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Swallowing Magnets Found To Be Dangerous for Kids

...s is not as common as swallowing coins, jewelry or toy parts, researchers say there have been several reported cases of multiple magnet ingestion over the past five years thus they stress on the need for parents and physicians to be more alert....

Dead Palestinian Boy Saves Lives Of Six Others

...enin last Thursday when Israeli troops mistook the toy gun he carried for a real rifle. Ahmed was transferred from a Palestinian hospital to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel. He died of his wound only after 48 hours, leaving the parents in unbearable agony. Soon after they heard the news of Ahmed...

Kellogg Warned Against Its Marketing Strategies

...nd to stop promoting junk foods through Web sites, toy giveaways, contests and other techniques aimed at that age group.According to the Center's Executive director, Michael Jacobson the industry has been given several years time to clean up its act, but it has only been focusing upon its marketing. This...

'Girlie' Needle And Thread help Japanese Men to De-Stress

...he challenge of sewing a three-dimensional stuffed toy based on a dinosaur-like drawing by his six-year-old son. His son has since joined the Minis group. The 40-year-old computer system-engineer father had never sewn before he joined the club. But in just two years, he grew so fond of this after-work ...

Children Are Exercising Much Harder, But Are Still Obese

...eating. This means that television advertising and toy giveaways must be limited and junk foods that promote junior sport must be avoided as far as possible. He adds that junior sport is "particularly insidious because in kids' minds Macca's is then associated with a healthy lifestyle." Dr Booth, the dir...

Interactive Video, Better Teaching Aid For Toddlers

...'t believe or listen to her, but usually found the toy after the "real" interaction. In the second experiment, the researchers used a closed-circuit video system to make the video interactive. The woman on the screen could see, hear and respond to the children through conversation and games. After five...

Lawn Mower injuries - children needs precaution

...the home, but many children view it as a potential toy – resulting in thousands of debilitating injures every year,’ said ASRM President L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS. ‘Lawn mower injuries often include deep cuts, loss of fingers and toes, limb amputations, broken and dislocated bones, burns, and eye injuries...

Higher Lead Content Causes Recall of Toys

...ated levels of lead. A recent test on the sample toy registered a lead paint content of 0.277 percent against the allowed limit of 0.06 percent leading to the recall of the toys. Highsmith Inc., from which Wisconsin public libraries purchased more than 7,000 bendable cat and dog toys, has discontin...

Dangers Lurking in Soft, Cuddly Toys

...bai and Delhi account for nearly 95 percent of the toy production in India....

Autistic Children May Lag behind in ‘Categorization of Objects

...ths, performed a series of tasks -- some involving toy figures and others in which children followed obje...ons of a researcher who moved an object, such as a toy cat. Children were able to choose from other objects with varying degrees of similarities to the ori...

WATCH's 2006 List Of Ten Potentially - Dangerous Toys

...hich is being funded by donations. He added that toy shelves are potentially stocked with dangerous toy...over WATCH suggests that it would be better if the toy companies, retailers and the Government listen and act when dangerous toys are brought to their atte...

Toys With Tiny Magnets Recalled

... sets made by Mattel.Mattel is an El Segundo-based toy manufacturer. The commission took this action af...culated alerts urging the shoppers to avoid buying toy sets with small magnets as gifts for children under six. The toy company advises the buyers to rea...

Advertising Blamed For Kids' Poor Choices

...n schools; magazine ads with stick-thin models and toy and other product "tie-ins" between popular movie characters and fast-food restaurants. The academy suggests that the federal agencies should ban junk-food ads during shows aimed at young children, limit commercial advertising to 6 minutes per hour...

Toy Story Turns Bitter-Christmas Toys, No Music to the Ears!

.... Among the toys, the noisiest were found to be toy guns, which included a mechanical toy machine gun, a plastic tommy gun and a cap gun. These toys were risky because they could result in i...

Watching With Intent to Repeat Ignites Key Learning Area of Brain

...utting together or disassembling objects using six toy parts. In one condition, participants simply watched the activity; in another, they observed clips with the intention to be able to reproduce the actions in the correct sequential order minutes later. Despite lying completely still during these tas...

The Psyche Behind Drug Commercials

...nded to boost the sale of any product from a small toy to a big automobile. When it comes to promoting// drugs through commercials, the campaigns are so credible that the consumers go for it even if they don’t need them. This was revealed in a survey conducted by a group of researchers under Dominick L...

Gene Behind Lincoln’s Diseas

...microscopic protein acts like a tiny Slinky spring toy within the coating of nerve cells, giving them strength. When 1-millimeter-long nematode worms were bred with the mutant gene, they lacked beta spectrin, resulting in breakage of their nerve cells' axons, the long, wire-like extensions that connect...

Down Syndrome Dolls in Brazil After Child Actor's Success

...r soaps to make it a major TV success story. The toy will be developed by a branch of Globo TV, which broadcasts the program. According to the company, revenues from the sales of the product will be donated to an NGO that provides aid to families dealing with Down Syndrome in a hospital in Sao Paulo. ...

Researchers Identify Gene That Plays Key Role in Size of Dogs -- and Probably in Humans

...dogs from 14 small dog breeds, such as Chihuahuas, toy fox terriers and Pomeranians, and nine large dog breeds, including Irish wolfhounds, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Surprisingly, almost all of the dogs from the small breed shared a stretch of DNA that was identical to that found in small Portugu...

Massive Recall of Magnetic Toys in US

...er Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and a leading toy manufacturer have jointly announced recall of over...ntry for complications due to ingesting magnets or toy components with magnets. If two or more magnets, two or more magnet components, or a magnet and an...

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