Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Standing While Pregnant ‘May Slow Fetal Growth’
Researchers found that women who stood for the majority of time at work had babies whose heads were around 1cm smaller than average. (via BBC News)
Baby’s Birth Captured by MRI
German researchers have used Magnetic Resonance Imaging to peer inside a woman’s body during labor, a medical first that sheds light on the birth process. The researchers created the 30-second movie using cinematic MRI, a technique that strings together snapshots from deep inside the body. (via ABC News)
New Rule Aims to Prevent Deaths in Play Yards, Mesh Cribs
The Consumer Product Safety Commission voted to enact a tough new safety rule for play yards. The rule tightens testing for durability and stability, sets a minimum height requirement for the sides, and requires locking mechanisms to keep the products from collapsing on children. (via USA Today)
Continued Infertility Treatments Drive Pregnancy Success
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Women in their 30s and 40s who undergo multiple infertility treatments may be nearly as likely to deliver a baby as women who conceive naturally, according to new research. (via ABC News)
Friday, February 17th, 2012
MRI Brain Changes Seen in Early Infants with Autism
Autism may be detectable in infants as young as 6 months old, according to a study released Friday in the American Journal of Psychiatry, suggesting the condition has a stronger genetic and biological root.
One in 10 U.S. Kids Have Alcoholic Parent: Study
More than one in 10 U.S. children live with an alcoholic parent and are at increased risk of developing a host of health problems of their own, according to a new government study released on Thursday.
Abuse Cases Put Los Angeles Schools Under Fire
The spate of accusations has put an intense spotlight on the way the Los Angeles Unified School District monitors its employees and responds to reports of abuse.
School Votes Not to Appeal Prayer Banner Case
A Rhode Island public school committee on Thursday voted not to appeal a federal court decision ordering the removal of a prayer banner displayed in a high school.
Strict Rules about Drinking May Prevent Alcohol Disorders in Teens
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A study from the Netherlands found that a laid back attitude from parents can lead to drinking issues in their teens, whereas strict parental rules about drinking can curb adolescent impulses to drink.