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Study: Video Game May Help More With Duchenne

Game measure patients’ abilities, hope is data will get more into clinical trials

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)  – In an effort to increase the number of patients who are allowed take part in clinical trials for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have developed an innovative video game.  “The object of the game is to use your arms and hands to ward off attacking aliens, but the benefits of this game could be far-reaching,” said Linda Lowes, PhD, co-developer of the game.  “This approach allows us to accurately and consistently track the upper body abilities of these patients, which we’re hoping will make more of them eligible for medical studies,” she said.

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Rate Of Kids Injured By Toys Jumps 40% Since 1990

Ride-on toys, especially foot-powered scooters, responsible for rate increase

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) December 2014 – Just in time for the holiday shopping season, researchers have published the most comprehensive study to date on toy-related injuries in children.  Experts analyzed 22 years of data and found that from 1990 through 2011 the rate of toy-related injuries in children increased by nearly 40 percent.  In 2011, a child was treated in a U.S. emergency department every 3 minutes for a toy-related injury, including a surprising number who were injured riding foot-powered scooters.

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Therapies Used In Preemies May Surprise You

From a jolt of caffeine to a dose of Viagra®, doctors adapt adult drugs for tiny babies

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) November 2014 – By the time you read this article, another baby will be born prematurely in this country.  It happens more than 450,000 times each year and the number. . . read more

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Medication Errors Happen Every 8 Minutes In Kids

From double-dosing to wrong meds, study is first to track mistakes made by adults

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)  – Just in time for cold and flu season, a newly published study is showing how often adults make mistakes when giving medication to children.  The study, led by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that medication errors occur in a child every 8 minutes in the U.S., on average, and the numbers are inching up.

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Laundry Detergent Pods Frequently Harming Kids

Doctors call for new safety standard after more than 17,000 cases charted in 2 years

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) November 2014 – After releasing the results of a new study detailing the dangers of laundry detergent pods, researchers are calling for a national product safety standard in an effort to better protect children.

 

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