43 Percent Of Children Who Died From Car Crashes Were Improperly Restrained

Jul 06

“The findings also underscore the importance of proper seat belt use, as opposed to simply using a seat belt at all. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced last year that seat belt use is at its highest level since 1994. But this latest analysis points out that, at least for children, if the seat belt is not correctly fastened across the body, or the child does not have an appropriate car or booster seat, the result can be deadly.”

A review of child deaths after fatal car crashes found wide variations by state and region, and suggests state authorities could radically decrease child deaths by changing traffic safety laws.

Source: 43 Percent Of Children Who Died From Car Crashes Were Improperly Restrained

Unfounded Autism Fears Are Fueling Minnesota’s Measles Outbreak

Jun 07

State health officials are struggling to contain a measles outbreak that has sickened mostly Somali-American children. The vaccination rate is low in this tight community that’s worried about autism.

Source: Unfounded Autism Fears Are Fueling Minnesota’s Measles Outbreak

Additional Reading: The Verge, CNN

‘Irresistible’ By Design: It’s No Accident You Can’t Stop Looking At The Screen

Mar 15

Technology is designed to be addictive, offering gratification that’s similar to that of drug abuse or gambling. Author Adam Alter says a new frontier could soon provide another escape from reality.

Source: ‘Irresistible’ By Design: It’s No Accident You Can’t Stop Looking At The Screen