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Daily News Roundup

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Encouraging Results For Rocking The Cradle After 45
Career women who put babies on hold until after 40, or even 45, will be reassured by new research from Tel Aviv University. Even though there are associated risks for babies when postponing child-bearing, the neonates can overcome them, says Prof. Yariv Yogev of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine and the Hospital for Women at Rabin Medical Center. (Medical News Today)

International Law Permits Abusive Fathers Custody Of Children
A new survey of court cases against battered women living abroad shows that when the women left their abusive partners and returned with their children to the United States, half of the time, U.S. courts sent the children back, usually to their fathers. (Medical News Today)

Word Learning In Tots Accelerated By Exposure To More Diverse Objects
Two toddlers are learning the word “cup.” One sees three nearly identical cups; the other sees a tea cup, a sippy cup and a Styrofoam cup. Chances are, the second child will have a better sense of what a cup is and — according to a new University of Iowa study — may even have an advantage as he learns new words.  (Medical News Today)

Parents’ Influence on Children’s Eating Habits Is Limited

As primary caregivers, parents are often believed to have a strong influence on children’s eating behaviors. However, previous findings on parent-child resemblance in dietary intakes are mixed. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reviewed and assessed the degree of association and similarity between children’s and their parents’ dietary intake based on worldwide studies published since 1980. (Science Daily)
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Daily News Roundup

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Goody Blog Daily News RoundupNew Approach Finds Success In Teaching Youth With Autism
As the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders continues to increase, the one thing that won’t change is the need for those children to develop social skills. Statistics show that if these students are able to communicate effectively, they can achieve success in the classroom, and later, in the workplace. In addition to the challenges facing each individual student, educators find themselves facing dwindling resources. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri are developing an effective social competence curriculum, with a virtual classroom component, that could help educators meet the demand of this growing population. (Medical News Today)

U.S. Premature Birth Rate Declines After Decades Of Increases
After a 30-year climb, the U.S. premature birth rate dropped for the second year in a row from 12.8% in 2006 to 12.3% in 2008, according to a March of Dimes analysis of the latest available data, USA Today reports. The rate of infants born prematurely — before 37 weeks’ gestation — was 9.4% in 1981. The recent decline occurred in 40 states and the District of Columbia. (Medical News Today)

American Society Of Anesthesiologists Helps Parents Reduce Surgery-Related Complications In Obese Children
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is taking action to educate parents about the increased risk of complications faced by obese children undergoing anesthesia. The number of obese children has doubled in the past two decades and tripled among adolescents and the ASA encourages parents to help improve both the surgical outcomes and long-term health of America’s youth. (Medical News Today)

Gene Links to Anorexia Identified: Largest Genetic Study of the Eating Disorder Detects Common and Rare Variants
Scientists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have identified both common and rare gene variants associated with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. In the largest genetic study of this psychiatric disorder, the researchers found intriguing clues to genes they are subjecting to further investigation, including genes active in neuronal signaling and in shaping interconnections among brain cells. (Science Daily)

Kids’ ER Visits Down After Cold Medicine Withdrawal
Three years after nonprescription infant cold medicines were taken off the market, emergency rooms treat less than half as many children under 2 for overdoses and other adverse reactions to the drugs, a new U.S. government study shows. (US News.com)

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