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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Pediatricians Issue First-Ever Diabetes Guidelines for Children
With childhood obesity rates on the rise, pediatricians are doing something they couldn’t have imagined a need for a decade ago: they’re debuting guidelines for managing weight-related diabetes among youngsters. (via TIME)

Top K-12 Senator Tom Harkin to Retire
Sen. Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat who sits at the top of the Senate panels that deal with both K-12 spending and policy, isn’t planning to seek re-election in 2014. This is a very big deal: Harkin is arguably the most powerful lawmaker in Congress when it comes to education. (via Education Week)

Diet, Parental Behavior and Preschool Can Boost Children’s IQ
Supplementing children’s diets with fish oil, enrolling them in quality preschool, and engaging them in interactive reading all turn out to be effective ways to raise a young child’s intelligence, according to a new report published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (via Science Daily)

Controversy Over Parents Treating Severely Autistic Son with Medical Marijuana
An Oregon family has turned to medical marijuana to manage their son’s severe autistic rage, KPTV reported. Alex Echols, 11, is severely autistic, and his doctor said Alex’s self-destructive behavior is brought on by tuberous sclerosis, a rare, genetic disorder that affects about 50,000 people in the U.S. (via Fox News)

Schools Background Check Visitors In Illinois For Criminal Record
Visitors to schools in a suburban Chicago, Ill., district are now required to undergo a background check as part of added security measures in the weeks following last month’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. (via Huffington Post)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

After Arrest, a Wider Inquiry on SAT Cheating
When Samuel Eshaghoff, a 19-year-old sophomore at Emory University, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly accepting money to take the SAT for six Long Island high school students, testing officials said it was an isolated event. But school officials and prosecutors disagree, and a continuing investigation is focusing on other schools and students.

Does Fatherhood Make You Healthy?
A new study says being a dad decreases your risk of cardiovascular disease. Anneli Rufus on whether having a baby can lengthen your life—if the 3 a.m. feedings don’t kill you first.

10 Years of Hope, Trying to Save Abandoned Newborns
When Bloomington police officers pulled a newborn baby from a toilet early Sunday, it was the first time in more than a year that an unwanted Illinois infant had been left in a potentially dangerous place.

Fish Oil Pills Don’t Improve Kids’ Braininess
Despite some evidence that taking fish oil pills during pregnancy can help children’s brain development, a new study suggests that the supplements make no difference in measures of intellect when the kids are six years old.

Faith-healing Couple Found Guilty in Baby’s Death
In front of a packed courtroom Thursday afternoon, a jury found a faith-healing couple guilty of second-degree manslaughter in the death of their newborn, who died hours after his birth in 2009.

Colds and Stomach Bugs Not Tied to Cerebral Palsy
Despite concerns that a mother’s infections during pregnancy may raise her baby’s risk of cerebral palsy, common colds and stomach flu were not tied to the birth defect in a new study.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

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
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.

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Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

4 infant deaths prompt Graco stroller recall: Baby gear maker Graco is recalling about 2 million strollers after receiving reports that four infants died in the strollers. [MSNBC]

Teen pregnancy needs to be de-glamorized, experts say: Teenagers sporting baby bumps aren’t hard to find, with three of every 10 American girls becoming pregnant by the age of 20. But national health experts are optimistic that a 20-year downward trend in teen pregnancies can be continued with consistent legislative and parental support. [MSNBC]

For family of high-achieving kids, only one holds the keys to college: Javier, an undocumented 17-year-old honor student, applied to Georgia State University. The same day, he learned the school would not accept illegal immigrants. Meanwhile, his 10-year-old sister Emily will have an easier time because she is documented. [CNN]

Fish oil doesn’t benefit new moms, babies: Women who take fish-oil supplements during pregnancy are just as likely to experience postpartum depression as those who don’t, and their babies’ minds don’t appear to develop more quickly, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. [CNN]

Family therapy for eating disorders: Parents often feel helpless in their efforts to cure a child of an eating disorder. Now new research shows a family-based therapy program may be the solution. The method, reports Roni Rabin in today’s Science Times, is not only more effective than adolescent-focused individual therapy but keeps working even after the treatment ends. [Well Blog/New York Times]

Becoming a spiritual parent: Annie Burnside is a mom, a wife, an author and a teacher. But the role she’s talking about most these days is “soul nurturer.”
“A soul nurturer is someone who offers spiritual support,” says Burnside, author of “Soul to Soul Parenting: A Guide to Raising a Spiritually Conscious Family.” “I want to help people look more closely at their interior and balance it with the external world.” [Chicago Tribune]

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