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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

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Before Meningitis Outbreak, Firm Avoided Sanctions
The pharmacy tied to a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak escaped harsh punishment from health regulators several times in the years leading up to a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak that has raised questions about oversight of the customized drug mixing industry, newly released state records show. (via Reuters)

Standardized Child Booster Seat Laws Would Save Lives, Study Suggests
State laws that mandate car booster seat use for children at least until age 8, are associated with fewer motor vehicle-related fatalities and severe injuries, and should be standardized throughout the U.S. to optimally protect children, according to new research. (via Science Daily)

One-Third of Parents Concerned About Losing Jobs, Pay When They Stay Home With Sick Kids
Many child care providers have rules that exclude sick children from care, spurring anxious moments for millions of working parents. In a new University of Michigan poll, one-third of parents of young children report they are concerned about losing jobs or pay when they stay home to care for sick children who can’t attend child care. (via Science Daily)

Cheerleading Needs Sports Safety Rules, Docs Say
Cheerleading isn’t just jumping and waving pompoms – it has become as athletic and potentially as dangerous as a sport and should be designated one to improve safety, the nation’s leading group of pediatricians says. (via Fox News)

Most Women Can Wait up to 5 Years Between Pap Tests, New Guidelines Say
Most women can wait three to five years between Pap tests to screen for cervical cancer, according to guidelines released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). (via Reuters)

New Breast Cancer Therapy Tied to More Complications
Women about to have breast cancer surgery may want to pay extra attention to the radiation treatment they could be offered afterward. (via Reuters)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

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New Field of Developmental Neuroscience Changes Our Understanding of Early Years of Human Life
For the first time, scientists have amassed a large collection of research that looks “under the skin,” to examine how and why experiences interact with biology starting before birth to affect a life course. (via Science Daily)

Mother’s Fish, Mercury Intake Tied to Kids’ ADHD Risk: Study
Children’s risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later in life may be tied to how much fish their mothers ate while pregnant, according to a U.S. study. (via Reuters)

New Test Can Diagnose Genetic Disorders in Infants in 50 Hours
Too often, newborns die of genetic diseases before doctors even know what’s to blame. Now scientists have found a way to decode those babies’ DNA in just days instead of weeks, moving gene-mapping closer to routine medical care. (via AP)

Meningitis Outbreak Stirs Calls for FDA Pharmacy Oversight
A deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak tied to contaminated steroid shots should spur new legislation to regulate how pharmacies mix and dose drugs, experts said on Monday. (via Reuters)

CT Scans of Kids in ER With Stomach Pain Skyrockets
The use of CT scans on children being brought to emergency rooms with abdominal pain has skyrocketed, new research reveals. (via U.S. News and World Report)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, October 8th, 2012

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Nearly Half of Children With Autism Wander From Safety: Survey
Nearly half of children with autism wander or “elope” from safety — often to pursue a special interest or goal — with more than half of those kids disappearing long enough to cause great concern about their well-being, new research suggests. (via U.S. News and World Report)

Certain Eye Injuries in Kids May Indicate Child Abuse: Study
Physicians can use eye examinations to figure out whether infant and toddler head injuries were caused by accidental injury or child abuse, suggests a new study that adds to existing evidence on this method of detecting abuse. (via U.S. News and World Report)

Case Count Rises to 91 in Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
At least 91 people have been infected with an unusual type of meningitis caused by contaminated steroid injections, federal health officials said Sunday, with seven deaths. (via NBC News)

Fresh Blood Not Better for Transfusions for Premature Infants, Clinical Trial Shows
In a finding that runs counter to commonly held beliefs about fresh being better, a clinical trial shows that acutely ill premature babies who received fresher blood did not fare better than those who received the current standard of care. (via Science Daily)

Rare Program Allows Arrested Moms to Stay Home with Their Children
A New York program allows arrested mothers to live with their children in a private apartment instead of prison while they serve out court mandates. (via Fox News)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, June 15th, 2012

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Hidden Hairs Can Strangle Baby’s Tiny Toes
If a single strand of hair wraps around a baby’s toe, it can cut off circulation and ultimately doom the appendage. Though rare, this happens often enough for doctors to have given it a name: toe tourniquet syndrome. (via msnbc.com)

FDA Approves Infant Combo Vaccine for Meningitis
The first vaccine that protects children as young as six weeks against two potentially deadly bacterial infections has won approval from U.S. health regulators. (via AP)

“Darth Vader” Boy from Super Bowl Ad Has Heart Surgery
Doctors on Thursday performed successful open-heart surgery on the 7-year-old boy who starred as a mini-Darth Vader in a popular Super Bowl commercial, according to the Los Angeles hospital where he was treated. (via Reuters)

Cost of Rearing a Child Rises to $234,000
For a child born now, it will cost an average of $234,900 to raise them, and that’s just to age 18. The total cost is up 3.5 percent from a year ago, according to the US Department of Agriculture report. (via ABC News)

Neighbors Ban 3-Year-Old’s Sidewalk Chalk
When Colorado mom Sarah Cohen found out her 3-year-old daughter was being banned from doing sidewalk doodles, she chalked it up to a misunderstanding. But the crackdown on sidewalk chalk was no joke to Cohen’s local housing association in the Denver suburb of Stapleton, which said little Emerson’s scribbles are violating neighborhood rules. (via New York Daily News)

Nearly 20 Percent of Teens Admit to ‘Sexting’
Despite knowing the consequences, many teens still send sexually explicit photos to others using their cellphones, a new study on sexting suggests. (via msnbc.com)

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Daily News Roundup

Friday, June 17th, 2011

CDC Seeks Input on Meningitis Vaccine for Infants
Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are hearing from parents, health care providers and others in New Hampshire as it starts exploring whether infants should be vaccinated against meningitis, a rare but potentially deadly infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. (MSNBC)

Reading With Mom Can Boost Kindergarten Readiness
Home learning experiences such as reading books with parents can improve low-income preschool children’s readiness to start school, researchers say. (Yahoo)

1 of 8 French Kids with Burger E.coli Gets Worse
The condition of one of the children infected with a strain of the E.coli bacteria in northern France has deteriorated, Health Minister Xavier Bertrand said on Friday.
Eight children have been admitted to hospital after eating beef burgers bought frozen from the German discount chain Lidl. (Yahoo)

City Reduces Chronic Absenteeism in Public Schools
Throughout New York, educators and politicians have been increasing their focus on attendance in recent years, and their efforts appear to be paying off, at least in elementary schools: 1 in 15 elementary students were absent on a given day this year, compared to 1 in 13 four years ago and 1 in 9 in 1995. (New York Times)

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Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News RoundupMeningitis vaccine approved for babies as young as 9 months old
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi-Aventis, said Monday the Food and Drug Administration approved the company’s bacterial meningitis vaccine Menactra for children between the ages of 9 months and 23 months. (MSNBC)

Pediatricians Urge Better Protection From Chemicals
The U.S. chemical management policy needs an overhaul because it does not adequately protect children and pregnant women, who are most susceptible to hazardous substances, a new position paper from the American Academy of Pediatrics claims. (Yahoo)

CT scans of Egyptian mummy help solve Vermont crimes against children
A childhood fascination with archaeology and a chance encounter with a 2,700-year-old Egyptian mummy are helping Vermont doctors and law enforcement officials find truth in some of the most challenging of modern-day crimes: the unexplained deaths of young children. (Yahoo)

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