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Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
‘Pink Slime’ in Your Meat? Labels to Tell You, USDA Says
As consumers clamor for more transparency about the beef product dubbed “pink slime,” federal agriculture officials have agreed to allow several meat producers to list the stuff on package labels.
For Young Women, Melanoma Rates on the Rise
In the past four decades, the incidence of melanoma has increased eight-fold among women ages 18 – 39.
Texas Granny Won Tug-of-War With Tornado Over Grandson
A Texas grandmother explained today how she piled three children into a bathtub to survive a rampaging tornado and hung on to a toddler’s feet as the twister tried to suck the boy into its vortex.
Child Abuse Pediatricians Recommend Basic Parenting Classes to Reduce Maltreatment and Neglect
A new sub-specialty of doctors — child abuse pediatricians — are certified as experts in determining whether a broken bone or a bruise is accidental or intentional.
Gay Student Sues Ohio school District Over T-Shirt
A gay student whose southwest Ohio high school prohibited him from wearing a T-shirt designed to urge tolerance of gays is suing the school, saying it’s violating his freedom of expression rights.
Film Inspired by ‘Abortion Survivor’ Is Quiet Hit
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“October Baby,” inspired by a woman who claims to be an “abortion survivor,” is doing well in movie theaters.
Monday, March 26th, 2012
Pregnancy Ups Risk of Heart Attack, Study Says
Pregnancy and hormonal changes that continue 12 weeks after giving birth increase a woman’s risk of heart attack, researchers said.
Parents Need Warnings About Multiple SIDS Risks, Study Says
More parents seem to have gotten the message that their infants need to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of dying from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). However they seem to be unaware that often multiple risk factors occurring at the same time increase the risk of SIDS, according to new research published Monday.
School District Told to Replace Web Filter Blocking Pro-Gay Sites
A judge has ordered Camdenton school district in Missouri to replace a filter that puts pro-gay sites in the sexuality category, but allows antigay sites, which are often classified as religious.
In Praise of Germs: Why Common Bugs Are Necessary for Kids
Attention, germaphobes. Exposure to the microscopic bugs is crucial for keeping kids healthy, according to new research in the prestigious journal Science.
Recalls of Unsafe Kids Products Down but Often Ignored
Children’s product recalls dropped 24% in 2011, but injuries and other incidents associated with these recalls grew 7%, a report out today says.
Aggressive Parents Force Egg Hunt Cancellation
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Organizers of an annual Easter egg hunt attended by hundreds of children have canceled this year’s event, citing the behavior of aggressive parents who swarmed into the tiny park last year, determined that their kids get an egg.
Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
Mom Who Saved Kids from Tornado: ‘It Was Instinct’
Indiana mom Stephanie Decker, who lost a leg and a foot while shielding her kids during a deadly tornado, tells TODAY’s Matt Lauer that she was merely acting on “mama bear” instincts.
Adopted Kids’ Drug Abuse Risk Affected by Biological Family
Adopted children are twice as likely to abuse drugs if their biological parents did too, suggesting that genetics do indeed play a role in the development of substance abuse problems.
Kids’ Concussion Symptoms May Persist for a Year
Children who suffer concussions may experience lingering problems with memory and attention, and may need help in school, according to a new study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
Minnesota School District Reaches Agreement on Preventing Gay Bullying
Minnesota’s largest school district has agreed to sweeping changes designed to prevent the harassment of gay students in a plan that federal officials call a national model.
F.D.A. Backs Respiratory Distress Drug for Babies
The drug, Surfaxin, which helps premature babies with their breathing, won approval on its fifth try.
Parents Forget Child, 3, at Chuck E Cheese, Find Out on Evening News
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Parents of a 3-year-old girl had some explaining to do after they forgot their daughter at a Chuck E Cheese and did not realize it until they saw her picture on the evening news.
Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Failure Rate of Schools Overstated, Study Says
A study by the Center on Education Policy says that under the No Child Left Behind law, 48 percent of schools would be labeled as failing this year — not 82 percent.
Marijuana Use Growing Among Teenagers
Marijuana use among teenagers has reached a 30-year peak even as use of alcohol, cigarettes and cocaine continues a slow decline, according to a new government report.
Ohio Boy Who Weighed 200 Pounds to Live with Uncle
A boy removed from his mother’s custody over health concerns when his weight ballooned to more than 200 pounds will be taken from foster care and placed in the custody of an uncle, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Utah School Outs Student to Parents
A Utah middle school is defending its decision to out a student to his parents as a “proactive” move to prevent bullying.
Palm-Sized Baby, Just Over 9 Ounces, Is Growing
At birth, Melinda Star Guido was so tiny she could fit into the palm of her doctor’s hand. Weighing just 9 1/2 ounces, she is among the smallest babies ever born in the world. Most infants her size don’t survive, but doctors are preparing to send her home by New Year’s.
Accidental Drug Overdoses on the Rise Among Kids
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Researchers say more than 60,000 young children in the U.S. are treated in emergency rooms each year for accidental overdoses because they got into medicines when their parent or caregiver wasn’t looking.
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Push for A’s at Private Schools Is Keeping Costly Tutors Busy
Private SAT tutors have been de rigueur at elite New York private schools for a generation, but the proliferation of subject-matter tutors for students angling for A’s is a newer phenomenon that is beginning to incite a backlash. Interviews with parents, students, teachers, administrators, tutors and consultants suggest that more than half of the students at the city’s top-tier schools hire tutors, an open secret that the schools seem unable to stop.
CDC: Why Gay and Bisexual Teens Are More Likely to Risk Their Health
In the largest study of its kind, government health officials report that gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers are significantly more likely to engage in risky, unhealthy behaviors — such as smoking, drinking, using drugs, having unprotected sex and contemplating suicide — than their straight peers.
Baby shot and killed in case of mistaken identity
Two teens are in police custody related to a weekend shooting that killed an infant and left his mother wounded.
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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
Baby with Bong, the sequel? Calif. Parents Charged with Letting Toddler Take Toke on Pot Pipe
HESPERIA, California (CBS/AP) Here’s one more desperate cry for a parenting class.
A Southern California couple has been arrested for allegedly having their toddler smoke a marijuana pipe. (CBS News)
Video: 90 students become pregnant at one high school (MSNBC)
Parenting by Gays More Common in the South, Census Shows
New data show that Jacksonville, Fla., is home to one of the biggest populations of gay parents in the country. (NY Times)
Regulator Disputes Vitaminwater’s Health Claim
LONDON—Vitaminwater has too much sugar to be accurately described as nutritious, Britain’s ad regulator ruled Wednesday, ordering brand owner Coca-Cola Co. to stop running publicity carrying the claim. (WSJ)
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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
3 ways to lower breast cancer risk, despite your DNA: Women who make healthy lifestyle choices lower their risk of developing invasive breast cancer, regardless of whether they have a family history of the disease, according to a new study. [MSNBC]
Adoptions from Ethiopia rise, bucking global trend: As the overall number of international adoptions by Americans plummets, one country — Ethiopia — is emphatically bucking the trend, sending record numbers of children to the U.S. while winning praise for improving orphans’ prospects at home. [MSNBC]
For gay youths, middle school can be toughest time: Coming out at impressionable age makes students a target for bullies. [MSNBC]
Women with epilepsy may have a harder time conceiving: A study in the journal Neurology finds women with epilepsy may have a harder time conceiving than women without the disorder. Epilepsy results from the generation of electrical signals inside the brain, causing recurring seizures. [Paging Dr. Gupta/CNN]
The evolution of love: 5 ways to keep your marriage alive: We live in a world where the word divorce is rampant. However, for the fifty percent who don’t make it, there is another half who has kept their marriage alive. iMag interviewed couples that are at different stages of their married life, from one to 39 years, to see what the secrets are to staying together happily. [Fox News]
Siblings of autistic children may also have subtle traits: As many as one in five siblings of children with autism may have subtler problems with language and speech, according to new research involving nearly 3,000 children. [Business Week]
Down Syndrome births are down in U.S.: More than 90 percent of women carrying a child with Down Syndrome choose to end their pregnancies, but parents raising these kids say they’re a “gift.” (This article is a bit older, but I thought it was still very striking.) [ABC News]
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