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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Early Results: A First-Ever Malaria Vaccine Protects Children
A first-ever malaria vaccine tested in children in sub-Saharan Africa cut the risk of infection with malaria by about half, researchers announced in a teleconference on Tuesday.

Senate Saves the Potato on School Lunch Menus
The Senate moved to block an Obama administration proposal to limit the amount of potatoes and other starchy vegetables that can be served in school lunches.

No Proven IVF-Cancer Link, Doctors Say
Dr. George Sledge, co-director of breast cancer treatment at Indiana University’s Simon Cancer Center, says there are no good data to show that IVF accelerates breast cancer.

Parents Urged Again to Limit TV for Youngest
Parents of infants and toddlers should limit the time their children spend in front of televisions, computers, self-described educational games and even grown-up shows playing in the background, the American Academy of Pediatrics warned on Tuesday.

Kids, Teachers Easily Mistake Medicine for Candy
When it comes to telling the difference between candy and some medications, teachers are almost as likely to make an error as kindergartners, according to new research conducted by two enterprising elementary schoolers.

Out With Textbooks, in With Laptops for an Indiana School District
In Munster, Ind., a school system turned to laptops and interactive computer programs in a million-dollar digital makeover that included a rental laptop for every student.

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