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Monday, November 19th, 2012
Likely Basis of Birth Defect Causing Premature Skull Closure in Infants Identified
An international team of geneticists, pediatricians, surgeons and epidemiologists from 23 institutions across three continents has identified two areas of the human genome associated with the most common form of non-syndromic craniosynostosis ― premature closure of the bony plates of the skull. (via ScienceDaily)
Flame Retardants Used in Foam Upholstered Furniture and Other Products Linked to Neurodevelopmental Delays in Children
Prenatal and childhood exposure to flame retardant compounds are linked to poorer attention, fine motor coordination and IQ in school-aged children, a finding by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health that adds to growing health concerns over a chemical prevalent in U.S. households. (via ScienceDaily)
Study: Youngest Kids in Class May Be More Likely to Get ADHD Diagnosis
A new study from Iceland adds to existing evidence that kids are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder if they’re among the youngest in their grade at school. (via US Health News)
Study: One in 20 Youth has Used Steroids to Bulk Up
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If the government is unable to resolve the looming debt crisis, federal education programs for elementary and high schools will lose a little over $2 billion starting next fall. (via Reuters)
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Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
Woman Seeking Food Stamps Shoots Her Children
A woman who for months was unable to qualify for food stamps pulled a gun in a state welfare office on Monday and staged a seven-hour standoff with the police that ended with her shooting her two children before killing herself, officials said.
Sugar Is on the Menu for Kids’ Breakfast
Only one in four children’s cereals meets government guidelines for limits on sugar, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group, a consumer advocacy organization.
Radiation Traces Found in Japanese Baby Formula
Traces of radiation spilled from Japan’s hobbled nuclear plant were detected in baby formula Tuesday in the latest case of contaminated food in the nation.
Santa Finds Kids Giving Shorter Lists in Recession
With unemployment stubbornly high, more homes in foreclosure and the economic outlook dim, many children who visit Santa are all too aware of the struggle to make ends meet.
Steroids May Boost Survival for Very Preemie Babies
Giving steroids to pregnant women at risk for preterm birth as early as 23 weeks during their pregnancy may boost an infant’s overall chance of survival and reduce the baby’s risk of serious developmental issues, including brain injury, a new study says.
Students Gripe About School’s 5-Strikes Grammar Policy
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Summit Christian Academy in Missouri has released a new policy, effective in January, stating that students will have to rewrite their papers if they have more than five grammatical errors. On the rewrite, however, they won’t be able to get anything higher than 75%.
Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Fitting In Exercise, Between Math and English
Amid budget cuts and testing pressures, some New York teachers and principals have stretched money, space and time to prioritize movement during the school day.
Steroids Given to Preemies May Harm Their Brains
Steroids given to premature babies to help them breathe and maintain normal blood pressure may impair the development of a part of their brains, a new study shows.
1 in 25 Adolescents Takes Drugs for Depression
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the first to offer statistics on how many kids ages 12 to 17 take antidepressants.
Girls’ HPV Vaccination Rates Falling Short
Close to half of U.S. girls ages 13 and 17 have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), but there is still a way to go to improve those numbers, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Sarkozy Has Baby Girl in First French Presidential Birth
President Nicolas Sarkozy’s wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy had a baby girl yesterday, the first birth for a French incumbent head of state since Empress Eugenie had Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte 155 years ago.
Could a Healthy Diet Boost Sperm?
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Two new studies suggest that eating a healthy diet may be linked to stronger and more abundant sperm.