Friday, February 10th, 2012
Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby
A new study finds that the babies of women who had chemotherapy while pregnant aren’t at higher risk for a variety of medical disorders, a sign that the treatment should be safe for the fetus in most instances.
Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Say
The widening achievement gap between affluent and low-income students has received less attention than the divide between white and black students, which has narrowed significantly.
Like Father Like Son? Y Chromosome Linked to Heart Disease
A new study suggests that heart disease risk may be passed from father to son.
Video of Chinese Toddler Sobbing in Snow Sparks Outrage Over Parenting
A video of a toddler crying while running in the snow nearly naked has sparked a firestorm in China, but the boy’s father says the exercise was meant to strengthen his son.
Amid Protesters’ Disruptions, City Board Votes to Close 18 Schools and Truncate 5
A NYC board voted on Thursday night to close 18 schools and eliminate the middle school grades at five others, citing poor performance.
‘Tuba Raids’ Plague Schools in California
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The popularity of banda music, in which the tuba plays a dominant role, is seen by some as the cause of a recent rash of thefts.
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
Chemotherapy Appears Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
Treating pregnant cancer patients with powerful chemotherapy drugs appears not to harm their unborn children, but pre-term delivery to avoid subjecting them to chemotherapy does, according to a study by cancer experts on Tuesday.
What Creates Picky Eaters: Pressure to Eat
Urging kids to chow down can have the opposite effect, study shows.
Maryland Health Officials Propose Banning Crib Bumpers
Maryland health officials on Tuesday proposed a ban on sales of crib bumper pads out of concern that they can cause babies to suffocate — a move that would make that state the first to prohibit sales of the popular infant bedding product.
Number of U.S. Kids on ADHD Meds Keeps Rising
The use of stimulant medications such as Ritalin or Adderall in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is continuing to climb, although at a slower pace than in decades past, a new study finds.
Students’ Knowledge of Civil Rights History Has Deteriorated, Study Finds
Ignorance by American students of the basic history of the civil rights movement has worsened, according to a new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Parents of a Certain Age
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Is there anything wrong with being 53 and pregnant? Exploring child-rearing’s final frontier.