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Mischievous Nature In Boys May Result in Increased Burn Injuries: Study

Boys are more prone to burn injuries because of their "mischievous nature and greater activity levels"

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Mischievous boys are more prone to burn injuries. Pixabay

Boys are more prone to burn injuries because of their “mischievous nature and greater activity levels”, the study conducted by Rashmin Roy and Yuri Dias Amborcar said.

Children between the ages of one and five, especially boys, are more prone to burn injuries, a study conducted at Goa’s top government-run hospital, the Goa Medical College, has revealed.

Published in the latest edition of the International Journal of Scientific Research, the study was spread over four years and covered 271 paediatric patients who were treated at the Goa Medical College.

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Boys playing football in Egypt. Wikimedia Commons

“Males (56 per cent) were affected more than females (44 per cent), similar to reports from previous studies. This may be attributable to the mischievous nature and greater activity levels of boys.”

Out of the 271 paediatric patients admitted to the hospital for burn injuries, 70 per cent were below the age of five years, it added.

“Infants and toddlers learn to be mobile at this age. They start actively searching and reaching out to their environment and readily encounter hazards in the home. Children between ages one and five in our study were seen to be at the greatest risk of all.

“It is attributed to the fact that children are many times left unattended at home and they are too young to understand the dangers of being in the vicinity of injurious agents. Our study showed almost 70 per cent of the patients were below five years of age, and had male sex predominance, both of which conform to other studies on paediatric burns,” it also said.

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Out of the 271 paediatric patients admitted to the hospital for burn injuries, 70 per cent were below the age of five years, it added. Wikimedia Commons

Among children, scalds — injuries caused to the skin when it comes in contact with extreme heat — are the most common burn injuries.

“Scalds (89 per cent) were predominant in patients of age less than five years, followed by older children who sustain injury caused mainly by flames (13 per cent),” the study said.

While in older children, flame burns caused by household fires and firecrackers are more common, scalds were caused by hot water, hot tea, or milk, the study said, adding that children sustained electric-contact burns in many instances as high as 25 per cent.

The study also revealed a relatively quick emergency response time vis a vis hospitalisation of paediatric patients with burn injuries in Goa.

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“Time of presentation at the hospital after the incidence of burns is very important in view of the management of burns is concerned. In our study, 76 per cent patients were arrived in less than six hours of accident that leads to faster treatment and better survival of patients,” the study said, adding that the overall death rate on account of burn injuries found during the study was 2.21 per cent.

“Mortality was found to be higher in the younger age group, in females, and in extensive burns more than 50 per cent. Sepsis remains the major cause of death.” (IANS)

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Not Only Kids But Also 80% Of Adults Love Watching Animated Content

A new study from India's animated news creator Bisbo, on Sunday, revealed that 80 per cent of their 10 million strong users are adults

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The content industry also includes mixed medium industries like mobile-based short news creators and animation. Pixabay

A new study from India’s animated news creator Bisbo, on Sunday, revealed that 80 per cent of their 10 million strong users are adults between the age of 18-44.

According to Bisbo, the content industry also includes mixed medium industries like mobile-based short news creators and animation.

While mainstream news has been giving space to scripted toons for long, few have used these as the main, storytelling medium.

From left-side cartoon boxes in newspapers to 2-min, 3-D political capsules — these cartoons have a curio value in newspapers and news channels.

“There is an increasing amount of 2D animation content for adults — one where the chosen topics resonate with them and their lives. Our chosen type of content is animated news, the merging of current affairs with a friendly format.

“People today don’t have time for repetitive footage as in TV or the patience to read column centimetres of print. Bisbo’s solution for that is to present news and current affairs in the animated format in such a way that viewers never get bored watching the videos and end up learning about something new every time they watch a video on Bisbo’s channel,” said Shakir Ebrahim, Founder of GoBisbo Broadcasting Network Pvt. Ltd.

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People today don’t have time for repetitive footage as in TV or the patience to read column centimetres of print. Wikimedia Commons

News is created every day, as videos for Bisbo are based on the topics for the day, they have a steady source of information.

The team takes topics from the events of the day, researches them and then prepares a script that is visually compelling, yet easily understandable.

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The network is capturing a lot of users’ attention on YouTube.

It regularly clocks a watch time of over 50 million minutes a month, on just 50 minutes of original animated content created in the same period. (IANS)