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Monday, February 6th, 2012
Study: Child Abuse Bigger Threat than SIDS
Nearly 4,600 U.S. children were hospitalized with broken bones, traumatic brain injury and other serious damage caused by physical abuse in 2006, according to a new report.
CDC: 1 in 5 Kids Exposed to Secondhand Smoke in Cars
In the first national estimate of its kind, a report from government researchers says more than 1 in 5 high school students and middle schoolers ride in cars while others are smoking.
Woman Alleges Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination
Amy Zvovushe records conversation with human resources about resigning.
Susan Powell’s Slain Sons Were ‘Beginning to Verbalize,’ Lawyer Says
Authorities say the husband of a missing Utah woman intentionally set his home on fire Sunday, killing him and his two young sons shortly after the boys were brought to the home by a social worker for a supervised visit.
Children’s Bed-Wetting May Be Caused By Constipation
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Some children who wet their bed might be suffering from constipation, a new study finds.
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
Few Parents Recall Doctor Saying Child Overweight
Pediatricians are supposed to track if youngsters are putting on too many pounds — but a new study found less than a quarter of parents of overweight children recall the doctor ever saying there was a problem.
Study Finds How Child Abuse Changes the Brain
Children exposed to family violence show the same pattern of activity in their brains as soldiers exposed to combat, scientists said on Monday.
Flu Vaccination Rates Up, Especially Among Kids
Some 36.7% of children aged 6 months to 17 years had received a flu shot as of early November, an increase of 6.1 percentage points from the same time last year, according to a survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
New Bill Alerts Parents to Teen Driving Habits
A new bill is headed to Florida’s house and senate aiming to increase safety by keeping parents in the know.
Teeth-Grinding Could Signal Sleep Problems
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Sleep-related bruxism is the official term for grinding your teeth during sleep. It occurs in approximately 14% to 17% of children, although these rates decrease with age.
Friday, November 18th, 2011
Molester Helped Cast Child Actors
News that a registered sex offender worked under another name raises questions for studios and police.
Report Shows Decline in Teen Births, Prematurity, C-Sections
Rates of teen births, premature deliveries and cesareans all are going down, a new report says.
Johnson & Johnson Starts Removing Toxins from Baby Products
Amid pressure from activists, Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday that it is continuing efforts to remove two harmful chemicals from its iconic baby shampoo and other baby products in the U.S.
To Get Your Kids Ahead in Life, Get a College Degree
Researchers from the Russell Sage Foundation and the Pew Economic Mobility Project have found that American kids are much more likely to succeed if their parents are more educated.
Mom: Bullying Drove My 10-Year-0ld Girl to Suicide
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Stacy Conner, the mother of 10-year-old Ashlynn, says she complained to the principal at her daughter’s school about the torment and bullying Ashlynn suffered before taking her own life.
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
Public Schools Face the Rising Costs of Serving Lunch
The federal government is making school meals more nutritious this year, but also more expensive.
Risks Seen for Children of Illegal Immigrants
Children whose parents are illegal immigrants or who lack legal status themselves face “uniformly negative” effects on their social development from early childhood until they become adults, according to a study by four researchers published Wednesday in the Harvard Educational Review.
Abuse-Related Head Injuries in Kids Rose during Recession
Rates of abusive head trauma in children under age 5 rose during the last recession, suggesting that economic woes may have led parents to lash out against their kids, researchers reported Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
Preemies May Face Higher Death Rates as Adults
Health problems are common among premature babies, who are more likely to die than their full-term peers during the first few years of life — and they may also face slightly increased death rates as young adults, a study said.
Woman Delivers Twins from Two Uteruses
A Florida woman gave birth to twins, Natalie and Nathan Barbosa, Sept. 15, but the newborns were born from their mother’s two uteruses, according to ABC affiliate WFTS.
World’s Biggest Sperm Bank Turning Away Redheads
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Redheads are being turned away from the largest sperm bank in the world — because not enough people want children with red hair.
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Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
Should parents lose custody of super obese kids?
A provocative commentary in one of the nation’s most distinguished medical journals argues yes, and its authors are joining a quiet chorus of advocates who say the government should be allowed to intervene in extreme cases.
Missing Boy’s Remains Found, Police Say
The search for a missing 8-year-old Brooklyn boy ended early on Wednesday when investigators discovered what they believed to be his dismembered remains in a third-floor attic refrigerator of a Brooklyn man and in a trash bin on a street, the police said.
New rules for nannies
Some daycare centers in Colorado say the state’s being a tough baby-sitter with new, proposed regulations.
Marriage Problems for Parents, Sleep Problems for Baby
A recent study indicates that strength of your marriage can have an effect on your baby’s sleep.
NH lawmakers to file Caylee bill
New Hampshire lawmakers are planning on filing legislation named after toddler Caylee Anthony that would make it a crime to fail to report a child’s disappearance.
GAO: U.S. child abuse death data flawed
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America used flawed methods to tally and analyze the deaths of children who have been maltreated, and the latest annual estimate of 1,770 such fatalities is likely too low, the Government Accountability Office says in a new report to Congress.