Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
Congress Blocks New Rules on School Lunches
Congress blocked changes proposed by the Agriculture Department that were meant to reduce childhood obesity.
Teachers Caught on Tape Bullying Special-Needs Girl
The parents of special needs student Cheyanne, 14, caught her teachers’ verbal abuse on tape.
Delay Cord Clamping for Baby Health, Say Experts
Waiting a few minutes after delivery to cut the umbilical cord is best for a newborn’s health, research suggests.
11 States Seek Relief From ‘No Child’ Provisions, in Return for Raising Standards
Eleven states asked the Education Department for relief from some provisions of the No Child Left Behind law, in exchange for adopting higher standards.
Study: A Curious Link Between Birth Control Pills and Prostate Cancer
Could women’s use of birth control pills increase men’s risk of prostate cancer? A new study in the medical journal BMJ Open suggests there’s a link, finding that countries where more women take oral contraception have higher rates of prostate cancer and prostate cancer deaths.