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Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
Abortion Qualms on Morning-After Pill May Be Unfounded
Some abortion opponents say emergency contraception pills may block fertilized eggs from implanting, but scientists say there is no evidence the pills work that way.
Black Girls Don’t Benefit as Much from Exercise
In a new study of U.S. preteen and teen girls, daily exercise was strongly linked to weight and obesity in white girls but not black girls.
Octuplet Effect: More Choose Single-Embryo Transplants for IVF
The CDC reports that the twin birth rate rose 76 percent from 1980 to 2009 while triples and higher-order multiple births rose a whopping 315 percent. But the tide of multiple births may be ebbing as an increasing number of women are opting to transfer a single embryo during IVF.
New North Korean Leader Stages Massive Children’s Rally
North Korea’s young leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday made his second speech at a major public event since taking power in December, addressing a children’s rally aimed at winning a new generation’s support.
Despite Obesity Rise, Kids’ Blood Pressure Dipped
The rate of childhood obesity may have soared between the 1970s and 90s, but kids’ blood pressure did not follow the same trend, a U.S. government study suggests.
More Young Americans Out of High School Are Also Out of Work
A new survey finds that those without a college degree have dismal job prospects and considerable obstacles blocking improvement.
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
Fertility Drugs More than Double Childhood Cancer Risk, Scientists Say
Children born to women who took fertility drugs are more than twice as likely to develop leukemia, French scientists announced Tuesday.
N.J. Father Catches Teacher Abusing Autistic Son
When Stuart Chaifetz, a father in Cherry Hill, N.J., was told his autistic son was acting uncharacteristically violent at school, he sent him to class wearing a hidden recording device that caught a teacher on tape bullying students.
Report: ‘Octomom’ Home Photos Spark Childhood Services Probe
Photographs leaked to TMZ by the former hairdresser of “Octomom” Nadya Suleman purport to show the mother of 14 and her children living in “squalor.”
How Bullying and Abuse May Age Children Prematurely
A hard life can age you, literally, researchers say. In fact, children who are exposed to violence at a young age show changes in their DNA equivalent to several years of premature aging.
A Child’s Helping Hand on Portions
After being bullied about his weight for years, Marshall Reid, a sixth grader from Sanford, N.C., decided to diet, and chronicled his efforts in a book, “Portion Size Me: a Kid-Driven Plan to a Healthy Family.”
When Water Breaks, Does Labor Need to Be Induced?
Pregnant women have long been told that when their water breaks, they should be ready to deliver the baby within 24 hours to avoid infection. But a small new study suggests labor may not always need to be induced.
Friday, June 3rd, 2011
Is America’s love affair with kids waning?
Children, the mainstay of suburbia and residential neighborhoods across the nation for more than a half-century, are fewer and increasingly sparse in many places. (USA Today)
Vaccination Rate for Kindergartners Is Over 90%
More than 90% of children entering kindergarten in the U.S. have had most recommended immunizations, although coverage rates remain below target goals for most states, the CDC says. (Web MD)
Kids in Texas, Oklahoma Ill from E. coli
Amarillo, TX and Tulsa, OK are connected by 400 miles of freeway, Interstates 40 and 44, and now they share investigations of small clusters of E. coli O157:H7 infection involving children. (Food Safety News)
Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
Right on the heels of Robert Edward’s Nobel Prize win for his contributions to in vitro fertilization (IVF) comes the news that Nadya Suleman’s (AKA Octomom) doctor may lose his license for his work with her.
While Dr. Michael Kamrava’s legal woes are related to the way he practiced IVF (implanting far more embryos than national guidelines permit), not the practice of IVF itself, the suit is still indicative of a larger battle.
Even as IVF helps thousands of women to conceive and receives awards, the technology and its usage still has heavy adversaries, including insurance companies and certain religions.
What are your thoughts on IVF? Is it a wonderful tool, immoral or something else entirely?