Parents Daily News Roundup

Unhealthy Teens Could Lead to Rise in Heart-Disease Rates
Less than half of U.S. adolescents are living heart-healthy lives, and lack of exercise and poor diets could be creating a new generation of heart-disease patients.It’s no surprise that American adolescents aren’t the healthiest eaters, and that they aren’t as physically active as they should be. But the latest survey confirms the fear that the current generation of teens could be at greater risk of heart disease than their parents if they don’t change their behaviors. (via TIME)

‘Bright Young Things’: Victoria’s Secret’s Line Draws Ire From Parents
Sex sells, but are suggestive-marketing campaigns right for tweens and teens? Diana Cherry’s daughters are ages 2, 5 and 6, way too young to consider flaunting lacy thongs that beckon “Call Me” on the crotch. “This is not about my kids,” says Cherry, who launched a Facebook page and a petition on urging Victoria’s Secret to pull its Bright Young Things line that features suggestive messages on panties and willowy models that some parents suspect aren’t old enough to have a driver’s license. (via TIME)

GERD Label Makes Parents More Likely to Want Medicine
Telling the parents of babies who spit up and cry frequently that their child has gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, makes them more likely to want medicine – even if they’re also told it isn’t likely to help much, a new study suggests. (via Reuters)

More Diagnoses of A.D.H.D. Causing Concern
Nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11 percent of school-age children over all have received a medical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to new data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (via The New York Times)

Atlanta Cheating Scandal Leads to 3 Dozen Indicted
Juwanna Guffie was sitting in her fifth-grade classroom taking a standardized test when, authorities say, the teacher came around offering information and asking the students to rewrite their answers. Juwanna rejected the help. On Friday, Juwanna – now 14 – watched as Fulton County prosecutors announced that a grand jury had indicted the Atlanta Public Schools’ ex-superintendent and nearly three dozen other former administrators, teachers, principals and other educators of charges arising from a standardized test cheating scandal that rocked the system. (via Huffington Post)

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