Daily News Roundup
Two Bills Put Focus on Equipment Safety for Children
Already under scrutiny from two federal agencies, football helmet safety will enter both houses of Congress on Wednesday through bills that would improve standards for headgear and curb spurious advertising of all children’s sports safety equipment. (New York Times)
Smoking Bans Hitting Home
New York has been taking an increasingly tough stance toward smoking, but virtually all residential buildings have drawn the line at telling people they can’t smoke in their own apartments. That may be changing. At least half a dozen Manhattan co-ops are expected to ask shareholders during annual meetings this spring to vote on an all-out smoking ban that would prohibit residents from lighting up in their own homes, real estate attorneys say. (Wall Street Journal)
Intake of antioxidants during pregnancy healthy for babies–study
Although having a well-balanced diet any time in your life is vital for overall health, a proper maternal diet during pregnancy is crucial because the detrimental health effects are passed on from mother to child, claims a new study. (The Med Guru)
Once a woman becomes visibly pregnant, it isn’t long before she’s being asked extremely personal questions by complete strangers:
“Are you going to have an epidural or go natural?
“You’re not drinking alcohol, are you?”
“Have you tried ginger for your morning sickness?” (LA Times)
Could breastfeeding make baby brighter?
London – Babies who are breastfed grow up to be more intelligent, scientists have suggested. (IOL Lifestyle)