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Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
Lack of Soap Means Illness, Death for Millions of Children
An estimated 1.5 million children die every year because their immune systems are not mature enough to battle diarrheal and respiratory diseases spread in contaminated environments.
High IQ Linked to Drug Use
A new British study finds children with high IQs are more likely to use drugs as adults than people who score low on IQ tests as children.
Educating Teens, Parents May Reverse Lack of Vaccinations
Many teenagers don’t receive the vaccines they need, but educating physicians and parents could help reverse the trend, a new study suggests.
LAUSD Menu: Parents Love it, but Students?
Move over pizza and mac and cheese. Welcome chili lime chicken wings and Greek salad. These items are part of the new menu at the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Lawsuit: LaBelle Threw Water at Tot in NYC Lobby
R&B diva Patti LaBelle hurled curses — and half a bottle of water — at a woman and her 18-month-old daughter after a dust-up over parenting in an apartment building lobby, according to a lawsuit filed Monday and the family’s lawyer.
Vigilance is Powerful for the Parents of Teenagers
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When young people are taking risks and testing boundaries, tough love is just a start.
Friday, August 5th, 2011
Kids from Drug-Making Homes Mostly Healthy: Study
Most children raised in homes where illegal drugs are produced appear to be in good health, according to a small Canadian study.
Child a Handful? Laid-Back Parenting Can Make Matters Worse
Rates of depression and anxiety are reduced when kids are parented in a style that matches their personality, a new study shows.
Football Practice in the Heat: Should Moms Worry or Relax?
It’s August, the month when mothers of football-playing teenage boys have to make peace — or not — with fears of heat stroke.
Toy Keys with Remote Recalled due to Choking Hazard
About 1,080,000 sets of toy keys with remote and an additional 3,600 in Canada are being recalled by Battat Inc. after reports of keys and key rings breaking.
PA Joins States Facing a School Cheating Scandal
A total of 89 schools in Pennsylvania— 28 in Philadelphia — have been flagged by the state for, among other things, an improbably high number of score erasures on state exams, as well as questionable gains on reading and math tests.
Children Eating More, and More Frequently, Outside the Home
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According to a study conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and published in the August 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, eating location and food source significantly impact daily energy intake for children. Foods prepared away from home, including fast food eaten at home and store-prepared food eaten away from home, are fueling the increase in total calorie intake.
Monday, August 1st, 2011
No need to fast before kids’ cholesterol screening
Kids can safely skip fasting before cholesterol tests, according to a new study that aims to simplify widely used guidelines.
More kids eating calorie-packed takeout food
The obesity epidemic is being fueled still further by a growing trend among kids to eat out and bring takeout food home, University of North Carolina researchers say.
Parents face charges after 4 young children are removed from hot SUV in Dallas
The parents of four children were arrested and charged with child endangerment after Dallas firefighters and police answered a call that the children had been left in a sport utility vehicle Sunday afternoon.
Study Finds Kids Want More Info About Their Hospital Care
Excluding children from discussions about their hospital care can make them feel scared and angry, a new study finds.
Rx for Danger: Number of Florida babies born addicted to drugs skyrockets
The number of babies treated at Florida hospitals for drug-withdrawal syndrome continued to skyrocket last year, further evidence of the far-reaching impact of the state’s prescription-drug epidemic.
Fish oil in pregnancy may ward off babies’ colds, study shows
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Women who take fish oil supplements during pregnancy may boost their babies’ immune systems and help protect against colds during the first months of life, a new study shows.
Thursday, July 7th, 2011
Parents Limit Child to Less Than 10 Foods
One family’s food allergy concern led them to take unusual actions to protect kids.
Breast Feeding May not Protect Moms Against MS Relapse
Hopes that breast-feeding can reduce flare-ups of multiple sclerosis have been dimmed by recent research in Italy.
Helping Kids to Control Asthma; Basic Steps to Keep Children Breathing Easier
Summer can be a dangerous time for children with asthma, as humidity, temperatures, air pollution and pollen counts all rise.
Race to the Top: Standardized Testing for Preschoolers
Valerie Strauss discusses Obama’s Race to the Top plan for schoolchildren in her Washington Post column.
U.S. Teen Births Down, Early Drug Use Up
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New statistics from the annual report on America’s children and their well-being point to some good news and bad news when it comes to the health of our kids.