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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

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Children Can Usually Recover From Emotional Trauma
Witnessing lethal violence ruptures a child’s sense of security leaving behind an array of emotional and social challenges that are not easily resolved. But the good news is that most of these children will probably heal. (via New York Times)

Groups: Autism Not To Blame For Violence
Before the motive of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy was fully known, reports began to surface that the shooter, Adam Lanza,  was autistic or had Asperger’s syndrome in addition to a possible personality or anxiety disorder. However, national autism organizations cautioned against speculation about a link between violence and autism or Asperger’s. (via CNN)

The Most Health Conscious Cities in America
Tracking the 2.5 million appointments made through the online doctor appointment booking service ZocDoc each month, the service ranked cities (and some regions) based on the percentage of total appointments booked by health-minded residents in each city. (via Time)

Expandable Toy Recalled Due To Ingestion Risk, Group Says
A toy that absorbs water and can expand to 400 times its original size has been voluntarily recalled after a report that a baby ingested one and needed surgery to remove it, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Monday. (via CNN)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, October 19th, 2012

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Pediatricians Call For Strict Gun Laws to Protect Kids
Pediatricians are calling for the strictest possible regulation of gun sales, as well as more education for parents on the dangers of having a gun at home, to prevent deaths of kids and teens. (via Fox News)

Genes and Immune System Shaped by Childhood Poverty, Stress
A new study has revealed that childhood poverty, stress as an adult, and demographics such as age, sex and ethnicity, all leave an imprint on a person’s genes. And, that this imprint could play a role in our immune response. (via ScienceDaily)

Laundry Detergent Pods an ‘Emerging Public Health Hazard’ Among Kids
There’s a new warning for parents who use laundry pods about how kids are mistaking them for bright, colorful candy and eating them. (via ABC News)

Family Whooping Cough Shots May Protect Babies
Vaccinating moms and older siblings against whooping cough may prevent infants from coming down with the infection, a new study suggests. (via Reuters)

Smucker’s Uncrustables Sold to Schools Recalled
Officials have told school lunch programs across the country to check to see whether they have any Smucker’s Uncrustables sandwiches that might contain peanut butter made by a New Mexico company that is being recalled because of potential salmonella contamination. (via AP)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, October 15th, 2012

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Adding Up Autism Risks
New research published in the journal Molecular Autism shows that common genetic polymorphisms (genetic variation) can add up to an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders. (via Science Daily)

HPV Vaccine Doesn’t Spur Teen Sex, Study Finds
The HPV vaccine does not send teenage girls out seeking sex, contrary to the protests of some parents who worried about immunizing young girls against a sexually transmitted virus, researchers reported Monday. (via NBC News)

Peanut Butter Recall Extended to Raw, Roasted Peanuts
More than 400 products have been added to the growing list of recalled items. (via ABC News)

El Paso Schools Confront Scandal of Students Who ‘Disappeared’ At Test Time
Administrators are accused of keeping low-performing students out of classrooms at test time to bolster schools’ scores. (via New York Times)

More Sleep Means More Focused, Emotionally Stable Kids
Getting too little could leave them more emotional and impulsive. (via Time)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

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Xbox or Wii: Which is Better for Sedentary Kids?
Playing video games isn’t exactly demanding on the body, but some newer versions may get children moving enough to keep them healthy. (via Time)

Pregnancy Generates Maternal Immune-Suppressive Cells That Protect the Fetus
A new study suggests it may be possible to develop vaccines to prevent premature birth and other pregnancy complications. (via ScienceDaily)

Black Youths Exposed to More Alcohol Advertising, Study Finds
New research suggests that African Americans ages 12 to 20 see far more alcohol ads on television and in magazines than youths in general. (via FairWarning)

Voluntary Recall Expanded Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
Sunland, Inc. has expanded its voluntary recall to include all of the products manufactured at its peanut butter and nut manufacturing plant in New Mexico. (via CNN)

Social Aggression Plagues Most Kids’ Shows
Children between the ages of 2 and 11 are viewing social aggression on television at rates far greater than what parents may realize, new research indicates. (via ABC News)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

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Active Video Gaming Linked With Higher Energy Expenditure in Children
Compared with rest and sedentary video game play, active video gaming with dancing and boxing were associated with increased heart rate, oxygen uptake and energy expenditure. (via Science Daily)

Albertsons Recalls Ground Beef in 3 States
Alberstons is recalling a number of ground beef products sold at stores in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, due to risk of E. coli contamination. (via AP)

Mom Protests After Daughter Paddled by Male Principal
A Texas mom is outraged after her teenage daughter was paddled by a male principal. Although corporal punishment is legal in the state, it is against the school’s policy for punishment to be administered by a person of the opposite sex. (via TODAY)

Military Leaders Say Childhood Obesity Will Lead to Lower Recruits in the Future
Military experts have long been worried that rising obesity is making it difficult to find fit recruits. A new report places pressure on government officials to revamp nutritional guidelines for foods sold in U.S. schools. (via Reuters)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

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Popular Bumbo Infant Floor Seat Recalled
About 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats are being recalled after nearly two dozen reports of infant skull fractures. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says babies can wiggle out of the floor seats. (via Time)

Egg Donors Often Recruited Unethically, Study Finds
Many agencies and clinics that use websites to recruit women to donate their eggs do not follow ethical guidelines, with one-third of the websites paying donors more for having presumably desirable traits, and more than half omitting the procedures’ potential risks. (via MSNBC)

Kids with Nut Allergies Feel Teased, Excluded
Families with children living with severe nut allergies often feel isolated or unfairly excluded from activities. U.K. Researchers say in many ways, nut allergies feel more like a disability than a chronic illness because of the stigma. (via CNN)

‘Miracle Cure’ Beliefs May Prolong Terminally-Ill Children’s Suffering
Some terminally ill children experience unnecessary treatment and prolonged suffering because their parents believe they will experience a “miracle cure,” researchers in England argue. (via Fox News)

Doctor Incentives Tied to Better Teen Drug Treatment
Therapists seeing teen drug and alcohol users delivered more complete treatment when they were offered bonuses based on quantity and quality of patient care, a new study has found. (via Fox News)

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Bumbo International Recalls 4 Million Bumbo Baby Seats

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Bumbo International and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have announced a recall of 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats in response to at least 50 incidents occurring between 2007 and now. Of the 50, 19 incidents involved reports of skull fractures, reports the CPSC.

The company issued a voluntary recall of 1 million of the seats in 2007, warning parents of the dangers of placing the seats on elevated surfaces such as tables, countertops, and chairs.

In November 2011, the CPSC issued additional warnings to parents, describing at least 45 serious head injuries caused by the seats designed to support babies learning to sit upright. The warning also reported of incidents that occurred when the Bumbo seats were placed on the floor or an unknown elevation.

The CPSC orders against any use of the seats until parents order a free repair kit offered by Bumbo International. The kit includes: a restraint belt (as shown in the image above), installation instructions, safe use instructions, and a new warning sticker, according to the site.

Watch the video below to learn how to properly use the Bumbo:

Visit our Parents recall page for more information.

Image: Bumbo seat with restraint belt repair (side view and top view), via cpsc.gov 

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

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Study Finds Scarcity of Drug Trials in Kids
Relatively few clinical trials have tested the safety and effectiveness of medications in children – even when kids make up a large share of patients with the condition the drug treats, a new study finds. (via Reuters)

Peg Perego Recalls 223,000 Strollers for Strangulation Risk
The stroller manufacturer recalled 223,000 strollers on Tuesday because of the risk of children getting their heads caught between the stroller tray and seat bottom and strangling. (via TIME)

Docs at Odds Over Kids’ Cholesterol Test Guidance
Doctors are still debating whether all U.S. children should be tested for high cholesterol, months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening that would lead to prescribing medicine for some kids. New criticism was published Monday by the journal Pediatrics. (via Associated Press)

Enrollment Off in Big Districts, Forcing Layoffs
Enrollment in nearly half of the nation’s largest school districts has dropped steadily over the last five years, triggering school closings, layoffs of essential staff and concerns that the students who remain are some of the neediest and most difficult to educate. (via NY Times)

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