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If backpacks are too heavy and not worn properly, they can be a potential source of back injury.

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Researchers combined hospital emergency department data with sport participation figures from across the US during the 1990s to determine the relative risk of neck injury for football, hockey and soccer. Read more...

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Temperatures below the freezing point can be dangerous for children. Skin that is not properly covered or protected can freeze quickly. Children are at greater risk for getting frostbite because they lose heat from their skin faster than adults do. Read on to learn how to prevent or treat frosbite.

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Cuts and scrapes occur when one or more layers of skin are torn or scraped off. This happens so often that it may seem unimportant. However, scrapes and abrasions should be treated to reduce the chance of infection or scarring. Read on to learn how to treat these types of injuries.

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A broken jaw is medically known as a jaw fracture. Read on to learn more about this type of injury and its treatment.

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The spleen is the second most frequently injured abdominal organ in children. This is because it is not protected by the rib cage. Learn how to recognise a spleen injury and the treatments available.

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A finger or toe injured in a car door or jammed against a hard object is a common injury in children. If this happens to your child, he/she should be seen by a healthcare provider to assess the injury. Read more...

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Sprains are stretched or torn ligaments. A strain is also known as a pulled muscle or muscle tear. Read more to learn how to prevent these types of injuries

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A foreign object in the eye should be taken seriously. If your child feels something in his/her eye, do not let him/her rub it. Rubbing can damage the cornea, the clear tissue covering the coloured part of the eye. read more...

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