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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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Learning to Drive With A.D.H.D.
Learning to drive is hard and scary for many teenagers, but the challenges are significantly greater for adolescents who have attention problems.

SAT and ACT to Tighten Rules After Cheating Scandal
Stung by cases of cheating among Long Island high school students, the college entrance exams will now require students to upload photos when they register.

Moms Say It’s Too Hard to Breast-Feed for the Recommended Six Months
A Scottish study finds that moms think the advice to breast-feed for six months is unrealistic. They call for scaling back expectations, but advocates say that’s the wrong approach.

Grandparents Pitch in with Cash to Help Raise Grandkids
Everyone expects grandparents to splurge on gifts for their grandkids, but a new study finds that in many cases the older generation is also spending money to help their progeny with basic needs.

‘Mad Men’ Star Sings Praises of Eating Placenta
January Jones swears by a hearty serving of placenta to help fight exhaustion, and other advocates say it helps battle post partum depression. But studies have yet to prove the maternal benefits.

Alicia Silverstone Chews Food for Her 11-Month-Old Child, Bear Blu
The actress and animal rights activist posted a video herself feeding her son breakfast on her popular health food website TheKindLife.com over the weekend. The video shows the actress taking a spoonful of food, chewing it, and then passing it open-mouth to her little one.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Snoring Babies, Troubled Children?
Parents often think that snoring babies are deeply sleeping ones. But perhaps not, a new study suggests, finding that snoring, along with mouth-breathing and sleep apnea, are signs of disordered sleep that may predict long-term problems in children’s behavior and emotional well-being.

Toddler Found in Field After Tornado Dies of Injuries
A toddler who was found alive in a field in tornado-ravaged southeastern Indiana after her parents and two siblings were killed when a twister struck their mobile home died on Sunday of her injuries, her family said.

Youngest Kids in Class More Likely to Be Diagnosed with ADHD
Children who are the youngest in their class are more likely than their older classmates to be diagnosed and given medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) — suggesting that immaturity may be part of the problem, not ADHD.

Movie Boozing Tied to Kids’ Binge Drinking
How much drinking kids and teens had seen in recent movies was linked to the chances they overdid it on alcohol themselves in a new study from six European countries.

Smoke Exposure Late in Pregnancy Might Boost Baby’s Eczema Risk
A mother’s exposure to tobacco smoke during the last three months of pregnancy may increase the risk that her child will develop the allergic skin condition eczema during infancy, a new study suggests.

How Beyoncé’s Public Breast-Feeding Changes the Nursing-in-Public Debate
When Beyoncé breast-fed Blue Ivy at a restaurant, was she intentionally making a statement about a woman’s right to nurse in public?

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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Finding Food Allergy Allies
Many parents of children with life-threatening allergies say they are seeing changes at schools, day-care centers and restaurants. This comes after years of being dismissed as overbearing or overprotective in their efforts to insure school lunches and play-date snacks didn’t expose their kids to danger.

Producing More Babies via Automation
In vitro fertilization success rates have been stuck in the mid-30% range for many years. But researchers in the United Kingdom have found they can improve the odds of pregnancy by more than a quarter by using automated equipment for growing embryos.

Is Breast-Feeding “Lewd Behavior”? Angry Moms in Georgia Fight Back
After Nirvana Jennette’s pastor compared her breast-feeding her baby in church to stripping, Jennette got fed up. Now, a nurse-in’s scheduled for Monday, and advocates are trying to overhaul Georgia’s public breast-feeding law.

Surrogacy Gone Wild: British Woman Keeps Giving Babies Away
Pregnancy taxes a woman’s body, so you really have to wonder about the motivation behind Jill Hawkins’ desire to keep signing up for surrogate duty.

Doctors: Don’t Push Little Leaguers Too Much
Baseball and softball are some of the safest sports for children to play, but parents and coaches should make sure young players are properly trained and keep from pushing them too hard, according to new guidelines from U.S. pediatricians.

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Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

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Inner-city girls inspired by women’s World Cup
The Anderson Monarchs girls’ soccer team is part of an urban league in south Philadelphia. After leaving his legal practice, Walter Stewart started coaching the girls in 1998.

Balancing books and babies
Rooney is one of about 3.9 million student parents working on their undergraduate degrees in the United States. Nearly half those students are single parents and work full-time jobs, according to a 2011 report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

2 Atlanta educators step down; 176 others also face ultimatum
They were among 178 Atlanta Public Schools employees, including 38 principals, whose jobs are on the line after allegedly being involved in a widespread standardized-test cheating scandal that has caught the attention of federal officials.

Parents Decide To Slow Down On Activities
Parents know the feeling all too well, too many activities and not enough hours in the day. Some families are constantly on the go. But at what cost? CBS 2′s Mary Kay Kleist reports on families making a choice to do less.

Wrong Mothers Breastfeed Babies Switched at Hospital
Two newborn babies were mistakenly given to the wrong mothers who then breastfed them at an Australian hospital, the Herald Sun reported Monday.

C-section rates hit all-time high, study finds
Rates of Cesarean section deliveries in the United States climbed to 34 percent in 2009, hitting an all time high, a new study says. Florida, New Jersey and Texas had the highest rates, while Utah, Wisconsin and Colorado had the lowest of the 19 states included in the study.

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Daily News Roundup

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

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Parents Limit Child to Less Than 10 Foods
One family’s food allergy concern led them to take unusual actions to protect kids.

Breast Feeding May not Protect Moms Against MS Relapse
Hopes that breast-feeding can reduce flare-ups of multiple sclerosis have been dimmed by recent research in Italy.

Helping Kids to Control Asthma; Basic Steps to Keep Children Breathing Easier
Summer can be a dangerous time for children with asthma, as humidity, temperatures, air pollution and pollen counts all rise.

Race to the Top: Standardized Testing for Preschoolers
Valerie Strauss discusses Obama’s Race to the Top plan for schoolchildren in her Washington Post column.

U.S. Teen Births Down, Early Drug Use Up
New statistics from the annual report on America’s children and their well-being point to some good news and bad news when it comes to the health of our kids.

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Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News RoundupBirth-Control Pills Face Safety Review
WASHINGTON—The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it is conducting a safety review of certain types of birth-control pills to see if they increase the risk of blood clots beyond that of other pills. (Wall Street Journal)

Does work interfere with breastfeeding?
The sooner a new mother goes back to work after giving birth, the less likely she is to breastfeed her baby, according to a U.S. study. (Reuters)

SPF15 sun cream ‘not strong enough’
People should use stronger sun cream to protect against cancer, a medical journal has warned. (BBC)

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Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Breastfed children are better behaved
Researchers have found that those who are breastfed for at least four months as babies are 30 per cent less likely to exhibit a range of behavioural problems when they start school. (The Economist)

Why Mothers of Twins May Live Longer
Researchers at the University of Utah report in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B that women who have twins are more likely to live longer, have more children over their lifetime and have offspring closer together, compared with women who had singletons. (TIME)

Study: Five Cups of Coffee a Day Could Prevent Breast Cancer
Drinking coffee could help protect women over 50 from an aggressive form of breast cancer, Swedish scientists said Wednesday. (Fox News)

ADHD Drug Shortages Lead to Hunt for Options
Shortages of drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have sent patients and their families on a hunt for pharmacies with drugs in stock. (Wall Street Journal)

Babies given anti-obesity drugs in the womb
One hundred obese mums-to-be will be given Metformin as part of a three-year study to tackle obesity rates and reduce the number of difficult births. (The Economist)

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Daily News Roundup

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Personality Traits Can Predict From Childhood Predisposition to Alcohol Abuse
Researchers from the Personality and Psychopathology Group at the Universitat Jaume I have found a way to predict future inclinations of a child in their adult life.  This breakthrough will allow the development of more effective programs and prevention campaigns, as it takes into account the psychological characteristics of the most vulnerable people. (Medical News Today)

A Second Language Gives Toddlers an Edge
Bilingual children have been found to have an advantage in attention control when compared to unilingual children.  In a study, 63 toddlers were divided into groups of unilingual and bilingual infants. Bilingual children seemed to prevail on tasks where they were distracted.  This seems to be a result of their experience listening to and using their two languages. (Medical News Today)

Make anti-vaccine parents pay higher premiums

Physician Rahul K. Parikh and others believe that if a parent decides to not vaccinate their child they should have to pay more to health insurance.  He compares this to smokers’ higher premiums and explains how not vaccinating a child puts others at risk, so there should be some kind of deterrent in place.  (CNN)
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