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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Children Consuming Dangerous Laundry Detergent Pods
Doctors say safe storage is key in keeping children from consuming poisonous laundry detergent pods that are often mistaken for candy because of their bright colors and gummy texture. (via CNN)

‘The Biggest Loser’ Adds Teens
The weight loss reality show will begin featuring teens in its latest season. The teens will tackle obesity with the help of trainers, nutritionists and child obesity experts. (via CNN)

Pesticide Linked to Cough in Children Ages 5 to 6
New findings show that prenatal exposure to the widely used pesticide, piperonyl butoxide (PBO), could lead to a non-infectious cough in children. (via Science Daily)

Child Alive After Contracting Bubonic Plague
A seven-year-old girl survived a rare case of Bubonic plague after contracting it from a dead squirrel at a Colorado campground. (via NBC News)

Four Dead After School Bus Accident in Nebraska
A semi-truck collided with a school bus Wednesday leaving both drivers and two of the school bus occupants dead.
(via NBC News)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

More Kids Eating Detergent Packs, Docs Report
Miniature laundry detergent packets arrived on store shelves in recent months as an alternative to bulky bottles and messy spills. But doctors across the country say children are confusing the tiny, brightly colored packets with candy and swallowing them.

Childhood Cancer Effects May Linger in Adults
Survivors of childhood cancers have an increased risk of disfigurement and persistent hair loss later in life, and for some that may lead to long-term emotional distress, suggests a new study.

Study Links Obesity to C-Section Births
Elizabeth Cohen discusses a study linking babies born via C-section to obesity.

Supreme Court Rules Against Benefits for Posthumously Conceived Kids
Karen Capato used her deceased husband’s frozen sperm to conceive twins. The Supreme Court has ruled the kids aren’t eligible for federal benefits because of their posthumous conception.

9-Ounce Newborn May Leave the Hospital
Kenna Moore was born at a wee nine ounces, perhaps one of the smallest babies in the world to survive.

School Plans Condom Giveaway for Prom
Bedford-Stuyvesant Preparatory High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. will make 500 condoms available at the school’s June 7 prom.

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My Towels Smelled

Monday, October 18th, 2010

There, I’ve admitted it.

Not all of my towels stunk, but some did, especially the older ones and those that my husband (who works in construction) used. Oh, sure, they cleaned up nice, but after one use, the musty odor returned. It was driving me nuts. I had been meaning to go to Target and just get a whole new slew of towels. But then a publicist asked if I was interested in trying a product called “Smelly Towel.” It’s seriously called Smelly Towel.

It’s a powder that’s you use along with detergent and I think you can figure out what it’s supposed to do. And it works! I’ll be honest–I have no idea how it works. I asked for more details (about the “citrus ingredients” in particular) and I found out it’s basically a trade secret. But I’ll focus on the fact that I get to keep all of my towels and I’m no longer plagued by the whiff of mold and mildew when I walk in to my bathroom.

The company also makes a product called Smelly Washer, and while I’m coming clean (get it?!), I’ll tell you that that’s my next project.

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