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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
U.S. Study Links the Chemical BPA to Obesity in Children
Children with higher levels of BPA are more likely to be obese. The chemical can throw off young people’s hormone balance and disrupt their metabolism. (via Reuters)
“Sexting” Again Linked to Risky Sex Among Teens: Study
Teens who “sext” are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, according to research. (via Reuters)
High School Students Boycott School Cafeteria Over New Lunch Restrictions
Wisconsin students are boycotting their school’s new low-calorie food restrictions. (via Fox News)
School District Bans Father-Daughter Dances
A Rhode Island school district has banned “father-daughter” and “mother-son” activities as discriminatory. (via USA Today)
Doctors Perform Emergency Surgery to Remove Girl’s Tongue Stuck in Bottle
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After getting her tongue stuck in a water bottle, an 8-year-old Georgia girl spent one hour in emergency surgery to have the bottle removed. Her mother says she will likely need speech therapy because of the damage she suffered. (via Fox News)
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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Fewer Younger Women Are Getting Mammograms
The number of women in their 40s undergoing mammograms slightly declined, says a new study carried out by the Mayo Clinic. The study found a drop of roughly 6 percent in the number of mammograms among these younger women, a change that the researchers called modest but still significant. (via NY Times)
Coffee May Help Protect Against Skin Cancer
Protection against skin cancer can be added to the list of health benefits that come with drinking coffee, a new study says. Women who drank more than three cups of coffee daily were 21 percent less likely to develop basal cell carcinoma, compared with women who drank less than one cup of caffeinated coffee per month, the study showed. For men, this risk reduction was 10 percent. (via msnbc.com)
Nearly 1 in 3 Teens Sext, Says Study
Nearly 1 in 3 teens has sent a nude picture of him or herself to someone else, and more than half have been asked to do so, according to new research on nearly 1,000 Texas teens. The study, published Monday in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, also found that teen “sexting” is strongly linked to actual sexual behavior. (via TIME)
Parents Defend Letting Daughter, 5, Swim With Sharks
When Elana and David Barnes posted a home video to YouTube of their 5-year-old daughter swimming in the ocean, they intended to share their vacation memories with friends and family, not the world. But the video quickly became a viral sensation because it shows their daughter, Anaia, not just frolicking in the water but snorkeling with sharks in the waters off the Bahamas. (via ABC News)
Is This Teen Angst or an Uncontrollable Anger Disorder?
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With all those raging hormones, every teenager is bound to “lose it” at one time or another. But a recent study suggests that adolescents’ attacks of anger may indicate something more serious than your standard puberty-related mood swings. (via TIME)
Friday, June 15th, 2012
Hidden Hairs Can Strangle Baby’s Tiny Toes
If a single strand of hair wraps around a baby’s toe, it can cut off circulation and ultimately doom the appendage. Though rare, this happens often enough for doctors to have given it a name: toe tourniquet syndrome. (via msnbc.com)
FDA Approves Infant Combo Vaccine for Meningitis
The first vaccine that protects children as young as six weeks against two potentially deadly bacterial infections has won approval from U.S. health regulators. (via AP)
“Darth Vader” Boy from Super Bowl Ad Has Heart Surgery
Doctors on Thursday performed successful open-heart surgery on the 7-year-old boy who starred as a mini-Darth Vader in a popular Super Bowl commercial, according to the Los Angeles hospital where he was treated. (via Reuters)
Cost of Rearing a Child Rises to $234,000
For a child born now, it will cost an average of $234,900 to raise them, and that’s just to age 18. The total cost is up 3.5 percent from a year ago, according to the US Department of Agriculture report. (via ABC News)
Neighbors Ban 3-Year-Old’s Sidewalk Chalk
When Colorado mom Sarah Cohen found out her 3-year-old daughter was being banned from doing sidewalk doodles, she chalked it up to a misunderstanding. But the crackdown on sidewalk chalk was no joke to Cohen’s local housing association in the Denver suburb of Stapleton, which said little Emerson’s scribbles are violating neighborhood rules. (via New York Daily News)
Nearly 20 Percent of Teens Admit to ‘Sexting’
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Despite knowing the consequences, many teens still send sexually explicit photos to others using their cellphones, a new study on sexting suggests. (via msnbc.com)
Monday, December 5th, 2011
Private-College Presidents Getting Higher Salaries
Presidents at 36 private colleges earned more than $1 million in 2009, up from 33 the previous year, according to a study by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Formerly Conjoined Toddlers Leave Hospital
Two formerly conjoined toddlers from the Dominican Republic have left a Richmond hospital after recovering from separation surgery.
Survey: Chances Are, Your Teen Isn’t Sexting
Sexting — the phenomenon of teens using phones or computers to send each other sexual photographs — is not as widespread as once thought, a new study suggests.
Foster Kids Are Overly Medicated, Report Says
Foster children on Medicaid received psychotropic drugs—including antipsychotics and antidepressants—at a higher rate than other children covered by the government insurance program, according to a federal report released Thursday.
3-D TV Doesn’t Raise Seizure Risk for Kids With Epilepsy: Study
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Children with epilepsy do not appear to face an increased risk for seizures while watching 3-D TV, a new German-Austrian study suggests.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
Mother of Missing Arizona 5-Year-Old Arrested
Arizona authorities on Monday arrested the mother of a 5-year-old girl last seen more than a month ago, a police sergeant said.
Parents Want Sexting Principal’s Boss Fired
More heads could roll following the case of a Lake Forest principal caught sending sexually graphic pictures to a college student. Parents at Deer Path Middle School are demanding the district superintendent, Dr. Harry Griffith, resign for not responding to the case quickly enough.
South Korea Pulls Plug on Late-Night Adolescent Online Gamers
In its effort to curb game addiction among adolescents, South Korea pulled the plug this weekend on young gamers after midnight by blocking access to game websites, putting a hotly debated law into practice.
Kid Apps Explode on Smartphones and Tablets. But Are They Good for Your Children?
How young is too young to use a smartphone? In a growing number of families across the country, infants and toddlers are deftly swiping and tapping away even as they wobble toward their first steps.
Over 20 Million Kindergarten-Age Children Living Without Their Parents in China
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One sad side effect of China’s economic miracle: 23 million children under the age of five now live apart from both their parents, who have left home to find work in the country’s cities, according to a newly released statistic.
Friday, August 19th, 2011
Adult-inspired lingerie marketed for young girls
French company Jours Après Lunes has designed a line of “loungerie” — a compromise between loungewear and lingerie — for children between the ages of 4 and 12.
1 in 10 US kids has ADHD, study finds
Nearly one in 10 children in the United States is being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a new government study.
At This Girls’ Camp, Crafts Take a Drill Press
Gadget Camp, sponsored in part by a foundation affiliated with the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, which provided financing to nine other camps this summer, is intended to help over the long haul by exposing girls to an occupation they might previously have considered unappealing, if they considered it at all.
Moms’ Depression Affects Kids’ Brain Structure, Scans Show
Children of mothers with depression have an enlarged amygdala, the part of the brain associated with emotional responses, Canadian researchers have found.
New ‘mommy suit’ allows men to experience pregnancy
Men, want to experience what pregnancy feels like? Now you can, according to Japanese inventors of a new male pregnancy suit, dubbed Mommy Tummy.
‘Sexting’ Tops Parents’ Back-to-School Worries
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According to a recent survey, parents’ top concerns for their children this school year is sexting, the practice of sending racy and inappropriate text and picture messages via cell phone.
Monday, December 27th, 2010
With the increase in cyberbullying, parents are worried about how to protect their children from harmful messages on computers, cell phones, and smart phones.
To help parents understand the basics of the electronic world, the Federal Trade Commission has an amazing resource called “Net Cetera,” an online community toolkit with resources in both the English and Spanish languages.
For adults, the toolkit includes a short, straightforward book (“Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online”) that provides parents with a glossary on the latest technology terms and practical information on social networking, mobile devices, texting, cyberbullying, sexting, phishing, file sharing, and more. A CD is also included to help parents communicate with kids about being online.
For kids, the toolkit includes a “Heads Up: Stop Click Think” pamphlet that helps them understand the importance of safeguarding their online privacy. A DVD is also available to help kids stand up to cyberbullying and protect themselves.
Since it’s debut, the FTC has distributed 1 million copies of Net Cetera to schools and parents. Request a “Net Cetera” toolkit by mail order from ftc.gov today or print the guidelines from OnGuardOnline.com.
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