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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
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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)
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Friday, August 17th, 2012
The Motherhood Penalty: We’re in the Midst of a ‘Mom-Cession’
Married mothers find it harder to secure a new job after being laid off and when they do, they earn less than married fathers. (via Time)
8 Children Die in August After Being Left in Hot Cars
Twenty-three children have died of hyperthermia in cars in 14 states this year and eight of the deaths occurred in the first week of August. Nearly 40 children die this way each year, according to Kids and Cars. (via ABC News)
FDA Investigates Codeine Safety After Children’s Deaths
A new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics finds that delaying gratification longer at 4 years of age is associated with having a lower body mass index (BMI) 30 years later. (via ABC News)
Smoking in Pregnancy Increases Asthma Risk in Preschool
Maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with wheeze and asthma in preschool children, even among children who were not exposed to maternal smoking late in pregnancy or after birth, according to a new study. (via Science Daily)
Children’s self-control may help keep them thin
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The ability to delay gratification as a child may lower a person’s chances of being overweight later in life, according to new research. (via MSNBC)
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Friday, July 13th, 2012
Obese Kids as Bright as Thinner Peers
Obesity is not to blame for poor educational performance, according to early findings from research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Researchers suggest that future research should focus on other determinants of poor educational outcomes. (via Science Daily)
Lawsuit Tries to Block New Arizona Abortion Law
A group of doctors and women’s rights advocates challenged Arizona’s new abortion limits in a federal lawsuit on Thursday. The Law, set to take effect on August 2, prohibits abortions once 20 weeks have passed since a woman’s last menstrual period. (via NY Times)
Doctors Use Hormones More Often Than They Prescribe Them
Doctors may be more willing to use hormone replacement therapy, or recommend it to their wives, than to prescribe it to their patients, a study of German gynecologists suggests. Nearly all were willing to recommend HRT for hot flashes, but not as often for other uses. (via MSNBC)
Childhood Trauma Linked to Adult Smoking for Girls
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New research published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy explains how adverse childhood experiences can be tied up with adult smoking patterns, especially for women. Researchers suggest treatment and strategies to stop smoking need to take into account the psychological effects of childhood trauma. (via Science Daily)
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Thursday, July 5th, 2012
Mother’s Blood Shows Birth Defects in Fetal DNA
Researchers said they were able to sequence the entire genome of a fetus using only a blood sample from the mother, an advance in the effort to find noninvasive ways for expectant parents to determine if their babies will be born with genetic conditions. (via Fox News)
Smoking Mothers’ Embryos ‘Grow More Slowly’
French academics in an IVF clinic took regular pictures of an egg from the moment it was fertilized until it was ready to be implanted into the mother. At all stages of development, embryos from smokers were consistently a couple of hours behind, a study showed. (via BBC News)
Too Much Coffee Could Hurt Women’s Chances of IVF Success
Women who drank five or more cups of coffee a day were about 50% less likely to get pregnant through in-vitro fertilization than non-drinkers, according to a recent Danish study. The authors noted it was “comparable to the detrimental effect of smoking.” (via TIME)
Company Studying OxyContin’s Effect in Children
The maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin confirms that a clinical trial is currently underway to measure the opioid’s effects in children. Although doctors can prescribe OxyContin off-label to pediatric patients, the drug — which was overwhelmingly tested in adults — is not approved for use in children by the Food and Drug Administration. (via CNN)
Premature Birth May Raise Risk for Mental Illness, Study Reports
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Young adults born very premature — at less than 32 weeks’ gestation — were more than twice as likely to be hospitalized for schizophrenia or delusional disorders, almost three times as likely for major depression, and more than seven times as likely for bipolar illness. (via NY Times)
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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
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A Clayton County parent is upset after he says his son was given a math homework assignment that referenced slavery.
Monday, March 5th, 2012
Snoring Babies, Troubled Children?
Parents often think that snoring babies are deeply sleeping ones. But perhaps not, a new study suggests, finding that snoring, along with mouth-breathing and sleep apnea, are signs of disordered sleep that may predict long-term problems in children’s behavior and emotional well-being.
Toddler Found in Field After Tornado Dies of Injuries
A toddler who was found alive in a field in tornado-ravaged southeastern Indiana after her parents and two siblings were killed when a twister struck their mobile home died on Sunday of her injuries, her family said.
Youngest Kids in Class More Likely to Be Diagnosed with ADHD
Children who are the youngest in their class are more likely than their older classmates to be diagnosed and given medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) — suggesting that immaturity may be part of the problem, not ADHD.
Movie Boozing Tied to Kids’ Binge Drinking
How much drinking kids and teens had seen in recent movies was linked to the chances they overdid it on alcohol themselves in a new study from six European countries.
Smoke Exposure Late in Pregnancy Might Boost Baby’s Eczema Risk
A mother’s exposure to tobacco smoke during the last three months of pregnancy may increase the risk that her child will develop the allergic skin condition eczema during infancy, a new study suggests.
How Beyoncé’s Public Breast-Feeding Changes the Nursing-in-Public Debate
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When Beyoncé breast-fed Blue Ivy at a restaurant, was she intentionally making a statement about a woman’s right to nurse in public?
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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
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Some children who wet their bed might be suffering from constipation, a new study finds.
Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Third Baby Ill with Rare Bacteria Associated with Tainted Formula
An Oklahoma baby is the third infant this month sickened by bacteria sometimes associated with tainted infant formula.
After Christmas Death, Teen Leaves Online Message Behind
A Texas teen who died suddenly on Christmas Day from a congenital heart condition, is touching thousands of people around the world with a video he posted shortly before his death.
Target Nurse-In: Did It Change Perceptions of Public Breast-Feeding?
Boobs and babes took center stage Wednesday morning as nursing mothers held “nurse-ins” at Target stores across the country to assert their right to breast-feed their children in public.
Smoking During Pregnancy May Be Tied to Children’s Vascular Damage
Children of parents who smoke during pregnancy may show signs of vascular damage by the age of 5.
2012 Brings Changes in Car Seat Law
Current California law mandates children under 6 and weighing less than 60 pounds have to ride in a booster seat. Come January 1, that will change and the change is catching a lot of parents off guard.
Toddler Racks Up $200 iPhone Bill
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When 20-month-old London Hall got a hold of her parent’s iPhone, she went on a shopping spree within one of the games racking up a $200 bill in the App Store.