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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

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Chicago School Closings: District Plans To Shutter 54 Schools
Citing budget concerns and falling enrollment, Chicago Public Schools officials announced Thursday they plan to close 54 schools next year and shut down 61 school buildings — the largest single wave of school closures in U.S. history. (via Huffington Post)

Camera Found In Maryland High School Bathroom Was Put There By Anne Arundel County Police Officer, Say Officials
An Anne Arundel County police officer has been placed on administrative leave after an investigation indicated he placed a camera in a boys bathroom at Glen Burnie High School, police said Thursday. (via Huffington Post)

Misregulated Genes May Have Big Autism Role
A new study finds that two genes individually associated with rare autism-related disorders are also jointly linked to more general forms of autism. The finding suggests a new genetic pathway to investigate in general autism research. (via Science Daily)

Antibiotics Not Worth Risk in Most Chest Colds: Study
Doctors need to give antibiotics to more than 12,000 people with acute respiratory infections to prevent just one of them from being hospitalized with pneumonia, according to a new study. (via Reuters)

Toddler Meals Have Too Much Salt, CDC Reports
Most ready-to-eat meals for toddlers have too much salt, government researchers say. (via Fox News)

Energy Drinks Linked With Heart Problems
Amid rising concerns about the promotion and consumption of energy drinks, researchers released new data Thursday suggesting energy drinks may negatively affect heart rhythm and blood pressure. (via Fox News)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

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‘Don’t Feed Me’ T-Shirt by Comedian Kym Whitley, Alerts Caregivers of Kids’ Food Allergies
Now kids can wear a warning of the foods that will harm them. All parents have to do is fill in the blanks. A new “Don’t Feed Me” T-shirt with a checklist of food allergies tells caregivers what not to serve, ABC News reports. To customize the shirt, parents simply fill in their child’s name and mark the boxes next to the appropriate allergies, such as “peanuts” or “gluten.” If an allergy is not included on the shirt, parents can write the food in one of the blank spaces. (via Huffington Post)

Atypical Brain Circuits May Cause Slower Shifting in Infants Who Later Develop Autism
Infants at 7 months of age who go on to develop autism are slower to reorient their gaze and attention from one object to another when compared to 7-month-olds who do not develop autism, and this behavioral pattern is in part explained by atypical brain circuits.(via Science Daily)

Health Officials: 1 in 50 School Kids Have Autism
A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder. Health officials say the new number doesn’t mean autism is occurring more often. But it does suggest that doctors are diagnosing autism more frequently, especially in children with milder problems. (via FOX News)

Skim Milk May Not Lower Obesity Risk Among Children
Got milk? It turns out that low-fat versions may not be the answer to helping kids maintain a healthy weight. Long a staple of childhood nutrition, milk is a good source of calcium and vitamin D, which can help to build bone, and experts believed that lower-fat versions could help children to avoid the extra calories that came with the fat in whole milk. (via TIME)

Doctors Urge FDA to Limit Caffeine Content in Energy Drinks
A group of health experts urged the Food and Drug Administration Tuesday to take action and protect teens from the possible risks of drinking large amounts of caffeine from energy drinks, The New York Times reported. (via FOX News)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

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Pregnant Women Should Get Whooping Cough Shot: CDC
Moms-to-be should get a booster tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during each pregnancy to help protect their infants from whooping cough, according to a new vaccine schedule released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (via Reuters)

Arizona Bills Require Constitution Loyalty Oath, Pledge Of Allegiance By Public School Students
Two Arizona lawmakers are stirring Constitutional debate and threats of legal action after introducing bills that would require the state’s students to express love of country under God. (via Huffington Post)

Placebo As Good As Most Drugs for Kids’ Migraines
A drug-free placebo pill prevents migraines in kids and teens just as well as most headache medicines, according to a new review of past evidence. (via Reuters)

Texas Public Schools Teaching ‘End Times’ Theology, Creationism: Study
Students in Texas’ public schools are still learning that the Bible provides scientific evidence that the Earth is 6,000 years old, that astronauts have discovered “a day missing in space in elapsed time” that affirms biblical stories of the sun standing still and moving backwards, and that the United States was founded as a Christian nation based on biblical Christian principles. (via Huffington Post)

Generation C: Is Caffeine the Next Kids’ Health Crisis?
Recently my 12-year-old son came home and told us he had an energy drink at a parent-supervised party. We were shocked. Why would parents who would never allow cigarettes or alcohol make caffeine-spiked beverages available to pre-teens? My son said it was no big deal; all of his friends were drinking them after school. (via Health)

‘Learning Community’ Nebraska Program Brings Diversity To Some Highly Segregated Public Schools
Fifth-grader Alyx has trouble naming the “absolute coolest” thing about Wilson Focus School, part of an innovative educational model called the Learning Community that provides students opportunities to attend diverse schools in highly segregated areas. (via Huffington Post)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

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Serious Birth Complications Rising in the U.S
Severe complications from childbirth are rare in the U.S., but they are becoming more common, a new government study finds. (via Reuters)

Cancer Survivors Keep Fertility with New Treatment
Until very recently, young women who went through cancer treatment often discovered their fertility was a casualty of life-saving therapies. But a new option – the removal and freezing of an ovary prior to chemotherapy and radiation treatments – may be changing all that. (via NBC News)

When Caffeine Kills: Energy Drinks Under the Spotlight
The Food and Drug Administration is investigating reports that five people died and one survived a heart attack after consuming energy drinks. (via NBC News)

NBA Forced Women With Young Children Out Of Jobs: Lawsuit
A New Jersey woman who worked for the NBA as a senior account executive filed a $3 million gender discrimination lawsuit against the league Tuesday, saying it forced her and two other women with young children out of their jobs. (via Huffington Post)

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Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Teens and Brain Fog
Most scientists once believed the human brain reached full development by age 12. But research based on improved brain scan technology indicates that coordination of certain functions continues to come together through the early 20s, said Lawrence Steinberg, a psychology professor at Temple University. “It’s not that a teen is forgetting,” he said. “It’s more like they’re much more drawn to the immediate reward of a situation than adults are and they’re much less likely to think ahead and think about the future. The future can be just an hour later.” (MSNBC)

Obama’s Budget Proposes a Significant Increase for Schools
President Obama proposed a 2012 Department of Education budget on Monday that would, if approved, significantly increase federal spending for public schools, and maintain the maximum Pell grant — the cornerstone financial-aid program — at $5,550 per college student.   (New York Times)

Too many hours on the job could put high school teens at risk
For high school students, working more than 20 hours a week at a part-time job could be doing more harm than good, a new study suggests. Students who worked more than 20 hours a week had lower expectations for educational attainment, lower school engagement, higher levels of substance abuse, and other problem behavior. The study, authored by researchers at the University of Washington, the University of Virginia and Temple University, found that working more than 20 hours a week in high school is associated with decreased school engagement and increases in problem behavior. The study is published in the January/February issue of the journal Child Development. (USA Today)

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Daily News Roundup

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News RoundupRisk and Reward in Utero
After a seven year study testing the effectiveness and dangers of prenatal and postnatal surgery for correcting potentially crippling spina bifida, it can be concluded that Fetal surgery, while increasing premature births and causing tearing at some mother’s incisions and less likely to have neurological problems or need shunts to drain brain fluid. (New York Times)

Teamwork in Young Children Encourages Sharing

In a study published in Psychological Science, three-year-old children shared with a peer after they worked together to earn a reward, even in situations where it would be easy for one child to keep all of the spoils for himself. (Medical News Today)

Pediatrics Report Details Risks From Energy Drinks

After reviewing data from the government and interest groups, scientific literature, case reports and articles in popular and trade media the Medical Journal of Pediatrics found the potential harms of energy drinks, caused mostly by too much caffeine or similar ingredients, include heart palpitations, seizures, strokes and even sudden death. (Fox News)

11-11-11 How to get the coolest birthday for your baby
One of the nation’s leading fertility specialists, Dr. Jamie Grifo has been receiving tons of phone calls asking when a couple should conceive in order to have a child born on November 11th.  This is the only opportunity of this lifetime to have your baby’s birth date with six of the same numbers.  The doctor recommends that if this is what you are aiming for, February 18th would be the best day to conceive making Valentine’s a viable day as well. (CNN)

When to test for ADHD

Parents are given four things to consider when determining whether or not their child is a candidate for ADHD:  count red flags, be aware of other developmental issues besides hyper activity, know the standards of your child’s school, and monitor their progress. (CNN)

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