Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
Judge strikes down key parts of Texas sonogram law
A federal judge on Tuesday blocked key provisions of Texas’ new law requiring a doctor to perform a sonogram before an abortion, ruling the measure violates the free speech rights of both doctors and patients.
U.S. newborn death rate tied with Qatar
Babies in the United States have a higher risk of dying during their first month of life than do babies born in 40 other countries, according to a new report.
Bullying Law Puts New Jersey Schools on Spot
The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, considered the toughest legislation against bullying in the nation, was propelled by public outcry over the suicide of a Rutgers University freshman last year.
Women Getting C-Sections Need Protection From Blood Clots
New advice for pregnant women: If you’re getting a C-section, special inflating boots strapped on your legs may lower the risk of a blood clot.
Child Care Cost Skyrockets; Costs More Than College in Some States
A new study by the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) found that in 36 states and the District of Columbia, one year of infant day care in a center is more expensive than a year of public college.
Kids of older dads face greater risk of autism
Children of older fathers are more likely to be diagnosed with autism, schizophrenia and a number of other neuropsychiatric or developmental disorders, and a new study reveals why this may be.