Hot-car deaths can reflect a brain malfunction

May 1, 2019

By David Leibowitz, Tribune Columnist, Apr 30, 2019 “A horrific death like this strikes me not as criminally negligent parenting, but as an unusually tragic malfunction of the brain.” She was 18 months old, the news stories tell us, the daughter of married parents in their mid-thirties. She perished on a warm April Monday afternoon […]

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Millions of vehicles have unexpected, dangerous front blind zone

April 26, 2019

  The driver of this large SUV was surprised she could not see a dozen children in front of her vehicle. (WTHR) BOB SEGALL   PUBLISHED: APR 25TH, 2019 – 12:49PM (EDT) UPDATED: APR 25TH, 2019 – 10:13PM (EDT) INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Millions of popular vehicles have a hidden blind spot that puts children at an increased […]

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Parents’ Guide to Sleep

March 12, 2019

February 4, 2019 Author: Purple Staff Being a parent of a newborn can be one of the most rewarding times of your life. Smelling milk on baby’s lips, feeling the warmth of baby nestled in your arms — but also, scooping up your hungry, impatient little one every 2-3 hours for feedings and care. No […]

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Cars Stolen with Children Alone Inside

March 6, 2019

Public Service Announcement   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTa98jQfYTg   In 2018, KidsAndCars.org documented nearly 200 children who were victims of being left alone inside a vehicle that was stolen. Contrary to what many might believe, children taken during a car theft is not a rare occurrence. And, it happens in even the safest of neighborhoods. Cars are often stolen from gas stations […]

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Pet cat credited with saving Deltona couple from carbon monoxide poisoning

1.9KShares A couple spent hours in their home being sicked by carbon monoxide after accidentally leaving their car running in the garage. Paul and Leona Jones went out for an early dinner Wednesday evening and came home in the middle of a rainstorm. They said they just wanted to get into the garage, close the […]

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Hot car deaths: Study describes psychological and neural basis of how people make fatal errors

March 5, 2019

Reviewed by James Ives, MPsychMar 5 2019 More than 50 children died in hot cars in 2018, making it the deadliest year on record. Many of the cases involve parents who unknowingly left a child behind, often for an entire day. University of South Florida Psychology Professor David Diamond has studied this phenomenon for over a […]

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How do some parents leave their children behind in hot cars? It’s in the brain.

by Rita Giordano, Updated: March 5, 2019- 1:57 PM It’s a news story that conjures horror and disbelief: a child left behind in a hot car, sometimes with fatal consequences. How could any parent, any caregiver, commit such a grievous oversight? How could someone forget a child? The answer is in the complex ways that the human […]

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Blumenthal announces legislation to protect against CO and rollaway risk raised by keyless cars

February 25, 2019

By U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal’s office        WASHINGTON, CT – On Friday, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) announced introduction of the Protecting Americans from the Risks of Keyless Ignition Technology (PARK IT) Act to protect consumers from the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and vehicle rollaways associated with keyless ignition technology in vehicles. The PARK IT […]

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40 countries agree cars must have automatic braking

February 13, 2019

A U.N. agency says 40 countries led by Japan and the European Union _ but not the U.S. or China _ have agreed to require new cars and light commercial vehicles to be equipped with automated braking systems starting next year By JAMEY KEATEN Associated PressGENEVA — Feb 12, 2019 6:28 PM ET Forty countries led […]

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Despite Prevention Efforts, Hot-Car Casualties Are Rising

February 12, 2019

Last year was the highest on record for vehicular heatstrokes Hot-car deaths increased in the mid-1990s as states began mandating that car seats be placed in the back seat to avoid harm from front-seat air bags. By Ellen Byron, The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 11, 2019 9:30 a.m. ET Last year 51 children died of […]

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