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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

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1 in 3 Developmentally Delayed Babies Untreated
About one out of every three infants who scores well below average on a test of developmental skills — and is therefore considered at a high risk of having delays — does not get referred to early intervention services, according to a new study.

More Relatives, Friends Caring for Kids: Report
The number of youth living with relatives or friends instead of their parents has risen nearly 18 percent in the past decade as a growing number of grandparents take on caring for their grandchildren, an analysis of government data shows.

Video Shows Dad Putting Toddler in Washing Machine
A game of peek-a-boo between a father and his toddler son turned into a frightening few minutes at a New Jersey laundromat when the boy became trapped in a spinning washing machine.

Are Vaccines Safe? A Major Media Outlet’s Specious Story Fans the Debate
Can vaccines cause the disease they’re supposed to prevent? Do they lead to autism? Every leading medical organization says no — and supports immunization — yet parents are growing increasingly skeptical.

Toxic Flame Retardants: Why Does Kids’ Exposure Vary by Race and Socioeconomics?
A new study finds that despite equal levels of chemicals in their homes, nonwhite toddlers had more exposure to flame retardant toxins than their white peers.

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Daily News Roundup

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News RoundupNeighborhood Crime Watch Goes Digital
Before you rent that next apartment, buy the house of your dreams or debate walking somewhere late at night, you may want to check out a new website called spotcrime.com. Spotcrime.com collects crime information and maps it. Type in your address and the software shows you what has happened in your neighborhood, or your block. Every crime is represented by an icon, everything from arson to robbery. Click on the icon and you’ll get an exact location, the source of the crime report and a Google image of the area. (MSNBC)

Chemicals found in flame retardant baby products can have lasting effects
Kids pick up more of the chemicals found in household dust, such as flame retardants, says Sonya Lunder of the advocacy Environmental Working Group. Companies use flame retardants to slow down fires in highly flammable materials, such as the polyurethane foam commonly used in baby mattresses and furniture, Lunder says. Her group’s research shows that levels of chemical flame retardants — also used in electronics and carpet backing — are three times higher in toddlers and preschoolers than in their mothers. (USA Today)

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