Monday, February 13th, 2012
Supply of a Cancer Drug May Run Out Within Weeks
A crucial medicine to treat childhood leukemia is in such short supply that hospitals across the country may exhaust their stores within the next two weeks, leaving hundreds and perhaps thousands of children at risk of dying from a largely curable disease, federal officials and cancer doctors say.
Children Never Sleep as Much as Experts Suggest, Study Shows
How much sleep should a child get every night? According to the latest review of a century’s worth of sleep recommendations, that answer has changed over the years. But the study found one thing’s for sure: Kids aren’t getting as much shut-eye as experts recommend, but neither did their great grandparents.
Midwives Make Home Births Safer for Babies
Babies born at home are at increased risk for health problems immediately after birth compared with babies born in hospitals, according to a new study. However, a certified midwife may make a difference in the health of babies born at home, the study found.
Dad Punishes Facebook Post with 8 Bullets to Daughter’s Laptop
A video purporting to be the work of an angry father teaching his daughter a lesson by shooting bullets through her laptop is the viral video of day. The father, who identifies himself as Tommy Jordan, says his daughter broke ground rules when using Facebook, and posted disrespectful remarks about him there.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z Share First Photos of Baby Blue Ivy!
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On Friday, Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z released pictures of their daughter, Blue Ivy, on her own Tumblr page.
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Thursday, January 26th, 2012
Home Births in U.S. Rise to Highest Level on Record, Study Shows
Home births rose 29 percent from 2004 to 2009, to almost three quarters of a percent of all U.S. live deliveries, the highest level since 1989, according to health authorities.
Obama Wades Into Issue of Raising Dropout Age
President Obama’s call for every state to require students to stay in school until they turn 18 is Washington’s first direct involvement in an issue that many states have found tough to address.
Kids’ Health Predicts Parents’ Future Heart Disease
Parents of children suffering from high cholesterol or blood pressure have been found to have a higher incidence of heart disease and diabetes later on, a U.S. study said.
Baby Born Deformed After Misdiagnosed Ectopic Pregnancy
Thinking Seraphine was an ectopic pregnancy, doctors gave her mom methotrexate to abort.
How the Recession Has Affected Your Kids in an Unexpected Way
Kids live out their parents’ financial stresses, according to a new study. That is, your money problems today could hurt them tomorrow.
Dad Raps About Wife’s Labor Contractions: Can Humor Ease the Pain of Delivery?
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Rap improv during labor? Maybe this dad knows that laughter can help relieve stress and ease pain.
Friday, May 20th, 2011
Today new research from the National Center for Health Statistics reported a 20 percent rise in homebirths between 2004 and 2008.
There are a variety of factors for the increase. A major concern has been the rise of C-sections and alleged medical interventions. In addition, many families want to be surrounded by family and friends and cut costs. A homebirth costs about third of a hospital delivery, Marian MacDorman, a statistician and lead author of the report published in the journal Birth said. Even with the increase, homebirths still only account for 1 percent of births.
Although many moms may want a homebirth, it’s not for everyone. Woman with hypertension, gestational diabetes and other health concerns are advised to go to the hospital.
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