Navigation Links
Computers Causing Injuries in the Home
Date:6/9/2009

injury data collected by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. Over a 13-year period, about 78,000 people sustained computer-related injuries.

The annual rate peaked in about 2003, when about 10,000 were injured by computers. The number has since dropped off, possibly because lighter, LCD screens have become more prevalent.

For all ages, the most common acute computer-related injuries were lacerations (39 percent) and contusions and abrasions (23 percent).

Computers aren't the only dangerous items in the home. A recent study also by Nationwide Children's Hospital found about 15,000 children a year are treated in hospital emergency departments for injuries caused by furniture tipping.

And since the early 1990s, the number of children injured by falling TVs, shelves and dressers has risen 41 percent.

Recently, former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter was accidentally strangled by a treadmill cord.

As much as possible, parents need to supervise their children, said Chrissy Cianflone, director of program operations for Safe Kids USA. Make rooms such as home offices and home gyms off limits.

"We know you can't watch your child 24 hours a day, seven days a week," Cianflone said. "But don't have them playing in the home office or the exercise equipment. Have them playing in a safe room that is baby-proofed."

Of the kids injured by computer equipment, 53 percent of those under age 5 and 41 percent of those aged 5 to 9 were hurt while playing near or climbing on computer equipment, the study showed.

To specifically minimize risk with computers, the machines should be kept on a wide, sturdy work surface that is away from walk areas, according to background information on the study. Organize and secure cords, keep the work space tidy and install safety covers on unused electrical outlets. And anchor hea
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Computers help chemists fight emerging infections
2. U.S. Army Selects Cogon Systems to Develop Advanced Clinical Decision Support Tools for Hand Held Computers
3. Hand-held computers prod older adults to exercise more, Stanford study shows
4. Two Laptop Computers Missing From Lifebloods Main Office
5. General Dynamics Itronix Donates Computers to Humanitarian Expedition Fighting Malaria in Africa
6. Computers as safe as medical experts in prescribing blood thinning drugs
7. Idle computers offer hope to solve cancers mysteries through grid computing project
8. Tongue Drive system lets persons with disabilities operate powered wheelchairs, computers
9. Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group to Donate Computers to Victorville Senior Citizen Club
10. Compromised US and Chinese Computers Launch Greatest Number of Cyber Attacks, According to SecureWorks Data
11. Computers make sense of experiments on human disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Computers Causing Injuries in the Home 
(Date:4/17/2014)... in the April issue of Immunity , Kevin ... Medical Research, says it,s time to take a fresh ... sepsis, which kills millions worldwide every year, including ... released into the bloodstream to fight an injury or ... for maintaining good health without inflammation, wounds and ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... A Northwestern University synthetic biology team has created ... create programmable therapeutics that could travel the body ... disease. , Engineering cell-based, biological devices that monitor ... in clinical synthetic biology. However, no existing technology ... a patient,s physiological state and respond in a ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Doctors who treat patients with a severe and ... an agonizing treatment decision. , The drug sirolimus ... relieve shortness of breath. But some patients eventually ... potentially fatal complications following transplantation. , "It,s a ... director of Loyola University Medical Center,s LAM Clinic ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... YORK, NY (April 16, 2014) The cause of ... a new study proposes that neurons may be mistaken ... immune system, similar to the way autoimmune diseases like ... the body,s cells. The study was published April 16, ... a new, and likely controversial, idea in Parkinson,s disease; ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... April 17, 2014 By discovering a new mechanism ... a stroke, researchers at UC Irvine and the Salk ... may limit or prevent stroke-induced brain damage. , A ... cause of death and primary reason for disability in ... a stroke and lets blood-borne material into the brain, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Feinstein Institute researcher publishes new perspective on sepsis 2Health News:Building 'smart' cell-based therapies 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 3Health News:Is Parkinson's an autoimmune disease? 2Health News:Study IDs new cause of brain bleeding immediately after stroke 2
... An apple a day keeps the doctor away, yes; ... disease away as well//. Apple and apple juice were ... manner as medicines by researchers from the University of ... apple juice might increase the production in the brain ...
... Three years after the Centre for Science and Environment ... and a joint parliamentary committee endorsed it later// , ... again in 11 brands. ,Addressing a press conference ... by their pollution-monitoring laboratory has found pesticides in soft ...
... nutrition may be the best way to eat a lot during ... dietary details of about 7500, adults, researchers found that those who ... a larger quantity of food than those who consumed rich food. ... calorie count was much less than those who ate richer food. ...
... of people in UK expose themselves to the rays of the ... among cancer experts, who are rather troubled by this cream-free attitude.// ... and a record high temperature in July, it would indeed pay ... ,The trend is also because nearly 58% of the people do ...
... marijuana at the time of conception or in early ... to a new study in mice.// ,The author ... of pediatrics, cell and developmental biology and pharmacology at ... August issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The ...
... of Tsunami 2004 is still fresh in the memory. There ... which ‘preparedness in adequate measure’ is considered extremely crucial.// It ... extended this sentiment in evolving suitable strategies against a potential ... German scientists will begin the exercise of delving into the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Apple Juice May Keep Alzheimer's Away 2Health News:Marijuana Use Can Compromise Pregnancy 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces ... available in its catalogue: ... Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End ... STUDY OBJECTIVES A drug ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014  A novel wearable injector slightly larger than an ... patients to self-inject prescription drugs in the large doses required ... diseases, autoimmune deficiencies, and genetic disorders.  An ... by 2018, according to analysts.   Many of these drugs will ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 InformEx, North America,s ... chemistry, will hold the 30 th edition of its ... Convention Center from January 21-24. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131028/NY05330LOGO-a ... pharmaceutical, fine chemical and specialty chemical companies will take part ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 16Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 17Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 18Enable Injections Presents A New Class of Injectors for Drug Delivery at PEPTalk, Drug Delivery Partnership Meetings 2Media Advisory: InformEx 2014 Events & Speaker Lineup for 30th Edition Conference in Miami Beach 2
... NUREMBERG, Germany, October 13 The German ... Mobile C-arms Business,Development Strategy Leadership Award" from the independent ... successful growth strategy,of the technology leader in the area ... up of important new markets, as well as the,securing ...
... WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 13 According to Millennium Research ... intelligence, sustained economic growth since 2003 in Brazil, Russia, ... health care expenditures with an astounding $500 billion spent ... to diagnostic imaging scanners. Findings from MRG,s newest series ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Award-Winning Medical Technology From Germany 2Award-Winning Medical Technology From Germany 3$500 Billion Health Care Spend Boosts BRIC Countries' Diagnostic Imaging Sales Despite Global Recession, According to Millennium Research Group 2$500 Billion Health Care Spend Boosts BRIC Countries' Diagnostic Imaging Sales Despite Global Recession, According to Millennium Research Group 3
... newest member of the Xpect family, Xpect C. ... B in one rapid test. The simple-to-perform test ... in 20 minutes. ,The Remel Xpect family of ... of rapid, direct specimen tests that combine exceptional ...
Compact tray features all components for urethral catheterization....
... the Integrated Cytometry Solution offers a ... coupled with complete LIS connectivity. By ... sample undergoes - and managing the ... it delivers a progressive automated system ...
Convective Air Warming Blankets...
Medicine Products: