Agriculture
Silk’s superpowers
Where Have All the Bees Gone?
Getting the dirt on carbon
Amphibians
Tree Frogs
Newts
Toads
Animals
Koalas, Up Close and Personal
A Meal Plan for Birds
Poor Devils
Behavior
Storing Memories before Bedtime
Memory by Hypnosis
Listening to Birdsong
Birds
Mockingbirds
Falcons
Carnivorous Birds
Chemistry and Materials
Pencil Thin
The science of disappearing
The Taste of Bubbles
Computers
A New Look at Saturn's rings
Music of the Future
A Light Delay
Dinosaurs and Fossils
Big Fish in Ancient Waters
Hall of Dinos
Ferocious Growth Spurts
E Learning Jamaica
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
Earth
Meteorites may have sparked life on Earth
Deep Drilling at Sea
Flower family knows its roots
Environment
Easy Ways to Conserve Water
City Trees Beat Country Trees
Inspired by Nature
Finding the Past
If Only Bones Could Speak
Chicken of the Sea
Oldest Writing in the New World
Fish
Skates
Eels
Sting Ray
Food and Nutrition
Symbols from the Stone Age
Food for Life
Making good, brown fat
GSAT English Rules
Who vs. Whom
Finding Subjects and Verbs
Adjectives and Adverbs
GSAT Exam Preparation Jamaica
42,000 students will sit for the GSAT Exam in two weeks
Mastering The GSAT Exam
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
GSAT Exams Jamaica Scholarships
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
GSAT stars reap scholarship glory
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
GSAT Mathematics
Prime Time for Cicadas
Math Naturals
Detecting True Art
Human Body
Remembering Facts and Feelings
Sun Screen
A Long Trek to Asia
Invertebrates
Flatworms
Horseshoe Crabs
Octopuses
Mammals
St. Bernards
Oxen
Numbats
Parents
Children and Media
The Surprising Meaning and Benefits of Nursery Rhymes
Raise a Lifelong Reader by Reading Aloud
Physics
Einstein's Skateboard
Thinner Air, Less Splatter
Spin, Splat, and Scramble
Plants
Pumping Up Poison Ivy
A Giant Flower's New Family
Flower family knows its roots
Reptiles
Cobras
Garter Snakes
Chameleons
Space and Astronomy
Supernovas Shed Light on Dark Energy
A Puffy Planetary Puzzle
Asteroid Lost and Found
Technology and Engineering
Space Umbrellas to Shield Earth
Toy Challenge
Searching for Alien Life
The Parts of Speech
Problems with Prepositions
Adjectives and Adverbs
What is a Verb?
Transportation
Where rivers run uphill
Revving Up Green Machines
Ready, unplug, drive
Weather
Arctic Melt
Either Martians or Mars has gas
Polar Ice Feels the Heat
Add your Article

Prime Time for Broken Bones

Kids will be kids. They climb trees. They ride skateboards down steps. They jump off swing-sets. No matter how often adults warn them to be careful, accidents occur and bones break. That's happened generation after generation. There's a new reason now to pay attention to warnings, however. A recent study found that young people today are breaking their forearms far more often than kids did just 30 years ago. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., looked at medical records from the Rochester area during two 3-year blocks: 1968–1971 and 1998–2001. Overall, there were 42 percent more forearm fractures during the more recent period. The study included people up to age 35, but most breaks happened between ages 10 and 16. Breaks during sports and other recreational activities increased the most, doubling over the 30-year period. In males, there was a sharp increase in fracture-inducing accidents during inline skating, skateboarding, skiing, hockey, and bicycling. Females broke significantly more bones from skating, skiing, soccer, and basketball. Kids might be more active than they used to be, which is one possible explanation for the trend. Diet could be another reason. More young people today drink soda and sweetened juices instead of calcium-rich milk. Calcium helps build strong bones. At the same time, the inactive lifestyle of some kids may also contribute to the problem. Today's kids may be more out of shape from too much time spent playing video games, watching TV, and snacking. When they go out to play, they may be more likely to fall and break a limb. So, when you go out to play, consider wearing a helmet and other protective gear. At dinner, make sure you eat enough calcium. And it might make sense to listen to adults when they tell you to watch out.—E. Sohn

Prime Time for Broken Bones
Prime Time for Broken Bones








Designed and Powered by HBJamaica.com™