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Monday, February 25th, 2013
Pediatricians Oppose School Suspension, Expulsion
A group representing pediatricians says disciplining students with out-of-school suspension or expulsion is counterproductive to school goals and should only be used on case by case basis. (via Reuters)
Do Antidepressants Hurt Babies? The Scary Thing Is, No One’s Sure
It’s a myth that pregnancy is usually one of the happiest times of a woman’s life. Sure, many are delighted to be pregnant; but at least 14 percent of pregnant women are depressed during pregnancy. Pregnancy, in fact, is now recognized as one of the highest risk periods for mental illness among women. (via Take Part)
Doctors Issue New Guidelines for Treating Kids’ Ear Infections
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is putting out new guidelines for pediatricians and parents to follow regarding ear infections. (via Fox News)
Fluoride: Necessary or Too Much of a Good Thing?
Community water fluoridation has been around for more than 65 years, and although proponents cite many benefits, the practice has come under fire recently as critics are questioning the amount our children are consuming – and if it’s even necessary. (via Fox News)
Don’t Tell Kids About Past Drug Use, Study Finds
A study, published in the journal Human Communication Research, found that children whose parents did not disclose drug use, but did deliver a strong antidrug message, were much more likely to develop anti-drug attitudes of their own. When parents did share their own experiences, even when they were very negative ones, the anti-drug message was blunted. (via Today)
Moms Go Topless to Save Kids’ School Bus
When it comes to raising money to help overcome educational budget cuts, there are the old, reliable methods, like the silent auction or a fancy gala, and then there’s the racy route. (via Today)
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Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Unruly 3-Year-Old Child Kicked Off Alaska Airlines Flight
Alaska Airlines ordered a screaming, squirming toddler off a plane over Memorial Day weekend when he would not stay buckled in his seat.
Youngest Speller Trips Up on ‘Ingluvies’ at National Spelling Bee
Lori Anne Madison, the 6-year-old who became the youngest-ever competitor in the National Spelling Bee, did not qualify for the semifinals but still made history.
More Questions on Antidepressants During Pregnancy
When moms-to-be use antidepressants, their babies may be more likely to be born early or have a seizure soon after birth, a large U.S. study suggests.
Military Mom ‘Proud’ of Breast-Feeding in Uniform, Despite Criticism
National pride, or disgrace? A photo gone viral of two servicewomen breast-feeding their children while in uniform has added a new layer to the debate over nursing in public.
Fighting US’s Worst Teen Pregnancy Rate in Mississippi
Mississippi’s teen birth rate declined modestly over the past decade as rates around the country fell. But Mississippi still has 55 births per 1,000 15- to 19-year-old girls, compared to a national average of 34.3, according to the most recent figures from the federal government’s National Center for Health Statistics.
8-Week-Old Baby Sickened by Dry Dog Food, Lawsuit Claims
A New Jersey father who claims his 8-week-old son was sickened by salmonella-tainted dry dog food is suing the maker of the recalled product and Costco, the store that sold it.
Categories: GoodyBlog, News | Tags: airplane travel, antidepressants, Breast Feeding, breastfeeding, flight, military, military families, planes, salmonella, spelling bee, teen pregnancy
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
Autism Science Is Moving ‘Stunningly Fast’
Researchers today say they’re beginning to make progress, perhaps for the first time, in understanding the autistic brain.
U.S. Teen Birth Rates Fall to Historic Lows
Teen births fell again in the United States to historic lows, according to a new government report.
Antidepressants Can Raise Blood Pressure During Pregnancy
Taking antidepressants during pregnancy raises the risk of high blood pressure in expectant mothers, a new study shows.
Genes Found to Increase Childhood Obesity Risk
Researchers have identified two genetic variations that appear to increase the risk of childhood obesity.
Katherine Heigl Says Daughter Rejected Her Initially
Though they’re closer than ever now, Katherine Heigl admits her bond with her daughter Naleigh, 4, didn’t come easily.
Wash. Kids Stop School Bus After Driver Stricken
A quick-thinking Washington state middle school student steered a school bus to safety after he saw the driver slump over and pass out from an apparent heart attack, authorities said.
Monday, August 29th, 2011
Hospital Deluged with Births As Irene Battered North Carolina
Seventeen babies were born at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in North Carolina as Hurricane Irene made its way along the U.S. East Coast.
Mom’s Smoking Tied to Psychiatric Meds in Kids
According to a new study from Finland, mothers who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to have children who will end up taking anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants.
Pediatricians Seek to KO Youth Boxing
Pediatricians oppose boxing for any adolescent under the age of 19 because of the risk of concussions, and other serious injuries, but supporters promise that the benefits of boxing outweigh the negatives.
Miranda Rights For Children?
Despite the confusion following some changes made by The Supreme Court, school officials do not have to read Miranda warnings or wait for police officers before they question students about a weapon or contraband on school property.
Friday, January 29th, 2010
One in ten pregnant women use herbal products—and little is known about their risk, according to a new study. Reuters
Taking common antidepressants may cause delayed lactation in breastfeeding moms, finds a new study. Health Day
Figuring out food allergies: Your kid may not be allergic to all the foods he’s been told to avoid. Wall Street Journal
Dangerous play: “The choking game” is surprisingly common. New York Times
When given nutritional information, parents slash 100 calories from their children’s fast food meals, finds new research. Portfolio.com
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