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Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
U.S. Lags in Global Measure of Premature Births
The United States is similar to developing countries in the percentage of mothers who give birth before their child is due, according to the World Health Organization and other agencies.
Avery Lynn, Baby with Bucket List, Dies
Five-and-a-half-month-old Avery Lynn Canahuati, the Texas infant stricken with spinal muscular atrophy, whose parents created a bucket list and a blog for her — which went viral — died on Monday.
Bronzed NJ Mom: Girl’s Sunburn Not from Salon
A deeply tanned New Jersey mother accused of causing skin burns to her young daughter by taking her into a tanning booth pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a child endangerment charge, and the tanning salon’s owner appeared to corroborate her story.
Family Fights for Autistic Son to Play Baseball
A Michigan family is fighting to allow their autistic son to play on a Little League team. The coach, Tim Frisbie, has expressed concerns over the safety of the boy and his teammates.
Asthma Rates at Record High, CDC Says
Asthma rates in the United States increased over the past decade to their highest level ever, according to a new government report.
Pesticide Linked to Brain Abnormalities in Kids, Research Finds
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Pregnant women exposed to the pesticide chlorpyrifos may be putting their kids at risk for potentially irreversible brain changes linked to lower intelligence, according to a study published Monday.
Monday, May 23rd, 2011
Dentists hesitate to treat kids on Medicaid: study
Dentists were less willing to see kids who needed an emergency appointment if they were covered by Medicaid than if they had private insurance in a new study based in Cook County, Illinois. (Reuters)
U.S. Rates of Autism, ADHD Continue to Rise: Report
One in six U.S. children now has a developmental disability such as autism, learning disorders or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number appears to be on the rise. In 1997-1999, about 12.8 percent of kids were diagnosed with a developmental disability. That number rose to 15 percent in 2006-2008 — or an additional 1.8 million U.S. children. (Health.com)
Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Obesity in Kids
The prevalence of psoriasis — a chronic, inflammatory disease of the skin — is significantly higher among overweight and obese kids, researchers have found. The Kaiser Permanente study, published online in the Journal of Pediatrics, also found that teens with psoriasis (regardless of their body weight) have higher cholesterol levels, putting them at greater risk for heart disease. (Yahoo)
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Friday, January 14th, 2011
Study finds toxic chemicals in pregnant womens’ bodies
A new study shows the typical pregnant woman has dozens of potentially toxic or even cancer-causing chemicals in her body — including ingredients found in flame retardants and rocket fuel. Congress may need to pass tougher environmental laws to reduce their (pregnant women’s) exposure.
Maternity tummy tuckers? Spanx sucks in pregnant fans
Spanx by Sara Blakely has launched a series of supportive, sucking-in tights, panties and leggings geared to the maternity market. There was also a recently launched a lower-priced collection called Assets Marvelous Mama at Target that includes maternity shapers, opaque tights and leggings.
Study: Babies may need more than breast milk
Feeding solid food earlier and not relying solely on breastfeeding for the first six months might benefit babies, a team of researchers say in a new study. Introduction of tastes early on is essential because a delay may potentially affect later food preferences with influence on health outcomes such as obesity ,” the report said, quoting the study.
Parents chime in on how they’ve made changes in their kids’ diets
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Allergies to dyes or preservatives among kids are on the rise. Parents have taken stands to eliminate symptoms without the assistance of medication.