6 Pediatricians Swallowed Lego Heads for Science. Here’s What Came Out

March 15, 2023

(NPR) – As an emergency physician at Western Health, in Melbourne, Australia, Andy says he meets a lot of anxious parents whose children succumbed to this impulse. The vast majority of kids, like Andy, simply pass the object through their stool within a day or so. Still, Andy wondered whether there was a way to spare parents from needless worry. Sure, you can reassure parents one-by-one that they probably don’t need to come to the emergency room—or, worse yet, dig through their kid’s poop—in search of the everyday object. But Andy and five other pediatricians wondered, is there a way to get this message out … through science?  (Read More)