December 2011 Archives

2012 Brings New DUI Law into Effect

California legislators are trying to remove drivers, who are repeat offenders of DUIs, off the road. Under a new law, AB 1601, which will take effect on January 1, 2012, will allow a judge to suspend a driver's license for 10 years following a third DUI conviction. Under California's current law the suspension of a driver's license can only be authorized by the Department of Motor Vehicles and it caps off at three years for a third DUI conviction.

Will NFL Players Get Tested for HGH?

HGH is a human growth hormone that takes care of certain functionalities that are connected to vitality, energy, and resilience. HGH became a hot topic in sports after federal and state agents raided a building in Florida that had performance enhancing drugs. There have not been too many reports on the differences between HGH and steroids. Some say that HGH will not help an athlete beef up as much as steroids and that HGH may not have some of the horrible side affects of steroids.

Will NFL Players Get Tested for HGH?

HGH is a human growth hormone that takes care of certain functionalities that are connected to vitality, energy, and resilience. HGH became a hot topic in sports after federal and state agents raided a building in Florida that had performance enhancing drugs. There have not been too many reports on the differences between HGH and steroids. Some say that HGH will not help an athlete beef up as much as steroids and that HGH may not have some of the horrible side affects of steroids.

Safety recall with children's products

In the most recent lawsuit against Toys R Us, it stated that Toys R Us knowingly stocked a baby product that had caused serious injuries. Bumbo is a simple molded plastic seat that is more upright than a bouncy chair, and less rigid than a high chair, which made it a hit with parents. Bumbo has sold nearly 4 million units in the United States since 2003; however, in 2007 it was recalled due to the fact that U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission had received 28 reports of young children (between 3 to 10 months old) falling out of their seat. Three of the twenty-eight injuries were skull fractures in which the child fell out of their seat which had been placed on top of a table. Bumbo placed warning labeling on their product stating that theses seat should not be used on any elevated surfaces. Since the recall in 2007, Bumbo and CPSC are aware of at least 46 falls from elevated surfaces that occurred prior to 2007 recall-resulting in 14 skull fractures, two concussions and one incident of a broken limb.

Safety recall with children's products

In the most recent lawsuit against Toys R Us, it stated that Toys R Us knowingly stocked a baby product that had caused serious injuries. Bumbo is a simple molded plastic seat that is more upright than a bouncy chair, and less rigid than a high chair, which made it a hit with parents. Bumbo has sold nearly 4 million units in the United States since 2003; however, in 2007 it was recalled due to the fact that U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission had received 28 reports of young children (between 3 to 10 months old) falling out of their seat. Three of the twenty-eight injuries were skull fractures in which the child fell out of their seat which had been placed on top of a table. Bumbo placed warning labeling on their product stating that theses seat should not be used on any elevated surfaces. Since the recall in 2007, Bumbo and CPSC are aware of at least 46 falls from elevated surfaces that occurred prior to 2007 recall-resulting in 14 skull fractures, two concussions and one incident of a broken limb.

Playground Accidents & Safety

Playgrounds include a variety of recreational equipment such as monkey bars, tire swings, jungle gyms, see-saws, swing sets, merry-go- rounds and overhead ladders. This variety of equipment holds an unlimited potential of fun and adventure for any child with just a little but if imagination. A tire swing can transform into a pirate ship, while the top of a slide becomes the top the tallest tree on an unknown island.

Playground Accidents & Safety

Playgrounds include a variety of recreational equipment such as monkey bars, tire swings, jungle gyms, see-saws, swing sets, merry-go- rounds and overhead ladders. This variety of equipment holds an unlimited potential of fun and adventure for any child with just a little but if imagination. A tire swing can transform into a pirate ship, while the top of a slide becomes the top the tallest tree on an unknown island.

Cup of Noodles can pose serious burn risk

Recent studies show that instant cups of soup can pose serious burn risks. Depending on the style of the container, they are susceptible to tipping over very easily. The hot liquid can burn a person's chest, hands, arms, and legs. The noodles retain heat and stick to the skin. Children are also common victims of this burn injury.

Cup of Noodles can pose serious burn risk

Recent studies show that instant cups of soup can pose serious burn risks. Depending on the style of the container, they are susceptible to tipping over very easily. The hot liquid can burn a person's chest, hands, arms, and legs. The noodles retain heat and stick to the skin. Children are also common victims of this burn injury.

2011 Survey Indicates Drivers' Top Fear

On July 1, 2008, two laws dealing with wireless phones went into effect. The first law (VC §23123) prohibited all drivers from using handheld wireless telephones while operating a vehicle. Motorist 18 years of age or older were able to use a "hands-free" device. The Second law (VC §23124) prohibited drivers under the age of 18 from using a wireless telephone or "hands-free" device while operating a vehicle. However, as of January 1, 2009, a new Wireless Communications Device Law went into effect that made it a violation to write, send, or read text-based communication on an electronic wireless communications device, such as a cellphone, when operating a motor vehicle.

2011 Survey Indicates Drivers' Top Fear

On July 1, 2008, two laws dealing with wireless phones went into effect. The first law (VC §23123) prohibited all drivers from using handheld wireless telephones while operating a vehicle. Motorist 18 years of age or older were able to use a "hands-free" device. The Second law (VC §23124) prohibited drivers under the age of 18 from using a wireless telephone or "hands-free" device while operating a vehicle. However, as of January 1, 2009, a new Wireless Communications Device Law went into effect that made it a violation to write, send, or read text-based communication on an electronic wireless communications device, such as a cellphone, when operating a motor vehicle.

Ongoing Debate Regarding Concussions in the NFL

Football has arguably become America's new favorite pastime, but it is also one of the most dangerous sports. All the rough hitting and tackling is of course what makes the game exciting, but this is also what causes severe head injuries for the players. Alan Schwarz was one of the first to write about all of the severe head injuries caused by the game we all love. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his journalism in this area and stirred the debate of concussions on a national level.

Ongoing Debate Regarding Concussions in the NFL

Football has arguably become America's new favorite pastime, but it is also one of the most dangerous sports. All the rough hitting and tackling is of course what makes the game exciting, but this is also what causes severe head injuries for the players. Alan Schwarz was one of the first to write about all of the severe head injuries caused by the game we all love. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his journalism in this area and stirred the debate of concussions on a national level.

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