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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, September 10th, 2012

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Private School Parents More Likely to Opt Out of Vaccines
A California school survey shows that parents who send their children to private schools opt out of immunizations more than their public school counterparts. (via AP)

Older Overweight Children Consume Less Calories than Healthy Weight Peers
A new study shows that children who become overweight in early childhood have difficulty losing weight even when they consume less calories than their healthy weight peers. (via Science Daily)

Infant Sleep Training Has No Long Term Effects
Using behavioral training to help babies fall asleep doesn’t seem to harm them emotionally or developmentally years later, but it doesn’t benefit them long-term either, according to a new study. (Reuters)

Breastfeeding in Infancy May Shield Adults from Depression
A German study suggests people who were breastfed as infants may have a lower risk of depression as adults. (via My Health News Daily)

‘Toys R Us’ Launches Children’s Tablet
Toys R Us Inc. is launching, ‘Tabeo,’ a new children’s tablet that will contain family friendly apps and parental controls for internet use. (via Wall Street Journal)

Toddler Death Prompts Window Blind Recall
450,000 window blinds sold in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana have been recalled after a Detroit toddler was strangled by the blind cords. The blinds did not have cord stop devices. (via CBS News)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Tough New York Private Schools Try to Lighten Load
Some of New York City’s most competitive high schools, like Dalton, Trinity and Horace Mann, are working to address student stress.

BPA Exposure in Womb Linked to Behavioral Woes in Girls
Girls who are exposed to high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) while in their mother’s womb may be more likely to show signs of behavioral and emotional problems as toddlers, new research finds.

U.S. Panel Urges ‘Energy Star’ Nutrition Ratings for Food Labels
Taking a cue from the Energy Star ratings on the front of household appliances, a panel of experts is recommending that a similarly easy-to-read system appear on every packaged food item in American grocery stores so busy consumers can glean nutritional info at a glance.

Educating New Parents Cuts Shaken Baby Syndrome
A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds that when a simple education program was implemented, hospitals in New York State’s Hudson Valley were able to reduce shaken baby syndrome cases in their hospitals by 75 percent.

New Barbie Has Pink Hair and Tattoos, and Some Parents Aren’t Happy
Brought to you by the Italian-based, Japanese-inspired brand Tokidoki, this new edgy Barbie has a chin-length pink bob, punk-style clothing and tattoos running down her arm and around her collarbone.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Some Young Children May Need Only One Flu Shot This Year
Usually, children between the ages of 6 months and 8 years need to get two vaccines given four weeks apart. But experts are saying that some children who would normally need two flu vaccines, only need one dose this year, IF they got vaccinated last year.

Video Games Improve Adult ‘Lazy Eye,’ Study Suggests
Although amblyopia can be successfully treated in children by putting a patch over the “good eye” to force the brain to use the weaker “lazy eye,” few options are available for adults with this condition. But a recent study shows a 30% increase in visual acuity for adults who play video games.

One Sperm Donor, 150 Offspring
There is growing concern among parents, donors and medical experts about potential negative consequences of having so many children fathered by the same donors, including the possibility that genes for rare diseases could be spread more widely through the population.

At Elite New York Schools, Admissions Policies Are Evolving
With an acceptance rate of 2.4% percent for incoming kindergarten students with no ties to the prestigious Trinity school, elite New York schools are beginning to change longstanding admissions practices as they try to balance institutional loyalty and a diverse student body.

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