Parents Daily News Roundup
Abortion Qualms on Morning-After Pill May Be Unfounded
Some abortion opponents say emergency contraception pills may block fertilized eggs from implanting, but scientists say there is no evidence the pills work that way.
Black Girls Don’t Benefit as Much from Exercise
In a new study of U.S. preteen and teen girls, daily exercise was strongly linked to weight and obesity in white girls but not black girls.
Octuplet Effect: More Choose Single-Embryo Transplants for IVF
The CDC reports that the twin birth rate rose 76 percent from 1980 to 2009 while triples and higher-order multiple births rose a whopping 315 percent. But the tide of multiple births may be ebbing as an increasing number of women are opting to transfer a single embryo during IVF.
New North Korean Leader Stages Massive Children’s Rally
North Korea’s young leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday made his second speech at a major public event since taking power in December, addressing a children’s rally aimed at winning a new generation’s support.
Despite Obesity Rise, Kids’ Blood Pressure Dipped
The rate of childhood obesity may have soared between the 1970s and 90s, but kids’ blood pressure did not follow the same trend, a U.S. government study suggests.
More Young Americans Out of High School Are Also Out of Work
A new survey finds that those without a college degree have dismal job prospects and considerable obstacles blocking improvement.