Thursday, February 14th, 2013
Obama Early Education Plan To Be Detailed In Georgia Speech
President Barack Obama is traveling to Georgia today to press a plan he announced in his State of the Union address to dramatically expand preschool. The plan would include smaller class sizes, better-paid teachers, and exams for 4-year-olds. (via Huffington Post)
Girl Who Lost 90% of Skin After Allergic Reaction to Children’s Motrin Wins $63M Verdict
Samantha Reckis, who was only 7 when she took Children’s Motrin for a fever and subsequently went blind and suffering a horrifying allergic reaction, has won $63 million in compensation from Johnson & Johnson. (via NY Daily News)
Older Fathers Can Be Better Dads the 2nd Time Around
At 60, Arthur Schwartz sees many of his college friends talking about retirement and grandchildren, but he is energetically immersed in the busy lives of his two young daughters, aged 9 and 7. (via Yahoo News)
Do Good Grades Spread Like Measles?
Students surrounded by friends who earn better grades than they do tend to see their own grades rise over the next year, according to a new study. (via Live Science)
Study: Praise Children For What They Do, Not Who They Are
Toddlers develop a greater preparedness for future challenges when their parents celebrate their efforts instead of their innate qualities. (via The Atlantic)
More U.S. Women Using the “Morning-After” Pill: Report
More U.S. women are taking the “morning-after” pill, but generally just once, according to the government’s first report on how the emergency contraception drug has been used since regulators eased access to it in 2006. (via Reuters)
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Monday, May 3rd, 2010
You may have heard that several over-the-counter cold and allergy medicines are being recalled. This includes the infants’ and/or children’s formulations of major brands like Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl. This is what you need to know:
1. This is a voluntary recall, which means that the manufacturer (McNeil Consumer Healthcare) is not responding to a particular medical incident.
2. Even so, don’t use any of these drugs if you have them. The issue at hand is that some batches contain too-high levels of the active ingredient; others may have inactive ingredients that haven’t passed internal testing; and others may contain tiny particles.
3. McNeil has a user-friendly web site, complete with product photos, that makes it easy for you to determine whether your products are affected. Go here, click on the brand name of the product you’ve got, and enter its NDC code. (It’s located on the label above the brand name—in the image above, you can see it all the way at the top right corner of the box, above the word “Concentrated.”) You’ll find out immediately whether that particular product is recalled and what to do if it is.
4. You can also call McNeil’s consumer hotline at 888-222-6036. The hotline is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Naturally, the company is warning everyone to expect a wait.