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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

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

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The First Drug that Could Ease Social Withdrawal in Autism
An experimental drug that helps people with Fragile X syndrome showed promising results for a treatment for autism. (via Time)

Weight and Taste Sensitivity Are Linked, New Study Says
Obese children have less sensitive taste buds than kids of normal weight, and that may drive them to eat more. (via ABC News)

Study Finds Concerning Levels of Arsenic in Rice
After testing more than 200 samples of rice products, researchers found measurable amounts of arsenic in almost every single one. (via CBS News)

Cancers on the Rise in Pregnant Women
The number of pregnant women diagnosed with cancer has increased over the past few decades, likely due to the older age of expectant mothers and better detection methods. (via Reuters)

Report: Kids Should Only Eat Tuna Once a Month
New research suggests that kids should only eat light tuna once or twice a month to keep their mercury intake at a safe level. (via CNN)

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Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Even kids who play sports don’t exercise enough
On average, kids enrolled in soccer, baseball or softball exercised heavily for only 45 minutes during practice — 15 minutes less than the amount recommended by national guidelines. (MSNBC)

A winter birthday may affect your biological clock
The finding is the first of its kind in mammals, and could explain why people born in the winter are at higher risk for mental health disorders including bipolar depression, schizophrenia and seasonal affective disorder. (MSNBC)

Study links cell phones to child misbehavior
Researchers studying the health effects of cellphones say they have found evidence that when pregnant women use them regularly, their children are more likely to have behavioral problems. (MSNBC)

Study finds bisphenol A (BPA) on money
A new report says Bisphenol A (BPA), the controversial hormone disrupting chemical widely used in plastics, is turning up in an unlikely place–the money in your wallet. (Paging Dr. Gupta)

Consumers Union raises concerns about mercury in tuna
Younger women and children should limit the amount of tuna they eat and pregnant women should not eat tuna at all, because of mercury levels found in the canned and packaged fish, says  new report in the January 2011 issue of Consumer Reports. (Paging Dr. Gupta)

Children’s Hospitals Lose Some Drug Discounts
In an unintended consequence of the new health care law, drug companies have begun notifying children’s hospitals around the country that they no longer qualify for large discounts on drugs used to treat rare medical conditions. (New York Times)

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