Parents Daily News Roundup
No need to fast before kids’ cholesterol screening
Kids can safely skip fasting before cholesterol tests, according to a new study that aims to simplify widely used guidelines.
More kids eating calorie-packed takeout food
The obesity epidemic is being fueled still further by a growing trend among kids to eat out and bring takeout food home, University of North Carolina researchers say.
Parents face charges after 4 young children are removed from hot SUV in Dallas
The parents of four children were arrested and charged with child endangerment after Dallas firefighters and police answered a call that the children had been left in a sport utility vehicle Sunday afternoon.
Study Finds Kids Want More Info About Their Hospital Care
Excluding children from discussions about their hospital care can make them feel scared and angry, a new study finds.
Rx for Danger: Number of Florida babies born addicted to drugs skyrockets
The number of babies treated at Florida hospitals for drug-withdrawal syndrome continued to skyrocket last year, further evidence of the far-reaching impact of the state’s prescription-drug epidemic.
Fish oil in pregnancy may ward off babies’ colds, study shows
Women who take fish oil supplements during pregnancy may boost their babies’ immune systems and help protect against colds during the first months of life, a new study shows.