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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Nao The Robot Teacher Becomes Newest Edition To Kansas School’s Teaching Staff
The Career and Technical Education Academy in Hutchinson, Kan., has hired a new teacher who may fit in perfectly at an institution with such a technological name. The Hutchinson News reports Nao, a robot teacher, has arrived mid-year at the high school but is already making a big impact. (via Huffington Post)
The Real Long-Term Effects Of Adderall Use
Overachieving students are popping Adderall and other drugs to stay focused and get ahead. But how does this habit affect them long term? (via Huffington Post)
Student Sues School, Says Bullying Attack Leaves Him Disabled
An Iowa teenager is suing his school district and several administrators because he says they didn’t do enough to protect him from bullying and an assault that left him permanently disabled. (via Huffington Post)
After “Tan Mom,” New Jersey bans children from tanning beds
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill into law on Monday banning children under 17 from using commercial tanning beds, a move stemming from the case of a local woman accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth. (via Reuters)
‘What Color is Monday?’ A look at life with autism
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New statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show an increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders – one in 50 – up from previous estimates of one in 88. (via Fox News)
Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Vaccinations Cleared in Babies’ Celiac “Epidemic”
A surge in celiac disease cases among babies and toddlers in Sweden was not related to childhood vaccinations, a new study finds. (via Reuters)
Controversy over a German Ruling Against Circumcision
A German court in Cologne ruled on Tuesday that circumcising young boys represents grievous bodily harm, a decision that could have significant repercussions for religious groups. (via NY Times)
Lightest, Heaviest Fetuses At Highest Risk for Stillbirth
A new study from Canada finds stillbirth rates highest among severely underweight and overweight fetuses. (via msnbc.com)
Shire Hit as U.S. Approves New Generic ADHD Drug
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Regulators have ruled against Shire in a battle over generic copies of its hyperactivity drug Adderall XR, approving a cut-price version of the medicine from Actavis, which is being bought by Watson Pharmaceuticals. (via Reuters)
Monday, June 11th, 2012
Cutting Compulsion Affects Kids as Young as 7, Study Finds
A sobering new study of 665 kids between the ages of 7 and 16, found that a full 9 percent of girls and almost 7 percent of boys surveyed have engaged in self-injurious behaviors such as cutting, banging their heads or hitting themselves.
Stepfather Beating Boy in Video Facing Charges
A video showing a man whipping his stepson with a belt has gone viral, resulting in felony child abuse charges. The video was shot by an outraged neighbor who also confronted the man.
More U.S. Teens Diagnosed With Kidney Stones
The research, which followed Minnesota children from 1984 to 2008, found that the rate of kidney stones climbed six percent each year among teenagers.
Risky Rise of the Good-Grade Pill
At high schools across the United States, pressure over grades and competition for college admissions are encouraging students to abuse stimulants.
TV Content Ratings System Set to Expand to Web
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The black labels that tell families what to expect from network television shows will start to appear on the Internet streams of those shows, too.
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
Chemotherapy Appears Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
Treating pregnant cancer patients with powerful chemotherapy drugs appears not to harm their unborn children, but pre-term delivery to avoid subjecting them to chemotherapy does, according to a study by cancer experts on Tuesday.
What Creates Picky Eaters: Pressure to Eat
Urging kids to chow down can have the opposite effect, study shows.
Maryland Health Officials Propose Banning Crib Bumpers
Maryland health officials on Tuesday proposed a ban on sales of crib bumper pads out of concern that they can cause babies to suffocate — a move that would make that state the first to prohibit sales of the popular infant bedding product.
Number of U.S. Kids on ADHD Meds Keeps Rising
The use of stimulant medications such as Ritalin or Adderall in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is continuing to climb, although at a slower pace than in decades past, a new study finds.
Students’ Knowledge of Civil Rights History Has Deteriorated, Study Finds
Ignorance by American students of the basic history of the civil rights movement has worsened, according to a new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Parents of a Certain Age
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Is there anything wrong with being 53 and pregnant? Exploring child-rearing’s final frontier.