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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Vaccinations Cleared in Babies’ Celiac “Epidemic”
A surge in celiac disease cases among babies and toddlers in Sweden was not related to childhood vaccinations, a new study finds. (via Reuters)
Controversy over a German Ruling Against Circumcision
A German court in Cologne ruled on Tuesday that circumcising young boys represents grievous bodily harm, a decision that could have significant repercussions for religious groups. (via NY Times)
Lightest, Heaviest Fetuses At Highest Risk for Stillbirth
A new study from Canada finds stillbirth rates highest among severely underweight and overweight fetuses. (via msnbc.com)
Shire Hit as U.S. Approves New Generic ADHD Drug
Regulators have ruled against Shire in a battle over generic copies of its hyperactivity drug Adderall XR, approving a cut-price version of the medicine from Actavis, which is being bought by Watson Pharmaceuticals. (via Reuters)
Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
Two Families Bond After Child’s Death Saves Another
Eva Perez’s son died after a sledding accident when he was 6 years old. She and her husband agreed to donate his organs. His liver saved the life of a young girl with hepatitis.
Studies Suggest an Acetaminophen-Asthma Link
In November, Dr. John T. McBride, a pediatrician at Akron Children’s Hospital in Ohio, published a paper in the journal Pediatrics arguing that the evidence for a link between acetaminophen and asthma is now strong enough for doctors to recommend that infants and children who have asthma (or are at risk for the disease) avoid acetaminophen.
Baby Sleep Deaths Preventable, but Many Parents Ignore Safety
Over the last decade, about 20 babies a year died in Cuyahoga County because of unsafe sleeping arrangements that include sleeping with another person or with plush toys or other hazards.
Photo of Duggars’ Stillborn Baby Released
Reality-TV stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar found a way to commemorate the life of what would have been their 20th child had Michelle not miscarried last week during her second trimester: They handed out black-and-white photos of the stillborn baby girl at a memorial service Wednesday.
Thursday, April 14th, 2011
Parents of 6-year-old outraged over airport patdown
The parents of a 6-year-old American girl who got a pat-down at an airport security checkpoint earlier this month said Wednesday that there should be different screening procedures for children. Dr. Todd and Selena Drexel of Bowling Green, Kentucky, said that daughter Anna was confused by the security procedure at New Orleans airport, a video of which has been widely viewed since the family posted it on YouTube. (Yahoo News)
Young parents may let healthy lifestyle slip
It might not come as a surprise to busy parents, but a new study suggests that having young children may make it tougher to keep up healthy diet and exercise habits. The study, which surveyed more than 1,500 young adults, found that those with children age 5 or younger generally exercised less often than non-parents. And among women, young moms tended to eat more calories, sugary drinks and saturated fat — the artery-clogging fat found in meat, butter and milk. (Yahoo News)
Sesame Street beams American dream to Pakistan
The United States has turned to oversized puppets in its newest attempt to win hearts and minds in Pakistan, funding a $20 million remake of popular children’s TV programme Sesame Street. (Yahoo News)