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Monday, March 4th, 2013
Study: Childhood ADHD May Lead to Troubles Later On
Nearly a third of people diagnosed as children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) still have the condition in adulthood, according to a large new study that also found they’re more likely to develop other mental disorders and to commit suicide. (via Reuters)
K-12 Student Database Jazzes Tech Startups, Spooks Parents
An education technology conference this week in Austin, Texas, will clang with bells and whistles as startups eagerly show off their latest wares. (via Reuters)
U.S. Baby’s HIV Infection Cured Through Very Early Treatment
A baby girl in Mississippi who was born with HIV has been cured after very early treatment with standard HIV drugs, U.S. researchers reported on Sunday, in a potentially ground-breaking case that could offer insights on how to eradicate HIV infection in its youngest victims. (via Reuters)
Rewards Get Kids Active, But Don’t Improve Health
Children will meet activity goals to earn rewards, but the extra effort doesn’t necessarily affect their weight and health, according to a new study. (via FOX News)
Los Angeles Board Race Attracts National Attention and Money
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On Tuesday, voters in Los Angeles will go to the polls for a mayoral primary. But much of the attention will also be on the three races for the school board, a battle that involves the mayor, the teachers’ union and a host of advocates from across the country — including New York City’s billionaire mayor — who have poured millions of dollars into the races. (via New York Times)
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Thursday, October 11th, 2012
In case you didn’t already know, October is National Bullying Awareness month – a time dedicated to increasing bullying prevention and decreasing the amount of bullying-related suicides. In support of the cause, beauty company Soap & Glory has teamed up with Stomp Out Bullying (the leading anti-bullying program in the U.S.) to create the Proud Mouth Campaign. The new campaign encourages everyone to not only respect, but also celebrate others’ similarities and differences by being cautious of their words and actions.
Over the next year, Soap & Glory will donate $1 from every sale of Baby Doll Sexy Mother Pucker plumping gloss ($15; sephora.com) to help fund the Stomp Out Bullying Helpchat, a live and confidential chat line available for 13 to 24-year-olds facing bullying issues. Every purchase gets this team closer to reaching its $25,000 goal—and making kids feel a whole lot safer.
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Friday, June 8th, 2012
Report: 16 Percent of US Teens Have Considered Suicide
Nearly 16 percent of high school teens nationwide admitted they had considered suicide within the previous year, according to an annual survey published Thursday by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Food Allergies More Common in City Kids
Researchers found that the share of children with any type of food allergy was 9.8 percent in cities, 7.2 percent in suburban areas, and 6.2 percent in rural areas.
How 11 New York City Babies Contracted Herpes Through Circumcision
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish circumcision ritual is found to cause neonatal herpes infections in newborns in New York City, prompting health officials to encourage parents to consider the health risks of the practice.
UNICEF Targets Deadly Diarrhea, Pneumonia in Poor Kids
Concerted efforts to control diarrhea and pneumonia, the biggest killers of children under the age of five, could save the lives of up to 2 million of the world’s poorest children each year, the United Nations Children’s Fund said on Friday.
More Teens Smoke Pot than Cigarettes, Says CDC Survey
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that 23 percent of high school students said they recently smoked marijuana, while 18 percent said they had puffed cigarettes.
Mom Goes After Stroller Thief, Busts Million-Dollar Crime Ring
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Don’t mess with mom. That’s the moral of this awesome story about a Chicago mom who went after the guy who stole her stroller and ended up uncovering a huge crime ring.
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
Childhood Leukemia Survival Rates Reach 90 Percent
Children with the most common type of leukemia now have a dramatically better chance of survival, a new study shows.
Study: Thousands Face Drinking-Water Cancer Risk
About 260,000 people in California may be drinking polluted water that could cause cancer, birth defects and other health problems, according to a study released Tuesday.
Vitamin D Means Fewer Fractures for Girls
Higher amounts of vitamin D in the diet are associated with a lower risk for bone fractures in teenage girls, a new study has found.
A Different Way to Remove the Placenta May Save Mothers’ Lives, a Study Finds
Delivery without pulling on the umbilical cord may be a simpler way to keep some women from bleeding to death in childbirth, a new study has found.
14-Year-Old’s Suicide Puts Spotlight on Online Bullying Dangers
The recent suicide of a 14-year-old middle school student has once again put the spotlight on a new “epidemic”—online bullying.
Calif. Baby Jayden Sigler Tips Scales at 14 Pounds
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Doctors told Cynthia Sigler she’d give birth to a big baby boy. But the Southern California woman didn’t know just how big they were talking. Sigler, of Vista, Calif., gave birth Thursday to her son Jayden who weighed in at 13 pounds, 14 ounces.
Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
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
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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.
Thursday, December 1st, 2011
High Levels of Arsenic Found in Fruit Juice
The apple and grape juice your kids are drinking may have arsenic at levels high enough to increase their risk of cancer and other chronic diseases, according to a new study by Consumer Reports.
Forceps Delivery Tied to Lower Brain Injury Risk
When babies need help coming into the world, forceps may carry less risk of newborn seizures compared with vacuum deliveries or Cesarean section, a new study suggests.
Study: 40% of Kids Who Attempt Suicide First Try in Elementary or Middle School
Almost 40% of kids attempting suicide make their first try in middle or even elementary school, according to research that suggests that kids who think they want to kill themselves are considering it long before previously assumed.
Student’s Death Turns Spotlight on Hazing
The death of a drum major in the Florida A&M marching band has turned a spotlight on a culture of hazing in the band and prompted four investigations into it.
Districts Pay Less in Poor Schools, Report Says
More state and local dollars are spent on salaries in higher-income areas, the federal Department of Education found.
Happy Meal Toys No Longer Free in San Francisco
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A new San Francisco law goes into effect on Thursday that prevents fast-food restaurants from giving away trinkets, action figures and other toys in their kid’s meals unless their food meets nutritional requirements. Starting Thursday, parents who order Happy Meals at the 19 McDonald’s locations in San Francisco will have to request the toy and pay 10 cents.
Friday, November 18th, 2011
Molester Helped Cast Child Actors
News that a registered sex offender worked under another name raises questions for studios and police.
Report Shows Decline in Teen Births, Prematurity, C-Sections
Rates of teen births, premature deliveries and cesareans all are going down, a new report says.
Johnson & Johnson Starts Removing Toxins from Baby Products
Amid pressure from activists, Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday that it is continuing efforts to remove two harmful chemicals from its iconic baby shampoo and other baby products in the U.S.
To Get Your Kids Ahead in Life, Get a College Degree
Researchers from the Russell Sage Foundation and the Pew Economic Mobility Project have found that American kids are much more likely to succeed if their parents are more educated.
Mom: Bullying Drove My 10-Year-0ld Girl to Suicide
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Stacy Conner, the mother of 10-year-old Ashlynn, says she complained to the principal at her daughter’s school about the torment and bullying Ashlynn suffered before taking her own life.
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
Lack of Soap Means Illness, Death for Millions of Children
An estimated 1.5 million children die every year because their immune systems are not mature enough to battle diarrheal and respiratory diseases spread in contaminated environments.
High IQ Linked to Drug Use
A new British study finds children with high IQs are more likely to use drugs as adults than people who score low on IQ tests as children.
Educating Teens, Parents May Reverse Lack of Vaccinations
Many teenagers don’t receive the vaccines they need, but educating physicians and parents could help reverse the trend, a new study suggests.
LAUSD Menu: Parents Love it, but Students?
Move over pizza and mac and cheese. Welcome chili lime chicken wings and Greek salad. These items are part of the new menu at the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Lawsuit: LaBelle Threw Water at Tot in NYC Lobby
R&B diva Patti LaBelle hurled curses — and half a bottle of water — at a woman and her 18-month-old daughter after a dust-up over parenting in an apartment building lobby, according to a lawsuit filed Monday and the family’s lawyer.
Vigilance is Powerful for the Parents of Teenagers
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When young people are taking risks and testing boundaries, tough love is just a start.