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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Melamine Tableware May Leach Chemical: Study
A chemical that sickened and killed babies in China when it tainted baby formula can also leach off of tableware and into food, a new small study suggests. However, researchers said, that doesn’t prove the compound, called melamine, is harmful to kids and adults in the amounts detected when study participants ate hot soup from melamine bowls. (via Reuters)

How Disasters and Trauma Can Affect Children’s Empathy
Do children become more kind and empathetic after a disaster— or does the experience make them more focus more on self-preservation? The first study to examine the question in an experimental way shows that children’s reactions may depend on their age. (via TIME)

“Mail To The Chief” Program Sends Letter Of Advice To Obama On Inauguration
As President Barack Obama is publicly inaugurated for a second time Monday, thousands of K-5 students across the country are sending handwritten letters to the president offering advice on his second term. (via Huffington Post)

Longer CPR Improves Survival in Both Children and Adults
Experts from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia were among the leaders of two large national U.S. studies showing that extending CPR longer than previously thought useful saves lives in both children and adults. The research teams analyzed impact of duration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in patients who suffered cardiac arrest while hospitalized. (via Science Daily)

Study: How Parents Lie in the U.S. And China
Almost everyone teaches their children that lying is always wrong. But the vast majority of parents lie to their children in order to get them to behave, according to new research published in the International Journal of Psychology. (via Science Daily)

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To Help You Learn CPR, Start Humming “Stayin’ Alive”

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Let me start off by saying I hope you never have to use the information in this post. Before I lose you after you’ve read the first sentence, let me add that about 383,000 people experience sudden cardiac arrest outside a hospital setting each year, so knowing CPR could be essential in saving someone’s life. And if the need ever does arise, it’s likely to be on someone you know: a child, spouse, parent, or friend, according to the American Heart Association.

As part of their campaign to encourage people to learn CPR this June for CPR Awareness Month, the AHA suggests you reacquaint yourself with the disco-era ditty Stayin’ Alive—it sets the perfect beat for saving someone who’s gone into cardiac arrest. The short instructions for performing CPR are call 911 and push hard and fast on the center of the chest. For a more detailed how-to, check out Parents.com’s article here.

To help you remember the steps of CPR—and the song—the AHA has enlisted the help of The Hangover’s Ken Jeong and, of course, The Bee Gees, in this 2-minute video.

Image: Boy learning CPR

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

‘The Lion King 3D’ Claims Box-Office Crown with $29.3 Million
Nostalgia wins again! Disney’s “The Lion King 3D,” a technologically enhanced re-release of the 1994 animated classic, tore up the competition at the box office this weekend, earning an estimated $29.3 million — more than the other three newcomers combined.

Learning to See: How Vision Sharpens
Babies are born nearly blind. You may think that your newborn is gazing into your eyes, but what she actually sees is a vaguely face-shaped blur, associated with loving sounds and possibly milk.

Neighbors Save Baby Boy with Infant CPR
An Auburn mother bottle-feeding her baby boy suddenly realizes he’s blue and not breathing. Fortunately her neighbors knew what to do.

Can Fatty Acids in Breast Milk or Formula Make Kids Smarter?
Whether they’re fed by bottle or breast, babies seem to turn out smarter when nourished with healthy fatty acids found in breast milk and some formulas, two new studies indicate.

Lack of Sleep Hurts Kids’ Academic Performance: Study
Inadequate sleep and the absence of a good bedtime routine take a toll on the school performance of primary school children, research shows.

Norfolk Family Sues Starbucks
A Norfolk family is suing Starbucks after they say their 5-year-old daughter found a camera in a store bathroom.

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Daily News Roundup

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Goody Blog Daily News RoundupCPR switch: Chest presses first then give breaths: New guidelines place the easiest step, chest presses first when someone undergoes cardiac arrest from a heart attack, electrocution, or drowning.  One should give 30 presses and than two breaths to adults and children, but not newborns.  [MSNBC]

Working moms’ kids turn out fine, 50 years of research says: The American Psychological Association found after looking at 69 studies that children whose mothers went back to work after age three have no worse academic or behavioral problems than those who had stay at home moms, and in some cases they did better.  [Time]

Young teens who play sports feel healthier and happier about life: Middle school children are typically the most understudied age group when it comes to physical activity research.  However, the Applied Research in Quality of Life Journal recently explored relationships between physical activity, life satisfaction, and self rated health for the first time among 245 middle school students.  The results concluded that girls were more positively affected by physical activity than boys.  [Science Daily]

Pediatricians urged to pull plug on entertainment: Monitoring television, video games, and other entertainment sources has now been declared a high priority.  Pediatricians are being urged to limit entertainment outlets in waiting rooms and to set limitations of intake at well visits.  [ABC News]

Frozen vegetables recall: Here’s what you need to know:
The Pictsweet Company has recalled 24,000 pounds of frozen peas, carrots, and mixed vegetables after learning that some packages may contain fragments of broken glass. You can return offending packages for a refund.  [CBS News]

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