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Many mothers may lack knowledge about child burn risk, treatment

Mothers of young children may be largely unaware of the biggest burn risks to their little ones and even what age group is most likely to get burned, Australian researchers say. The study team surveyed almost 500 mothers of young kids in Queensland, and just one third knew the top cause of burns to young children while only one in 10 knew how long the correct treatment should be applied. “Hot beverage scalds are the leading cause of childhood burns in Australia and many other developed countries,” lead author…

Doctors who are mothers face discrimination

NEW YORK: About two thirds of female physicians with children have experienced gender discrimination and one third report discrimination due to, maternity leave or breastfeeding, according to a survey conducted last year. The female doctors who reported maternal discrimination were also more likely to report feeling burned out and more likely to value workplace changes that would make life easier for parents. Senior author Dr. Eleni Linos of the University of California, San Francisco was surprised to find "such high…