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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

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Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Effectiveness too Fast
As the U.S. Faces its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers are reporting that its vaccine dramatically weakens when a child gets the last round of shots at age 6. (via Wall Street Journal)

Medical Errors More Common if Children Have Chronic Illness
Research shows that 5% of children who are hospitalized with chronic health problems were affected by a medical error. (via Reuters)

All Large U.S. Cities Now Add Fluoride to Water
Portland, Ore. was the last large U.S. City to add fluoride to its water on Wednesday. Opponents believe public fluoridation is unsafe, but many dental experts say it is useful in fighting cavities. (via NBC News)

Child Survival Rates Making Rapid Progress
The United Nations Children’s Fund reported that child mortality has been brought down from 12 million in 1990 to 6.9 million in 2011. (via Reuters)

Low Doses of Inhaled Drugs Relieve Pain During Labor
Researchers report that low doses of nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas” can relieve pain during labor according to a new review of evidence. (via Reuters)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Plunge in Child Mortality Leaves UN Unsatisfied
Child mortality has decreased rapidly over 20 years, though not fast enough to reach the United Nations goal of lessening deaths of children under age 5 by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015, according to U.N. researchers. (via Fox News)

Study: More Hispanic Children with Autism Remain Undiagnosed
UC Davis MIND Institute released this week the largest study to date comparing the development of Hispanic and non-Hispanic children and found a higher percentage of Hispanic children often have undiagnosed developmental delays, or autism. (via NBC)

Transgender Dad Pushes for Right to Lead Breast-Feeding Group
A transgender man who gave birth to his first child last year is so grateful to La Leche League for helping him breast-feed that he hoped to become a group leader. But the stay-at-home dad was told that according to their policy only “a mother who has breast-fed a baby” is allowed to become a La Leche League leader. (via Today)

Study: Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Still A Global Threat
A recent international study found alarmingly high levels drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB) in a number of countries. (via Time)

Severe Diet Doesn’t Prolong Life—At Least in Monkeys
The results of this major, long-awaited study, which began in 1987, are finally in. The hope was that if the monkeys lived longer, healthier lives by eating a lot less, then maybe people, their evolutionary cousins, would, too. (via MSNBC)

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