By | October 18th, 2018

It’s that time of the year again – the season of colorful Halloween costumes and abundant candy and sugar consumption. As this is a holiday that is very much centered on children, safety is a major concern. Statistics show that children are more than twice as likely to be killed in traffic accidents on Halloween. In fact, in 2017, October ranked no. 2 in motor vehicle deaths by month. Here are some of the other scary statistics on Halloween accidents and injuries: There are about 3,800 Halloween-related injuries.

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By | October 14th, 2018

Car accidents cause financial strains, damages to property, and physical injuries. They cause victims to feel anger, fear, and shock, which are normal responses to such an ordeal. For others, car crashes lead to the development of a mental disorder called post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. About 10 percent of car accident victims suffer from it. PTSD is a stress and trauma-related disorder that may develop after being exposed to an event or ordeal wherein there was a threat or occurrence of death, serious physical injury and harm,.

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By | October 14th, 2018

With social media platforms being staples in everyone’s daily life, cyberbullying has become a phenomenon we have come to recognize as one of our daily problems, too. It is unfortunate that we have to come into terms with this increasingly common and constantly evolving problem; and even more unfortunate is the fact that many children and teens fall victim to it. What the statistics say The Cyberbullying Research Center found in a study that 32 percent of teens have been victims of some type of cyberbullying. Meanwhile, the.

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By | October 5th, 2018

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, a type of electronic cash that was formed in 2008. In 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto wrote a paper title Bitcoin: A peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System. In 2009, Nakamoto mined the first Bitcoin blockchain, the genesis block. Thus, started the wild ride that is Bitcoin. The volatility of Bitcoin is well-known to investors. Despite its volatility, more and more people have been using and investing in Bitcoin. And a few opportunistic scammers have taken advantage of this. Scammers love Bitcoin because it is largely unregulated. Not.

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By | October 5th, 2018

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States, with around 16 million Americans suffering from it every year. If you suffer from depression, you may be wondering what your rights are when applying for a job and when you are up for promotion – what laws protect you and when to hold your company liable. What constitutes a disability? A person qualifies as disabled if (1) he or she has a physical or mental impairment that significantly limits one or more major life activities or.

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By | September 28th, 2018

Several studies have attested the fact that the workplace is a major source of stress for American adults. The World Health Organization finds that workers who are stressed are more likely to be less productive, demotivated, unhealthy, less safe, and at risk for depression and anxiety disorders. Some of the main causes of workplace stress are lack of job security, people issues, workload, and inability to juggle work and personal life. Unfortunately, wellness programs in companies do not generally reduce workplace stress. How can the law help address.

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By | September 28th, 2018

People who cannot live on their own due to medical reasons, but do not need to stay in a hospital, usually opt to stay in nursing homes. These facilities are home to mostly elderly residents, with those aged 85 to 94 being the largest share, in need of long-term care. Some of the common medical concerns among nursing home residents are depression, bladder and bowel incontinence, weight loss, pressure sores, and severe cognitive impairment. In 2014, there were more than 15,000 nursing homes in the United States; 11,000.

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By | September 21st, 2018

The time has come: your teenage kid is driving. You hand them the keys and wonder where the time had gone; but before handing out those keys, you must have had your child fulfill all the state’s requirements, perused the laws that surround teenage driving, and lay down ground rules with regards to owning and driving a motor vehicle. Over the past couple of decades, states have been adopting a phased approach to licensing teenage drivers, called Graduated Drivers’ License (GDL) program. California is among the first states.

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By | September 18th, 2018

Motor vehicle injuries remain to be a leading cause of death among children in the United States. In 2015, 663 children ages 12 years and younger died as passengers in motor vehicle crashes. A study found that in a span of a year, more than 600,000 children ages 0-12 rode in vehicles without the use of a child safety seat, booster seat, or a seat belt. Aside from this, child restraint systems are often misused in such a way that their effectiveness is reduced. Below are a few.

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By | September 15th, 2018

There’s plastic everywhere we go, and for the most part, there is no need to worry in terms of their safety when used. However, if we are talking about the toys and gears used by children, we must take due prudence in looking into the toxicity of this material. Here are few types of plastic that have been found to be dangerous: PVC or polyvinyl chloride. The manufacture of this type of plastic produces dioxin, which is a serious carcinogen. While dioxin is a manufacturing byproduct, and not.

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