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Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
More Babies Are Surviving Extreme Preterm Birth, But Health Disabilities Remain
Despite innovative techniques to keep premature babies healthy, death rates and lingering health problems among extremely preterm babies remained unchanged for decades. (via Time)
Breast Cancer: Using Tamoxifen Longer Saves Lives
Breast cancer patients who take the drug tamoxifen for 10 years instead of just the recommended five can further cut their chances of having the disease come back or kill them, researchers reported on Wednesday. (via NBC News)
After Parent’s Cancer Death, One in Five Kids Self-Injure
One in five teens who lost one of their parents to cancer cut or burn themselves, compared to one in ten teens with two living parents, according to a new Swedish study. (via Reuters)
Atlanta Schools Debate Carbon Monoxide Detectors After Carbon Monoxide Gas Scare
Atlanta school officials are discussing whether to install carbon monoxide alarms after a leak sent 42 students and five adults to the hospital Monday and forced the evacuation of 500 students. The gas was found at potentially lethal levels near a furnace. (via Huffington Post)
Second-Hand Smoke Linked to Children’s Behavior Problems
It is a known fact that active maternal smoking during pregnancy has negative effects on child health, such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, new research suggests that second hand smoke, or environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), may be just as harmful. (via ScienceDaily)
Friday, September 21st, 2012
IUDs, Implants Best for Birth Control, Docs Say
New guidelines from the nation’s leading group of obstetricians and gynecologists advice that all women, including teenagers, should look to IUDs and implants first. (via Today)
More Kids Get Nonmedical Exemptions From Vaccines
In 2011, just over 2 percent of school children were exempt from getting their vaccines for nonmedical reasons, up from about 1 percent in 2006, a new report finds. (via My Health News Daily)
Race Doesn’t Affect Injury Outcomes in Kids
White, black and Hispanic children who got seriously injured were equally likely to survive their hospital stay in a new study – despite past evidence of racial disparities. (via Fox News)
Second-hand Smoke Tied to Memory Problems
Smokers and people who regularly breath others’ cigarette fumes are worse at remembering things on their to-do lists than people with no tobacco exposure, a small study says. (via Reuters)
Wal-Mart, Humana to Offer Healthy Food Discount
Health care giant Humana, Inc. is partnering with Wal-Mart to give shoppers deals on fruits, veggies, low-fat dairy and other health products starting next month. (via ABC News)
Categories: GoodyBlog, News | Tags: birth control, Food, health, healthy eating, Humana, Injuries, memory, Noelia de la Cruz, Parents Daily News Roundup, race, secondhand smoke, smoking, vaccines, Walmart
Monday, August 20th, 2012
What’s the Right Age to Give Your Kid A Cell Phone?
The most popular age at which parents give their kids cell phones is 12. Are tweens ready to handle the responsibility of their own digital link to the world? (via Time)
Vermont Brothers Get Deadly Disease, But Only One Gets Healing Drug
The Leclaire brothers were born with the same deadly disease — Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Max, 10, is in a clinical trial for a new drug that has miraculously reversed some of his debilitating symptoms, but Austin, 13, has been turned away. (via ABC News)
Salmonella Outbreak in 20 States Kills 2 and Sickens 141
An outbreak of salmonella infections across 20 states has resulted in two deaths and sickened 141 people in recent weeks, state and federal authorities said. (via New York Times)
Secondhand Smoke Impairs Vital Cough Reflex in Kids
New research from the Monell Center reveals that exposure to secondhand smoke decreases sensitivity to cough-eliciting respiratory irritants in otherwise healthy children and adolescents. (via Science Daily)
Vitamin C May Lessen Harmful Effects of Air Pollution
There’s another reason to eat fruits and veggies: A diet rich in them may lessen the harmful effects of air pollution for people suffering from chronic lung diseases. (via MSNBC)
Categories: GoodyBlog, News | Tags: cell phone, clinical trial, disease, FDA, Noelia de la Cruz, Parents Daily News Roundup, salmonella, secondhand smoke, smoking, vitamin C
Friday, May 11th, 2012
Two Children Die in Hot Cars as Risky Season Begins
It’s a tragic sign of spring: Two young children have died this month in Texas and Missouri after their parents accidentally left them all day in hot vehicles.
After Abuse Investigation, Kids Often Remain at Risk
Children who remain at home after an abuse investigation are often still facing risk factors for maltreatment a few years later, a new study finds.
Should Pregnant Women Be Accommodated in the Workplace?
Not all companies are eager to oblige the needs of expectant workers. The newly proposed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act aims to force employers’ hand.
Watching TV Steers Children Toward Eating Junk
Spending time in front of the tube not only leads to mindless eating, but also sets children up to prefer unhealthy foods in general.
Blood Test May Help Identify Kids’ Smoke Exposure: Study
More than half of the children who took part in a study on exposure to cigarette smoke tested positive for such exposure, despite only a handful of their parents admitting to lighting up, according to a U.S. study.
In Mensa or Not, this Tot Proves She’s Still a Tot
Three-year-old Emmelyn Roettger may be the nation’s youngest member of Mensa, the high-IQ society, but for any toddler, potty breaks take precedence — even during interviews on national television.
Categories: GoodyBlog, News | Tags: blood test, child abuse, child obesity, junk food, Mensa, pregnant women, secondhand smoke, Television, Today show, TV
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
More Parents Follow Updated Car Seat Guidelines, Survey Finds
A year after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration updated its child-safety seat guidelines recommending that children remain in rear-facing car seats until age 2 and older kids stay in booster seats as long as age 12, AAA has some good news. Its survey has found that 90% of parents with kids younger than 13 know about the changes.
Secondhand Smoke Again Tied to Asthma in Kids
A fresh look at past studies suggests kids who live with a smoker are more likely to wheeze or get asthma, providing more evidence for the link between secondhand smoke and breathing problems.
Prenatal Pollutants Linked to Later Behavioral Ills
Inner-city women who breathe powerful airborne pollutants called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons while pregnant are more likely to have children who develop behavioral problems by the time they reach school age, researchers report.
For Moms with Postpartum Depression, the Nation’s First Inpatient Unit
For moms battling depression, a first-of-its-kind psychiatric unit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers intensive, inpatient care.
Komen Foundation Continues to See Fallout from Planned Parenthood Controversy
Fallout from the Planned Parenthood controversy continues at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, with several executives at headquarters and affiliates departing, questions arising about fundraising ability, and structural changes underway to give affiliates more influence, officials said Wednesday.
Parents Upset Over New Case of Math Homework Referencing Slavery
A Clayton County parent is upset after he says his son was given a math homework assignment that referenced slavery.
Monday, February 6th, 2012
Study: Child Abuse Bigger Threat than SIDS
Nearly 4,600 U.S. children were hospitalized with broken bones, traumatic brain injury and other serious damage caused by physical abuse in 2006, according to a new report.
CDC: 1 in 5 Kids Exposed to Secondhand Smoke in Cars
In the first national estimate of its kind, a report from government researchers says more than 1 in 5 high school students and middle schoolers ride in cars while others are smoking.
Woman Alleges Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination
Amy Zvovushe records conversation with human resources about resigning.
Susan Powell’s Slain Sons Were ‘Beginning to Verbalize,’ Lawyer Says
Authorities say the husband of a missing Utah woman intentionally set his home on fire Sunday, killing him and his two young sons shortly after the boys were brought to the home by a social worker for a supervised visit.
Children’s Bed-Wetting May Be Caused By Constipation
Some children who wet their bed might be suffering from constipation, a new study finds.
Friday, December 16th, 2011
Body Weight More Contagious in Childhood Than Adulthood
How much we weigh as adults is more influenced by the people around us during childhood than those we spend time with as adults, a new study suggests.
Kids’ Leukemia Risk Tied to Dads’ Smoking
Children whose fathers smoked have at least a 15 percent higher risk of developing the most common form of childhood cancer, a new Australian study finds.
Can Calorie Counts Convince Teens Not To Buy Sugary Drinks?
Does calorie information help consumers make healthier choices? Not always. But a new study finds that when calorie counts are presented in an easily understandable way, even teenagers — those experts in never listening to useful advice — can be persuaded to avoid high-sugar choices.
Looks Like Candy, Tastes Like Candy, But It Can Kill Your Kid
Most kids will eat anything that looks, smells or tastes like candy, including medications, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Friday, September 9th, 2011
Smokers’ kids have more ear infections
Kids whose parents smoke are more likely to get ear infections and have hearing problems, according to a new review paper.
Daycare owner accused of drugging milk
The owner of a Van Alstyne, Texas daycare has been accused of putting antihistamines in children’s food so they would fall asleep after lunch.
On the First Day of School, a Million Students Finding Their Seats
As 1.1 million students and 77,000 teachers returned to school in New York City on Thursday, Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott made the traditional five-borough tour, saying his “goal is to set a high bar for our parents, our teachers, to aspire to.”
Babies Distinguish Pain from Touch at 35-37 Weeks, Research Finds
Babies can distinguish painful stimuli as different from general touch from around 35-37 weeks gestation — just before an infant would normally be born — according to new research.
Pageant mom defends daughter’s hooker costume
Wendy Dickey tells HLN’s Joy Behar why she dressed her 3-year-old like Julia Roberts’ hooker character in “Pretty Woman.”