Thursday, July 21st, 2011
Newborn APGAR test may predict teens’ school success
The test of health given to all infants just moments after they’re born may also indicate trouble in school for a few of those infants once they become teenagers, a new study shows.
Training of Teachers is Flawed, Study Says
The National Council on Teacher Quality, an advocacy group, is to issue a study on Thursday reporting that most student-teaching programs are seriously flawed. The group has already angered the nation’s schools for teachers with its plans to give them letter grades that would appear in U.S. News and World Report.
Sperm Donor’s 24 Kids Never Told About Fatal Illness
Rebecca Blackwell and her 15-year-old son Tyler were curious about his sperm donor father, whose identity had been anonymous since the moment of conception. Through good detective work, they were eventually able to find “John” three years ago.
Mammograms should start at 40
Doctors should offer all women in their 40s the chance to get annual screening for breast cancer, according to new guidelines from an organization of women’s health professionals.