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Daily News Roundup

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Childhood: Sick in Day Care May Mean Healthier in SchoolGoody Blog Daily News Roundup
The Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development followed 1,238 Canadian children from 5 months old, in 1998, to 8 years, in 2006 and found that Children who started going to large-group care centers before age 2 ∏ had 61 percent more ear and respiratory infections with fever than those at home.  But, once they reached elementary school, they had 21 percent fewer respiratory infections and 43 percent fewer ear infections.  (New York Times)

Kids Not So Stuck on Sugary Breakfast Cereals, Study Finds
A study due to be released in Pediatrics this January revealed that children may be more likely to opt for cereals with less sugar if given the choice, and will even compensate for taste with fruit. (Mount Carmel Health)

Neighboring Apartments May Expose Kids to Cigarette Smoke
Kids who live in apartments have 45 percent more cotinine, a marker of tobacco exposure, in their blood than children who live in detached homes.   (Health Finder)

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Daily News Roundup

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Eating Disorders Strike Younger and Younger
Some research shows that ten percent of those with eating disorders are under the age of ten.  In the last decade hospitalization for children with eating disorders under the age of twelve has doubled. Some believe that a child’s pediatrician is the best defense and indicator when a child is developing this disorder.  (ABC News)

Probiotics May Have Some Benefits for Kids
According to the American Society of Pediatrics, probiotics may have limited benefits for certain illnesses in children.  It has been commonly known that the good bacteria helps digestion, but recently has shown it specifically helps diarrhea caused by antibiotics.  It may also help the child rid of the initial viral infection as well.  (Fox News)

Secondhand smoke kills 600,000 worldwide annually
Based on data from 2004 from 192 countries 40 percent of children are exposed to secondhand smoke.  1 in 100 people around the world die from secondhand smoke each year and two-thirds of those deaths occur in children. (Paging Dr. Gupta)

Vaccine Alliance says 5-in1 vaccine cost to fall
The pentavalent vaccine, which protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and hepatitis B, is routinely given to children in wealthy nations but price has kept it out of the reach of some poorer nations.  The price has decreased 30 percent over the past 7 years and is expected to drop further in 2011. The Global Vaccines Group believes that this will allow more of the world’s poorest children to be immunized. (MSNBC)

Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake quit networking sites
The event Keep a Child Alive, organized by Alicia Keys, is urging celebrities to stay off twitter and Facebook until one million dollars has been raised for the charity.  Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Seacrest, Elijah Wood are just some of the stars participating.  (Yahoo! News)

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Spankin’ New Headlines

Monday, November 30th, 2009

6a00d8341c30cf53ef0120a6b7ab97970b-250wiSlow down: The response to the rise of the helicopter parent. Time

Your pediatrician’s necktie: Could it be making your child sick? Wall Street Journal

It’s time to stop smoking! The decline in the smoking rate among Americans has stalled and there was even a hint of an increase last year, according to the CDC. New York Times

Cafeteria scare! Agriculture chief promises to tell school districts when the government suspects food supplies are contaminated. USA Today

Four percent of U.S. kids now have food allergies, according to a new study. Los Angeles Times

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Quit for Your Kids

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

699188879_dcadbf9ea6 We’re looking for moms and dads who are ready to quit smoking! Parents is starting a brand-new, amazing program that will give parents who want to quit lots of proven support and help, and we’re looking for moms and dads to profile for a story in the magazine that will accompany our program. So if you’re a smoker who’s been thinking of quitting or if you know someone who is, email us at We’d love to talk about possibly featuring you in the magazine—and giving you the tools and help you need!

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PS: If you have a blog or site of your own, we’d love it if you could spread the word.

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