Parents Daily News Roundup

Month of Birth Impacts Immune System Development
Newborn babies’ immune system development and levels of vitamin D have been found to vary according to their month of birth, according to new research. (via Science Daily)

Obama Pre-K Expansion Battle Pits Kids Against Cigarettes
President Barack Obama’s 2014 budget pits education activists against the tobacco industry by proposing to help fund a new early childhood education program with a tax hike on tobacco. (via Huffington Post)

Breakfast Cereal Tied to Lower BMI for Kids
Regularly eating cereal for breakfast is tied to healthy weight for kids, according to a new study that endorses making breakfast cereal accessible to low-income kids to help fight childhood obesity. (via Reuters)

Babies of Blind Moms Excel in Vision Tests
Babies born to blind mothers have better visual attention and memory than their counterparts with seeing parents, new research suggests. The findings, published April 9 in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, suggest that blind parents’ inability to respond to gaze and eye contact doesn’t harm their babies’ development. (via Fox News)

Michelle Obama Harper High School: First Lady to Visit Chicago School Impacted by Violence
First lady Michelle Obama is heading to Chicago to address a conference on gun violence and speak with students at a high school deeply affected by the bloodshed. With Congress poised to begin debate Thursday on firearms restrictions, the White House is mounting a vigorous push for action this week. (via Huffington Post)

British “Test Tube Baby” Pioneer Robert Edwards Dies
Robert Edwards, a British Nobel prize-winning scientist known as the father of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) for pioneering the development of “test tube babies”, died on Wednesday aged 87 after a long illness, his university said. Edwards, who won the Nobel prize for medicine in 2010, started work on fertilization in the 1950s, and the first so-called test tube baby, Louise Brown, was born in 1978 as a result of his research. (via Reuters)

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