|Updated: 5/14/2012 5:34 pm
||Published: 5/14/2012 5:06 pm
UAMS has reason to celebrate.
It just received an 8-million dollar grant renewal
The center for osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease has received a five-year competitive award.
The money comes from the national institutes of health, extending the center's largest research grant to 20 years - and a total funding of 33-million dollars.
UAMS officials say this is one of the largest and longest funded multi-component research grants in the history of the hospital.
A new study indicates pacifiers, bottles, and sippy cups may pose threats to kids under three years old.
Researchers found there were more than 45,000 kids hurt in an accident involving a bottle, pacifier or sippy cup between 1991 and 2010.
Nearly 90% of these injuries were caused by falls and 2/3 occurred among children only a year old.
The team notes the injury reports are not surprising since children are unsteady and prone to falling at his age.