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First Aid A-Z

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Accidental Poisoning of Children

Accidental poisoning or suspected poisoning is a common reason for young children to be admitted into hospital.  Many products, like everyday painkillers or the newer liquid detergent capsules, may be overlooked by parents and carers as a danger.  It means they could be easily accessible in a handbag lying on the floor or in a convenient place under the sink.  

Clean Smells Promote Moral Behavior, Study Suggests

ScienceDaily (Oct. 26, 2009)

People are unconsciously fairer and more generous when they are in clean-smelling environments, according to a soon-to-be published study led by a Brigham Young University professor.

Children & Electrocution risk

The good news is that children are at very little risk from electric shocks. Electrical sockets are designed to be safe. But electricity can be dangerous in other ways. Old electrical appliances and wiring, and children playing with electrical appliances, can cause burns and house fires.

Link Between Diet and Allergic Conditions
Article Date: 17 April 2003

Allergy is a severe, life-threatening condition which may lead to Anaphylaxis - a generalised or systemic hypersensitivity reaction which is likely when both of the following criteria are met: Sudden onset and rapid progression of symptoms, Life-threatening airway and/or breathing and/or circulation problems.  Skin and/or mucosal changes (flushing, urticaria, angio-oedema) can also occur, but are absent in a significant proportion of cases.  In her book: Dietary Management of Food Allergies and Intolerances, Janice Vickerstaff Joneja looks at foods linked with allergic conditions to suggest Histamine free diets.

Risks of Children choking

Babies and young children are very susceptible to choking, even from everyday objects which seem harmless. Many parents don’t know that their children can’t chew or swallow as well as an adult. It’s important to get the message across about what children can do and what the choking hazards are.

Most children’s toys are actually very safe. However, every year, over 35,000 children under 15 go to A&E after tripping over, swallowing, or otherwise injuring themselves with a toy or part of a toy. Most of these accidents happen to toddlers between one and three.

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Treating Allergic Conditions - update 2010

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