Friday, May 11th, 2012
Two Children Die in Hot Cars as Risky Season Begins
It’s a tragic sign of spring: Two young children have died this month in Texas and Missouri after their parents accidentally left them all day in hot vehicles.
After Abuse Investigation, Kids Often Remain at Risk
Children who remain at home after an abuse investigation are often still facing risk factors for maltreatment a few years later, a new study finds.
Should Pregnant Women Be Accommodated in the Workplace?
Not all companies are eager to oblige the needs of expectant workers. The newly proposed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act aims to force employers’ hand.
Watching TV Steers Children Toward Eating Junk
Spending time in front of the tube not only leads to mindless eating, but also sets children up to prefer unhealthy foods in general.
Blood Test May Help Identify Kids’ Smoke Exposure: Study
More than half of the children who took part in a study on exposure to cigarette smoke tested positive for such exposure, despite only a handful of their parents admitting to lighting up, according to a U.S. study.
In Mensa or Not, this Tot Proves She’s Still a Tot
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Three-year-old Emmelyn Roettger may be the nation’s youngest member of Mensa, the high-IQ society, but for any toddler, potty breaks take precedence — even during interviews on national television.
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Monday, January 3rd, 2011
Chubby babies ‘obese’ as early as 9 months, study says
32 percent of 7,500 American babies can be called obese at 9 months. Experts say the best way to control a baby’s weight is to monitor portion size. They say the difference is probably only a 150-calorie difference and the problem could be solved in as little as a few weeks. (MSNBC)
More Tiny Babies Surviving, but with Health Risks
The chance of survival rate for babies born under 400 grams is on the rise. Their actual size is not the largest issue, but their stage in development. The survivors were unusually small for their gestational ages but more fully formed than an average 400-gram fetus. Baby girls seem to have better odds of living through the ordeal than boys. (Fox News)
Study: Breast-Feeding Would Save Lives, Money
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A recent cost analysis revealed that if 90 percent of women breast-fed their babies billions of dollars could be saved, along with 900 babies’ lives. Dangerous ailments such as stomach viruses, ear infections , asthma , juvenile diabetes , Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and childhood leukemia , could be preventable by breast-feeding. (Fox News)