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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, June 4th, 2012

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Premature Babies Have Higher Mental Illness Risk
Babies born prematurely have a much higher risk of developing severe mental disorders including psychosis, bipolar disorder and depression, according to a study to be published on Monday.

FDA Warns About Benzocaine in Baby Pain Gels
A new consumer update released by the Food and Drug Administration says babies and benzocaine–an ingredient found in many over the counter pain gels and liquids–don’t mix.

Facebook Mulls Letting Kids Under 13 Aboard
Facebook’s 13-and-up age cut-off could soon be a thing of the past.

Most New Moms Don’t Meet Own Breastfeeding Goals
Two thirds of new mothers who intended to breastfeed exclusively for several months or more didn’t meet their own goals in a new study.

Obama Writes Note to Excuse Boy from School
When a Minnesota fifth-grader skipped school to see his father introduce President Obama at a campaign event, he received the excuse note of a lifetime, personally written by the president himself.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, May 25th, 2012

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More Kids Eating Detergent Packs, Docs Report
Miniature laundry detergent packets arrived on store shelves in recent months as an alternative to bulky bottles and messy spills. But doctors across the country say children are confusing the tiny, brightly colored packets with candy and swallowing them.

Childhood Cancer Effects May Linger in Adults
Survivors of childhood cancers have an increased risk of disfigurement and persistent hair loss later in life, and for some that may lead to long-term emotional distress, suggests a new study.

Study Links Obesity to C-Section Births
Elizabeth Cohen discusses a study linking babies born via C-section to obesity.

Supreme Court Rules Against Benefits for Posthumously Conceived Kids
Karen Capato used her deceased husband’s frozen sperm to conceive twins. The Supreme Court has ruled the kids aren’t eligible for federal benefits because of their posthumous conception.

9-Ounce Newborn May Leave the Hospital
Kenna Moore was born at a wee nine ounces, perhaps one of the smallest babies in the world to survive.

School Plans Condom Giveaway for Prom
Bedford-Stuyvesant Preparatory High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. will make 500 condoms available at the school’s June 7 prom.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, May 7th, 2012

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Argentine ‘Miracle Baby’ Tiny but Stable a Month On
An Argentine baby who was mistakenly declared dead and whose parents found her breathing in the morgue 12 hours later has survived her first month of life, weighing in at just under 1 kilo (2.2 pounds).

Birth Defect Risk Rises With Some Fertility Treatments
Test-tube babies have higher rates of birth defects, and doctors have long wondered: Is it because of certain fertility treatments or infertility itself? A large new study from Australia suggests both may play a role.

Second Trimester May Be Key for Regulating Weight Gain During Pregnancy
Overweight or obese women who gained an excessive amount of weight during the second trimester had a greater than 90 percent chance of gaining too much weight by the end of pregnancy, the study found.

Indiana Mom Sends Son to School With Stun Gun to Confront Bullies
An Indiana mother who sent her gay son to school with a stun gun after administrators apparently didn’t do enough to stop the bullying against him said she would do it again — even though the teen now faces expulsion.

All-Girl Classes Can Help in Math, Sciences
A Georgetown University study says 8 million jobs will be open in the math, science and technology fields by 2018. But the next generation of American workers will be unprepared, especially girls.

Parents Aren’t Destined to Be Unhappy
Findings from two new studies suggest parents today may indeed be happier than non-parents, and though parental happiness levels do drop, they don’t dip below the levels they were before having children.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, May 4th, 2012

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Premature Birth Endangers 15M Babies Worldwide
Premature birth and its accompanying health dangers kill 1.1 million babies worldwide each year, making it the second-leading cause of death for children under age 5, according to a new global report.

CDC: More Teen Girls Using Contraception, Waiting Longer
More teenage girls are waiting longer to have sex, according to a new report, and for those who have sex, more are using contraception.

Parents of Boy Forcibly Tattooed Sue School District
The parents of a New Hampshire teenager who was assaulted and forcibly tattooed on the buttocks by four older students during school hours have filed suit against the school district.

Babies Born Late May Face More Behavior Problems, Study Finds
New research from the Netherlands shows that post-term babies — those born after a 42-week pregnancy —have a higher risk of developing behavioral and emotional problems, compared with children born at term.

Georgia Family Happy to Be ‘The Real Life Seven Dwarfs’
The Johnston family, from Barnesville, Ga., is extreme in many ways. Standing no more than four feet tall, they call themselves “the real life seven dwarfs.” They are the largest family of achondroplasia dwarfs, with a type of dwarfism that affects the extremities.

Parents Play Favorites When Helping Adult Kids Out
More than 60% of today’s young adults have received financial help from their parents — and those described as having more agreeable personalities as children get more money than others, finds a study to be presented today at a meeting of the Population Association of America.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

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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
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.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

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Repeat C-section May Be Safer Option for Moms, Babies
For women who delivered their first baby by cesarean section, delivering a second baby also by C-section may be somewhat safer for both mother and baby than a vaginal birth, a new study reveals.

US Mortality Rates Dropped, Biggest Decline in Young Children
The risk of dying at any given age has dropped sharply over the last 75 years in the United States, with the most dramatic improvement seen among young children, according to a new government analysis of mortality rates.

Early Childhood Neglect Has Negative Impact on Kids
New research shows that children who spend the first two years of their life watching more television than engaging with books, toys and people are more likely to have long-term effects including delayed language skills and a brain that’s not wired for learning and development.

Can Playing Maternal Voice and Heartbeat Sounds Benefit Premies?
A new study suggests that premies may miss mom’s sounds by being born early.

Fatty Foods Linked to Poor Sperm Quality
A new study, published online in the European journal Human Reproduction, found that men who ate diets higher in saturated fat had lower sperm counts and concentration than men who consumed less fat. But men who consumed more omega-3 fatty acids — healthy fats found in fish and plant oils — had better formed sperm.

Kids Can’t See Anti-Bullying Film Due to R Rating
Kids, the very audience who would benefit most from seeing the new documentary “Bully,” aren’t allowed to see it without a parent or guardian. The film earned an R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America due to adult language.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

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Black Students Face More Discipline, Data Suggests
Black students, especially boys, face much harsher discipline in public schools than other students, according to new data from the Department of Education.

Preschoolers in Surgery for a Mouthful of Cavities
Dentists nationwide are seeing more preschoolers at all income levels with 6 to 10 cavities or more.

The Pros and Cons of Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy
Both antidepressant use and untreated depression in pregnant women may lead to risks for babies. A new study adds data to a troubling problem.

Giving Babies a ‘Strong Start’
In the U.S., more than 500,000 babies are born prematurely each year. But federal health officials are doing something to change that. The Department of Health and Human Services recently announced more than $40 million in grants will be put towards a new initiative aimed at reducing the number of preterm births and early elective deliveries.

Sugar Water Helps Newborns’ Pain, Study Finds
When it comes to soothing preterm newborns’ pain during medical pokes and prods, sugar water seems at least as good as breast milk, according to two studies published Monday.

3-Year-Old Swallows 37 Magnets, Tears Holes in Stomach
A 3-year-old needed surgery after she swallowed 37 magnets, KPTV reported. Payton Bushnell of Portland, Ore., ripped a hole in her stomach and three in her lower intestine after she ate 37 Rare Earth Buckyball magnets, according to the TV station.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

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Infancy Health Risk Linked to Early Birth by Research
Babies born just a few weeks early have a slightly higher risk of health problems in infancy, research suggests.

Experts: Syphilis Tests Could Save a Million Babies
The lives of almost a million newborn babies could be saved every year if simple, cheap and rapid tests for syphilis were offered to pregnant women in poorer countries, global health experts said on Thursday.

California Teen Moves in With Teacher
Amid a storm of controversy and police investigation, a California teacher who left his family and job to be with a teenage former student said he followed his heart and that the couple waited until he resigned before they “took it to the next level.”

A Florida School Seeks Better Test Scores Through Placebos
Want a “special brain snack” to boost your test scores? Typically, performance enhancers would be frowned on by school authorities, but in one Florida elementary school, administrators are handing out “FCAT power bars” to improve students scores on the state’s dreaded standardized tests.

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