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Friday, June 1st, 2012
House Rejects Bill to Ban Sex-Selective Abortions
The bill sought to impose fines and prison terms on doctors who perform abortions on women who are trying to select the gender of their offspring.
Hundreds of Salmonella Cases Tied to Chicks
Those cute mail-order chicks that wind up in children’s Easter baskets and backyard farms have been linked to more than 300 cases of salmonella in the U.S. – mostly in youngsters – since 2004.
Doctors Stop Medicating Argentine ‘Miracle’ Baby
Doctors have withdrawn medications and begun palliative care for a premature baby who survived hours in a morgue refrigerator in Argentina, state media reported.
San Diego Eighth Grader Wins National Spelling Bee With ‘Guetapens’
Snigdha Nandipati, a 14-year-old eighth grader from San Diego, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday by correctly spelling “guetapens,” a French word for an ambush.
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Unruly 3-Year-Old Child Kicked Off Alaska Airlines Flight
Alaska Airlines ordered a screaming, squirming toddler off a plane over Memorial Day weekend when he would not stay buckled in his seat.
Youngest Speller Trips Up on ‘Ingluvies’ at National Spelling Bee
Lori Anne Madison, the 6-year-old who became the youngest-ever competitor in the National Spelling Bee, did not qualify for the semifinals but still made history.
More Questions on Antidepressants During Pregnancy
When moms-to-be use antidepressants, their babies may be more likely to be born early or have a seizure soon after birth, a large U.S. study suggests.
Military Mom ‘Proud’ of Breast-Feeding in Uniform, Despite Criticism
National pride, or disgrace? A photo gone viral of two servicewomen breast-feeding their children while in uniform has added a new layer to the debate over nursing in public.
Fighting US’s Worst Teen Pregnancy Rate in Mississippi
Mississippi’s teen birth rate declined modestly over the past decade as rates around the country fell. But Mississippi still has 55 births per 1,000 15- to 19-year-old girls, compared to a national average of 34.3, according to the most recent figures from the federal government’s National Center for Health Statistics.
8-Week-Old Baby Sickened by Dry Dog Food, Lawsuit Claims
A New Jersey father who claims his 8-week-old son was sickened by salmonella-tainted dry dog food is suing the maker of the recalled product and Costco, the store that sold it.
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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.
Monday, March 7th, 2011
Simple blood test can reveal Down syndrome in pregnancy
The journal, Nature Medicine, published the latest of several recent studies that suggest scientists can spot Down syndrome through fetal DNA that has been shed into the mother’s bloodstream. Currently, pregnant women get blood tests and ultrasound to find out if the fetus is at risk for Down syndrome. For a firm diagnosis, doctors take a sample of amniotic fluid or the placenta. Those sampling procedures involve a small risk of miscarriage. A reliable diagnostic blood test also could give an answer earlier than the standard tests. (MSNBC)
Fewer Children Suffering From Ear Infections
In the past 15 years, visits to the pediatrician have declined nearly 30 percent for ear infections. Harvard researchers said because fewer adults are smoking, that’s less irritation to the child’s airways, and doctors are also using a vaccine against bacteria that cause ear infections. Breast-feeding is also an added protection. (Fox News)
Joy of parenting? Moms, dads may be kidding themselves
As children’s economic value has plummeted, their perceived emotional value has skyrocketed, becoming, “the economically worthless but emotionally priceless child,” as Princeton sociologist Viviana Zelizer wrote in her book, “Pricing the Priceless Child” (Princeton University Press, 1994). If they are, many parents are in the dark about it. In a Pew Research Report, published in May of 2010, 87 percent of mothers giving birth in 2008 stated “the joy of having children” as the reason they decided to have their first (or only) children. (MSNBC)
Pregnant women: Secondhand smoke can harm your baby
Researchers from the Journal of Pediatrics found exposure to secondhand smoke increased a non-smoking pregnant woman’s changes of having a stillborn by 23 percent, and increased the risk of delivering a baby with birth defects by 13 percent. (CNN)
Monday, March 7th, 2011
Parents, check your pantries: Skippy Reduced Fat Peanut Butter was recalled in 16 states because of possible salmonella contamination. The recall covers only 16.3-oz. plastic containers with the following information on them:
- UPCs (located on the side of the jar’s label below the bar code): 048001006812 and 048001006782
- Best-If-Used-By Dates (stamped on the lid of the jar): MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1 and MAY2112LR1
Though no sicknesses have been attributed so far to the peanut butter, salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, vomitting, abdominal pain, and other symptoms. It can be particularly serious, and even fatal, in young children and the elderly.
If you own an Skippy jars that fall under the recall, throw them out. You can call the company at 1-800-453-3432 and get a coupon to buy a replacement.
For more of the latest kids-related product recalls, click here. And if you are looking for alternatives to peanut butter, youcan find some ideas here.