Friday, October 7th, 2011
School Tells Girl Wearing Rosary Violates Dress Code
An Omaha, Nebraska, sixth-grader was told she could not wear a necklace with a cross to school because the rosary has become an identifying symbol for gangs, CNN affiliate KETV reported.
Report: ER Visits for Kids’ Concussions on the Rise
Emergency room visits by children with concussions and other traumatic brain injuries from sports or other recreational activities have jumped over the last decade, a new government report shows.
Risky Pregnancy Drug Raised Daughters’ Cancer Odds
A drug that millions of pregnant women took decades ago to prevent miscarriage and complications has put their daughters at higher risk for breast cancer and other health problems that are showing up now, a new federal study finds.
Beyond Cookies: Girl Scouts Earning Modern Badges
Girl Scouts of the USA has just released a series of newer, modern badges that show the century-old organization is hip with the times.
Fast Food Ads Have More Impact than Parents, Study Suggests
Food ads have a powerful influence on children’s food choices but parents can lessen that effect, according to a new study.
Prehistoric Kids Left Marks in Caves
Archaeologists say the shapes of finger marks suggest that children as young as 2 years old made drawings on the walls of a Paleolithic cave dwelling, with an occasional boost from the grown-ups.