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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

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Some Women Get New Benefits Under Obamacare
Beginning today, all new health insurance plans will be required to provide eight preventive health benefits to women for free, as mandated by the health care reform law Congress passed in 2012. (via CNN)

Bloomberg’s Breastfeeding Plan Angers Mom Bloggers
Breastfeeding experts are applauding New York City’s “Latch On NYC” initiative, which aims to encourage breastfeeding and curb baby formula use in hospitals, but some mommy bloggers are not happy, and they are taking their grievances online. (via ABC News)

Ob-gyns Recommend Annual Well-Woman Visit, Others Don’t Agree
Women should have a well-woman appointment with their doctor every year, typically including pelvic and breast exams, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, though there are varying opinions in the medical community. (via Reuters)

EU Approves Afinitor For Certain Breast Cancers
Swiss drug maker Novartis AG says it has received European approval to market Afinitor for treatment of women with the most common form of advanced breast cancer. (via Associated Press)

Chocolate Cravings Don’t Increase Before Menstruation
A recent study suggests that women’s cocoa cravings do not increase before menstruation. In addition, the stage of the women’s menstrual cycle did not affect their cravings for high-fat foods, or the amount of chocolate they ate. (via NBC News)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, July 27th, 2012

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Reclaim Your Wife: How An Ad For A Baby Bottle Went Very Wrong
In fewer than 280 characters, in other words, Bittylab pressed some of the hottest buttons in parenting. First, it stepped in the middle of the breast vs. bottle debate, by suggesting that any bottle — even one filled with expressed breast milk — could take the place of the real thing. Second, it fueled the fight over whether any man who does feel “replaced” by his nursing child is jerk, or simply an average guy.
(via Huffington Post)

Brain Sees Men as Whole, Women as Parts
Women are more likely to be picked apart by the brain and seen as parts rather than a whole, according to research in the European Journal of Social Psychology. Men, on the other hand, are processed as a whole rather than the sum of their parts.
(via MSNBC)

Medicaid Expansion May Lower Death Rates, Study Says
Into the maelstrom of debate over whether Medicaid should cover more people comes a new study by Harvard researchers who found that when states expanded their Medicaid programs and gave more poor people health insurance, fewer people died. (via NY Times)

Big Uptick in Scheduled Births Before Due Dates, Aussie Study Finds
Expectant mothers in Australia are increasingly having their babies’ births scheduled weeks before their due date, according to a new study. (via MSNBC)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

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Wasting Time Is New Divide in Digital Era
As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably more time using them for purposes other than for education.

Waivers for 8 More States From ‘No Child Left Behind’
The move brought to 19 the number of states granted waivers this year, and Arne Duncan, the education secretary, said that more states would soon qualify for them.

Infant ‘Smarts’ Similar With Different Types of Formula: Study
Babies who are fed soy formula do as well as babies drinking cow’s milk formula on tests of mental ability in the first year of life, a new study finds. But breast-fed babies score slightly higher than infants on either type of formula, the researchers say.

Genetic Cause of Stunted Growth in Babies Discovered
The genetic cause of a syndrome that causes stunted growth in babies has eluded scientists since it was discovered 20 years ago. Now, a gene mutation thought to be linked to large stature has been pinpointed as the culprit of the so-called IMAGe syndrome.

‘Blissful’ Mom Jessica Simpson Shares First Look at Baby Maxwell
Just weeks after giving birth to her first child, entertainer-turned-entrepreneur-turned-new-mom Jessica Simpson is giving the world its first glimpse of her baby girl.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

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The Inflation of Life — Cost of Raising a Child Has Soared
The cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 has surged 25 percent over the last 10 years, due largely to the rising cost of groceries and medical care, according to the Department of Agriculture, which tracks annual expenditures on children by families.

Some Hospitals Will Curb Samples of Baby Formula
The New York City health department began a campaign to encourage hospitals to stop handing out free baby formula as a way to encourage breast-feeding, and several have signed up.

Doctors Unravel Mysteries of Heart Failure During Pregnancy
A mysterious and sometimes deadly type of heart failure that can strike otherwise healthy, expectant mothers late in pregnancy and leave them sick for life at last can be traced to faulty blood vessels in the heart, researchers reported today.

Report Offers a Bit of Good News for American Moms
There is a little good news for mothers in the United States. The U.S. has moved up six places — from 31st to 25th — in the annual Save The Children State of the World’s Mothers report.

Time Cover Shows 3-Year-Old Breast-Feeding
This week’s cover of Time Magazine shows Los Angeles mother Jamie Lynne Grumet nursing her 3-year-old son, who reaches her breast with the help of a step stool.

Supermodel Defends her Campaign to Boycott Mother’s Day
Ever since Christy Turlington Burns announced that she would not be celebrating Mother’s Day this year – and asked other moms to join her, in her “No Mother’s Day” short film – she’s been catching grief.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

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Hospitals Pressured to End Free Baby Formula
New parents leaving U.S. hospitals often take home a corporate gift along with their babies: a tote bag filled with infant formula. Consumer advocates want to end the giveaways, which they say undermine breastfeeding.

Can Autism Really Be Diagnosed in Minutes?
A Harvard researcher says he’s achieved exceptional accuracy in identifying autism by using just seven online questions and an evaluation of a short home video of the child, instead of conventional, face-to-face exams that can take hours.

Child’s Cancer May Not Boost Parents’ Divorce Risk
Parents of children with cancer may be under emotional strain, but they are no more likely than other couples to split up, a new study concludes.

Super Surrogate Gives Birth to 15th Baby
Over the years Meredith Olafson has given birth to 15 babies – but only four of them are hers.

Connecticut Boy Brings Heroin to Kindergarten Show-and-Tell; Stepdad Arrested
A 5-year-old boy found dozens of bags of heroin inside a jacket he had taken to school and showed them to his kindergarten classmates, the school superintendent said Tuesday.

The Hot Names of 2012, Revealed
Baby names 2012 are already proving to be very different from last year’s choices, with The Hunger Games taking over from Twilight as the primary cultural influence on names, the hottest boys’ names taking a cue from the girls, and musical names trumping Hollywood for inspiration.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, March 12th, 2012

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Stairs at Home Remain a Childhood Hazard
Nearly 100,000 children each year are taken to hospitals for injuries they sustained on a staircase, usually in the home.

Gerber Recalls Baby Formula Because of Odor
Gerber Products Co is recalling some of its Good Start Gentle powdered infant formula because of an off-odor, the Florham Park, New Jersey, company said.

Circumcision Tied to Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
New research suggests circumcision may protect against prostate cancer, adding a new reported benefit to the procedure. Circumcision can help prevent inflammation and infection, including sexually transmitted infections that may cause prostate cancer, the study found.

How Mom’s Weight Before Pregnancy Can Affect a Baby’s Brain
Researchers say that cognitive deficits found in premature babies can be traced to a number of mom-related factors, and one of them is a woman’s pre-pregnancy weight.

Nonfiction Curriculum Enhanced Reading Skills, Study Finds
According to a new study, children in New York City schools who learned to read using an experimental curriculum that emphasized nonfiction texts outperformed those at other schools.

Young Arms and Curveballs: A Scientific Twist
Recent studies seem to show that, despite conventional wisdom, curveballs pose no greater danger to young pitching arms than other pitches.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

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Study: 1 in 8 Low-Income Parents Waters Down Formula
Many low-income parents feel they must resort to “formula stretching,” to keep their infants fed, even with government food assistance programs, a new study shows.

Missing Toddler’s Mom Unable to Complete Polygraph
The mother of a toddler reported missing from her father’s home in Maine a month ago says she was unable to finish a lie detector test because of a medical condition.

Parents Fret Possible All-Harbaugh Super Bowl
As sure as a parent would find picking one child they love more than another impossible, they’d struggle watching one succeed at the other’s expense. And that’s in any situation, let alone the Super Bowl.

Heartbreak Brings these Military Families Together
Two heartbreaking deaths were able to bring two military families together for healing.

Video: Year Of The Dragon
A baby boom is expected in China in 2012 — the Year of the Dragon. Many parents consider it good luck for their kids to be born now: across Asia, the dragon symbolizes wealth, wisdom, and good fortune.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

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F.D.A. Finds Short Supply of Attention Deficit Drugs
Medicines to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are in such short supply that hundreds of patients complain daily to the Food and Drug Administration that they are unable to find a pharmacy with enough pills to fill their prescriptions.

Teachers Resist High-Tech Push in Idaho Schools
Teachers in Idaho and elsewhere have been in revolt over policy makers thrusting technology into classrooms and shifting money to unproven teaching methods.

Ads Featuring Overweight Children Make Some Experts Uncomfortable
Heavy children talk about their obesity in a series of ads that have experts debating whether aggressive public health campaigns are educational or exploitative.

Playtime for Preschoolers Essential, Study Says
Preschoolers in child care centers aren’t spending enough time playing outdoors and just being kids, according to a new study published in this week’s Pediatrics journal.

Stores Restock Baby Formula After FDA Clears Safety
Walgreen Co. and Supervalu Inc. said they are in the process of restocking a batch of powdered infant formula that U.S. regulators last week declared to be safe and clear of the bacteria linked to the death of one baby and illness of two others.

Toddler Naps Aid Emotional Control
It may be more important to put a child down for a nap than you know. In additional to giving the parent or caregiver a brief respite, a new study suggests daytime naps reduce the risk of mood-related problems later in life.

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