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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Nora Espinoza, New Mexico Legislator: Keep Mexican-American Studies Books Out of Schools
A New Mexico state representative wants to keep Hispanic history books out of public schools, following in the footsteps of some of her conservative colleagues in Arizona. New Mexico state Rep. Antonio Maestas (D-Albuquerque) proposed a memorial on Monday praising diversity in the state’s curricula and slammed Tucson’s decision to ban seven ethnic studies books from classroom use. (via Huffington Post)

Breastfeeding for Longer May Not Lower Children’s Obesity Rates
Breastfeeding babies for a longer period of time may not lower their risk of becoming overweight or obese during childhood as previous research has suggested, according to a new study from Europe. (via Fox News)

Elementary Students Rushed to Hospital After Eating Marijuana-Laced Brownies
Seven elementary school students are recovering in Costa Mesa after they took a bite of a marijuana brownie that a boy brought to school. The kids are all aged 10 to 12. (via Fox News)

Omega-3 DHA May Prevent Earliest Preemies
For pregnant women, supplements of an omega-3 fatty acid called Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may help to reduce the likelihood of giving birth very prematurely, according to a new study. (via Reuters)

Hard To Find Good Info on Drug Safety in Pregnancy
Nearly every woman takes a medication at some point during pregnancy. Yet there’s disturbingly little easy-to-understand information about which drugs pose a risk to her baby, and what to do about it. Need some pain relief? In the fine print is the warning that painkillers like Advil aren’t for the third trimester. Left unsaid is whether to worry if you took them earlier. (via Yahoo!)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Breast-Milk Shortage Hits Milk Banks; Tiniest Babies at Risk
Got milk? Human milk banks are experiencing an unprecedented breast-milk shortage, forcing them to turn away babies in need.

Doctors See Surge in Newborns Hooked on Mothers’ Pain Pills
Medical authorities are witnessing explosive growth in the number of newborn babies hooked on prescription painkillers, innocent victims of their mothers’ addictions.

Is Daylight Savings Time Making Kids Fat?
UK researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College London reveal that not changing the clocks could give children more daylight time to play outside, which is crucial in fighting obesity.

Online Bullying Rampant Among Teens, Survey Finds
Twenty-five percent of teens on social media sites have had an experience that resulted in a face-to-face argument or confrontation with someone, according to a study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, the Family Online Safety Institute and Cable in the Classroom.

Babies Put on Transplant List Before Birth Get Hearts Faster
Unborn babies diagnosed with severe heart problems who are put on the heart transplant list before birth get new hearts more quickly than babies listed after birth, according to a new study.

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Moms on Drugs

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

In our November issue we cover a topic that you don’t hear much about: moms who are hooked on prescription drugs. Our story introduces you to three of them–all devoted, involved parents who started taking prescription meds for legitimate reasons, and then quickly enough spiraled into full-blown addicts. One mom was taking close to 55 pills a day, all while driving her three young children around. This woman was, at one point, a PTA president. The point: It can happen to anyone.

More than 18 million women ages 26 and older reported using prescription drugs for unintended uses in 2008, which is the most recent year for which stats are available. This means chances are good that someone you know is affected by this problem. Maybe you yourself are at risk? If you or someone you know needs help, these are useful resources.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse will give you more background on prescription drug abuse in America.

Narcotics Anonymous can help you determine whether you’re an addict.

The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration will help you find a drug- and alcohol-abuse treatment program near you.

Intervention Center tells you how you might go about having an intervention for a loved one.

 

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