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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

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Wal-Mart Pulls Formula After Baby’s Death
Wal-Mart has pulled a batch of powdered infant formula from more than 3,000 of its stores nationwide after a Missouri newborn who was given the formula became gravely ill with a suspected bacterial infection and died after being taken off life support, the retailer said Wednesday.

Anti-AIDS Virus Drug Expanded to Include Children, Teens
Approval for the HIV drug Isentress (raltegravir) has been expanded to include children and adolescents ages 2-18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

Twins Born in Brazil with Two Heads, One Heart
Conjoined twins have been born in Brazil with two heads, two functioning brains and two backbones – but a single heart.

Study Links Winning Football and Declining Grades
A University of Oregon study says alcohol consumption and celebrating increased and studying decreased when a team fared well, resulting in lower grade-point averages.

NORAD Santa Trackers Stand By for Another Big Day
Santa already is piling up big numbers on social networking sites this season, so the volunteer Santa-trackers at NORAD are bracing for tens of thousands of calls and emails when their operations center goes live on Christmas Eve.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

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Health Screens Limit Substance Abuse in Pregnancy
A program developed by the Kaiser Permanente Health System for women at risk of substance abuse during pregnancy could save nearly $2 billion annually in health care costs if implemented nationwide.

Conjoined Twin Dies After Separation Surgery
A 10-month-old girl who was surgically separated from her conjoined twin died Sunday after suffering general organ failure, said the director of a Chilean children’s hospital.

Cocaine on 9 in 10 UK Baby Changing Stations
Those baby changing stations found in public bathrooms often look a little suspect when it comes to cleanliness. But of all the things you might imagine would be mucking up the surface, probably cocaine didn’t cross your mind.

Giving Babies Salty Food May Create a Lifelong Preference
Feeding young babies solid foods such as crackers, cereals and bread, which tend to be high in salt, may set them up for a lifelong preference for salt, researchers reported Tuesday.

FDA Tells Man to Stop Donating Sperm on the Internet
A man from the San Francisco Bay area has fathered 14 children in the last five years through free sperm donations to childless couples he meets on the Internet — and is now in trouble with the federal government.

At Malls and Christmas Gatherings, Sensitive Santas Catering to Needs of Children with Autism
Ohio-based Glimcher Realty Trust recently started offering sensitive Santa sessions in its two dozen malls nationwide, and several service organizations and autism family groups have recruited low-key Kris Kringles who adjust their demeanor to the special needs of their young guests.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, December 5th, 2011

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Private-College Presidents Getting Higher Salaries
Presidents at 36 private colleges earned more than $1 million in 2009, up from 33 the previous year, according to a study by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Formerly Conjoined Toddlers Leave Hospital
Two formerly conjoined toddlers from the Dominican Republic have left a Richmond hospital after recovering from separation surgery.

Survey: Chances Are, Your Teen Isn’t Sexting
Sexting — the phenomenon of teens using phones or computers to send each other sexual photographs — is not as widespread as once thought, a new study suggests.

Foster Kids Are Overly Medicated, Report Says
Foster children on Medicaid received psychotropic drugs—including antipsychotics and antidepressants—at a higher rate than other children covered by the government insurance program, according to a federal report released Thursday.

3-D TV Doesn’t Raise Seizure Risk for Kids With Epilepsy: Study
Children with epilepsy do not appear to face an increased risk for seizures while watching 3-D TV, a new German-Austrian study suggests.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

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School Lunch Proposals Set Off a Dispute
A proposal to cut back on potatoes and sodium in the federal school lunch program is being met by fierce resistance from agricultural and food service interests.

Surgeons Separate California Conjoined Twins
Twin 2-year-old girls who were joined at the chest and abdomen were separated Tuesday during a lengthy, complex procedure at Stanford University’s children’s hospital.

In Trimming School Budgets, More Officials Turn to a Four-Day Week
Pressed for dollars, a growing number of public schools are doing what many educators once considered unimaginable: eliminating an entire school day each week.

Fewer U.S. Babies Being Born Early, Report Says
When it comes to babies being carried to full term, the United States is improving, according to the most recent March of Dimes report card.

Report Slams Makers of Sugary Drinks for Targeting Kids
A new report claims that the makers of sugar-laden drinks such as sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks and fruit drinks take direct aim at children, particularly black and Hispanic kids, in their marketing campaigns.

Donated Breast Milk for Needy Babies Runs Low
Milk does the body good, but milk banks around the country are running low on the goods.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, September 16th, 2011

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Update Urged on Children’s Online Privacy
Aiming to catch up with fast-churning technology that touches children’s lives every day, the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday proposed long-awaited changes to regulations covering online privacy for children.

Number of Kids Poisoned by Household Medications Up 28 Percent
Every year, half a million kids age 5 and younger get into household medications and are poisoned.

White House Details Plans for More Digital Learning
The White House will unveil plans Friday for a research center that aims to infuse more digital learning into the nation’s classrooms. The center, dubbed “Digital Promise,” will aid the rapid development of new learning software, educational games and other technologies, in part through helping educators vet what works and what doesn’t.

Colleges Moving Away from Plastic Water Bottles
According to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), 14 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada have campus-wide bans on the sale of plain bottled water, while another dozen or so have bans that cover a portion of campus.

Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated
Joshua and Jacob Spates, who spent their first seven months outside the womb as conjoined twins, are recovering in the pediatric intensive care unit of a Memphis hospital after a successful 13-hour surgery to separate them.

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