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Monday, March 11th, 2013
Pet Frogs Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in Kids: CDC
Small water frogs marketed and sold as pets are linked to an outbreak of Salmonella infections from 2008 to 2011, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (via Reuters)
Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection Wanes
Protection against whooping cough starts to weaken a few years after preschool children get their final diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP) shot, a new study confirms. (via Reuters)
Study Recommends: Buckle Up During Pregnancy
Despite some women’s worry that seat belts or air bags could harm a baby in utero in the case of an accident, expectant mothers who are not wearing a seatbelt during a car crash are more likely to lose the pregnancy, according to a U.S. study. (via Reuters)
Guns in Classrooms: South Dakota Governor Signs Law Allowing Teachers to Arm Themselves
Teachers are now allowed to bring guns into the classroom in South Dakota. Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed House Bill 1087 into law Friday, enabling state school boards to “supervise the arming of school employees” or hire security personnel. (via Huffington Post)
How Would Preschool for All Work: Is it All About Play or ABCs?
Not many would take issue with President Obama’s recent call to make high-quality preschool a reality for more U.S. kids. Even before Obama announced his intentions, both Democrats and Republicans had already lined up in their home states to push preschool programs, with more than a dozen states considering bolstering early education. (via TIME)
When Food is Scarce, a Smaller Brain Will Do
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A new study explains how young brains are protected when nutrition is poor. The findings, published on March 7th in Cell Reports, a Cell Press publication, reveal a coping strategy for producing a fully functional, if smaller, brain. The discovery, which was made in larval flies, shows the brain as an incredibly adaptable organ and may have implications for understanding the developing human brain as well, the researchers say. (via Science Daily)
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Thursday, October 13th, 2011
In Tough Economy, Americans Having Fewer Babies
A decline in fertility rates that began in 2008 is closely linked to financial woes that started at the same time, said a new Pew Research Center report issued Wednesday.
What Makes Teachers Come Knocking
Once taboo, home visits are now more common for teachers trying to connect with withdrawn families.
Brain Growth, Not Size, Predicts IQ in Preterm Babies
How fast a baby’s brain grows, rather than how large it is, predicts the child’s mental abilities later in life, a new study of preterm infants suggests.
Parents Up in Arms Against Marijuana-Shaped Candy
A brand of gummy candy is sour-apple flavored and doesn’t contain cannabis, but some parents and activists are outraged over its leaf shape.
Car-Safety Group: Half of Child Booster Seats Pose Risks
Half of children’s car booster seats aren’t good enough to ensure a proper fit with safety belts, a safety group funded by the insurance industry says in a report out Thursday.
Lawmakers Attack US Plan to Limit Food Ads to Kids
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Republican lawmakers Wednesday attacked an Obama administration proposal for limiting food advertising to children even as the team behind the plan offered concessions to food and beverage makers.
Thursday, September 15th, 2011
Global Child Deaths Plunge by 12,000 a Day
The annual number of children who die before they reach age five is shrinking, falling to 7.6 million global deaths in 2010 from more than 12 million in 1990, according to UNICEF and the World Health Organization.
Parents Still Struggle With Proper Child-Seat Use, Study Finds
With National Child Passenger Safety Week approaching, the nonprofit organization Safe Kids USA released on Thursday new research relating to the use of child safety seats.
Average Scores Slip on SAT
Average scores on the SAT fell across the nation this year, with the reading score for the high school class of 2011 falling three points to 497, the lowest on record, according to a report Wednesday by the College Board, which administers the exams.
My Family’s Experiment in Extreme Schooling
What happens when you take three American kids and throw them in a classroom 5,000 miles from home where they can’t speak the language?
Formula Doesn’t Keep Kids from Gaining Weight: Study
Kids who were fed on formula for the first few months of life gained just as much weight up to age ten as those who were exclusively breastfed, according to new research from Germany.
Teen Driving Restrictions Show Mixed Results
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Programs that keep young drivers from taking the wheel at night, or with a car full of teens, may reduce the risk of fatal crashes in some drivers — but increase that risk in others.
Monday, July 18th, 2011
Kids Fare Better in Crashes When Grandparents Driving: Study
Some parents may hesitate to let their children ride in a car driven by grandparents because they believe the grandparent’s driving skills may not be what they once were. But, new research suggests that children are actually safer in auto accidents when a grandparent is at the wheel instead of a parent.
Nearly 200 patients move into pavilion at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
In a delicate transfer process that took more than a year of planning, nearly 200 patients were moved into the new, high-tech, $636-million facility. More than 600 medical staff underwent months of intensive training and preparation, and the hospital set up a command center to monitor the progress of each patient being moved from the old hospital to the adjoining seven-story Marion & John E. Anderson Pavilion.
Younger Kids Respond Better to ‘Lazy Eye’ Treatment
Younger children respond better to treatment for lazy eye (amblyopia) than older children, according to an analysis of previous studies.
In Sierra Leone, New Hope for Children and Pregnant Women
Health care is making enormous strides in Sierra Leone, the latest country in sub-Saharan Africa to waive hospital fees, particularly for children and pregnant women.
Heavy teens need more health talks: study
Pediatricians often miss important opportunities to talk about nutrition, exercise, and emotional issues with overweight teens, suggests new research from California.
Sharing mom’s bed won’t harm kids’ social skills
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There is no need to worry about harming your toddler’s intellectual or social development if bed-sharing works for your family, researchers say.