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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

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.

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September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Y1pg9mhpdzor6pb_wmxlb7wblsrvlx37clo September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. And if you (or someone you know) is over 40, and you haven’t done so already, get screened. Prostate cancer is one of the most treatable of cancers if caught early on. The official website offers an exhaustive amount of resources, including a link with info for a free screening.

And while I’m writing about uncomfortable male health screenings, I may as well mention testicular cancer. Although it’s rare, it’s the most common cancer in American males between the ages of 15 and 34. If you’re not already examining yourself, do so. (Here’s a link with an exhaustive explanation of self exam.) And if you’re concerned afterward, see your doctor.

Dads: There’s no excuse for missing this check-up. Your family needs you, so give them the best gift you can: Many years of your love and health.

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