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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

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Obama Early Education Plan To Be Detailed In Georgia Speech
President Barack Obama is traveling to Georgia today to press a plan he announced in his State of the Union address to dramatically expand preschool. The plan would include smaller class sizes, better-paid teachers, and exams for 4-year-olds. (via Huffington Post)

Girl Who Lost 90% of Skin After Allergic Reaction to Children’s Motrin Wins $63M Verdict
Samantha Reckis, who was only 7 when she took Children’s Motrin for a fever and subsequently went blind and suffering a horrifying allergic reaction, has won $63 million in compensation from Johnson & Johnson. (via NY Daily News)

Older Fathers Can Be Better Dads the 2nd Time Around
At 60, Arthur Schwartz sees many of his college friends talking about retirement and grandchildren, but he is energetically immersed in the busy lives of his two young daughters, aged 9 and 7. (via Yahoo News)

Do Good Grades Spread Like Measles?
Students surrounded by friends who earn better grades than they do tend to see their own grades rise over the next year, according to a new study. (via Live Science)

Study: Praise Children For What They Do, Not Who They Are
Toddlers develop a greater preparedness for future challenges when their parents celebrate their efforts instead of their innate qualities. (via The Atlantic)

More U.S. Women Using the “Morning-After” Pill: Report
More U.S. women are taking the “morning-after” pill, but generally just once, according to the government’s first report on how the emergency contraception drug has been used since regulators eased access to it in 2006. (via Reuters)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

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Nearsighted Kids May Get Worse in Winter
For nearsighted children in Denmark, vision deteriorated faster when days were shortest and more slowly during the summer months, according to a new study looking into whether daylight may slow kids’ vision loss. (via Reuters)

Education Content In State Of The Union Likely To Focus On Littlest Learners
President Barack Obama made K-12 education a major component of his 2012 State of the Union Address — so much so that the topic garnered the most traffic on sites like Twitter. But this year, education advocates are expecting something entirely different. (via Huffington Post)

Judge Overturns Arizona Law Barring Planned Parenthood Funding
A federal judge has overturned an Arizona law that sought to block funding through the state for Planned Parenthood’s healthcare clinics because the group also performs abortions. (via Reuters)

Hypertension in Pregnancy Can Predict Heart Disease Risk
A new study from the American Heart Association journal, Circulation, shows women who have high blood pressure during pregnancy may be at increased risk for developing heart disease, chronic kidney disease and diabetes. (via Fox News)

Governor Rick Snyder’s University Funding Plan Generates Criticism
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is drawing fire for the way he allocates state education spending in his new budget. (via Huffington Post)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, January 25th, 2013

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Students With Disabilities Have Right To Play School Sports, Obama Administration Tells Schools
When Kareem Dale, now a special advisor to President Barack Obama, was in high school, all he wanted to do was wrestle. But as a student who was partially blind, that wasn’t easy. (via Huffington Post)

Missouri Parents Required To Report Gun Ownership To Schools Under Maria Chappelle-Nadal Bill
A Missouri lawmaker is making waves with a bill that would require parents who own guns to notify their child’s school. (via Huffington Post)

Prenatal Inflammation Linked to Autism Risk
Maternal inflammation during early pregnancy may be related to an increased risk of autism in children, according to new findings supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. Researchers found this in children of mothers with elevated C-reactive protein (CRP), a well-established marker of systemic inflammation. (via Science Daily)

Vocabulary Instruction Failing U.S. Students, Expert Says

Vocabulary instruction in the early years is not challenging enough to prepare students for long-term reading comprehension, argues a study led by a Michigan State University education researcher. (via Science Daily)

Baby Born with Heart Outside of Body Finally Leaves Hospital
A baby girl who was born with her heart on the outside of her body, was finally able to leave the hospital after more than four months, the Houston Chronicle said. (via Fox News)

Detroit School Closures, Kristof On Pre-K: Ed Tonight
Detroit is slated to close even more schools, reports CBS. Enrollment in the Motor City has dwindled from 150,000 to a projected 40,000. (via Huffington Post)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

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Melamine Tableware May Leach Chemical: Study
A chemical that sickened and killed babies in China when it tainted baby formula can also leach off of tableware and into food, a new small study suggests. However, researchers said, that doesn’t prove the compound, called melamine, is harmful to kids and adults in the amounts detected when study participants ate hot soup from melamine bowls. (via Reuters)

How Disasters and Trauma Can Affect Children’s Empathy
Do children become more kind and empathetic after a disaster— or does the experience make them more focus more on self-preservation? The first study to examine the question in an experimental way shows that children’s reactions may depend on their age. (via TIME)

“Mail To The Chief” Program Sends Letter Of Advice To Obama On Inauguration
As President Barack Obama is publicly inaugurated for a second time Monday, thousands of K-5 students across the country are sending handwritten letters to the president offering advice on his second term. (via Huffington Post)

Longer CPR Improves Survival in Both Children and Adults
Experts from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia were among the leaders of two large national U.S. studies showing that extending CPR longer than previously thought useful saves lives in both children and adults. The research teams analyzed impact of duration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in patients who suffered cardiac arrest while hospitalized. (via Science Daily)

Study: How Parents Lie in the U.S. And China
Almost everyone teaches their children that lying is always wrong. But the vast majority of parents lie to their children in order to get them to behave, according to new research published in the International Journal of Psychology. (via Science Daily)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, January 18th, 2013

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Obama Evaluating Early Childhood Education Push In Second Term
Arne Duncan, President Barack Obama’s education secretary, has a slogan that summarizes his tenure and the view of his mission that he shares with his boss. “Education is the civil rights issue of our generation,” Duncan says. (via Huffington Post)

Duncan On Guns In Schools: Hard To Teach Kids Scared Of Being Killed
Too many students worry more about being killed by a gun than learning in the classroom, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said on Thursday, as he cautioned that firearms alone do not make schools safer. (via Huffington Post)

Potential to Prevent, Reverse Disabilities in Children Born Prematurely, Study Suggests
Physician-scientists at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital are challenging the way pediatric neurologists think about brain injury in the pre-term infant. (via Science Daily)

New Study Challenges Links Between Daycare and Behavioral Issues
A new study that looked at more than 75,000 children in day care in Norway found little evidence that the amount of time a child spends in child care leads to an increase in behavioral problems, according to researchers from the United States and Norway. (via Science Daily)

Wait to Remove Kids’ Infected Adenoids: Study
Removing the adenoids of kids who frequently get colds, sinus infections and laryngitis is more expensive and doesn’t lead to better health or fewer symptoms than a “watchful waiting” approach, according to new research. (via Reuters)

Obesity in Young Kids Dropped in NYC, Grew in LA
In the battle against childhood obesity, New York City appears to be doing better than Los Angeles, at least for low-income preschoolers. (via Fox News)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

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Boston Declares Health Emergency Amid U.S. Flu Outbreak
With flu cases in this city up tenfold from last year, the mayor of Boston declared a public health emergency on Wednesday as authorities around the United States scrambled to cope with a rising number of patients. (via Reuters)

Study: Bilinguals Have Faster Brains
Speaking two languages can actually help offset some effects of aging on the brain, a new study has found. (via ABC News)

A Call to Obama to Focus on Early Childhood Education
President Obama will be delivering his State of the Union address outlining his priorities for the next year in a few weeks. Here’s an open letter to Obama urging him to make early childhood education — an initiative that has proven results — a real priority in his second term. (via Washington Post)

Report: NH Preventing Tooth Decay in Children
The latest study shows the compound found in plastic and food packaging can put youngsters at risk for future heart disease. (via Boston News)

Eli Lilly Settles Mass. Pregnancy Drug-Cancer Case
Eli Lilly and Co. has settled a lawsuit brought by four sisters who contended their breast cancer was caused by a drug their mother took during pregnancy in the 1950s, a move some believe could trigger financial settlements in scores of other claims brought by women around the country. (via ABC News)

California Teachers Pension Fund Moves To Divest From Guns, Firearms Companies
The nation’s largest teacher pension fund took the first step Wednesday toward divesting from companies that make guns and high-capacity ammunition magazines that are illegal in California. (via Huffington Post)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

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Obama Win Clears Health Law Hurdle, Challenges Remain
President Barack Obama’s re-election eliminates the possibility of a wholesale repeal of his signature healthcare reform law, but leaves questions about how many of the changes will be implemented as the national focus shifts to tackling the U.S. debt and deficit. (via Reuters)

What Obama Win Means for Education Reform
President Barack Obama—who pushed through an unprecedented windfall of education funding in his first term and spurred states to make widespread changes to K-12 policy through competitive grants—has been re-elected. With education issues, including funding and college loans, a steady though never central theme on the campaign trail, there is a lot left on President Obama’s to-do list. (via Education Week)

Children, Teens at Risk for Lasting Emotional Impact from Hurricane Sandy
After Hurricane Sandy’s flood waters have receded and homes demolished by the storm repaired, the unseen aftershocks of the storm may linger for many children who were in the storm’s path, particularly those whose families suffered significant losses. (via Science Daily)

FDA Grants Priority Review to Roche’s Breast Cancer Drug
Roche, the world’s biggest maker of cancer drugs, said U.S. health regulators granted a priority review to its experimental breast cancer drug TDM-1, expediting the review process for the marketing application of the drug. (via Reuters)

DNA Sequencing of Infants and Children With Anatomical Defects of Unknown Causes
A one-year-old research initiative brought together researchers, clinicians and policy experts to tackle the challenges of incorporating new genomic technologies into clinical care of newborns, infants and children with anatomical defects whose causes are unknown. (via Science Daily)

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Pregnant Woman Casts Vote Before Giving Birth

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Ballot

How far would you go to cast your vote?

One woman in Illinois, mom-to-be Galicia Malone, cast her vote this morning despite having contractions five minutes apart. According to NBC Chicago, the 21-year-old arrived at the polls for her first presidential election at 8:30 am, even though her water had already broken. She then gave birth at a local hospital.

Chicago’s Cook County Clerk, David Orr, commended Malone for her effort: “If only all voters showed such determination to vote. What a terrific example she is showing for the next generation, especially her new son or daughter.”

Image: Ballot at the Polling Station via Shutterstock

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