Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
Public Schools Face the Rising Costs of Serving Lunch
The federal government is making school meals more nutritious this year, but also more expensive.
Risks Seen for Children of Illegal Immigrants
Children whose parents are illegal immigrants or who lack legal status themselves face “uniformly negative” effects on their social development from early childhood until they become adults, according to a study by four researchers published Wednesday in the Harvard Educational Review.
Abuse-Related Head Injuries in Kids Rose during Recession
Rates of abusive head trauma in children under age 5 rose during the last recession, suggesting that economic woes may have led parents to lash out against their kids, researchers reported Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
Preemies May Face Higher Death Rates as Adults
Health problems are common among premature babies, who are more likely to die than their full-term peers during the first few years of life — and they may also face slightly increased death rates as young adults, a study said.
Woman Delivers Twins from Two Uteruses
A Florida woman gave birth to twins, Natalie and Nathan Barbosa, Sept. 15, but the newborns were born from their mother’s two uteruses, according to ABC affiliate WFTS.
World’s Biggest Sperm Bank Turning Away Redheads
Redheads are being turned away from the largest sperm bank in the world — because not enough people want children with red hair.