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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

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Fewer Kids Dying From Leukemia
Kids with one type of leukemia are living longer than they used to, most likely thanks to new drug combinations that mean fewer patients are relapsing after a first round of treatment.

Keep Kids Away From the Medicine Cabinet
The report, which contains poisoning data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Association of Poison Control Centers, reveals that while overall U.S. poisoning deaths among kids plunged by half from 1979 to 2006 – the percentage of those deaths from medications – both prescription and over-the-counter products – has nearly doubled, jumping from 36% to 64%.

Gunman Reportedly Filmed Lethal Shooting Spree at French Jewish School
French authorities offered new details on Tuesday of an assault that has stunned the nation, saying the lone gunman seemed to be filming his actions as he shot his victims to death.

9-Year-Old Gets Jury Duty Summons: What’s That?
His dad says he’d have one weakness as a juror: ‘If someone offered him an Xbox game, he would do as he’s asked; but besides that, he’s a very impartial kid.’

After Daughter’s Drinking Death, Mother Tells Teens: Look Out for Each Other
When Molly Ammon had too much to drink at a spring break party, her friends put her to bed to sleep it off. She never woke up. Now, her devastated mom is warning other teens of the dangers of binge drinking, hoping to save another child’s life.

Neveah Reynolds, 4, Saves Sister, Kazmirah, 2, From Drowning In Pond
Neveah Reynolds, a 4-year-old from LaFollate, Tennessee is hailed as a hero after saving her 2-year-old sister, Kazmirah, from drowning in a pond.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

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?
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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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Suspect in Custody in Ohio High School Shooting
Gunfire at a high school outside Cleveland injured a number of students Monday morning, and at least one suspect has been taken into custody, officials said.

Report: Women Have Rare Egg-Producing Stem Cells
For 60 years, doctors have believed women were born with all the eggs they’ll ever have. Now Harvard scientists are challenging that dogma, saying they’ve discovered the ovaries of young women harbor very rare stem cells capable of producing new eggs.

Group Backs HPV Shot Recommendation for Boys
Boys 11 years and up should get Merck & Co’s Gardasil vaccine to protect them against HPV infections, which can cause genital warts as well as oral, penile and anal cancers, the nation’s largest group of pediatricians said Monday.

Active Video Games Don’t Mean Kids Exercise More
All that virtual boxing, bowling and dancing along with video game systems might not be helping kids meet their daily exercise requirements, a new study suggests.

Fatal School Fight Between 2 Girls Was Over a Boy, Friends, Family Say
An 11-year-old girl who died after a fight with a classmate in Long Beach cried, complained of a headache and vomited after the altercation, friends and family said.

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Daily News Roundup

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News RoundupCode Red Drills Prep Kids for School Shootings.  But is That TMI?
Recently, a viral video of a teacher singing to her classroom has terrified me.  It shows a kindergarten class in Monterrey, Mexico, and their teacher is leading them in cheery Barney songs – while lying facedown on the floor to avoid the windows, as there’s a shootout going on outside. (MSNBC)

Divorce Can Hurt Kids’ Math Scores, Friendships
Young children of divorce are not only more likely to suffer from anxiety, loneliness, low self-esteem and sadness, they experience long-lasting setbacks in interpersonal skills and math test scores, new research suggests. (Yahoo)

Could Too Much Coffee Affect Chances of Pregnancy?
Caffeine may perk you up mentally, but it could have the opposite effect on your fallopian tubes, leading researchers to wonder whether women who drink coffee, tea and soda may have a harder time getting pregnant. (Yahoo)

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