Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Lead Poisoning Guidelines Revised; More Considered at Risk
Up to 365,000 more children across the USA will be considered at risk of lead poisoning under new guidelines released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Most U.S. Children Under 1 Are Minorities, Census Says
In what is a historic milestone, the population of minority children younger than the age of 1 has overtaken whites, the Census Bureau said on Thursday.
Want A Less Fussy, Easier to Soothe, Kinder Child? Make Music!
Three new studies suggest that teaching even the youngest children to make music with others can not only reduce distress and make infants smile and laugh more but also enhance brain development and boost empathy.
Maternal Deaths Plunged Over 2 Decades, to About 287,000 in 2010, U.N. Reports
The number of women dying from pregnancy and childbirth has dropped sharply in the last two decades, according to a report by a consortium of United Nations agencies set to be released on Wednesday.
Saying ‘No’ to Picture Perfect
A group of young feminists is campaigning against digitally retouched photographs in a teen magazine.
‘Chronically Absent’ Students Skew School Data, Study Finds, Citing Parents’ Role
A study by researchers at John Hopkins University found that as many as 15 percent of students miss at least one school day in 10, and have gone undetected because of the way attendance is measured.
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
Judge strikes down key parts of Texas sonogram law
A federal judge on Tuesday blocked key provisions of Texas’ new law requiring a doctor to perform a sonogram before an abortion, ruling the measure violates the free speech rights of both doctors and patients.
U.S. newborn death rate tied with Qatar
Babies in the United States have a higher risk of dying during their first month of life than do babies born in 40 other countries, according to a new report.
Bullying Law Puts New Jersey Schools on Spot
The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, considered the toughest legislation against bullying in the nation, was propelled by public outcry over the suicide of a Rutgers University freshman last year.
Women Getting C-Sections Need Protection From Blood Clots
New advice for pregnant women: If you’re getting a C-section, special inflating boots strapped on your legs may lower the risk of a blood clot.
Child Care Cost Skyrockets; Costs More Than College in Some States
A new study by the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) found that in 36 states and the District of Columbia, one year of infant day care in a center is more expensive than a year of public college.
Kids of older dads face greater risk of autism
Children of older fathers are more likely to be diagnosed with autism, schizophrenia and a number of other neuropsychiatric or developmental disorders, and a new study reveals why this may be.