Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Children Consuming Dangerous Laundry Detergent Pods
Doctors say safe storage is key in keeping children from consuming poisonous laundry detergent pods that are often mistaken for candy because of their bright colors and gummy texture. (via CNN)
‘The Biggest Loser’ Adds Teens
The weight loss reality show will begin featuring teens in its latest season. The teens will tackle obesity with the help of trainers, nutritionists and child obesity experts. (via CNN)
Pesticide Linked to Cough in Children Ages 5 to 6
New findings show that prenatal exposure to the widely used pesticide, piperonyl butoxide (PBO), could lead to a non-infectious cough in children. (via Science Daily)
Child Alive After Contracting Bubonic Plague
A seven-year-old girl survived a rare case of Bubonic plague after contracting it from a dead squirrel at a Colorado campground. (via NBC News)
Four Dead After School Bus Accident in Nebraska
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A semi-truck collided with a school bus Wednesday leaving both drivers and two of the school bus occupants dead.
(via NBC News)
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Friday, September 16th, 2011
Update Urged on Children’s Online Privacy
Aiming to catch up with fast-churning technology that touches children’s lives every day, the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday proposed long-awaited changes to regulations covering online privacy for children.
Number of Kids Poisoned by Household Medications Up 28 Percent
Every year, half a million kids age 5 and younger get into household medications and are poisoned.
White House Details Plans for More Digital Learning
The White House will unveil plans Friday for a research center that aims to infuse more digital learning into the nation’s classrooms. The center, dubbed “Digital Promise,” will aid the rapid development of new learning software, educational games and other technologies, in part through helping educators vet what works and what doesn’t.
Colleges Moving Away from Plastic Water Bottles
According to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), 14 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada have campus-wide bans on the sale of plain bottled water, while another dozen or so have bans that cover a portion of campus.
Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated
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Joshua and Jacob Spates, who spent their first seven months outside the womb as conjoined twins, are recovering in the pediatric intensive care unit of a Memphis hospital after a successful 13-hour surgery to separate them.
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