Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
New Sex Education Standards Released
Young elementary school students should use the proper names for body parts and, by the end of fifth grade, know that sexual orientation is “the romantic attraction of an individual to someone of the same gender or a different gender,” according to new sexual education guidelines released Monday by a coalition of health and education groups.
Most Toddler Vaccines Not Linked to Blood Disease
Although the MMR vaccine has been linked to a heightened risk of a rare blood disorder, other childhood vaccines do not appear to be, researchers reported Monday.
Mom’s Dying Wish: Breast Milk for Her Baby. How Nursing Moms Teamed Up to Provide It
Renee Noble, 42, gave birth to baby Violet on Nov. 17; she died on Dec. 15. In that shared span of one month, Noble, a mother of five from Chatham, N.Y., made a wish: that Violet be nourished by breast milk.
Breastfeeding Mom Takes on Facebook Nudity Policy
Facebook and breastfeeding activists are engaged in a battle over the posting of photographs that show mothers feeding their babies.
School Puts Troubled Kids in ‘Scream Room’
Parents, many of whom have children at Farm Hill Elementary School in Middletown, Conn., are outraged about the way the school is dealing with misbehaving students.