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Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby
A new study finds that the babies of women who had chemotherapy while pregnant aren’t at higher risk for a variety of medical disorders, a sign that the treatment should be safe for the fetus in most instances.

Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Say
The widening achievement gap between affluent and low-income students has received less attention than the divide between white and black students, which has narrowed significantly.

Like Father Like Son? Y Chromosome Linked to Heart Disease
A new study suggests that heart disease risk may be passed from father to son.

Video of Chinese Toddler Sobbing in Snow Sparks Outrage Over Parenting
A video of a toddler crying while running in the snow nearly naked has sparked a firestorm in China, but the boy’s father says the exercise was meant to strengthen his son.

Amid Protesters’ Disruptions, City Board Votes to Close 18 Schools and Truncate 5
A NYC board voted on Thursday night to close 18 schools and eliminate the middle school grades at five others, citing poor performance.

‘Tuba Raids’ Plague Schools in California
The popularity of banda music, in which the tuba plays a dominant role, is seen by some as the cause of a recent rash of thefts.

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