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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
Nora Espinoza, New Mexico Legislator: Keep Mexican-American Studies Books Out of Schools
A New Mexico state representative wants to keep Hispanic history books out of public schools, following in the footsteps of some of her conservative colleagues in Arizona. New Mexico state Rep. Antonio Maestas (D-Albuquerque) proposed a memorial on Monday praising diversity in the state’s curricula and slammed Tucson’s decision to ban seven ethnic studies books from classroom use. (via Huffington Post)
Breastfeeding for Longer May Not Lower Children’s Obesity Rates
Breastfeeding babies for a longer period of time may not lower their risk of becoming overweight or obese during childhood as previous research has suggested, according to a new study from Europe. (via Fox News)
Elementary Students Rushed to Hospital After Eating Marijuana-Laced Brownies
Seven elementary school students are recovering in Costa Mesa after they took a bite of a marijuana brownie that a boy brought to school. The kids are all aged 10 to 12. (via Fox News)
Omega-3 DHA May Prevent Earliest Preemies
For pregnant women, supplements of an omega-3 fatty acid called Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may help to reduce the likelihood of giving birth very prematurely, according to a new study. (via Reuters)
Hard To Find Good Info on Drug Safety in Pregnancy
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Nearly every woman takes a medication at some point during pregnancy. Yet there’s disturbingly little easy-to-understand information about which drugs pose a risk to her baby, and what to do about it. Need some pain relief? In the fine print is the warning that painkillers like Advil aren’t for the third trimester. Left unsaid is whether to worry if you took them earlier. (via Yahoo!)
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Thursday, December 20th, 2012
Occasional Family Meals Enough to Boost Kids’ Fruit and Veggie Intake
Eating meals together as a family, even if only once or twice a week, increases children’s daily fruit and vegetable intake to near the recommended 5 A Day, according to new research. (via ScienceDaily)
Probiotics Might Limit Infant Skin Problems
Children who take a supplement of probiotics – those “good” bacteria that live in our guts – are less likely to develop eczema, according to a new review of studies. (via Reuters)
Two Cups of Milk Daily Enough For Most Kids
Two cups of cow’s milk per day may be enough for most kids to have the recommended amount of vitamin D in their blood while maintaining a healthy iron level, suggests a new study. (via Reuters)
New Online Privacy Rules For Children
In a move intended to give parents greater control over data collected about their children online, federal regulators on Wednesday broadened longstanding privacy safeguards covering children’s mobile apps and Web sites. (via New York Times)
Teen’s Views on Dangers of Pot Fall to 20-Year Low
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Teenagers’ perception of the dangers of marijuana has fallen to the lowest level in more than 20 years, a new study says, prompting federal researchers to warn that already high use of the drug could increase as more states move to legalize it. (via ABC News)
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
Autism Risk for Developing Children Exposed to Air Pollution: Infant Brain May Be Affected by Air Quality
Research demonstrates that polluted air — whether regional pollution or coming from local traffic sources — is associated with autism. (via ScienceDaily)
Study Leaves Women with Conflicting Advice on Mammograms
Controversial U.S. guidelines for mammography issued in 2009, calling for screening every two years rather than annually for women over 50 years old, can result in breast cancers being missed, according to U.S. researchers studying the hotly debated topic. (via Reuters)
U.S. Children Get Recommended Amounts of Sleep: Study
While parents may sometimes despair of their children getting enough shut-eye, especially with age-old stalling tactics of another story or another glass of water, children in the United States do appear to be getting the recommended amount of sleep. (via Reuters)
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Improves Quality of Life in Children With Asthma and Anxiety
Researchers have found that a program of cognitive behavior therapy delivered by nurses to children who had asthma and anxiety improved the children’s quality of life scores and reduced the risk of escalation of treatment. (via ScienceDaily)
7-Year-Old Girl One of Oregon’s Youngest Medical Marijuana Patients
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A 7-year-old girl suffering from leukemia is one of Oregon’s youngest medical marijuana patients. (via Fox News)
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Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Paternity Blood Tests That Work Early in a Pregnancy
Now blood tests are becoming available that can determine paternity as early as the eighth or ninth week of pregnancy, without an invasive procedure that could cause a miscarriage. The testing requires a blood sample from at least one of the possible fathers. (via NY Times)
Chemicals in Baby Shampoos Lead to False Marijuana Positives
Commonly used baby soaps and shampoos, including products from Johnson & Johnson, Aveeno and CVS, can trigger a positive result on newborns’ marijuana screening tests, according to a recent study. Just 0.1 milliliters or less of the cleansing products were found to cause a positive result. (via TIME)
Health Groups Criticize Allergy Drug Promotion
Public health advocates on Wednesday accused the drug company Merck of improperly marketing an over-the-counter allergy medicine directly to children using animated characters from the movie “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.” (via NY Times)
Dogs Can Help Prevent Childhood Asthma
The microbes living on your pet dog may help to strengthen your immune system and prevent childhood asthma, according to a new study. (via msnbc.com)
Watching Violence Makes for Angry Kids, Study Shows
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Children exposed to violence in video games and on TV display similar reactions to those who witness war and acts of violence in real life, according to an Australian study. (via Fox News)
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Friday, June 8th, 2012
Report: 16 Percent of US Teens Have Considered Suicide
Nearly 16 percent of high school teens nationwide admitted they had considered suicide within the previous year, according to an annual survey published Thursday by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Food Allergies More Common in City Kids
Researchers found that the share of children with any type of food allergy was 9.8 percent in cities, 7.2 percent in suburban areas, and 6.2 percent in rural areas.
How 11 New York City Babies Contracted Herpes Through Circumcision
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish circumcision ritual is found to cause neonatal herpes infections in newborns in New York City, prompting health officials to encourage parents to consider the health risks of the practice.
UNICEF Targets Deadly Diarrhea, Pneumonia in Poor Kids
Concerted efforts to control diarrhea and pneumonia, the biggest killers of children under the age of five, could save the lives of up to 2 million of the world’s poorest children each year, the United Nations Children’s Fund said on Friday.
More Teens Smoke Pot than Cigarettes, Says CDC Survey
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that 23 percent of high school students said they recently smoked marijuana, while 18 percent said they had puffed cigarettes.
Mom Goes After Stroller Thief, Busts Million-Dollar Crime Ring
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Don’t mess with mom. That’s the moral of this awesome story about a Chicago mom who went after the guy who stole her stroller and ended up uncovering a huge crime ring.
Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Failure Rate of Schools Overstated, Study Says
A study by the Center on Education Policy says that under the No Child Left Behind law, 48 percent of schools would be labeled as failing this year — not 82 percent.
Marijuana Use Growing Among Teenagers
Marijuana use among teenagers has reached a 30-year peak even as use of alcohol, cigarettes and cocaine continues a slow decline, according to a new government report.
Ohio Boy Who Weighed 200 Pounds to Live with Uncle
A boy removed from his mother’s custody over health concerns when his weight ballooned to more than 200 pounds will be taken from foster care and placed in the custody of an uncle, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Utah School Outs Student to Parents
A Utah middle school is defending its decision to out a student to his parents as a “proactive” move to prevent bullying.
Palm-Sized Baby, Just Over 9 Ounces, Is Growing
At birth, Melinda Star Guido was so tiny she could fit into the palm of her doctor’s hand. Weighing just 9 1/2 ounces, she is among the smallest babies ever born in the world. Most infants her size don’t survive, but doctors are preparing to send her home by New Year’s.
Accidental Drug Overdoses on the Rise Among Kids
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Researchers say more than 60,000 young children in the U.S. are treated in emergency rooms each year for accidental overdoses because they got into medicines when their parent or caregiver wasn’t looking.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Thousands of Families Split by US Immigration Efforts
The US drive to expel illegal immigrants has separated more than 5,000 children from their parents, and another 15,000 face a similar fate in the coming years, a study said Wednesday.
The Joys, and Frustrations, of Snow Days in November
Some districts in the New York region, where an October snowstorm caused widespread power failures, may have to shrink spring break or extend the school year.
Debunking the Myth of the ‘Freshman 15′
Contrary to college folklore, the dreaded “freshman 15″ — the notion that students gain 15 lbs. during their first year at school — is a myth, according to a study from Ohio State University.
Teens Don’t Know How to Lose Weight Properly
A study presented by a doctoral student at Temple University found that obese students have great interest in weight loss, but this intent can mean increased smoking and soda drinking.
Parents Help Their Underage Kids Get on Facebook, Survey Finds
A new survey of 1,007 parents has found that 36 percent were aware their children joined Facebook before age 13 and that a substantial percentage of those parents helped their kids lie about their age in order to join the social networking site.
Study: Legal Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Encourage Kids to Smoke More Pot
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Despite warnings from opponents of medical marijuana, legalizing the drug for medical purposes does not encourage teens to smoke more pot, according to new research that compared rates of marijuana use in Massachusetts and Rhode Island after the latter state changed its laws.
Thursday, October 13th, 2011
In Tough Economy, Americans Having Fewer Babies
A decline in fertility rates that began in 2008 is closely linked to financial woes that started at the same time, said a new Pew Research Center report issued Wednesday.
What Makes Teachers Come Knocking
Once taboo, home visits are now more common for teachers trying to connect with withdrawn families.
Brain Growth, Not Size, Predicts IQ in Preterm Babies
How fast a baby’s brain grows, rather than how large it is, predicts the child’s mental abilities later in life, a new study of preterm infants suggests.
Parents Up in Arms Against Marijuana-Shaped Candy
A brand of gummy candy is sour-apple flavored and doesn’t contain cannabis, but some parents and activists are outraged over its leaf shape.
Car-Safety Group: Half of Child Booster Seats Pose Risks
Half of children’s car booster seats aren’t good enough to ensure a proper fit with safety belts, a safety group funded by the insurance industry says in a report out Thursday.
Lawmakers Attack US Plan to Limit Food Ads to Kids
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Republican lawmakers Wednesday attacked an Obama administration proposal for limiting food advertising to children even as the team behind the plan offered concessions to food and beverage makers.