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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

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Fewer Children for Women After Ectopic Pregnancy
Women whose first pregnancy is ectopic have fewer children and are at increased risk for another ectopic pregnancy, a new study says. (via HealthDay News)

Children With Autism Can Identify Misbehavior But Have Trouble Putting it in Words
New brain imaging studies show that children with autism may recognize socially inappropriate behavior, but have difficulty using spoken language to explain why the behavior is considered inappropriate. (via ScienceDaily)

Florida School Officials Defend Racial and Ethnic Learning Goals
When the Florida Board of Education voted this month to set different goals for student achievement in reading and math by race and ethnicity, among other guidelines, the move was widely criticized as discriminatory and harmful to blacks and Hispanics. But the state intends to stand by its new strategic plan. (via New York Times)

Prolonged Formula Feeding, Delay in Solid Foods Associated with Increased Risk for Leukemia
Results of one study indicate that the risk for developing pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia increased the longer a baby was fed formula and the longer solid foods were delayed. (via ScienceDaily)

Some Parents Misunderstand Kids’ Cancer Studies
Children with incurable cancer can take part in early trials of a new drug’s safety, but many parents may misunderstand the goals of those studies, new research finds. (via Reuters)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

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Three Ohio Cities Deemed Best in U.S. for Working Moms
Women seeking the best place to work and raise children in the United States may want to head to Ohio, where three of its cities have been voted among the 10 best for working mothers. (via Reuters)

Cancer Patient Gives Birth to Quadruplets
A 24-year-old Colorado woman who is diagnosed with thyroid cancer gave birth to quadruplets. (via CNN)

Drugmakers Tackle Health Crisis of Child Sex Abuse
Leading drugmakers will help set up psychological centers for victims of child sex abuse in an effort to counter the long-term health problems suffered by victims. (via Reuters)

Parent-Clinician Communication About Children’s Drug Reactions Needs Improvement, Study Finds
Many parents are dissatisfied with communication regarding adverse drug reactions experienced by their child, and the implications of such reactions for the child’s future use of medicines, according to a new study. (via Science Daily)

More Strokes Occurring in Younger Age Groups
More young and middle-aged adults are having strokes, a new study suggests. (via MyHealthNewsDaily)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

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The First Drug that Could Ease Social Withdrawal in Autism
An experimental drug that helps people with Fragile X syndrome showed promising results for a treatment for autism. (via Time)

Weight and Taste Sensitivity Are Linked, New Study Says
Obese children have less sensitive taste buds than kids of normal weight, and that may drive them to eat more. (via ABC News)

Study Finds Concerning Levels of Arsenic in Rice
After testing more than 200 samples of rice products, researchers found measurable amounts of arsenic in almost every single one. (via CBS News)

Cancers on the Rise in Pregnant Women
The number of pregnant women diagnosed with cancer has increased over the past few decades, likely due to the older age of expectant mothers and better detection methods. (via Reuters)

Report: Kids Should Only Eat Tuna Once a Month
New research suggests that kids should only eat light tuna once or twice a month to keep their mercury intake at a safe level. (via CNN)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, August 13th, 2012

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Just Wait Until Your Mother Gets Home: Dads Are Taking Over as Full-Time Parents
In the last decade, the number of men who have left the work force entirely to raise children has more than doubled, according to recent United States census data. (via New York Times)

Surviving Sepsis: New Device Speeds ID of Dangerous Bacteria
A new test could mean early detection of this rapid-spreading bloodstream infection. (via NBC)

Danica McKeller’s 5 Tips to Conquer Math Phobia, For Your Kids’ Sake
Practice these strategies to help kids to grow up to love math, not fear it. (via MSNBC)

Study: Junk Food Laws May Help Curb Kids’ Obesity
Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off. (via Associated Press)

Study: Can Daily Aspirin Help Ward Off Cancer?
Taking aspirin daily may help protect against cancer but the effect seems weaker than previously thought, according to a U.S. study that included a decade’s worth of data from more than 100,000 people. (via Reuters)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

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Some Schools Add Days to Academic Year to Increase Learning Time
According to the National Center on Time and Learning, a nonprofit research group in Boston, about 170 schools — more than 140 of them charter schools — across the country have extended their calendars in recent years to 190 days or longer. (via NY Times)

Teens Who Don’t Have Sex Still at Risk for HPV
A new study conducted in Cincinnati, which involved teen girls and young women, found that 11.6 percent of those who had never had sexual intercourse were infected with at least one strain of HPV. (via NBC News)

Honey May Ease Nighttime Coughing in Kids
A spoonful of honey before bed may help little kids with a cough – and their parents – sleep through the night, a new study suggests. Parents also reported that after giving honey to kids, their coughing was less frequent and less severe. (via Reuters)

Hospital Brings 3,000 Cats to Cancer Patient
When 16-year-old cancer patient, Maga Barzallo said the thing she missed most was her cat Merry, Seattle Children’s asked Facebook fans to send in pictures of their favorite pets – and received 3,000 photos in response. The hospital staff then combined the cat photos with purring sounds to create a slideshow for the teenager. (via CNN)

Urine Test May Predict Women’s Bone Risk
Researchers report that levels of a substance called cross-linked N-telopeptide of Type 1 collagen, or NTX, which is released into the urine when bones weaken, can predict the risk for future fracture in premenopausal, asymptomatic women. (via NY Times)

Can Telling the Truth Make You Healthier?
Telling a few white lies may seem harmless, but a new study suggests that you might improve your mental and physical health if you cut down on the fibs you tell. (via TIME)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

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Later Pregnancy, Lower Risk of a Cancer
The older a woman is when she gives birth, the lower her risk for endometrial cancer, a new study reports. The researchers found that women who had their last babies after age 40 had a 44 percent reduced risk of endometrial cancer, compared with women who had their babies before age 25. (via NY Times)

Devices Don’t Work to Save Kids in Hot Cars
Special seats and other devices designed to help prevent parents from accidentally leaving babies and toddlers behind in cars don’t work, a team of experts said on Monday. They said parents shouldn’t rely on them to keep children safe. Their review of 18 commercial devices, including systems integrated into a car, shows none works well enough to rely on. (via NBC News)

Blood Donations Lowest in 15 Years, Red Cross Says
A perfect storm of events has driven blood donations to the lowest in 15 years, a shortfall so extreme that some patients may have to cancel elective surgery, medical officials say. The American Red Cross fell 50,000 units short of its needs in June and will likely fall short again in July, it said. (via NBC News)

Parents Can Increase Children’s Activity by Increasing Their Own
Parents concerned about their children’s slothful ways can do something about it, according to research at National Jewish Health. They can increase their own activity. When parents increase their daily activity, as measured by a pedometer, their children increase theirs as well. (via Science Daily)

New Ways to Fight-Off Youth Anxiety and Depression
Approximately 8 to 22 percent of children suffer from anxiety, often combined with other conditions such as depression. However, most existing therapies are not designed to treat coexisting psychological problems and are therefore not very successful in helping children with complex emotional issues. (via Science Daily)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

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Survival Rates for Premies Are Better Than Previously Reported
Premature babies are more likely to survive when they are born in high-level neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) than in hospitals without such facilities. Pediatric researchers who analyzed more than 1.3 million premature births over a 10-year span found that the survival benefits applied not only to extremely preterm babies, but also to moderately preterm newborns. (via Science Daily)

Severely Obese Babies: Hearts Already in Danger
Heart disease is normally associated with middle age, but the early warning signs were detected in children between the ages of two and 12. Two-thirds of the 307 children studied had a least one early symptom such as high blood pressure. (via BBC)

Social Deprivation Has a Measurable Effect On Brain Growth
Severe psychological and physical neglect produces measurable changes in children’s brains, finds a study led by Boston Children’s Hospital. But the study also suggests that positive interventions can partially reverse these changes. (via Science Daily)

After 30 Years, Unintended Birth Rate Still Almost 40 Percent
About 37 percent of births in the United States are the result of unintended pregnancies, a proportion that has remained fairly steady since 1982, according to new research from the National Center for Health Statistics, a branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (via ABC)

Childhood Obesity Linked to Cancer Risk
According to the American Heart Association, one in three children and teenagers are now considered overweight or obese. There is a growing recognition of health problems associated with extra pounds, including the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and joint and muscle pain. (via Science Daily)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

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Shipments From Abroad to Help Ease Shortage of Two Cancer Drugs
Dire shortages of two critical cancer drugs — shortfalls that have threatened the lives and care of thousands of patients — should be resolved within weeks, federal drug officials said.

Moms with Migraines Twice as Likely to Have Baby with Colic
When babies with colic cry – sometimes for weeks at a time – Mom and Dad might get headaches. But according to a new study, a mother’s headache may be causing her baby’s colic in the first place.

Exercise in Pregnancy Safe for Baby, Study Finds
Exercising at moderate or — for very active women — even high intensity during pregnancy won’t hurt your baby’s health, a new study finds.

Movies Influence Teen Alcohol Consumption More than Parents, Study Finds
Major exposure to scenes of alcohol consumption in movies is a bigger risk for teen drinking than having parents who drink or if booze is easily available at home, says a new study.

Authorities Say Children Tied to Bed in Texas Home
The eight children confined in a small, dark bedroom with a piece of plywood over the window included two 2-year-olds tied to a bed and a 5-year-old girl “in a restraint on a filthy mattress,” the child welfare worker who discovered them said in a court document.

Parents Sentenced Over Kids’ Drowning During Camping Trip
The parents of two Ohio youngsters who drowned during a family camping trip have been sentenced to 12 years in prison for not better protecting their children from harm, The Columbus Dispatch reports.

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