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Friday, April 5th, 2013
District Parents Say Mayor Should See First-Hand School Routes Their Kids Will Tread
Fearing the dangers posed by the new routes their kids will be forced to take after the district shutters 54 neighborhood elementary schools, Chicago Public School parents are calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to come to their communities and “walk the walk.” (via Huffington Post)
Head Start Families Left With No Good Options Due To Sequestration
The ripple effects of sequestration are taking hold. And among the first and most affected are hundreds of lower-income parents forced to game out major life adjustments to accommodate cuts to Head Start. (via Huffington Post)
Wisconsin Dad’s Anti-Bullying Facebook Plea Goes Viral After Son Allegedly Tormented At School
His son said he was being bullied at middle school, so Matthew Bent fought back on Facebook. Now, the Kaukauna, Wisc., dad’s plea to end school bullying everywhere has attracted hundreds of thousands of readers with over 900,000 likes and shares. (via Huffington Post)
Family uses medical marijuana to treat severely autistic son
Medical marijuana is a controversial treatment option for adults – let alone children. But Jeremy Echols, of Oregon, says that that the drug is helping his autistic – and severely self-destructive – 11-year-old son, Alex. (via Fox News)
Missouri Lawmaker Wants To Tie Welfare Benefits To Public School Attendance
A Republican lawmaker in Missouri wants to tie welfare benefits to school attendance with a bill that would require 90 percent attendance for children of families receiving benefits. (via Huffington Post)
Judge strikes restrictions on “morning-after” pill
A federal judge on Friday ordered the Food and Drug Administration to make the “morning-after” emergency contraception pill available without a prescription to all girls of reproductive age. (via Reuters)
Lead poisoning toll revised to 1 in 38 young kids
More than half a million U.S. children are now believed to have lead poisoning, roughly twice the previous high estimate, health officials reported Thursday. (via Yahoo! News)
Michelle Obama Slips, Says She’s ‘Single Mother’
First lady Michelle Obama slipped up in a local TV interview Thursday and accidentally called herself a “single mother.” (via ABC News)
Categories: GoodyBlog | Tags: 1st Lady, attendance, autism, bullying, contraception, education, head start, lead poisioning, medical marijuana, Michelle Obama, morning-after pill, school route, single mom, welfare
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)
Categories: GoodyBlog, News | Tags: Children's Motrin, contraception, education, emergency contraception, Grades, johnson & johnson, morning-after pill, Obama, older fathers, Parents Daily News Roundup, State of the Union, toddlers
Monday, September 24th, 2012
Pediatricians Warn Families Against Trampolines
Kids should stay off trampolines at home and at the playground, U.S. pediatricians urged Monday, saying emergency departments across the country see nearly 100,000 injuries from the bouncy mats each year. (via Reuters)
13 New York City Schools Offering Morning-After Pills to High School Girls
The New York City Department of Education will allow girls as young as 14 to get the Plan B emergency contraception without parental consent. (via Washington Post)
Olympic Volleyball Gold Medalist Reveals She was Pregnant During the Olympics
Kerri Walsh Jennings reveals she was five weeks pregnant when she won a gold medal in London this summer. (via Today Health)
Trader Joe’s Recalls Peanut Butter
Trader Joe’s is recalling its house brand of peanut butter over fears of possible salmonella contamination. (via Time)
Categories: GoodyBlog, News | Tags: contraception, high school, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Noelia de la Cruz, Parents Daily News Roundup, peanut butter, playground, salmonella, Trader Joe's, trampolines
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
Uncircumcised Boys Have a Higher Risk of UTI
A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal finds that uncircumcised boys have a higher risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) than circumcised boys, a condition that could lead to kidney damage and scarring. (via TIME)
Despite Obesity Concerns, Gym Classes Cut
In its biennial survey of high school students across the nation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in June that nearly half said they had no physical education classes in an average week. (via NY Times)
Meeting Contraception Needs Could Cut Maternal Deaths By a Third, Study Says
A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University shows that fulfilling unmet contraception demand by women in developing countries could reduce global maternal mortality by nearly a third, a potentially great improvement for one of the world’s most vulnerable populations. (via NY Times)
Should You Make Your Teen Get a Summer Job?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fewer than half of Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 were employed last July, the month when youth employment typically peaks. (via TIME)
Moms’ Caffeine Not Tied to Kids’ Behavior Issues
In a study of more than 3,400 five- and six-year-olds, reported in the journal Pediatrics, researchers found no evidence that the children’s behavioral problems were related to their mothers’ caffeine intake during pregnancy. (via Reuters)
Categories: GoodyBlog, News | Tags: behavioral problems, Bureau Of Labor Statistics, caffeine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity, circumcision, contraception, gym classes, Health & Safety, jobs, maternity, obesity, Parents Daily News Roundup, physical education, summer job, teens, women, women's health
Friday, May 4th, 2012
Premature Birth Endangers 15M Babies Worldwide
Premature birth and its accompanying health dangers kill 1.1 million babies worldwide each year, making it the second-leading cause of death for children under age 5, according to a new global report.
CDC: More Teen Girls Using Contraception, Waiting Longer
More teenage girls are waiting longer to have sex, according to a new report, and for those who have sex, more are using contraception.
Parents of Boy Forcibly Tattooed Sue School District
The parents of a New Hampshire teenager who was assaulted and forcibly tattooed on the buttocks by four older students during school hours have filed suit against the school district.
Babies Born Late May Face More Behavior Problems, Study Finds
New research from the Netherlands shows that post-term babies — those born after a 42-week pregnancy —have a higher risk of developing behavioral and emotional problems, compared with children born at term.
Georgia Family Happy to Be ‘The Real Life Seven Dwarfs’
The Johnston family, from Barnesville, Ga., is extreme in many ways. Standing no more than four feet tall, they call themselves “the real life seven dwarfs.” They are the largest family of achondroplasia dwarfs, with a type of dwarfism that affects the extremities.
Parents Play Favorites When Helping Adult Kids Out
More than 60% of today’s young adults have received financial help from their parents — and those described as having more agreeable personalities as children get more money than others, finds a study to be presented today at a meeting of the Population Association of America.
Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
AIDS Prevention Inspires Ways to Make Circumcisions Easier
Donors are pinning their hopes on several devices being tested in efforts to increase speed and reduce pain.
Don’t Blame C-sections for Fat Children, Study Says
Past research from Brazil had found a link between excessive weight and C-sections, leading some scientists to suggest that not being exposed to bacteria from the birth canal could make children fatter, but the latest findings — published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition — suggest this doesn’t appear to be the case.
More Newborns Suffering Drug Withdrawal at Birth
A dramatic rise in newborns experiencing drug withdrawal after being exposed in the womb poses challenges for clinicians on how to detox these tiny victims, a new report indicates.
‘Sonicated’ Sperm: Could Ultrasound Be the Next Male Contraceptive?
Condoms aren’t foolproof, and vasectomies may be too much so. Now researchers say they’re working on another contraceptive option for men that offers them more flexibility and control over their fertility. It’s based on ultrasound.
Pneumonia Bug Evolves to Evade Vaccine, Study Says
Bugs that cause childhood pneumonia and meningitis have evolved to evade vaccines by swapping bits of their genome with other bacteria, according to a study published Sunday.
Teen Wishing to Donate to Locks of Love Is Suspended for Violating School’s Hair Policy for Boys
Michigan high school student J.T. Gaskins, a leukemia survivor, was recently singled out for perfect behavior. Now he’s suspended, caught up in a face-off with his school, Madison Academy, near Flint, Mich., for violating the dress code for boys as he grows out his locks for a cancer charity.
Thursday, September 1st, 2011
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.