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Daily News Roundup

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Epilepsy Drugs’ Risk of Birth Defects May Be Dose-Dependent
Four of the most frequently prescribed epilepsy drugs appear to increase the risk of serious birth defects when taken early in pregnancy, a new study finds. (Yahoo)

New Male Birth Control Concept Shows Promise
A birth control for men may be on the horizon. Now, research to interfere with the body’s ability to use vitamin A is showing some promise, because, in men, vitamin A is necessary for the production of sperm. One recent study found that a compound that interferes with the body’s ability to use vitamin A rendered male mice sterile while they were receiving 8- or 16-week courses. But once the mice were taken off the compound, they resumed making sperm. (Yahoo)

Kids Who Bully Often Get Poor Sleep
Poor sleep may be a factor in aggressive behavior among kids, according to new research that found that children who bully other kids are more likely to be sleepy during the day.

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Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News RoundupJudge is Critical of Cuts in Aid for New Jersey Schools

New Jersey’s cuts in school financing violate the State Constitution’s mandate to provide “a thorough and efficient” education system and hit poor districts especially hard, a judge reported to the State Supreme Court on Tuesday. (New York Times)

AAAI: Drug Speeds Up Milk Allergy Treatment

“Rush” desensitization for food allergies may be feasible by toning down immune response with the monoclonal antibody omalizumab (Xolair), according to a proof-of-concept study. (Med Page Today)

Pediatricians say rear-facing best; moms say, ‘We’ll see…’

Abby Mazzei started putting her daughter in a forward-facing car seat when she turned 1. The little girl had begun to get antsy facing backward, and it was clear to her mother that it was time. (LA Times)

Sleep-Deprived people at 300 more calories a day

When people are sleep-deprived, they eat almost 300 calories a day more than when they are well-rested. And ice cream is one of their favorite foods to eat when they’re tired, a new study shows. (USA Today)

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Daily News Roundup

Monday, March 21st, 2011

New advice:  Tots safest in rear facing car seats until age 2
Based on evidence from crashes older, children who’ve outgrown front-facing car seats should ride in booster seats until the lap-shoulder belt fits them. Booster seats help position adult seat belts properly on children’s smaller frames. Children usually can graduate from a booster seat when their height reaches 4 feet 9 inches. (MSNBC)

Optometrists: Nintendo 3Ds could ID vision issues
Optometrists are saying it’s a good idea to get kids to try the 3-D screen of Nintendo’s new device, especially if they’re younger than 6, dismissing the manufacturer’s warnings that children 6 or younger shouldn’t use the 3-D screen because it may harm their immature vision. It won’t do any harm, they say, and it could help catch vision disorders that have to be caught early to be fixed. (MSNBC)

Scientists Recreate Autism With One Gene
Researchers, used a known gene mutation associated with autism — called the SHANK3 gene mutation — to replicate a wider range of behaviors that include impaired social interaction and repetitive behaviors.  Scientists have struggled for years to find effective medical treatments for autism, mainly because they have been unable to understand the pathways in the brain that cause the disorder. (ABC)

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