Blog | Monday, June 16, 2008

Medical news of the obvious


The National Poll on Children's Health reports that parents actually worry about their 11-13 year-old kids when they leave them home alone!

Here's the part that is not obvious: Parents worry more about their kids giving out personal information online or not knowing what to do during a severe weather event than they do about their kids playing with guns or using the oven in their absence. Hmm.

The Washington Post also reports that motorcyclist head injury deaths are up 32%, and head injury hospitalizations are up 42%, in Pennsylvania since that state repealed its law requiring all motorcyclists to wear helmets.

And last, a gold mine from SLEEP 2008, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, in Baltimore. (Stories courtesy of the Washington Post):