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Backpacks and Backaches

...ighs 20 pounds . Children, like Sharon, who carry backpacks that weigh more than 20% -25% of their body weight...develop backaches. Orthopedic experts suggest that backpacks must weigh no more than 15% of total body weight, the lesser the better. Apart from weighty back...

Special Backpacks Provide Much Needed Relief for Cancer Patients

Specially designed backpacks have come as a boon for cancer patients who have t...arcoma. Cancer Tsar Mike Richards said the special backpacks are a fantastic medical invention. "It means patients are no longer required to be tied to the ward ...

Lighten Up! Heavy Backpacks a Weighty Load for Children to Bear

...avy or worn improperly,” Kramer said. “Even if the backpacks are made lighter, if the weight is not distributed...,000 emergency room visits in 2001 were related to backpacks and book bags with approximately half of those injuries occurring in children 5 to 14 years old. “...

Improperly Placed And Heavy Backpacks Lead To Back Pain In School Children

...mergency room for treatment of injuries related to backpacks or book bags according to a survey conducted by Co...traps should be over both shoulders, weight in the backpacks should be minimized, and backpacks should have wide straps. The researchers studied the distributi...

Backpacks cause more than just back injuries

Heavy backpacks have often been associated with related injuries t..., researchers in a new study have found that heavy backpacks cause more injuries to the heads and faces of children than they do to the back. The study was publ...

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