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Flameless Candle Batteries Pose Risk to Kids...
SOURCE: National Capital Poison Center, news release
1/4/2017

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 -- Tiny button batteries that light up flameless "tea candles" pose a significant risk to children when swallowed, the National Capital Poison Center warns.

The lithium batteries in the candles accounted for 14 percent of all the button batteries swallowed by child...

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PG-13 Movies Show More Gun Violence Than R-Rated Films: Study...
SOURCES: Daniel Romer, Ph.D., research director, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Scott Campbell, Ph.D., professor, communication studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Chris Ortman, vice president, corporate communications, Motion Picture Association of America; Jan. 11, 2017, Pediatrics, online
1/11/2017

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 -- The most popular PG-13 movies now depict more acts of gun violence than R-rated films, a new look at the U.S. motion picture landscape reveals.

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) states that a movie rated PG-13 is open to all viewers, but parental...

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Home Visits Can Help New Parents...
SOURCE: RAND Corp., news release, Dec. 15, 2016
12/26/2016

MONDAY, Dec. 26, 2016 -- A home visit program for new parents helped reduce their use of medical services for their infants, a new study finds.

The research included 244 first-time parents living in New Mexico. The parents were randomly assigned to either a control group that received no ...

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