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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

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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Daily News Roundup

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News RoundupNeighborhood Crime Watch Goes Digital
Before you rent that next apartment, buy the house of your dreams or debate walking somewhere late at night, you may want to check out a new website called spotcrime.com. Spotcrime.com collects crime information and maps it. Type in your address and the software shows you what has happened in your neighborhood, or your block. Every crime is represented by an icon, everything from arson to robbery. Click on the icon and you’ll get an exact location, the source of the crime report and a Google image of the area. (MSNBC)

Chemicals found in flame retardant baby products can have lasting effects
Kids pick up more of the chemicals found in household dust, such as flame retardants, says Sonya Lunder of the advocacy Environmental Working Group. Companies use flame retardants to slow down fires in highly flammable materials, such as the polyurethane foam commonly used in baby mattresses and furniture, Lunder says. Her group’s research shows that levels of chemical flame retardants — also used in electronics and carpet backing — are three times higher in toddlers and preschoolers than in their mothers. (USA Today)

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