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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

ADHD Diagnoses Up 66 Percent Since 2000
According to a new study, the number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has increased by 66 percent over the past 10 years.

Brazil: Computer Chips Track Students
Grade-school students in a northeastern Brazilian city are using uniforms embedded with computer chips that alert parents if they are cutting classes, the city’s education secretary said.

Principal’s Decree: This Is a ‘No Hugging School’
More than 900 students at a New Jersey middle school have been told no more hugging.

Early Bacteria Exposure Important for Building Immunity, Study Says
Moms, don’t worry too much about getting those surfaces sanitary: New research suggests early exposure to bacteria is critically important to children to keep autoimmune diseases at bay, throughout life.

Brains of Kids With Math Anxiety Function Differently, Says Study
Kids who get the jitters before a math test may actually have different brain functions than kids without math anxiety, according to a new study.

Parents Should Lead By Example in Weight Loss, Study Finds
Losing weight themselves is the best way for parents to help their children shed excess pounds, new research suggests.

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Peanut Allergies: What’s the Best Treatment?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

peanuts-shellsThe recent Skippy peanut butter recall serves as a reminder that peanuts are still a problem in the U.S., in more ways than just salmonella.

Food allergies among children are actually increasing in the United States, the most common being the peanut allergy.  Peanut allergies are the most dangerous, since often breathing or eating just a small amount of peanuts could cause fatal reactions such as anaphylactic shock and death.

While most children grow out of certain food allergies by the time they are in their teens, some have worsening allergies or later develop certain allergies.  In a recent New Yorker article, most doctors have commonly believed that children are less likely to develop food allergies if they are not exposed to certain foods as babies.  Those with food allergies have to avoid certain foods for life, reading labels carefully and asking about ingredients, since no other particular treatments are available.

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Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Study Sheds New Light On Childhood Obesity EpidemicGoody Blog Daily News Roundup
In comparing physical activity levels among American children, researchers discovered that the most overweight and obese ethnic groups are also some of the most active. This work adds to a growing understanding of the complex relationships among physical activity, nutrition, weight management, fitness and health. (Medical News Today)

Sports Participation Does Not Guarantee That Children Get Enough Physical Activity
Only about one-fourth of children participating in organized sports-such as baseball, softball or soccer-receive the government-recommended amount of physical activity during team practices, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the April 2011 print issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (Medical News Today)

Young Children Who Attend Group Child Care Centers Get More Infections Then, But Fewer During School Years
Children who attend large group child care facilities before age 2∏ appear to develop more respiratory and ear infections at that age, but fewer such illnesses during elementary school years, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (Medical News Today)

Disorders Of Sexual Development Linked To Faulty Gene
Scientists have discovered that the alteration of a single gene could cause some male embryos to develop as females. The breakthrough will improve diagnosis and clinical management of patients with disorders of sex development (DSD). These conditions occur when the testis or ovary does not develop properly in the embryo, causing genital abnormalities in one in 4500 babies.  (Medical News Today)
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Spankin’ New Headlines

Friday, March 26th, 2010

News Image NEWHow germs may develop your baby’s immune system. Slate

Telepsychiatry helps child mental health specialists reach patients. Time

As the c-section rate climbs to its highest point ever—32 percent—doctors worry that too many women are getting this surgery. The New York Times

Does your baby take a vitamin D supplement? Most should, according to a new study. USA Today

Why kids may need more time in school—not less, as many districts shift to a 4-day week. The Wall Street Journal

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