Parents Daily News Roundup

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UNICEF: Millions of Kids Live in Urban Squalor
Millions of children are growing up in squalid urban areas and denied basic services despite living close to them, the United Nations Children’s Fund said Tuesday.

More Drugs Being Approved for Rare Diseases in Kids
A growing number of drugs are coming to market to help treat rare diseases in children, a new U.S. government study finds.

FDA Approves Breath Test to Determine Bacterial Infection in Kids
U.S. health regulators have approved Otsuka America Pharmaceutical’s breath test to detect bacterial infection that causes stomach inflammation and ulcer, for use in children aged 3 to 17 years.

Why Pediatricians Say Breast-Feeding is About Public Health, Not Just Lifestyle
In a quietly worded statement released this week, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recalibrated the national dialogue on breast-feeding, deeming it a “public health issue and not only a lifestyle choice.”

Still Too Much Sugar in Kids’ Diets, Researchers Say
America’s intake of sugary foods and drinks has dropped in recent years, but U.S. kids are still consuming too much, government researchers say.

Sweet Photo of Dad Feeding Baby Turns Controversial
A father tenderly giving his baby a bottle… what could be wrong with that? Breast-feeding advocates in New Zealand demanded that an ad campaign delete an image of a dad feeding his baby, complaining it undercut their “breast is best” message.

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