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Childhood: Sick in Day Care May Mean Healthier in SchoolGoody Blog Daily News Roundup
The Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development followed 1,238 Canadian children from 5 months old, in 1998, to 8 years, in 2006 and found that Children who started going to large-group care centers before age 2 ∏ had 61 percent more ear and respiratory infections with fever than those at home.  But, once they reached elementary school, they had 21 percent fewer respiratory infections and 43 percent fewer ear infections.  (New York Times)

Kids Not So Stuck on Sugary Breakfast Cereals, Study Finds
A study due to be released in Pediatrics this January revealed that children may be more likely to opt for cereals with less sugar if given the choice, and will even compensate for taste with fruit. (Mount Carmel Health)

Neighboring Apartments May Expose Kids to Cigarette Smoke
Kids who live in apartments have 45 percent more cotinine, a marker of tobacco exposure, in their blood than children who live in detached homes.   (Health Finder)

Video Games and Realism, What Parents Should Know This Holiday Season

Although, 60 percent of parents believe that video games do not have an impact on their children research proves that the games have increased both positive and negative effects.  Parents are urged to look beyond the ratings and research the games before purchasing. (Medical News Today)

Gender, Bullying, and Harassment: Strategies to End Sexism and Homophobia in Schools
School bullying is largely unreported or not dealt with properly on campus, so Elizabeth Meyer, from the Concordia University Department of Education, authored a book to end teen torment. (Medical News Today)

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