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Fireworks-related injuries increase as state laws ease

May 3, 2016

BALTIMORE — Between 2006 and 2012, the overall estimated amount of children injured by fireworks increased nationwide, while state laws related to the sale of fireworks to minors were relaxed, according to a poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

“The increase in fireworks-related injuries and the severity of these injuries in children since 2006 are very concerning,” Charles Woods, MD, FAAP, of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Louisville, said in a press release. “Although our findings do not prove a direct link to relaxations in state laws governing fireworks sales, it may be time for lawmakers to reassess this issue.”

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Asthma-related Twitter posts could aid hospital preparation for emergency asthma visits

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Aggression more common in youth who experience cyber and in-person bullying

May 3, 2016
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Diluted apple juice superior to electrolyte maintenance in children with mild gastroenteritis

May 3, 2016
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