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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Pregnancy Safe After Breast Cancer, Study Finds
Contrary to past belief, it is safe to become pregnant after being treated for breast cancer, according to new research presented today at the eighth European Breast Cancer Conference in Vienna, Austria.

Bottled Water May Boost Kids’ Tooth Decay, Dentists Say
It turns out that many dentists and government health officials suspect that the practice of skipping tap water in favor of bottled water may be contributing to rising rates of tooth decay in young children.

Where Could the Next Outbreak of Measles Be?
Even as more American children are getting immunized against measles, diphtheria and other diseases, public-health officials are increasingly worried about potential outbreaks of these illnesses in certain pockets of the country where vaccination rates are dangerously low.

Panel Says Schools’ Failings Could Threaten Economy and National Security
The nation’s security and economic prosperity are at risk if schools do not improve, warns a report by a panel led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Joel I. Klein, a former chancellor of New York City’s school system.

Pink-Haired Student Invited Back to School
A school that barred a sixth grader after she dyed her hair pink with her parents’ blessing to celebrate her good grades lifted its ban on Tuesday following an outcry from civil rights advocates.

Parents Accused of Flying to Vegas, Leaving Kids Alone
Child endangerment charges have been filed against an Uptown couple accused of flying to Las Vegas and leave their two children, 12 and 9, home alone for nearly two days, police said.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Update Urged on Children’s Online Privacy
Aiming to catch up with fast-churning technology that touches children’s lives every day, the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday proposed long-awaited changes to regulations covering online privacy for children.

Number of Kids Poisoned by Household Medications Up 28 Percent
Every year, half a million kids age 5 and younger get into household medications and are poisoned.

White House Details Plans for More Digital Learning
The White House will unveil plans Friday for a research center that aims to infuse more digital learning into the nation’s classrooms. The center, dubbed “Digital Promise,” will aid the rapid development of new learning software, educational games and other technologies, in part through helping educators vet what works and what doesn’t.

Colleges Moving Away from Plastic Water Bottles
According to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), 14 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada have campus-wide bans on the sale of plain bottled water, while another dozen or so have bans that cover a portion of campus.

Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated
Joshua and Jacob Spates, who spent their first seven months outside the womb as conjoined twins, are recovering in the pediatric intensive care unit of a Memphis hospital after a successful 13-hour surgery to separate them.

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Daily News Roundup

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News RoundupDoctor is charged in Killing of Newborns
An abortion doctor who served minority and immigrant women in his clinic in Philadelphia was charged with multiple counts of murder on Wednesday in the deaths of a woman and seven newborn babies. Dr. Gosnell, a family practitioner who was not certified in obstetrics, performed late-term abortions, after 24 weeks through a process called snipping. (USA Today)

Rethinking Evaluations When Almost Every Teacher Gets an ‘A’
It is impossible to tell how well they (Teachers) are performing, some educators say. For the 09/10 School year only 2 percent of teachers received below average reviews. “We have to create a better evaluation system that really names what high-quality instruction looks like,” said Superintendent Anthony Smith of  the Oakland district. (New York Times)

Filtered and bottled water consumption could increase tooth decay risk
Family’s tap water might put teeth at risk. As Americans’ consumption of bottled water has risen – it has doubled over the past decade – it is reducing the daily exposure Americans get to the mineral (flouride) that helps prevent tooth decay. (Washington Post)

Do birth-control pills make you gain weight? Study says no
A new study has found that oral contraceptives do not cause weight gain. To conduct their research, scientists and physicians studied a group of rhesus macaque monkeys because their reproductive system is nearly identical to humans. “This study suggests that worries about weight gain with pill use appear to be based more on fiction than on fact.” There may be a differential effect depending on your starting weight — heavier individuals who keep their diet stable may see a weight loss with pill use. (Chicago Tribune)

Want to get pregnant? Up your vitamin E intake
Couples who struggle to conceive could find baby-making help from antioxidants such as vitamin E and zinc. The researchers focused on men who were subfertile — less fertile than average but still capable of making a baby — and found that those who took antioxidants were more than four times as likely to get their partners pregnant than subfertile men who did not take the supplements. Further, men taking antioxidants improved the likelihood of their partners giving birth to a live baby. (MSNBC)

Families go ‘wild’ in new science trivia game
This test-your-knowledge game is perfect for families who enjoy science and exploring the amazing creatures found in our world. It offers many ways for families to play together, but at its heart it is a science trivia game. (MSNBC)

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