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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

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

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Teen Pregnancy, Abortion Rates at Record Low
Birth and abortion rates among U.S. teens fell to record lows in 2008 as increased use of contraceptives sent the overall teen pregnancy rate to its lowest level since at least 1972, a study showed on Wednesday.

Babies Fed on Solid Foods Less Likely to Be Obese, Study Finds
Pureed baby food is more likely to make children obese than solid finger foods, British researchers claimed.

Aide Accused of Taping Sexual Acts With Students
The aide, Taleek Brooks, 40, may have made the videos of sexual acts with students inside Public School 243, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, law enforcement officials said.

Frequent Childhood Moves Tied to Health, Drug Problems
Children whose families move around a lot may be at increased risk for psychological problems and substance use later in life, according to a new study.

Mom Blogger Susan Niebur Loses Battle with Cancer
The world has lost another mommy soldier in the breast cancer wars. Susan Niebur, mom of two who blogged about her 5-year battle with the disease on Toddler Planet, died this week.

Are Depressed Kids Bully Magnets?
A new study, published this week in the journal “Child Development,” provides some of the strongest evidence to date for a third theory: Kids who cry easily, express negative emotions, and show other signs of depression ultimately suffer socially because they are shunned by their peers and attract the attention of bullies.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

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School Linked to Abuse Claims Will Replace Entire Faculty
The Los Angeles Unified School District announced the move to parents after two teachers at Miramonte Elementary School were arrested last week on accusations of sexual abuse.

Junk Foods Still Plentiful at Elementary Schools
Junk food remains plentiful at the nation’s elementary schools despite widespread efforts to curb childhood obesity, a new study suggests.

Spanking Linked to More Aggression in Kids
Spanking or slapping your child has long-term, harmful effects on their development, according to a new review of 20 years of research.

Va. Couple Charged Over Kids’ Excessive School Tardiness
A Virginia couple will go on trial in March on a misdemeanor charge over their children’s excessive tardiness at elementary school, the Loudoun Times reports.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, January 9th, 2012

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35% of Child Sex Abuse Caused by Minors
Recent high-profile cases of child sex abuse have roused national revulsion against the adults who perpetrated them. Rarely mentioned is the sobering statistic that more than one-third of the sexual abuse of America’s children is committed by other minors.

Experts Say Current Lead Poisoning Levels Are Set Too High
Lead poisoning continues to be a serious health problem for young children, especially those living in cities, so a government committee is recommending that the definition of lead poisoning be changed, to include even lower levels of exposure to the toxic chemical.

NY Schools Warned Free Breakfasts May Lead to Obesity
A top New York City Department of Health official has criticized a free breakfast program in city schools, saying it makes poor kids fat.

Post Analysis: Blacks Much More Likely to Get Suspended from D.C. Area Schools
Data suggest African American students are two to five times more likely to get suspended or expelled as their white peers and that the gap exists across the region’s urban, suburban and rural school districts.

Some Babies’ Sleep Problems May Last Through the Toddler Years
Some children who have sleep problems in infancy might still have trouble sleeping when they’re older, a study finds.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Security Prevented Man from Visiting His Twins at Hospital, He Claims
The arrival of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s newborn daughter at a Manhattan hospital has inconvenienced a man who says the couple’s security team has prevented him from visiting his two prematurely-born twin girls.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

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Parents’ New Toy Debate: Buy or Rent?
Spending money on toys that may only momentarily capture their interest is a definite gamble, however parents can now turn to toy rental services, to keep their kids, and wallets happy.

Parents to Boomerang Kids: Your Allowance or My Retirement?
Research conducted last spring on behalf of the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) found that 42% of U.S adults aged 18-39 who were not students were receiving or had received financial help from their parents.

Memphis YMCA Head ‘Gut-Punched’ by Child Sex Abuse Claims Against Ex-coach
The leader of a Memphis-based YMCA group said he felt “gut-punched” by a televised report in which two men alleged a former coach with that organization had sexually abused them as boys.

Baby Lisa Look-a-Like Draws Attention
Since the disappearance of a baby girl in nearby Missouri, a Kansas mother says she has been asked to prove the identity of her child.

The Joy of Feeding, Without All the Parental Angst
Scientists do know that the number of obese children has been on the increase. But not the proportion of those under age 2 whose weight-for-length curve is at the 95th percentile or above — that has held pretty steady since 1999.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

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Penn State Scandal: How Parents Can Talk to Kids About Sex Abuse
As Penn State reels from a sex-abuse scandal that led Wednesday to the ousters of Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in major college football, and university president Graham Spanier, parents are left wondering whom to trust.

Programming for Children, Minus Cryptic Syntax
Adults have developed easy-to-understand programming tools to encourage children to create and collaborate on computers.

Online Program Doesn’t Help Kids Stay Slim
A series of interactive computer exercises designed to encourage healthy eating and physical activity didn’t keep middle schoolers in the Netherlands from gaining extra weight, according to a new study.

To Deter Risky UV Exposure, Appeal to Teens’ Vanity
The most effective method for reaching this demographic was using booklets, photographs and videos showing how the sun ages and damages skin.

Gov’t Issues Warning About High-Powered Magnets and Risk to Children
The government on Thursday warned about a growing problem with powerful ball-bearing magnets, such as those used in desktop toys for adults, and the risk they can pose to children.

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Daily News Roundup

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

New Gene for Childhood Cancer Neuroblastoma Is Discovered
Pediatric cancer researchers have identified variations in a gene as important contributors to neuroblastoma, the most common solid cancer of early childhood. The study team, led by researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, found that common variants in the LMO1 gene increase the risk of developing an aggressive form of neuroblastoma, and also mark the gene for continuing to drive the cancer’s progression once it forms. [Science Daily]

Philadelphia No. 1 in Rate of Children Who Smoke
Eighty percent of stores that sell cigarettes are located within 1,000 feet of a school. Kids who try to buy tobacco succeed 20 percent of the time. Merchants who sell illegally to people under 18 are mailed a $100 ticket for the first, second, or even seventh violation. The result, officials say, is the highest youth-smoking rate among comparable big cities – a statistic that City Council is expected to attack Thursday by raising the fine for underage sales to $250 and streamlining the process to temporarily shutter businesses after three violations. [The Philadelphia Inquirer]

Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Stalls in House
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act stalled in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Opponents of the bill added a requirement that child care workers submit to background checks. It seems a reasonable enough demand – screening child care workers is important to ensure the safety of children, although I thought background checks on child care workers were routine these days – except that this last minute addition has nothing to do with feeding hungry schoolchildren. [Eat Drink Better]

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