Parents Daily News Roundup
Teen Girl Dies After Inhaling Helium at Party
Ashley, 14, died last weekend after inhaling helium from a pressurized tank during a party in Medford, Ore. Her parents hope their daughter’s death will teach others about the dangers of helium.
Eating Disorders on the Rise in Teen Boys
NBC’s chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman warns parents about the rising number of teenage boys affected by eating disorders, and explains why their symptoms often go unnoticed.
Disturbing Trend: Teen Girls Asking Internet if They’re Pretty
A rising trend among young girls, where they post videos of themselves on Youtube asking others if they are pretty, has some experts and parents concerned, MyFoxTampaBay.com reported.
More U.S. Kids Living in High-Poverty Areas: Study
Years of economic setbacks have taken their toll on the nation’s youngest residents, with another 1.6 million children living in high-poverty neighborhoods, according to one study that shows nearly 8 million children residing in poor areas in 2010.
Mainland Chinese Flock to Hong Kong to Give Birth
Parents go to Hong Kong for better medical care and lifelong residency benefits for their children, but locals are outraged over being shut out of maternity wards.
Blood Test Detects Down Syndrome During Pregnancy
A second company reports that it has developed a prenatal blood test to detect Down syndrome, potentially providing yet another option for pregnant women who want to know whether their unborn child has the condition.