Parents Daily News Roundup

Forty Percent of Parents Give Children Unneeded, Harmful Cold Medicines
Many parents give their young children cough or cold medicines that the kids don’t need, and that could cause harm, researchers say. In a new poll, 44 percent of parents with children under age 4 said they had given their kids multi-symptom cough and cold medicine, 42 percent reported giving the children cough medicine, and 25 percent said they gave decongestants. (via Fox News)

Tetris Video Game May Help Treat Lazy Eye
An old video game may offer up a new treatment for those with a certain vision problem. Doctors from McGill University in Montreal found that playing the video game Tetris may help treat those with lazy eyes, BBC News reported. (via Fox News)

Baby survives after being born with half a heart
Scarlett Crowther is now a bright and beaming baby girl — after surviving a rare condition that caused her to be born with half a heart. The baby was given a 50 percent chance of surviving the defect — but battled through two lengthy heart operations, including one at just 5 days old. (via Fox News)

2013 National Teacher of Year: Public Education Not in Crisis
The newly named 2013 National Teacher of the Year, who is visiting with President Obama at the White House on Tuesday with other award-winning teachers, is not a big fan of all of Obama’s education policy initiatives and believes that some reformers are mischaracterizing America’s public schools. (via Washington Post)

New York City Wants to Ban Cigarette Sales to People Under 21
New York City took the first step on Monday in outlawing sales of cigarettes to anyone under age 21, in an effort to reduce smoking among the age group in which most smokers take up the habit. (via Reuters)

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