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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Three Ohio Cities Deemed Best in U.S. for Working Moms
Women seeking the best place to work and raise children in the United States may want to head to Ohio, where three of its cities have been voted among the 10 best for working mothers. (via Reuters)

Cancer Patient Gives Birth to Quadruplets
A 24-year-old Colorado woman who is diagnosed with thyroid cancer gave birth to quadruplets. (via CNN)

Drugmakers Tackle Health Crisis of Child Sex Abuse
Leading drugmakers will help set up psychological centers for victims of child sex abuse in an effort to counter the long-term health problems suffered by victims. (via Reuters)

Parent-Clinician Communication About Children’s Drug Reactions Needs Improvement, Study Finds
Many parents are dissatisfied with communication regarding adverse drug reactions experienced by their child, and the implications of such reactions for the child’s future use of medicines, according to a new study. (via Science Daily)

More Strokes Occurring in Younger Age Groups
More young and middle-aged adults are having strokes, a new study suggests. (via MyHealthNewsDaily)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Birth Control Pill Recall Amid Pregnancy Fear
Pfizer said on Tuesday it was recalling about a million packets of birth control pills in the United States because they may not contain enough contraceptive to prevent pregnancy.

Cancer Group Halts Financing to Planned Parenthood
In a decision that is inflaming passions on both sides of the abortion debate, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is cutting off its financing of breast cancer screening and education programs run by Planned Parenthood affiliates.

Experts Want Suicide Risk Warning on ADHD Drug
Children who take a common drug for attention deficit disorder should be warned about the risk of suicidal thoughts, U.S. pediatric health advisers said on Monday.

Parents: Mentally Disabled Girl, 3, Might Be Eligible for Life-Saving Transplant After Denial
A 3-year-old girl whose parents claimed she was denied a kidney transplant at one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals because of her mental disability is now being considered for the procedure, her father said Tuesday.

Infections Might Raise Stroke Risk in Children: Study
Many children who suffer a stroke had some sort of an infection in the days leading up to the stroke, a new study says. However, childhood stroke is rare and parents shouldn’t be unduly alarmed by these findings, the researchers noted.

Nurturing Moms May Boost Children’s Brain Growth
School-age children whose mothers supported and nurtured them most in early childhood had a larger hippocampus, an area of the brain that is involved in memory, learning and stress response, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Daily News Roundup

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News RoundupUnder Pressure, Firm Shutters Line That Made Tainted Wipes
A Wisconsin medical supplier that made millions of recalled alcohol prep products now blamed for serious infections and at least one death is shutting down the line that produces the wipes — at least for now. But the parents of two children harmed by infections blamed on contaminated Triad products said the move is too little, too late, and raises more questions about why government regulators haven’t taken stronger action against the firm. [MSNBC]

Coffee May Reduce Stroke Risk
Women in the study who drank more than a cup of coffee a day had a 22% to 25% lower risk of stroke than those who drank less, according to findings reported Thursday in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the USA, behind heart disease and cancer. The findings add to the growing body of research showing coffee appears to have hidden health perks. A study done by Larsson in 2008 on men who drank coffee or tea had similar results. One of the most popular drinks in the world, coffee contains large amounts of antioxidants that improve health. Other research has suggested coffee can help prevent cognitive decline and can boost vision and heart health. It is also associated with a reduced risk of liver cancer. [USA Today]

Dog Kisses: Is  It Safe to Smooch with a Pet?
According to an article in WebMd, not even doctors and veterinarians agree about kissing a dog on the lips or vice versa. Thinking that dog’s tongue is clean is off base, says veterinarian William Craig, but don’t stop there. “Dog spit isn’t chemically cleansing. It turns out that it’s the dog’s rough tongue that helps to physically remove contaminants from an open wound” and likely the reason why many wounds do not get infected,” he told Pawnation. Craig adds “people tend to brush their teeth regularly and rinse with mouthwash. Dogs tend to lick themselves and eat things off the ground.” “Humans and dogs have different bacteria in their mouths,” explains Nelle Wyatt, a veterinary technician at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center. “Not all of the bacteria are capable of causing disease in the other species.” [USA Today]

Boy Toddlers Need Extra Help Dealing With Negative Emotions, Experts Urge
The way you react to your two-year-old’s temper tantrums or clinginess may lead to anxiety, withdrawal and behavior problems down the road, and the effect is more pronounced if the child is a boy who often displays such negative emotions as anger and social fearfulness, reports a new University of Illinois study. [Science Daily]

Passive Smoking Increases Risk of Stillbirth and Birth Defects, Study Suggests
Pregnant non-smokers who breathe in the second-hand smoke of other people are at an increased risk of delivering stillborn babies or babies with defects, a study led by researchers at The University of Nottingham has found. [Science Daily]

Teacher Who Twice Threw a Chair at 7th-Grader Tries to Clear Her Name
A longtime teacher at a Joliet junior high who last year “snapped” and twice threw a chair at a seventh-grade boy, striking him once in the head, is trying to clear her record so she can teach again. After Filak tried to get the boy to do his work, he instead told her to “leave me alone, fool,” witnesses said, according to a judge’s ruling that found the chair-throwing incident was child abuse. [Chicago Tribune]

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Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

College Students Help Non-Verbal Children Communicate Many For The First Time
Students majoring in communication disorders at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, are ahead of their peers nationwide who are working toward careers in speech pathology because of a one-of-a-kind program that gives the undergraduates more hands-on experience than most graduate students in the field. [Medical News Today]

Parental Divorce in Childhood Linked to Stroke in Adulthood
Children who experience a parental divorce are over twice as likely to suffer a stroke at some point in their lives, according to new research presented in New Orleans at The Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting. [Science Daily]

Johnson & Johnson Recalls More Children’s Medicines
Just days after Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) Children’s Tylenol started returning to pharmacies’ shelves, the health care giant recalled about 4 million packages of Children’s Benadryl allergy tablets and some 800,000 bottles of Junior Strength Motrin, citing manufacturing problems. [Daily Finance] (more…)

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Spankin’ New Headlines

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

News Image NEWAid groups worry that adoptions of Haitian children may be too hasty. CNN

When strokes strike kids: A dad’s diary. New York Times

Confused by concussions? You’re not alone. HealthDay

Should you or shouldn’t you? Both the CDC and AAP weigh new evidence pointing to the benefits of circumcision as they consider new recommendations. The Washington Post

How plugged in are your children? Kids are consuming almost 8 hours of media a day, finds a new study. Los Angeles Times

Michelle Obama takes on the fight against fat with a new childhood obesity initiative to launch next month. USA Today

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