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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Study Links Milk-Producing Protein to Aggressive Breast Cancer
The discovery that a protein which triggers milk production in women may also be responsible for making breast cancers aggressive could open up new opportunities for treatment of the most common and deadliest form of cancer among women. (via Reuters)

Cancer Drug Shortage Leads to Less-Effective Substitute Drugs, Study Finds
In a new study, doctors highlight how the scarcity of drug mechlorethamine has been linked to a higher rate of relapse among children, teenagers, and young adults with Hodgkin lymphoma. (via ABC News)

Report Finds Small Decline in Food Ads Targeted at Children
According to a recent report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), food-and-beverage marketers have made “modest nutritional improvements” in their advertising targeted to youngsters but have upped spending on new-media campaigns. (via Time)

Russia’s Adoption Politics: Defeated Families Caught in a Diplomatic Tailspin
On Friday, Russia President Vladimir Putin signed into law a ban that would cease adoption of Russian children by American families. The ban, called the Dima Yakovlev Law, throws families and tens of thousands of Russian orphans into the middle of a political tit-for-tat that began with the U.S. passage of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act. (via Time)

 

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Exposure to Traffic Air Pollution in Infancy Impairs Lung Function in Children
Exposure to ambient air pollution from traffic during infancy is associated with lung function deficits in children up to eight years of age, particularly among children sensitized to common allergens, according to a new study. (via Science Daily)

Drug Shortage Led to Spike in Kids’ Infections
When there was a shortage of a drug used to prevent IV-related infections in kids, the frequency of those infections increased almost ten-fold at one hospital, a new study shows. (via NBC News)

No Clear Link Between Organic Food, Birth Defect
Baby boys whose moms ate organic during pregnancy do not seem to have a lower risk of a birth defect of the penis, a new study finds. (via Reuters)

Preemies from Low-Income Families at High Risk for Dangerous Brain Bleeds
Babies born prematurely to low-income parents have a disproportionately high risk for developing dangerous brain bleeds that require multiple surgeries and extensive follow-up, according to a new study. (via Science Daily)

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