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Daily News Roundup

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Kids Fare Better in Crashes When Grandparents Driving: Study
Some parents may hesitate to let their children ride in a car driven by grandparents because they believe the grandparent’s driving skills may not be what they once were. But, new research suggests that children are actually safer in auto accidents when a grandparent is at the wheel instead of a parent.

Nearly 200 patients move into pavilion at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
In a delicate transfer process that took more than a year of planning, nearly 200 patients were moved into the new, high-tech, $636-million facility. More than 600 medical staff underwent months of intensive training and preparation, and the hospital set up a command center to monitor the progress of each patient being moved from the old hospital to the adjoining seven-story Marion & John E. Anderson Pavilion.

Younger Kids Respond Better to ‘Lazy Eye’ Treatment
Younger children respond better to treatment for lazy eye (amblyopia) than older children, according to an analysis of previous studies.

In Sierra Leone, New Hope for Children and Pregnant Women
Health care is making enormous strides in Sierra Leone, the latest country in sub-Saharan Africa to waive hospital fees, particularly for children and pregnant women.

Heavy teens need more health talks: study
Pediatricians often miss important opportunities to talk about nutrition, exercise, and emotional issues with overweight teens, suggests new research from California.

Sharing mom’s bed won’t harm kids’ social skills
There is no need to worry about harming your toddler’s intellectual or social development if bed-sharing works for your family, researchers say.

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