasio.

Parents participating in the study were surprised by the findings, and subsequently urged to place hot and potentially dangerous liquids and objects toward the back of the countertop, closest to the backsplash and wall.


'/>"/>

Contact: Susan Martin
ssmartin@aap.org
American Academy of Pediatrics
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. The impact of nature-deficit disorder on the health of children
2. Researcher at Childrens Hospital LA discovers way to overcome radiation resistance in leukemia
3. Dog ownership is associated with reduced eczema in children with dog allergies
4. Addition of immunotherapy boosts pediatric cancer survival in children with neuroblastoma
5. After traumatic event, early intervention reduces odds of PTSD in children by 73 percent
6. Daycare puts children with lung disease at risk for serious illness
7. UN Summit launches drive to save lives of more than 16 million women and children
8. Higher incidence of seizures seen in children with H1N1 virus compared to seasonal flu
9. Study: How Palestinian and Israeli children are psychologically scarred by exposure to war
10. Autistic Children Dont Seem to Yawn Contagiously
11. Childrens brain development is linked to physical fitness
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... The Hydration ... allopathic medicine, opens its second location this week at 31542 S. Coast Hwy, ... feet of lounge space for patients to relax while receiving safe and effective ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... Burnsville, MN (PRWEB) , ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... forward to it; others dread it. However, few are prepared to face the academic ... once school starts. Our schools haven’t prepared them since schools don’t teach students how ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... the upper extremity surgical market, announced today that more than 600 successful patient ... in the hand. Plus, nearly 70 of these procedures have been on ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... Lakeview Health, a nationally recognized ... Overdose Awareness Day. The goal is to provide people information regarding drugs and ... they may get help. , Lakeview Health will be publishing information ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... PA (PRWEB) , ... September 02, 2015 , ... Pentec ... prestigious 2015 Inc. 5000 List for an impressive sixth consecutive year. Less than 5 ... with only twelve firms in the “health” sector. Pentec’s 3-year revenue growth rate ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Hydration Room Opens New Location In Laguna Beach, California 2Health News:The Hydration Room Opens New Location In Laguna Beach, California 3Health News:The Hydration Room Opens New Location In Laguna Beach, California 4Health News:5 Essential Study Tips Every Student Needs for Academic Success but Schools Do Not Teach 2Health News:5 Essential Study Tips Every Student Needs for Academic Success but Schools Do Not Teach 3Health News:Trigger Tome Surpasses 600 Successful Patient Procedures 2Health News:August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day – Lakeview Health to Help Bring Awareness 2Health News:Pentec Health Once Again Named One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America 2
... Tenn., Jan. 13 The National Eczema Association,(NEA) awarded ... Lotion. , The NEA Seal ... Education (EASE) program, which is intended to improve the,quality ... eczema and sensitive,skin. , "These ...
... now open for a more rewarding challenge , ... Jenkintown, PA (PRWEB) January 13, 2009 ... resolutions and according to USA.gov, losing weight and getting fit are among the ... many of those eager to fulfill their vows is to lace up their ...
... to meet their customers, product needs quickly and efficiently, Nationwide Medical/Surgical ... 2009-2010 season beginning in August. , ... (Vocus) January ... the Flu Vaccine for the 2009-2010 flu season. ...
... persistence to seek out the best treatment options available ... leg today. Bill,s proactive efforts led him to revolutionary ... Methodist Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio, where a team of ... During the minimally invasive procedure, they also found and ...
... announces the launch of their new website www.GlaceComplete.com . ... to Glenwood Systems and the company,s turbo-charged practice management/billing system GlaceComplete ... information. , ... Waterbury, CT (PRWEB) January Monday 12, ...
... of the 21,000 Americans who die each year of ... likely cause. So, the American Association of ... Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CanSAR) with a ... those who never smoked. Those making the connection, along ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:National Eczema Association Anoints Theraplex Child-Friendly Eczema Products with Seal of Acceptance 2Health News:The Breast Cancer 3-Day Challenges Americans to Get Out of the New Year's Resolution Rut 2Health News:The Breast Cancer 3-Day Challenges Americans to Get Out of the New Year's Resolution Rut 3Health News:The Breast Cancer 3-Day Challenges Americans to Get Out of the New Year's Resolution Rut 4Health News:Nationwide Medical/Surgical Announces They Will Carry Flu Vaccine 2Health News:Irishman with Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Finds Leg-, Life-Saving Treatment In Columbus, Ohio 2Health News:Irishman with Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Finds Leg-, Life-Saving Treatment In Columbus, Ohio 3Health News:Irishman with Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Finds Leg-, Life-Saving Treatment In Columbus, Ohio 4Health News:Glenwood Systems, LLC Launches New Website -- GlaceComplete.com 2Health News:Program to Identify Likely Victims of Radon-Related Lung Cancer; Survivors Commit to Risk Reduction Despite Failed Government Policy 2Health News:Program to Identify Likely Victims of Radon-Related Lung Cancer; Survivors Commit to Risk Reduction Despite Failed Government Policy 3Health News:Program to Identify Likely Victims of Radon-Related Lung Cancer; Survivors Commit to Risk Reduction Despite Failed Government Policy 4
(Date:9/2/2015)... 2015 Tumultuous market conditions – including changes ... M&A activity – have led more than half of ... sales reps. This marks the first time that the ... halfway point, according to the spring 2015 AccessMonitor™ ... ZS . AccessMonitor™ aggregates sales-call ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... 2, 2015 On Tuesday, September ... of physicians who prescribe biologics – Alliance ... Endocrinologists, American College of Rheumatology, Biologics Prescribers ... North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology ... Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... , Sept. 2, 2015   Americord Registry , a ... placenta tissue banking company, announced today that is ... 500. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150902/263095LOGO ... to have grown at least tenfold over the past three ... has continued this trend with 50% quarterly growth during the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Crossing the threshold: More than half of physicians restrict access to sales reps 2Crossing the threshold: More than half of physicians restrict access to sales reps 3Crossing the threshold: More than half of physicians restrict access to sales reps 4Crossing the threshold: More than half of physicians restrict access to sales reps 5Physician Groups Urge CMS: Follow FDA Lead on Unique Names for Biological Medicines 2Physician Groups Urge CMS: Follow FDA Lead on Unique Names for Biological Medicines 3Physician Groups Urge CMS: Follow FDA Lead on Unique Names for Biological Medicines 4Physician Groups Urge CMS: Follow FDA Lead on Unique Names for Biological Medicines 5Physician Groups Urge CMS: Follow FDA Lead on Unique Names for Biological Medicines 6Americord Registry Announces Ranking on 2015 Inc. 500 2
... LAKE FOREST, Ill., April 1, 2011 ... leading provider of clinical information and medication delivery technologies, ... clinical surveillance system , used by hospitals to help ... healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The enhanced TheraDoc system includes new ...
... CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 1, 2011 Lance® Sandwich ... (JDRF) to support the organization,s efforts to find better ... Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that can ... to produce the insulin needed to turn food into energy. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Hospira Launches Enhanced TheraDoc™ Clinical Surveillance System to Support Patient Safety and Help Improve Care 2Hospira Launches Enhanced TheraDoc™ Clinical Surveillance System to Support Patient Safety and Help Improve Care 3Lance® Joins JDRF in the Fight Against Type 1 Diabetes 2Lance® Joins JDRF in the Fight Against Type 1 Diabetes 3
... protein 4 (IGFBP-4) is a 24 kDa protein ... IGF-I and IGF-II. It is also present in ... 28 kDa. IGFBP-4 has been identified in all ... types, including fibroblasts, neuroblastoma, prostate and bone cells ...
... the adrenal gland and gonads, is the ... both of which may be subsequently converted ... activity, estimated at ~(less than or equal ... androstenedione levels often exceed testosterone in both ...
... Inhibins are heterodimeric proteins that suppress ... from the pituitary. Inhibin consists of two ... linked together. Inhibin A consists of the ... the alpha-subunit and betaB-subunit. Only the dimeric ...
... a 7.5 kDa peptide which is secreted primarily ... mitogenic and metabolic actions involved in cellular growth. ... to target cell receptors. IGF-II binds with high ... monomeric protein which also serves as the receptor ...
Medicine Products: