Parents Daily News Roundup
Exposure to Common Chemicals May Weaken Vaccine Response
A study finds disturbing evidence that chemicals found in furniture, fast-food packaging and microwave popcorn bags may compromise children’s immune systems.
Government Requires More Fruits, Veggies for School Lunches
Today the government is releasing new nutrition standards for school meals that spell out dramatic changes, including slashing sodium, limiting calories and offering students a wider variety and larger portions of fruits and vegetables.
Top 10 States to Raise Your Child
If you want a great place to raise kids, the Garden State ranks tops. So says the Foundation for Child Development, which put out its annual Child Well Being Index (CWI), a state-by-state comparison of quality of life for kids.
Heartburn Drugs Don’t Aid Children’s Asthma
An acid reflux drug often used for hard-to-treat asthma doesn’t help children with the breathing disease and may cause side effects, a study in 300 children found.
Calif. Cuts Whooping Cough Deaths to Zero
For the first time in two decades, no one in California died from whooping cough last year, a public health victory that followed the deaths of 10 babies in 2010.
Olympics’ Baby-Seat Policy Prompts Wails of Protest
Some parents were gobsmacked this week to learn that babes-in-arms would be required to have their own tickets for Olympic events.