Navigation Links
Grandparents a safe source of childcare
Date:11/2/2008

For working parents, having grandparents as caregivers can cut the risk of childhood injury roughly in half, according to a new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Compared to organized daycare or care by the mother or other relatives, having a grandmother watch a child was associated with a decreased risk of injury for the child. The study is among the first to examine the relationship between grandparents' care and childhood injury rates. The results are published in the November 2008 issue of Pediatrics.

In addition to source of caregiving, researchers examined the connections between family structure and the likelihood of injury. According to the researchers, the odds of injury were significantly greater among children whose parents never married compared with children whose mothers stayed married throughout the child's life. Similarly, odds of injury were greater for children living in homes in which the father did not co-reside. These associations were independent of family income.

"Recent growth in the number of grandparents providing childcare has some observers concerned they don't adhere to modern safety practices," said lead study author David Bishai, MD, PhD, MPH, a professor with the Bloomberg School's Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health. "To the contrary, this research tells us not only is there no evidence to support this assumption, but families that choose grandparents to care for their children experience fewer child injuries."

Bishai and colleagues analyzed data from the National Evaluation of the Healthy Steps for Young Children Program, which includes information on over 5,500 newborns enrolled in 15 U.S. cities in 1996-97 with follow-up for 30-33 months. Data on child care arrangements reported by the mother were linked to claims reporting children's office visits, allowing researchers to identify medically attended injuries.


'/>"/>

Contact: Tim Parsons
tmparson@jhsph.edu
410-955-7619
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Survey From The Partnership and MetLife Foundation Reveals Important Role Todays Grandparents Play in Teens Lives
2. Wellsource Partners With Health Solutions Ltd. to Form Best-in-Class Health and Wellness Solutions for Its Clients.
3. New State Public Health Department Survey Results Highlight Available Resources for Men and Women
4. Top 10 Things Pharma Should Know About India - Free Paper From Decision Resources
5. NABP Findings Underscore Dangers of Purchasing Prescription Medicine Online and From Foreign Sources
6. Sechrist Industries, Inc. Awarded Premier Sole-Source Contract for Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers
7. MTBC Practice Management Quiz Sends Message to Doctors: There is Real Room for Improvement or a Need to Outsource
8. Healthcare Resources Available in Difficult Times
9. LearnCDHC Bridges Education Gap on Consumer Directed Healthcare : Interactive Web resource engages and educates consumers about consumer-directed healthcare
10. Travel Nurse Source Expands Lead Service to Allied Healthcare Travel Sector with Introduction of AlliedTravelCareers.com
11. Texas Health Resources Receives Grant From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Support Prevention of Family Violence
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/25/2015)... CA (PRWEB) May 25, 2015 Join Fiona's ... a free two-hour instructional clinic. Irish National Player, Fiona ... and give them a taste of her coaching style. Fiona ... and Novato. Camps in Novato are at Lynwood Elmentary School ... , Novato High School - June 6th, 2015 - 1:00-3:00pm. ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... Hong Kong (PRWEB) May 25, 2015 Pacific Prime ... a three part report looking at the cost of individual ... Expat Destinations, Article 2 looks at the cost of health insurance ... , Focusing on, Hong Kong , ... , the UAE , the UK ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 24, 2015 ... published a paper on air quality compliance issues that ... of American workers. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an ... it now. , The group found airborne asbestos ... inspection data collected between 1984 and 2011. , “Asbestos ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... Arizona (PRWEB) May 24, 2015 ... former Millennial Media strategy executive Jay Krihak as ... Medicx looks to ramp up its expertise and ... of the Pharmaceutical and Health sectors. , Krihak ... tech executive. Most recently, Krihak led sales planning ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... May 23, 2015 Dr. David Benvenuti, an ... just posted a new article to his website ... Dr Benvenuti explained in the fascinating blog, he ... in their earlobes. , Known as “gauging,” the technique involves ... which Dr. Benvenuti said will eventually stretch the holes out ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:US Sports Camps and Nike Soccer Camps Offer Complimentary Instructional Clinic with Fiona's Soccer Camp 2Health News:Pacific Prime Releases 2nd Article of Cost of Health Insurance Report 2Health News:New Analysis Finds Too Many Employers Ignored OSHA Asbestos Guidelines, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Medicx Media Solutions Expands Executive Team 2Health News:Dr. Benvenuti, a Plastic Surgeon in Newport Beach, CA, Posts New Article about Repairing Ear Gauges 2
... Kills/Smoking Kills" -- such health warnings would be mandatory ... would attract stringent penalty including imprisonment. // ... include "Skull and Bones Sign" or a pictorial representation ... ,The Health and Family Welfare Ministry headed by ...
... after giving birth, says nutritionist, Sarah Keogh. Irish mothers are ... aspiring for an hour glass figure soon after child birth, ... mother and the child. ,Infact, she advises, that ... building nutrition levels in both the mother and the ...
... The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has cautioned the Federal ... president, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal said that almost 30 per cent of ... many of them are due for retirement over the next few ... strive to extend the stay of the GPs in the work ...
... A recent study has traced the loss of functions ... sets in through mild cognitive impairment, executive ability// is ... performed by researchers at the Mayo Clinic. The results ... held in Madrid confirmed that, after cognitive function starts ...
... increases the risk of hospitalization and death from heart ... absence of established// risk factors, says a study reported ... , An assistant professor of preventive medicine, Lijing ... Medicine, evaluated the link between body mass index (BMI) ...
... new research suggests that children who use an indoor swimming ... ,The study by the Belgian researchers of the Catholic ... has found that the rates of childhood asthma and wheezing ... 100,000 people. The researchers were of the opinion that the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Use Of Indoor Swimming Pools Linked To Development Of Asthma In Children 2
(Date:5/22/2015)... , May 22, 2015 Today, ... central nervous system stimulant indicated for the treatment ... patients beginning Summer 2015. The ... received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug ... an extended-release formulation of methylphenidate capsule with an ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... LONDON , May 22, 2015 ... early phase clinical research unit with a worldwide ... respected for its frequent publications in peer reviewed ... and European stakeholders and regulators in discussions about ... results.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150522/745125) , ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 22, 2015  China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: ... drugstore chain in China based ... the resignation of Mr. Fuxiang Zhang as ... immediately. Ms. Rebecca Yingnan Zhang has been ... of directors, effective immediately. Meanwhile, Ms. Zhang resigned from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Rhodes Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of New, Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD 2Rhodes Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of New, Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD 3Rhodes Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of New, Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD 4Rhodes Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of New, Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD 5Rhodes Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of New, Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD 6China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. Announces Management Change and New Director Appointment 2China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. Announces Management Change and New Director Appointment 3
... 2011 With a corporate mission of saving 100,000 more ... ), the world,s leading manufacturer of medical devices and software ... its profile and expand its corporate branding efforts by tapping ... The assignment will be handled by the New York ...
... (NYSE: HRC ) announced today that its board ... dividend 10 percent ($0.01) to $0.1125 per share. The cash ... record at the close of business on June 16, 2011. ... of the share repurchase authorization by 3 million shares, bringing ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Leading Medical Device and Software Manufacturer Looks to Build Its Brand With DeVito/Verdi 2Leading Medical Device and Software Manufacturer Looks to Build Its Brand With DeVito/Verdi 3
Full Digital Ultrasound System...
Premium Full Color Digital Ultrasound...
... cardiovascular ultrasound system provides dedicated and ... all-digital ultrasound system offering exceptional image ... and spatial resolution everything you ... cardiovascular products. Designed specifically for ...
Aplio was designed for intuitive operation so you can get the results you are looking for quickly and easily. From customizable measurement packages to an ergonomic platform design, Aplio was built m...
Medicine Products: