Maladies et problèmes de santé
Lead builds up in the body and is harmful to body tissues and enzymes. Lead poisoning causes serious health problems, including brain damage. Children who continually ingest small amounts of lead can be poisoned. They can become extremely ill, have permanent health effects or even die. Read more to learn about the symptoms, the treatments available, and prevention.
When you first see lightning, follow these safety tips immediately to prevent serious injuries.
Most unintentional childhood poisoning occurs in the home. Children are very curious by nature so all poisonous products should be kept out of reach of your child. Here are a few important prevention tips.
Teen drivers have the highest injury and fatality rates of any age group.
If you're the parent of a young driver, you can help protect your teenager by learning about the problem and taking steps to decrease your teenager’s risk of dying in a car crash.
Pedestrians, motorists, passengers and cyclists must know and respect all safety rules of the road. We share the road and we share the responsibility of ensuring everyone’s safety. Municipalities and the police also play a role in ensuring a safe environment. Read on to learn about more road safety.
Too much time spent under the summer sun can be dangerous for children. Skin that is not properly protected can result in sunburns. Frequent overexposure to the sun can cause long-term damage to the skin. Find out how to protect your child from sunburns.
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.
A broken jaw is medically known as a jaw fracture. Read on to learn more about this type of injury and its treatment.
The common black-and-blue mark linked with any bruise is very evident when it surrounds the eye. The dark-purplish circle, commonly called a black eye, is an internal bleeding injury and will last a little more than a week. The colour you see is caused by tiny blood vessels under the skin breaking and bleeding. As the injury heals, the body absorbs the blood. Here are a few tips on how to treat this type of injury.
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.