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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

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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