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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

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In Choosing a Sperm Donor, a Roll of the Genetic Dice
In households across the country, children conceived with donated sperm are struggling with serious genetic conditions inherited from men they have never met.

Birth-Defect Risk Seen in Assisted Conception
An Australian survey of about 300,000 pregnancies, with more than 6,000 resulting from fertility treatments, found that treatment was associated with a 28 percent greater risk for birth defects.

Watching TV Linked to Poor Diet in Students
A national survey of more than 12,000 students in grades 5 to 10 has found that television viewing is associated not only with unhealthy snacking while watching, but also with unhealthy eating at all times.

Play Baseball Against a Girl? Arizona School Forfeits Game Instead
A Phoenix Catholic school, Our Lady of Sorrows, decided it would rather lose a baseball championship than play against a team with a girl.

First Lady Has Plan to Get Kids Involved in Sports
The first lady is partnering with the U.S. Olympic Committee, the Partnership for a Healthier America, U.S. Paralympics and numerous national governing bodies that have pledged their time and resources toward introducing young people to their sports over the course of the summer.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, November 4th, 2011

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Why Science Majors Change Their Minds (It’s Just So Darn Hard)
Roughly 40 percent of students planning engineering and science majors end up switching to other subjects or failing to get any degree.

Viewing Autism as Difference, Not Just Disability
A provocative new article suggests society has been biased in its view of autism and should accept the condition as one in which an individual presents unique capabilities.

Research: Video Games Help with Creativity in Boys and Girls
That finding, thought to be the first demonstration of a relationship between technology use and creativity, comes from a new study of nearly 500 12-year-olds in Michigan, conducted by researchers at Michigan State University’s Children and Technology Project.

Board Approves Idaho Online Class Requirement
Education officials on Thursday gave final approval to a plan that makes Idaho the first state in the nation to require high school students to take at least two credits online to graduate, despite heavy criticism of the plan at public hearings this summer.

The Sperm Bike: Cycling to Drum Up Sperm Donations
It’s not every day that you see a really large sperm on a really large bike. But starting next week, it’s going to become commonplace — at least in Seattle.

New Laws on Concussions Protect Student Athletes
A new Virginia law requires all schools to have concussion-management policies.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

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Public Schools Face the Rising Costs of Serving Lunch
The federal government is making school meals more nutritious this year, but also more expensive.

Risks Seen for Children of Illegal Immigrants
Children whose parents are illegal immigrants or who lack legal status themselves face “uniformly negative” effects on their social development from early childhood until they become adults, according to a study by four researchers published Wednesday in the Harvard Educational Review.

Abuse-Related Head Injuries in Kids Rose during Recession
Rates of abusive head trauma in children under age 5 rose during the last recession, suggesting that economic woes may have led parents to lash out against their kids, researchers reported Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

Preemies May Face Higher Death Rates as Adults
Health problems are common among premature babies, who are more likely to die than their full-term peers during the first few years of life — and they may also face slightly increased death rates as young adults, a study said.

Woman Delivers Twins from Two Uteruses
A Florida woman gave birth to twins, Natalie and Nathan Barbosa, Sept. 15, but the newborns were born from their mother’s two uteruses, according to ABC affiliate WFTS.

World’s Biggest Sperm Bank Turning Away Redheads
Redheads are being turned away from the largest sperm bank in the world — because not enough people want children with red hair.

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