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Monday, March 12th, 2012
Stairs at Home Remain a Childhood Hazard
Nearly 100,000 children each year are taken to hospitals for injuries they sustained on a staircase, usually in the home.
Gerber Recalls Baby Formula Because of Odor
Gerber Products Co is recalling some of its Good Start Gentle powdered infant formula because of an off-odor, the Florham Park, New Jersey, company said.
Circumcision Tied to Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
New research suggests circumcision may protect against prostate cancer, adding a new reported benefit to the procedure. Circumcision can help prevent inflammation and infection, including sexually transmitted infections that may cause prostate cancer, the study found.
How Mom’s Weight Before Pregnancy Can Affect a Baby’s Brain
Researchers say that cognitive deficits found in premature babies can be traced to a number of mom-related factors, and one of them is a woman’s pre-pregnancy weight.
Nonfiction Curriculum Enhanced Reading Skills, Study Finds
According to a new study, children in New York City schools who learned to read using an experimental curriculum that emphasized nonfiction texts outperformed those at other schools.
Young Arms and Curveballs: A Scientific Twist
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Recent studies seem to show that, despite conventional wisdom, curveballs pose no greater danger to young pitching arms than other pitches.
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Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
Another Batch of Birth Control Pills Recalled
Glenmark Generics is issuing a nationwide recall of seven lots of birth control pills. The pills are labeled “norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets.”
2nd Victim Dead after Ohio School Shooting
A student wounded in a deadly school shooting has been declared brain dead, authorities said Tuesday, a day after one student was killed and three others injured when teenager opened fire in the cafeteria at a suburban Cleveland high school.
Flu Shots for Expectant Mothers Add to Babies’ Birth Weight
Flu shots for mothers appear to increase the birth weights of their babies, making it more likely they will survive, according to a new study done in Bangladesh.
Autism Not Diagnosed as Early in Minority Kids
Early diagnosis is considered key for autism, but minority children tend to be diagnosed later than white children.
Frozen Embryo ‘Open Adoption’ Raises Hopes, Questions
Meet the modern “open adoption” family — at least two hopeful humans and one embryo, brought together by science, trust, complicated legalities and a goodly bit of luck.
Yoga for Babies: Is It Safe?
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They may not be able to walk or talk, but they have no problem arching their bodies into the downward dog pose. Yes, toddlers and babies are doing yoga — studios now offer classes for kids as young as 6 weeks old.
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Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
Birth Control Pill Recall Amid Pregnancy Fear
Pfizer said on Tuesday it was recalling about a million packets of birth control pills in the United States because they may not contain enough contraceptive to prevent pregnancy.
Cancer Group Halts Financing to Planned Parenthood
In a decision that is inflaming passions on both sides of the abortion debate, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is cutting off its financing of breast cancer screening and education programs run by Planned Parenthood affiliates.
Experts Want Suicide Risk Warning on ADHD Drug
Children who take a common drug for attention deficit disorder should be warned about the risk of suicidal thoughts, U.S. pediatric health advisers said on Monday.
Parents: Mentally Disabled Girl, 3, Might Be Eligible for Life-Saving Transplant After Denial
A 3-year-old girl whose parents claimed she was denied a kidney transplant at one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals because of her mental disability is now being considered for the procedure, her father said Tuesday.
Infections Might Raise Stroke Risk in Children: Study
Many children who suffer a stroke had some sort of an infection in the days leading up to the stroke, a new study says. However, childhood stroke is rare and parents shouldn’t be unduly alarmed by these findings, the researchers noted.
Nurturing Moms May Boost Children’s Brain Growth
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School-age children whose mothers supported and nurtured them most in early childhood had a larger hippocampus, an area of the brain that is involved in memory, learning and stress response, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Wal-Mart Pulls Formula After Baby’s Death
Wal-Mart has pulled a batch of powdered infant formula from more than 3,000 of its stores nationwide after a Missouri newborn who was given the formula became gravely ill with a suspected bacterial infection and died after being taken off life support, the retailer said Wednesday.
Anti-AIDS Virus Drug Expanded to Include Children, Teens
Approval for the HIV drug Isentress (raltegravir) has been expanded to include children and adolescents ages 2-18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.
Twins Born in Brazil with Two Heads, One Heart
Conjoined twins have been born in Brazil with two heads, two functioning brains and two backbones – but a single heart.
Study Links Winning Football and Declining Grades
A University of Oregon study says alcohol consumption and celebrating increased and studying decreased when a team fared well, resulting in lower grade-point averages.
NORAD Santa Trackers Stand By for Another Big Day
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Santa already is piling up big numbers on social networking sites this season, so the volunteer Santa-trackers at NORAD are bracing for tens of thousands of calls and emails when their operations center goes live on Christmas Eve.
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Thursday, November 17th, 2011
Raw Milk Recalled After Children Sickened by E. coli
A California dairy that had its raw milk products recalled and quarantined after E. coli sent three children to hospitals said Wednesday that tests show its milk is pathogen-free and the quarantine should be lifted.
Babies with Knives: Co-Sleeping Ad Infuriates Some Parents
Would you ever tuck your baby into bed cuddled up next to a butcher knife? No? Then why are you co-sleeping with her? That’s the message in some alarming public service ads by Milwaukee’s Health Department.
Calling Attention to Preterm Birth on World Prematurity Day, Nov. 17
Thursday marks the first-ever World Prematurity Day, a collaboration between the March of Dimes and organizations in Europe, Africa and Australia that educate about preterm birth. Advocacy groups are asking people to join a Facebook campaign today to help to raise awareness of the problem.
One in 12 Teenagers Self Harm, Study Finds
One in 12 young people, mostly girls, engage in self-harming such as cutting, burning or taking life-threatening risks and around 10 percent of these continue to deliberately harm themselves into young adulthood, a study found on Thursday.
Outlook Good for Obese Kids Who Lose Weight
Most overweight and obese children are on a path to becoming obese adults at higher risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease, a new study finds. But if they manage to get their weight under control and avoid obesity in adulthood, they are at no higher risk of those health problems than people who were normal weight all their lives.
With Hispanic Students on the Rise, Hispanic Teachers in Short Supply
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The surge in Hispanic students is forcing schools to not only reckon with a deep shortage of teachers who share their cultural heritage but also try new recruiting strategies.
Friday, August 5th, 2011
Kids from Drug-Making Homes Mostly Healthy: Study
Most children raised in homes where illegal drugs are produced appear to be in good health, according to a small Canadian study.
Child a Handful? Laid-Back Parenting Can Make Matters Worse
Rates of depression and anxiety are reduced when kids are parented in a style that matches their personality, a new study shows.
Football Practice in the Heat: Should Moms Worry or Relax?
It’s August, the month when mothers of football-playing teenage boys have to make peace — or not — with fears of heat stroke.
Toy Keys with Remote Recalled due to Choking Hazard
About 1,080,000 sets of toy keys with remote and an additional 3,600 in Canada are being recalled by Battat Inc. after reports of keys and key rings breaking.
PA Joins States Facing a School Cheating Scandal
A total of 89 schools in Pennsylvania— 28 in Philadelphia — have been flagged by the state for, among other things, an improbably high number of score erasures on state exams, as well as questionable gains on reading and math tests.
Children Eating More, and More Frequently, Outside the Home
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According to a study conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and published in the August 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, eating location and food source significantly impact daily energy intake for children. Foods prepared away from home, including fast food eaten at home and store-prepared food eaten away from home, are fueling the increase in total calorie intake.
Friday, May 13th, 2011
Maclaren strollers sold before November 2009 were recalled today by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for additional fingertip amputations and lacerations.
The strollers were recalled because when the consumer unfolds/opens the stroller, the hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to a child. Since the original recall, Maclaren received an additional 37 injury reports. The additional injuries include five fingertip amputations, 16 lacerations and 16 fingertip entrapments/bruising.
This recall involves about one million Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers sold before November 2009. The word “Maclaren” is printed on the stroller. Maclaren strollers sold after May 2010 have a different hinge design and are not being recalled. The strollers were sold at Juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360.
The CPSC advises consumers to stop using the stroller and call Maclaren toll-free at 977- 688-2326 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a free repair kit to get hinge covers.
For more information visit the CPSC.
Plus: Be sure to keep your family safe and find information on the very latest product recalls with our Recall Finder on Parents.com.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011
Attention all cucumber lovers! You may just want to double check your refrigerators. Raleigh-based L&M Companies, Inc. has issued a recall for the popular vegetable fearing salmonella contamination, reports CNN.
The nationwide recall was announced this past weekend after U.S. Food & Drug Administration inspectors found salmonella on a randomly selected sample of cucumbers in a cooler at Four Seasons Produce in Central Florida.
The recalled cartons are marked Nature’s Delight and contain the Lot # PL-RID-002990 on the side of the carton. L&M said it distributed 1,590 bulk cartons of the cucumbers in question between March 30 and April 7 to New York, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Nebraska. Texas and Wyoming.
“Despite the limited direct distribution of the one recalled lot, L&M Companies is issuing a nationwide recall out of an abundance of caution because the company recognizes the possibility that wholesale customers could have redistributed the product in states beyond those listed above,” a company statement said.
Be sure to keep up with the very latest on recalls with our helpful Recall Finder on Parents.com.
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