Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Asthma Drugs May Increase Attacks in Kids
One class of drugs used to prevent wheezing and shortness of breath in people with asthma may increase kids’ risk of being hospitalized for an asthma attack, according to a new analysis from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Do All Women Need Genetic Testing Before Pregnancy?
More than half of pregnant women do some kind of prenatal screening or testing of their fetus, but there aren’t readily available numbers on how many women choose to learn if they’re carriers for various genetic diseases.
Report Details Inequities for Kids of Gay Parents
A growing multitude of American children — possibly more than 1.2 million of them — are being raised by gay and lesbian parents, often without all the legal protections afforded to mom-and-dad households.
Negative Parenting Style Contributes to Child Aggression
A long-term study suggests aggressive, defiant, and explosive kindergarten children have experienced tumultuous, negative relationships with their mothers from early on.
Performance Artist Gives Birth to Baby in NYC Art Gallery
Performance artist Marni Kotak delivered (literally) her most personal work of art yet on Tuesday: a baby boy. Kotak, 36, gave birth in front of an open audience at the Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, an act she calls the “highest form of art.”
Diaper Saves Toddler’s Life in Accident that Killed Father
A buoyant diaper may have saved the life of a Florida toddler who was plunged into a lake when an argument between her parents caused their car to swerve into the water.