Texas Man Arrested For Holding Down Girl So His Daughter Could Beat Her

Darren Keith Patrick was arrested on June 19th for helping his daughter. While the preceding sentence could cause some outrage (why would anyone arrest a father trying to help his child?), Patrick wasn't arrested for assisting his daughter in any traditional way. Instead, he held down another girl as his daughter beat… » 6/24/14 8:30pm 6/24/14 8:30pm

Woman Injured After a Bullet Spontaneously Explodes in Her Purse

The dangers of carrying a gun in your purse—even a pretty pink one—are pretty well-established. But you might also want to consider keeping any random ammunition you own out of your handbag. That's a lesson one woman in Pennsylvania just learned the hard way. The 56-year-old was shopping at a Lowe's when suddenly a… » 6/11/12 9:45pm 6/11/12 9:45pm

Bottles, Pacifiers, and Batteries Are All Out to Destroy Your Baby

Given how many times your average toddler falls down during the day, pretty much any object poses some threat to them, but two new studies published in Pediatrics have found that there are a few culprits around the house that are responsible for a huge number of injuries: bottles, pacifiers, and sippy cups posed the… » 5/14/12 11:10am 5/14/12 11:10am

Do You Have One of Those Fancy Toothbrushes That Mangles Your Face?

How has your day been so far? Did you make it through brushing your teeth this morning without disfiguring yourself? Then you're better off than some unlucky owners of the Spinbrush toothbrush, which the FDA has just issued a warning about. Apparently, they've been chipping people's teeth, cutting up gums, and doing… » 2/17/12 9:30am 2/17/12 9:30am

Just How Bad Is Child Abuse in America? Very.

Child abuse is a dark and depressing reality in American life, but until now, it's never been clear just how widespread a problem it was. A new study, led by Dr. John Leventhal of Yale University, offers the first comprehensive estimate of serious injuries caused by child abuse in the U.S., and the results are pretty… » 2/07/12 12:00pm 2/07/12 12:00pm

When a Lady Hurts, She Hurts More Than a Man


The idea that women are hardcore rocks who can withstand any amount of physical pain with serenity and fortitude has been around for a long time. After all, we have to survive monthly go-rounds with monster menstrual cramps and then many of us have to push a giant baby skull through our most delicate parts. We do… » 1/24/12 2:10pm 1/24/12 2:10pm

What To Do If You Find That You Have Injured Yourself

It happens when you least expect it: you're innocently cooking a pizza while Voguing to the bumper music on NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me when suddenly, you graze your wrist against the piping hot oven tray. Or you're chasing your dog around and your foot meets an earring laying back-up on the floor. Or an errant… » 11/08/11 3:20pm 11/08/11 3:20pm