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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
School Bus Carrying 11 Kids In Iowa Crashes Into West Des Moines Home
A school bus carrying 11 children has crashed into a house in central Iowa, though no injuries are being reported. (via Huffington Post)
More Kids Swallowing Powerful Magnets, Experts Say
Injuries from swallowing magnets are a growing problem among children and could lead to potentially life-threatening complications, researchers say. (via Fox News)
Want to Prevent Teen Pregnancy? Pay Teens Not to Get Pregnant
New York City officials recently spent $400,000 on billboards featuring omniscient babies reminding potential mothers about deadbeat dads of the future. (via TIME)
Military Schools Grapple With Budget Cuts Confusion, Instability
Over the past week, since Congress failed to prevent the implementation of across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration, parents of students in Defense Department schools around the globe have heard all sorts of rumors regarding how the cuts will affect them. (via Huffington Post)
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
Black Students Face More Discipline, Data Suggests
Black students, especially boys, face much harsher discipline in public schools than other students, according to new data from the Department of Education.
Preschoolers in Surgery for a Mouthful of Cavities
Dentists nationwide are seeing more preschoolers at all income levels with 6 to 10 cavities or more.
The Pros and Cons of Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy
Both antidepressant use and untreated depression in pregnant women may lead to risks for babies. A new study adds data to a troubling problem.
Giving Babies a ‘Strong Start’
In the U.S., more than 500,000 babies are born prematurely each year. But federal health officials are doing something to change that. The Department of Health and Human Services recently announced more than $40 million in grants will be put towards a new initiative aimed at reducing the number of preterm births and early elective deliveries.
Sugar Water Helps Newborns’ Pain, Study Finds
When it comes to soothing preterm newborns’ pain during medical pokes and prods, sugar water seems at least as good as breast milk, according to two studies published Monday.
3-Year-Old Swallows 37 Magnets, Tears Holes in Stomach
A 3-year-old needed surgery after she swallowed 37 magnets, KPTV reported. Payton Bushnell of Portland, Ore., ripped a hole in her stomach and three in her lower intestine after she ate 37 Rare Earth Buckyball magnets, according to the TV station.
Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Penn State Scandal: How Parents Can Talk to Kids About Sex Abuse
As Penn State reels from a sex-abuse scandal that led Wednesday to the ousters of Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in major college football, and university president Graham Spanier, parents are left wondering whom to trust.
Programming for Children, Minus Cryptic Syntax
Adults have developed easy-to-understand programming tools to encourage children to create and collaborate on computers.
Online Program Doesn’t Help Kids Stay Slim
A series of interactive computer exercises designed to encourage healthy eating and physical activity didn’t keep middle schoolers in the Netherlands from gaining extra weight, according to a new study.
To Deter Risky UV Exposure, Appeal to Teens’ Vanity
The most effective method for reaching this demographic was using booklets, photographs and videos showing how the sun ages and damages skin.
Gov’t Issues Warning About High-Powered Magnets and Risk to Children
The government on Thursday warned about a growing problem with powerful ball-bearing magnets, such as those used in desktop toys for adults, and the risk they can pose to children.