Daily News Roundup

For Parents Whose Kids Won’t Sleep, There’s Help Online
Jodi Mindell, associate director of the Sleep Center at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, and her colleagues created an interactive database of the sleeping habits of more than 5,000 babies under the age of 3.  The Customized Sleep Profile gives personalized recommendations for their child’s specific sleep problems.  The program is currently available on the Johnson and Johnson website as one of its “tools for better sleep”. (Time)

No evidence that most autism treatments work
Most children with autism are treated with behavioral therapy starting at a young age, and many will try multiple kinds of therapy or medications, as they get older. However Researchers from the Journal of Pediatrics say that most treatment options do not have any convincing evidence that they actually help kids get better.  (MSNBC)

More US families adopting HIV-positive kids
The number of U.S. parents undertaking HIV adoptions has increased greatly in the past five years. Throughout most of the AIDS epidemic, only a relative handful of HIV-positive foreign children came to the U.S. because of strict U.S. immigration policies that limited entry for anyone with the disease.  In January 2010, that restriction ended — enabling children with HIV to enter as easily as other adoptive children. (MSNBC)

Eating Disorders: 9 mistakes parents make
The National Eating Disorders Association points out nine common mistakes that parents make in regards to their child’s health and body image.  A stare, your own body issues, and your exercise habits can alter kids’ eating habits.  (CBS)

Study Reveals That Many US Women Have Children By More Than One Man

The first national study of the prevalence of multiple partner fertility presented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America showed that 28 percent of all U.S. women with two or more children have children by more than one man. It was found that multiple partner fertility is surprisingly common at all levels of income and education and was frequently tied to marriage and divorce rather than just single parenthood. (Medical News Today)

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