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Children in Long-Term Foster Care Suffer High Rates of Behavioral, Emotional Problems
Children who live in long-term foster care experience higher rates of behavioral and emotional problems compared with their peers who are reunited with their families or adopted, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. (News Wise)

Four parents of autistic children sue Philadelphia School District
Four parents have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of their autistic children, alleging that the Philadelphia School District is illegally moving the children from school to school based solely on their disability. (Philly.com)

Few Parents Enforce Shower-Before-Pool Rules that Prevent Illness from Water Parks
Many parents do not understand risk of water infections from pools and water parks or recognize the role showering plays in preventing infections. (Bing News)

Technology keeping kids tethered to their parents longer
Researchers are looking at how new technology may be delaying the point at which college-bound students truly become independent from their parents, and how phenomena such as the introduction of unlimited calling plans have changed the nature of parent-child relationships, and not always for the better. (Detroit Free Press)

No vitamin D screening in pregnancy: committee
Most pregnant women do not need to be screened for vitamin D deficiency, nor given additional supplements, according to an official statement issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (Reuters)

Mom’s pregnancy diet linked to DNA changes, child’s obesity.
What a woman eats when she is pregnant can influence her child’s genetics in ways that have long-lasting effects on their weight, finds research published in the journal Diabetes. (Environmental Health News)

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    On September 21, 2011 at 10:09 am

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