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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
Bullying by Childhood Peers Leaves a Trace That Can Change the Expression of a Gene Linked to Mood
A recent study by a researcher at the Centre for Studies on Human Stress (CSHS) at the Hôpital Louis-H. Lafontaine and professor at the Université de Montréal suggests that bullying by peers changes the structure surrounding a gene involved in regulating mood, making victims more vulnerable to mental health problems as they age. (via ScienceDaily)
School Officials Look Again at Security Measures Once Dismissed
Now, in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, school officials across the nation are reviewing security protocols, including lockdown drills and building entry procedures, but also whether to hire more armed guards. (via New York Times)
Global Rates of Infertility Remain Unchanged Over Past 2 Decades
In 2010, almost 50 million couples worldwide were unable to have a child after five years of trying. Infertility rates have hardly changed over the past 20 years, according to a study by international researchers published in this week’s PLOS Medicine. (via ScienceDaily)
Muscle-Loss Study Sheds New Light On Ways to Prevent Muscle Loss, Obesity and Diabetes
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A research study from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has yielded important breakthroughs on how the body loses muscle, paving the way for new treatments for aging, obesity and diabetes. (via ScienceDaily)
Monday, December 3rd, 2012
Class Time Increases In 5 States In Effort To Improve U.S. Public Education
Five states were to announce Monday that they will add at least 300 hours of learning time to the calendar in some schools starting in 2013. Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee will take part in the initiative, which is intended to boost student achievement and make U.S. schools more competitive on a global level. (via Huffington Post)
‘Asperger’s Disorder’ Being Dropped from Psychiatrists’ Diagnostic Guide
The now familiar term “Asperger’s disorder” is being dropped. And abnormally bad and frequent temper tantrums will be given a scientific-sounding diagnosis called DMDD. But “dyslexia” and other learning disorders remain. (via NBC)
Scientists Find ‘Bully’ Genes in Common Childhood Tumor
In a genome sequencing study of 74 neuroblastoma tumors in children, scientists found that patients with changes in two genes, ARID1A and ARID1B, survive only a quarter as long as patients without the changes. The discovery could eventually lead to early identification of patients with aggressive neuroblastomas who may need additional treatments. (via ScienceDaily)
Teens may buy less tobacco when displays are hidden
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A new study conducted using a virtual reality game suggests teens may be less likely to try to buy cigarettes at convenience stories if they aren’t sold in plain sight behind the counter. (via Reuters)
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Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
Kids’ Risk of Whopping Cough Rises After Final Shot
Children’s risk of contracting whooping cough increases over the years following their final scheduled vaccination, a new study says. (via NBC)
Being Bullied Can Cause Trauma Symptoms
Problems caused by bullying do not necessarily cease when the abuse stops. Recent research shows that victims may need long-term support. (via ScienceDaily)
One Child Mothers With Pre-Eclampsia at Higher Risk of Heart Problems
Women who develop pre-eclampsia during their first pregnancy (known as preterm pre-eclampsia) — and who don’t go on to have any more children — are at greater risk of dying from heart disease in later life than women who have subsequent children. (via ScienceDaily)
Researchers Study Cry Acoustics to Determine Risk for Autism
Understanding the importance of early diagnosis, researchers have been studying the cry acoustics of 6-month-old infants. (via ScienceDaily)
Legislation Proposed To Help Pregnant Women Working In NYC
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The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would require employers to provide what the bill calls “reasonable accommodations” to pregnant employees whose health care providers say they are necessary, unless they would be an undue hardship on the employer. (via CBS New York)
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Thursday, October 11th, 2012
In case you didn’t already know, October is National Bullying Awareness month – a time dedicated to increasing bullying prevention and decreasing the amount of bullying-related suicides. In support of the cause, beauty company Soap & Glory has teamed up with Stomp Out Bullying (the leading anti-bullying program in the U.S.) to create the Proud Mouth Campaign. The new campaign encourages everyone to not only respect, but also celebrate others’ similarities and differences by being cautious of their words and actions.
Over the next year, Soap & Glory will donate $1 from every sale of Baby Doll Sexy Mother Pucker plumping gloss ($15; sephora.com) to help fund the Stomp Out Bullying Helpchat, a live and confidential chat line available for 13 to 24-year-olds facing bullying issues. Every purchase gets this team closer to reaching its $25,000 goal—and making kids feel a whole lot safer.
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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
Pacifiers May Have Emotional Consequences for Boys
Pacifiers may stunt the emotional development of baby boys by robbing them of the opportunity to try on facial expressions during infancy. (via Science Daily)
‘SimplyThick’ a Risk to All Infants, FDA Cautions
A product used to help infants with difficulty swallowing could increase their risk of developing a life-threatening illness, the Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday. (via CNN)
Longer Exercise Provides Added Benefit to Children’s Health
Twenty minutes of daily, vigorous physical activity over just three months can reduce a child’s risk of diabetes as well as his total body fat — including dangerous, deep abdominal fat — but 40 minutes works even better, researchers report. (via Science Daily)
Study Shows Almost Half of Children with Autism Victimized by Bullies
A recent study shows that children with autism are more than four times as likely to be the victims of bullying than their typically developing siblings. (via The Washington Post)
Teens Follow Parents Example in Texting and Driving
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According to a recent study, 78% of teens have seen their parents text and drive. (via TODAY)
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Monday, May 7th, 2012
Argentine ‘Miracle Baby’ Tiny but Stable a Month On
An Argentine baby who was mistakenly declared dead and whose parents found her breathing in the morgue 12 hours later has survived her first month of life, weighing in at just under 1 kilo (2.2 pounds).
Birth Defect Risk Rises With Some Fertility Treatments
Test-tube babies have higher rates of birth defects, and doctors have long wondered: Is it because of certain fertility treatments or infertility itself? A large new study from Australia suggests both may play a role.
Second Trimester May Be Key for Regulating Weight Gain During Pregnancy
Overweight or obese women who gained an excessive amount of weight during the second trimester had a greater than 90 percent chance of gaining too much weight by the end of pregnancy, the study found.
Indiana Mom Sends Son to School With Stun Gun to Confront Bullies
An Indiana mother who sent her gay son to school with a stun gun after administrators apparently didn’t do enough to stop the bullying against him said she would do it again — even though the teen now faces expulsion.
All-Girl Classes Can Help in Math, Sciences
A Georgetown University study says 8 million jobs will be open in the math, science and technology fields by 2018. But the next generation of American workers will be unprepared, especially girls.
Parents Aren’t Destined to Be Unhappy
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Findings from two new studies suggest parents today may indeed be happier than non-parents, and though parental happiness levels do drop, they don’t dip below the levels they were before having children.
Friday, April 27th, 2012
Lawyer: Autistic Boy’s Teacher Didn’t Call Him ‘Bastard’
The former teacher of an autistic boy allegedly mistreated by staff at a New Jersey school did not call him “a bastard” or make other harsh comments that were secretly recorded by the child’s father, her lawyer said in a statement.
Mexican Woman Pregnant With Nine Babies, Report Says
A Mexican woman is pregnant with nine babies – six girls and three boys – the country’s main broadcaster Televisa reported on Thursday night.
Missing Children in U.S. Nearly Always Make it Home Alive
Anxiety over two cases of missing children in the news this week – New York’s Etan Patz and Arizona’s Isabel Mercedes Celis – masks an encouraging development in the search for U.S. boys and girls who disappear: More than 99 percent now return home alive.
Can Addictive Behaviors Be Predicted in Preschool?
Children’s behavior at age 3 offers some surprising clues about their risk of developing addictive behaviors like problem gambling or drug misuse in their 30s, according to data from an ongoing study of nearly 1,000 people in New Zealand.
Colicky Babies May Be Having Early Migraines
Frequent, unexplained crying in infants, known as colic, may be an early sign of migraine headaches, a new study suggests.
Bullied Children at Greater Risk for Self-Harm
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Children who are bullied are three times more likely than others to self-harm by the time they are 12 years old, according to a new study.
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
Fertility Drugs More than Double Childhood Cancer Risk, Scientists Say
Children born to women who took fertility drugs are more than twice as likely to develop leukemia, French scientists announced Tuesday.
N.J. Father Catches Teacher Abusing Autistic Son
When Stuart Chaifetz, a father in Cherry Hill, N.J., was told his autistic son was acting uncharacteristically violent at school, he sent him to class wearing a hidden recording device that caught a teacher on tape bullying students.
Report: ‘Octomom’ Home Photos Spark Childhood Services Probe
Photographs leaked to TMZ by the former hairdresser of “Octomom” Nadya Suleman purport to show the mother of 14 and her children living in “squalor.”
How Bullying and Abuse May Age Children Prematurely
A hard life can age you, literally, researchers say. In fact, children who are exposed to violence at a young age show changes in their DNA equivalent to several years of premature aging.
A Child’s Helping Hand on Portions
After being bullied about his weight for years, Marshall Reid, a sixth grader from Sanford, N.C., decided to diet, and chronicled his efforts in a book, “Portion Size Me: a Kid-Driven Plan to a Healthy Family.”
When Water Breaks, Does Labor Need to Be Induced?
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Pregnant women have long been told that when their water breaks, they should be ready to deliver the baby within 24 hours to avoid infection. But a small new study suggests labor may not always need to be induced.