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, February 2nd, 2012
3 Changes to Children’s Vaccine Recommendations Announced
The nation’s largest pediatrician group today released its new schedule of recommended childhood vaccinations. It made three major changes to its previous recommendations, after a federal advisory panel of experts reviewed recent evidence from vaccine studies. The biggest change is the new recommendation that boys should be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV).
Can Anesthesia Raise the Risk of ADHD?
A new study finds that children who have multiple surgeries early on have a higher risk of learning disabilities later.
Home-Birth Advocate Dies in Childbirth
With home births growing more popular in the U.S., the death of a home birth advocate who went into cardiac arrest during childbirth brings renewed attention to the debate over the safety of giving birth at home.
Should Sugar Be Regulated Like Alcohol and Tobacco?
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Sugar poses enough health risks that it should be considered a controlled substance just like alcohol and tobacco, contend a team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
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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