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Friday, January 28th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News RoundupLong and Short of Calcium and Vitamin D
The institute of medicine’s expert committee, which included bone specialists, concluded that most people don’t need supplements of these critical nutrients and warned of serious health risks from the high dose. What you eat and drink, from childhood on, is critical to the amount of calcium in your bones. (New York Times)

Parents: Don’t Fuel Sibling Rivalry
If proper care and attention isn’t dedicated to childhood fuels, rivalry can amount to a much more violent nature in kids. (MSNBC)

Babies know that bigger means better
A new study  suggest infants have a sophisticated understanding of social interactions even before they learn to walk. The study, reported this week in the journal Science, found that babies expect a larger individual will get his or her way in a conflict. To make that prediction, the babies have to understand on some level that individuals have goals, that they can conflict with each other, and that these conflicts have winners and losers. (MSNBC)

Health Law could affect fertility Treatment coverage
Infertility coverage today is generally pretty skimpy. Only about 20 percent of employers cover assisted reproductive therapies such as in vitro fertilization. There is current debate as to whether or not health insurance coverage is necessary for infertility treatments – is it an essential benefit, or is it a life-enhancing benefit? (MSNBC)

Study: No Higher Mental Health Risk After Abortion
Having an abortion does not increase the risk of mental health problems, but having a baby does, one of the largest studies to compare the aftermath of both decisions suggests. Terminating a pregnancy can trigger mental illness and shows postpartum depression to be much more of a factor. (USA Today)

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