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Daily News Roundup

Monday, December 6th, 2010

As bullies go digital, parents play catch upGoody Blog Daily News Roundup
Parents not only have to be informed on what their child is saying online, but also on what others are saying about them.  Cyber bullying is becoming more of a problem and presents challenges beyond the normal responses.  In most cases it is an off campus matter in the eyes of schools, so it is important that parents know the appropriate measures to take.  Most cases have to be handled by the police, if severe enough of an issue.  (MSNBC)

Lithium Batteries Pose Deadly Threat to Kids
More than 35,000 reports of children swallowing button-sized batteries are recorded annually, and 13 cases have been the cause of death.  Although all small objects should be kept out of the reach of children, these batteries should never be left out or unmonitored. (ABC News)

Miscarriage Linked to Broken Hearts
Repeated miscarriages have been linked to individuals who later suffer from high heart attack risk.  The German Cancer Research Center found that women who incur 3 or miscarriages are five times more likely to suffer from heart attacks later in life. (ABC News)

Tocophobia, or Fear of Child Birth, on the Rise
Although there are no records in America, a British analysis showed that 1 in 6 women are overwhelmingly frightened to give birth.  The fear may arise from adolescence or be secondary to a traumatic delivery, and can be a symptom of prenatal depression.  The condition is more commonly linked to women with type-A personalities.  (ABC News)

Labels, dosing devices on kids’ meds called confusing
Researchers found that about half of adults give children the wrong dose of over the counter medicine.  After, looking at the top 200 pediatric over-the-counter medicines sold in the US they found that over a quarter of the products did not include measuring devices, 99 percent had some sort of mismatch between the written dosing directions on the bottle or label and the dosing markings on the measuring device, according to the study. (Paging Dr. Gupta)

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Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Are your kids drinking enough water?One of the best things we can do for our children is to help them develop a love for water, and the only way that is really possible is for them to see their parents having a love for water. If this sounds like an impossible task, start off slow. Start by diluting juices, and work your way up to making fruit infused water, and then hopefully a glass of ice water will begin to feel appealing. It’s not going to happen overnight, but it is possible. [Today Moms]

Dairy Queen, Taco Bell, and KFC among the worst when it comes to nutritionDespite promises from fast-food chains to change the way they market their meals to children, kids now see more ads for fast food than ever, researchers say. [MSNBC]

Kinect and your kids: what works, what won’tWhen I first unpacked the Kinect, the new controller-free motion-capture system for Xbox 360, I thought how awesome it would be to play with my daughter. She’s 2 1/2 (going on 14), so I figured Kinect Sports’ rudimentary bowling and ball kicking would be easy. And it was, when it worked. The sad fact was that though my kid was definitely ready for Kinect, Kinect wasn’t ready for her. [MSNBC]

Fighting bullying with babies - More important, we are beginning to understand how to nurture this biological potential. It seems that it’s not only possible to make people kinder, it’s possible to do it systematically at scale – at least with school children. That’s what one organization based in Toronto called Roots of Empathy has done. [The New York Times]

With love and fear, Alzheimer’s youngest caretakers watch over parents
One Saturday morning, Austin Mobley noticed his mother staring at him blankly.
“Who are you?” Tracy Mobley asked, he recalled.
“Mom, are you joking with me or what?”
“No,” she replied. She was adamant. “Who are you?”
It’s a gnawing fear that one fateful day, the memories of aging parents will fade and they won’t be able to recognize their own children. For Austin, it started early. He was 6. Austin is in an emerging generation of young caretakers of parents who have dementia. [CNN]

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