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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Wasting Time Is New Divide in Digital Era
As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably more time using them for purposes other than for education.
Waivers for 8 More States From ‘No Child Left Behind’
The move brought to 19 the number of states granted waivers this year, and Arne Duncan, the education secretary, said that more states would soon qualify for them.
Infant ‘Smarts’ Similar With Different Types of Formula: Study
Babies who are fed soy formula do as well as babies drinking cow’s milk formula on tests of mental ability in the first year of life, a new study finds. But breast-fed babies score slightly higher than infants on either type of formula, the researchers say.
Genetic Cause of Stunted Growth in Babies Discovered
The genetic cause of a syndrome that causes stunted growth in babies has eluded scientists since it was discovered 20 years ago. Now, a gene mutation thought to be linked to large stature has been pinpointed as the culprit of the so-called IMAGe syndrome.
‘Blissful’ Mom Jessica Simpson Shares First Look at Baby Maxwell
Just weeks after giving birth to her first child, entertainer-turned-entrepreneur-turned-new-mom Jessica Simpson is giving the world its first glimpse of her baby girl.
Thursday, May 10th, 2012
The Inflation of Life — Cost of Raising a Child Has Soared
The cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 has surged 25 percent over the last 10 years, due largely to the rising cost of groceries and medical care, according to the Department of Agriculture, which tracks annual expenditures on children by families.
Some Hospitals Will Curb Samples of Baby Formula
The New York City health department began a campaign to encourage hospitals to stop handing out free baby formula as a way to encourage breast-feeding, and several have signed up.
Doctors Unravel Mysteries of Heart Failure During Pregnancy
A mysterious and sometimes deadly type of heart failure that can strike otherwise healthy, expectant mothers late in pregnancy and leave them sick for life at last can be traced to faulty blood vessels in the heart, researchers reported today.
Report Offers a Bit of Good News for American Moms
There is a little good news for mothers in the United States. The U.S. has moved up six places — from 31st to 25th — in the annual Save The Children State of the World’s Mothers report.
Time Cover Shows 3-Year-Old Breast-Feeding
This week’s cover of Time Magazine shows Los Angeles mother Jamie Lynne Grumet nursing her 3-year-old son, who reaches her breast with the help of a step stool.
Supermodel Defends her Campaign to Boycott Mother’s Day
Ever since Christy Turlington Burns announced that she would not be celebrating Mother’s Day this year – and asked other moms to join her, in her “No Mother’s Day” short film – she’s been catching grief.
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
Hospitals Pressured to End Free Baby Formula
New parents leaving U.S. hospitals often take home a corporate gift along with their babies: a tote bag filled with infant formula. Consumer advocates want to end the giveaways, which they say undermine breastfeeding.
Can Autism Really Be Diagnosed in Minutes?
A Harvard researcher says he’s achieved exceptional accuracy in identifying autism by using just seven online questions and an evaluation of a short home video of the child, instead of conventional, face-to-face exams that can take hours.
Child’s Cancer May Not Boost Parents’ Divorce Risk
Parents of children with cancer may be under emotional strain, but they are no more likely than other couples to split up, a new study concludes.
Super Surrogate Gives Birth to 15th Baby
Over the years Meredith Olafson has given birth to 15 babies – but only four of them are hers.
Connecticut Boy Brings Heroin to Kindergarten Show-and-Tell; Stepdad Arrested
A 5-year-old boy found dozens of bags of heroin inside a jacket he had taken to school and showed them to his kindergarten classmates, the school superintendent said Tuesday.
The Hot Names of 2012, Revealed
Baby names 2012 are already proving to be very different from last year’s choices, with The Hunger Games taking over from Twilight as the primary cultural influence on names, the hottest boys’ names taking a cue from the girls, and musical names trumping Hollywood for inspiration.
Monday, March 12th, 2012
Stairs at Home Remain a Childhood Hazard
Nearly 100,000 children each year are taken to hospitals for injuries they sustained on a staircase, usually in the home.
Gerber Recalls Baby Formula Because of Odor
Gerber Products Co is recalling some of its Good Start Gentle powdered infant formula because of an off-odor, the Florham Park, New Jersey, company said.
Circumcision Tied to Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
New research suggests circumcision may protect against prostate cancer, adding a new reported benefit to the procedure. Circumcision can help prevent inflammation and infection, including sexually transmitted infections that may cause prostate cancer, the study found.
How Mom’s Weight Before Pregnancy Can Affect a Baby’s Brain
Researchers say that cognitive deficits found in premature babies can be traced to a number of mom-related factors, and one of them is a woman’s pre-pregnancy weight.
Nonfiction Curriculum Enhanced Reading Skills, Study Finds
According to a new study, children in New York City schools who learned to read using an experimental curriculum that emphasized nonfiction texts outperformed those at other schools.
Young Arms and Curveballs: A Scientific Twist
Recent studies seem to show that, despite conventional wisdom, curveballs pose no greater danger to young pitching arms than other pitches.
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Thursday, January 19th, 2012
Study: 1 in 8 Low-Income Parents Waters Down Formula
Many low-income parents feel they must resort to “formula stretching,” to keep their infants fed, even with government food assistance programs, a new study shows.
Missing Toddler’s Mom Unable to Complete Polygraph
The mother of a toddler reported missing from her father’s home in Maine a month ago says she was unable to finish a lie detector test because of a medical condition.
Parents Fret Possible All-Harbaugh Super Bowl
As sure as a parent would find picking one child they love more than another impossible, they’d struggle watching one succeed at the other’s expense. And that’s in any situation, let alone the Super Bowl.
Heartbreak Brings these Military Families Together
Two heartbreaking deaths were able to bring two military families together for healing.
Video: Year Of The Dragon
A baby boom is expected in China in 2012 — the Year of the Dragon. Many parents consider it good luck for their kids to be born now: across Asia, the dragon symbolizes wealth, wisdom, and good fortune.
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
F.D.A. Finds Short Supply of Attention Deficit Drugs
Medicines to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are in such short supply that hundreds of patients complain daily to the Food and Drug Administration that they are unable to find a pharmacy with enough pills to fill their prescriptions.
Teachers Resist High-Tech Push in Idaho Schools
Teachers in Idaho and elsewhere have been in revolt over policy makers thrusting technology into classrooms and shifting money to unproven teaching methods.
Ads Featuring Overweight Children Make Some Experts Uncomfortable
Heavy children talk about their obesity in a series of ads that have experts debating whether aggressive public health campaigns are educational or exploitative.
Playtime for Preschoolers Essential, Study Says
Preschoolers in child care centers aren’t spending enough time playing outdoors and just being kids, according to a new study published in this week’s Pediatrics journal.
Stores Restock Baby Formula After FDA Clears Safety
Walgreen Co. and Supervalu Inc. said they are in the process of restocking a batch of powdered infant formula that U.S. regulators last week declared to be safe and clear of the bacteria linked to the death of one baby and illness of two others.
Toddler Naps Aid Emotional Control
It may be more important to put a child down for a nap than you know. In additional to giving the parent or caregiver a brief respite, a new study suggests daytime naps reduce the risk of mood-related problems later in life.
Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Third Baby Ill with Rare Bacteria Associated with Tainted Formula
An Oklahoma baby is the third infant this month sickened by bacteria sometimes associated with tainted infant formula.
After Christmas Death, Teen Leaves Online Message Behind
A Texas teen who died suddenly on Christmas Day from a congenital heart condition, is touching thousands of people around the world with a video he posted shortly before his death.
Target Nurse-In: Did It Change Perceptions of Public Breast-Feeding?
Boobs and babes took center stage Wednesday morning as nursing mothers held “nurse-ins” at Target stores across the country to assert their right to breast-feed their children in public.
Smoking During Pregnancy May Be Tied to Children’s Vascular Damage
Children of parents who smoke during pregnancy may show signs of vascular damage by the age of 5.
2012 Brings Changes in Car Seat Law
Current California law mandates children under 6 and weighing less than 60 pounds have to ride in a booster seat. Come January 1, that will change and the change is catching a lot of parents off guard.
Toddler Racks Up $200 iPhone Bill
When 20-month-old London Hall got a hold of her parent’s iPhone, she went on a shopping spree within one of the games racking up a $200 bill in the App Store.
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Wal-Mart Pulls Formula After Baby’s Death
Wal-Mart has pulled a batch of powdered infant formula from more than 3,000 of its stores nationwide after a Missouri newborn who was given the formula became gravely ill with a suspected bacterial infection and died after being taken off life support, the retailer said Wednesday.
Anti-AIDS Virus Drug Expanded to Include Children, Teens
Approval for the HIV drug Isentress (raltegravir) has been expanded to include children and adolescents ages 2-18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.
Twins Born in Brazil with Two Heads, One Heart
Conjoined twins have been born in Brazil with two heads, two functioning brains and two backbones – but a single heart.
Study Links Winning Football and Declining Grades
A University of Oregon study says alcohol consumption and celebrating increased and studying decreased when a team fared well, resulting in lower grade-point averages.
NORAD Santa Trackers Stand By for Another Big Day
Santa already is piling up big numbers on social networking sites this season, so the volunteer Santa-trackers at NORAD are bracing for tens of thousands of calls and emails when their operations center goes live on Christmas Eve.
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