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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

CDC: Kids’ Accidental Deaths Down 30 Percent
The number of children and teens who die from any kind of accidents has dropped nearly 30% from 2000 to 2009, mostly because of a decline in traffic deaths, says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Born to American Mom, In-Vitro Twins Denied Citizenship
The twin babies of an American woman, born abroad through in-vitro fertilization, are being denied U.S. citizenship because there is no proof that either the egg donor or sperm donor is American.

A Blood Test for Depression? New Research Points the Way
A simple blood test may one day be all that’s needed to help parents figure out whether a child is suffering from clinical depression or normal teenage angst, a new study suggests.

Never Wake a Sleeping Baby? Why Depressed Moms Don’t Follow that Advice
Researchers at Penn State found that depressed and worried moms were far more likely than other moms to rouse their babies unnecessarily in the middle of the night. Are they seeking emotional comfort?

5-Year-Old Colorado Girl Dies of Cough Medicine Overdose
A Colorado girl is dead after taking a lethal combination of two common cold and allergy medicines, and Colorado authorities are investigating her grandmother, who was looking after the tiny 5-year-old.

Autistic Boy’s Older Brother Designs iPad App that Builds Language Skills
An autistic boy’s older brother created a new app for the iPad that helps promote functional and social skills.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Failure Rate of Schools Overstated, Study Says
A study by the Center on Education Policy says that under the No Child Left Behind law, 48 percent of schools would be labeled as failing this year — not 82 percent.

Marijuana Use Growing Among Teenagers
Marijuana use among teenagers has reached a 30-year peak even as use of alcohol, cigarettes and cocaine continues a slow decline, according to a new government report.

Ohio Boy Who Weighed 200 Pounds to Live with Uncle
A boy removed from his mother’s custody over health concerns when his weight ballooned to more than 200 pounds will be taken from foster care and placed in the custody of an uncle, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Utah School Outs Student to Parents
A Utah middle school is defending its decision to out a student to his parents as a “proactive” move to prevent bullying.

Palm-Sized Baby, Just Over 9 Ounces, Is Growing
At birth, Melinda Star Guido was so tiny she could fit into the palm of her doctor’s hand. Weighing just 9 1/2 ounces, she is among the smallest babies ever born in the world. Most infants her size don’t survive, but doctors are preparing to send her home by New Year’s.

Accidental Drug Overdoses on the Rise Among Kids
Researchers say more than 60,000 young children in the U.S. are treated in emergency rooms each year for accidental overdoses because they got into medicines when their parent or caregiver wasn’t looking.

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