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Monday, January 9th, 2012
35% of Child Sex Abuse Caused by Minors
Recent high-profile cases of child sex abuse have roused national revulsion against the adults who perpetrated them. Rarely mentioned is the sobering statistic that more than one-third of the sexual abuse of America’s children is committed by other minors.
Experts Say Current Lead Poisoning Levels Are Set Too High
Lead poisoning continues to be a serious health problem for young children, especially those living in cities, so a government committee is recommending that the definition of lead poisoning be changed, to include even lower levels of exposure to the toxic chemical.
NY Schools Warned Free Breakfasts May Lead to Obesity
A top New York City Department of Health official has criticized a free breakfast program in city schools, saying it makes poor kids fat.
Post Analysis: Blacks Much More Likely to Get Suspended from D.C. Area Schools
Data suggest African American students are two to five times more likely to get suspended or expelled as their white peers and that the gap exists across the region’s urban, suburban and rural school districts.
Some Babies’ Sleep Problems May Last Through the Toddler Years
Some children who have sleep problems in infancy might still have trouble sleeping when they’re older, a study finds.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Security Prevented Man from Visiting His Twins at Hospital, He Claims
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The arrival of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s newborn daughter at a Manhattan hospital has inconvenienced a man who says the couple’s security team has prevented him from visiting his two prematurely-born twin girls.
Monday, October 3rd, 2011
Small Fixes — Micronutrient Vitamin Powders for Children
Babies cannot swallow vitamin pills, but in the developing world, there are many who need the nutritional boost that vitamins can provide.
Eating Sweets Early in Pregnancy Can Mean Obese Baby
Expectant mothers who consumed more sweets and sugar-sweetened beverages during the first trimester of their pregnancies were more likely to have obese babies than those whose intake was lower, a new study shows.
CDC: Sleepy Teens More Likely to Have Risky Behavior
Most teens don’t get enough sleep, putting then at risk for a slew of unhealthy behaviors, from physical inactivity to fighting, according to a new U.S. study.
Parents Delaying, Skipping Recommended Vaccines
Researchers worry that more parents may be refusing vaccines in the future, raising the risk that diseases like measles and whooping cough will spread in schools and communities.
‘Autistic’ Mice Help Researchers Study Disorder
Researchers have engineered a new type of mouse that models autism and could aid in the development of treatments for the disorder, a new study says.
Early To Bed, Early To Rise Keeps Kids Lean, Study Says
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Kids who go to bed early and get up early are less likely to become obese than those who do not, according to an Australian study released Friday.
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
Should parents lose custody of super obese kids?
A provocative commentary in one of the nation’s most distinguished medical journals argues yes, and its authors are joining a quiet chorus of advocates who say the government should be allowed to intervene in extreme cases.
Missing Boy’s Remains Found, Police Say
The search for a missing 8-year-old Brooklyn boy ended early on Wednesday when investigators discovered what they believed to be his dismembered remains in a third-floor attic refrigerator of a Brooklyn man and in a trash bin on a street, the police said.
New rules for nannies
Some daycare centers in Colorado say the state’s being a tough baby-sitter with new, proposed regulations.
Marriage Problems for Parents, Sleep Problems for Baby
A recent study indicates that strength of your marriage can have an effect on your baby’s sleep.
NH lawmakers to file Caylee bill
New Hampshire lawmakers are planning on filing legislation named after toddler Caylee Anthony that would make it a crime to fail to report a child’s disappearance.
GAO: U.S. child abuse death data flawed
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America used flawed methods to tally and analyze the deaths of children who have been maltreated, and the latest annual estimate of 1,770 such fatalities is likely too low, the Government Accountability Office says in a new report to Congress.