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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
Student Fires Police Officer’s Handgun On Northern Virginia School Bus
A student accidentally shot a police officer’s handgun on a Northern Virginia school bus on Monday. Four students were on the bus at the time, along with the police officer, the bus driver and a bus aide, and no one was hurt. (via Huffington Post)
Bed rest during pregnancy could worsen risk for premature birth, study shows
New research is raising fresh concern that an age-old treatment for troubled pregnancies – bed rest – doesn’t seem to prevent premature birth, and might even worsen that risk. (via Fox News)
Video Game to Help Kids Fight Cancer
Re-Mission 2 is a collection of six free online games–accessible via Web browser or Apple iPad–that share the theme of taking the fight to cancer. They do this by arming patients with a virtual arsenal of chemo, radiation and targeted cancer drug attacks designed to crush advancing malignant forces. (via Yahoo News)
Philadelphia doctor guilty of murdering infants in late-term abortions
A Philadelphia abortion doctor was found guilty on Monday of murdering three babies during late-term abortions at a clinic serving low-income women. (via Yahoo News)
Buena Vista School District Officially Closes For Year, Offers ‘Skills Camp’
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For the 400 or so students in Buena Vista, Mich., school is over, even though the academic year isn’t supposed to end until the middle of June. Instead, they will likely attend “skills camp.” (via Huffington Post)
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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
School Bus Carrying 11 Kids In Iowa Crashes Into West Des Moines Home
A school bus carrying 11 children has crashed into a house in central Iowa, though no injuries are being reported. (via Huffington Post)
More Kids Swallowing Powerful Magnets, Experts Say
Injuries from swallowing magnets are a growing problem among children and could lead to potentially life-threatening complications, researchers say. (via Fox News)
Want to Prevent Teen Pregnancy? Pay Teens Not to Get Pregnant
New York City officials recently spent $400,000 on billboards featuring omniscient babies reminding potential mothers about deadbeat dads of the future. (via TIME)
Military Schools Grapple With Budget Cuts Confusion, Instability
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Over the past week, since Congress failed to prevent the implementation of across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration, parents of students in Defense Department schools around the globe have heard all sorts of rumors regarding how the cuts will affect them. (via Huffington Post)
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
October is International Walk to School Month, and tomorrow, October 3, is Walk to School Day. The aim is to build awareness for the need for walkable neighborhoods and to promote all of the benefits of walking to school. I’m sure you can guess what they are: Walking helps kids (and their parents) be more active, it fosters a sense of community, it’s better for the environment and your gasoline budget, and it cuts down on traffic.
A great site created by the National Center for Safe Routes to School (yep, there is such a thing) gives all kinds of fantastic information, including a directory of all of the Walk to School Day events taking place around the country. As of this writing, there are 3,794 events happening all over the U.S. You’ll also find safe-walking tips and ways to map your route to school.
Tomorrow’s forecast in my town isn’t looking promising, but I have every intention of walking my girls, ages 4 and 7, the 9/10 of a mile to their school in the morning. I’m so curious to see how they do–I can’t remember the last time either of them walked that far. Fingers crossed the rain holds off…
If you walk your child to school tomorrow, please let us know how it went!
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Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Children Consuming Dangerous Laundry Detergent Pods
Doctors say safe storage is key in keeping children from consuming poisonous laundry detergent pods that are often mistaken for candy because of their bright colors and gummy texture. (via CNN)
‘The Biggest Loser’ Adds Teens
The weight loss reality show will begin featuring teens in its latest season. The teens will tackle obesity with the help of trainers, nutritionists and child obesity experts. (via CNN)
Pesticide Linked to Cough in Children Ages 5 to 6
New findings show that prenatal exposure to the widely used pesticide, piperonyl butoxide (PBO), could lead to a non-infectious cough in children. (via Science Daily)
Child Alive After Contracting Bubonic Plague
A seven-year-old girl survived a rare case of Bubonic plague after contracting it from a dead squirrel at a Colorado campground. (via NBC News)
Four Dead After School Bus Accident in Nebraska
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A semi-truck collided with a school bus Wednesday leaving both drivers and two of the school bus occupants dead.
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Friday, April 13th, 2012
Combined Vaccine Not Tied to Seizures in Older Kids
Although the combined vaccine against measles, mumps and chickenpox comes with a small risk of fever-related seizures in toddlers, a new study suggests that’s not true in older children.
State Media: Argentine ‘Miracle’ Baby in ‘Very Serious’ Condition
A premature baby who survived hours in a morgue refrigerator in Argentina was in “very serious” condition after doctors detected an infection, state media reported.
Arizona Governor Signs Law Banning Most Late-Term Abortions
Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer signed into law on Thursday a controversial bill that bans most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, giving Republicans a win in ongoing national efforts to impose greater restrictions on abortion.
Even Toddlers Succumb to Peer Pressure, Study Says
Toddlers are more likely to pick up a behavior if they see most other toddlers doing it, a new study shows.
School Bus Driver Who Passed Out Behind Wheel Dies
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The Washington state school bus driver who passed out, prompting a 13-year-old student to get behind the wheel, has died, NBC affiliate KING5 reported Thursday, citing his family.
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
Autism Science Is Moving ‘Stunningly Fast’
Researchers today say they’re beginning to make progress, perhaps for the first time, in understanding the autistic brain.
U.S. Teen Birth Rates Fall to Historic Lows
Teen births fell again in the United States to historic lows, according to a new government report.
Antidepressants Can Raise Blood Pressure During Pregnancy
Taking antidepressants during pregnancy raises the risk of high blood pressure in expectant mothers, a new study shows.
Genes Found to Increase Childhood Obesity Risk
Researchers have identified two genetic variations that appear to increase the risk of childhood obesity.
Katherine Heigl Says Daughter Rejected Her Initially
Though they’re closer than ever now, Katherine Heigl admits her bond with her daughter Naleigh, 4, didn’t come easily.
Wash. Kids Stop School Bus After Driver Stricken
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A quick-thinking Washington state middle school student steered a school bus to safety after he saw the driver slump over and pass out from an apparent heart attack, authorities said.