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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Generation Limbo: Waiting It Out
Meet the members of what might be called Generation Limbo: highly educated 20-somethings, whose careers are stuck in neutral, coping with dead-end jobs and listless prospects.

Montgomery County debates merits of teen curfew
Montgomery’s top elected official, County Executive Isiah Leggett (D), has proposed a countywide curfew for ages 17 and younger: midnight on weekends, 11 p.m. during the week.

IUDs: The best contraception option
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants are the most effective form of reversible contraception available and safe for most women, say recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Colleges look hard to replace earmarks
Dozens of Massachusetts colleges are scrambling to find alternate ways to pay for research programs, campus construction, and other initiatives to make up for the loss of federal money once delivered through so-called earmarks.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

After Stillbirth, Courts Try to Put a Price on a Mother’s Anguish
These two cases are among the first to move through the legal system after New York’s highest court changed state law in 2004 and allowed mothers to sue for their emotional suffering when they claim that medical carelessness caused a stillbirth.

For sleeping babies, softer isn’t safer
Lots of African American moms put soft bedding such as pillows and blankets where babies sleep, despite warnings that the cushioning increases the risk of infant death, according to a new study.

Parents falling behind on saving for kids’ college
More parents are saving for their kids’ college educations before the youngsters even hit kindergarten. But between the pressures of a stalling economy and the ever-rising cost of higher education, those savings will cover just a fraction of the cost of a four-year degree, according to a new Fidelity Investments study.

Toddlers Understand Complex Grammar, Study Shows
New research suggests that even before 2-year-olds speak in full sentences, they are able to understand grammatical construction and use it to make sense of what they hear.

Stay at home moms more depressed?
A University of Washington study finds that working moms are less likely to be depressed than stay-at-home moms.

Writing problems common in children with ADHD
Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to have writing problems such as poor spelling and grammar than their peers, according to a study.

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Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

New Study Links Spine Product From Medtronic to Risk of Sterility in Men
A surgeon at Stanford University, in a study released Wednesday, suggests that one of Medtronic’s best-selling spinal products poses a risk of male sterility. That finding is in stark contrast to earlier research by doctors paid by Medtronic, who found no connection between the product, Infuse, and a condition that causes sterility.

Top Colleges, Largely for the Elite
The last four presidents of the United States each attended a highly selective college. All nine Supreme Court justices did, too, as did the chief executives of General Electric (Dartmouth), Goldman Sachs (Harvard), Wal-Mart (Georgia Tech), Exxon Mobil (Texas) and Google (Michigan).

Having a baby makes mom’s body turn on itself
The act of giving birth apparently raises the chance that a woman’s body will attack itself with autoimmune diseases, a new study finds.

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Daily News Roundup

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Bucking Trend, College Will Cut Price
For those who wonder how college tuition costs manage to keep rising year after year, apparently defying laws of economic gravity, Sewanee, a liberal arts college in Tennessee, has an answer: they can’t. (New York Times)

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Nearly 10,000 Babies Suffer Crib Injuries Yearly
Almost 10,000 infants and toddlers are hurt in crib and playpen accidents each year, according to the first nationwide analysis of emergency room treatment for these injuries. (MSNBC)

7 States Get Grants to Develop Online Shopping Systems for Health Insurance
Reporting from Washington — The Obama administration awarded $241 million in grants to seven states to develop new Internet-based systems that would let many Americans shop for health insurance online. (Chicago Tribune)
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Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

4 infant deaths prompt Graco stroller recall: Baby gear maker Graco is recalling about 2 million strollers after receiving reports that four infants died in the strollers. [MSNBC]

Teen pregnancy needs to be de-glamorized, experts say: Teenagers sporting baby bumps aren’t hard to find, with three of every 10 American girls becoming pregnant by the age of 20. But national health experts are optimistic that a 20-year downward trend in teen pregnancies can be continued with consistent legislative and parental support. [MSNBC]

For family of high-achieving kids, only one holds the keys to college: Javier, an undocumented 17-year-old honor student, applied to Georgia State University. The same day, he learned the school would not accept illegal immigrants. Meanwhile, his 10-year-old sister Emily will have an easier time because she is documented. [CNN]

Fish oil doesn’t benefit new moms, babies: Women who take fish-oil supplements during pregnancy are just as likely to experience postpartum depression as those who don’t, and their babies’ minds don’t appear to develop more quickly, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. [CNN]

Family therapy for eating disorders: Parents often feel helpless in their efforts to cure a child of an eating disorder. Now new research shows a family-based therapy program may be the solution. The method, reports Roni Rabin in today’s Science Times, is not only more effective than adolescent-focused individual therapy but keeps working even after the treatment ends. [Well Blog/New York Times]

Becoming a spiritual parent: Annie Burnside is a mom, a wife, an author and a teacher. But the role she’s talking about most these days is “soul nurturer.”
“A soul nurturer is someone who offers spiritual support,” says Burnside, author of “Soul to Soul Parenting: A Guide to Raising a Spiritually Conscious Family.” “I want to help people look more closely at their interior and balance it with the external world.” [Chicago Tribune]

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