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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Breast Cancer Charity Overstated Screening Benefits, Researchers Say
Researchers say Susan G. Komen for the Cure overstated the benefit mammograms have on survival rates of women with breast cancer. Komen’s messages stated 98 percent of women who get the screening tests survive at least five years, while 23 percent who do not get mammograms survive that long — a difference of 75 percentage points. (via NBC News)

New Pets May Help Autistic Kids Socially
Getting a pet may help children with autism to develop their social skills, if the furry friend is brought into the home when the child is about 5 years old, according to a new French study. The researchers discovered the children showed improvement in their abilities to share with others and to offer comfort. (via Fox News)

Hidden Dangers in Vitamins & Supplements?
According to a new report in Consumer Reports, vitamins and supplements could do more harm than good in some cases. Between 2007 and mid-April 2012, the FDA received more than 6,300 reports of serious adverse events linked to dietary supplements, including vitamins and herbs. (via CNN)

Disharmony in the Land of Nod
A new study suggests that even moderate levels of household conflict can alter basic brain function in infants, leaving them hypersensitive to negative emotions. Researchers found chronic family conflict made infants more likely to have abnormal brain responses to angry speech. (via Huffington Post)

Chile Bans Marketing of Toys in Children’s Food
A new law in Chile aims to take some fun out of fast-food by forcing McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, and other restaurants to stop including toys and other goodies with children’s meals. The complaint also targets makers of cereal, popsicles, and other products that attract children with toys, crayons, or stickers. (via Associated Press)

Speaking Multiple Languages Can Influence Children’s Emotional Development
Researchers are investigating how using different languages to discuss and express emotions in a multilingual family might play an important role in children’s emotional development. They propose the particular language used when discussing and expressing emotion can have significant impacts on children’s emotional understanding, experience, and regulation. (via Science Daily)

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Daily News Roundup

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Kids only 12 months old can undo carseat restraints
Researchers at Yale University’s School of Medicine found some children as young as 12 months can unbuckle their seatbelts. A majority of kids less than three years old can do it, with boys most often the ones attempting to unhook their seatbelts. More than 40 percent of children who are able to unbuckle the restraints are doing so while the car is moving, prompting many parents to pull over, reprimand and then re-buckle the child, according to the study. (MSNBC)

Even Families With Insurance Put Off Or Go Without Care Because ‘It Costs Too Much To Be Healthy’
In a study to be presented today, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Denver, researchers found that the high cost of health care is deterring parents from taking their children to the doctor or buying prescription medicine; regardless of how much money they make or whether they have health insurance. (Medical News Today)

The Long-Term Metabolic Impact Of Early Nutrition
In a recent study researchers compared growth, body composition, and blood pressure in three groups of healthy newborns. One group received only breast milk for the first four months. The two other groups were randomized to receive either a low-protein formula with 1.8 grams of protein/100 kilocalories (g/kcal) or a high-protein formula with 2.7 g/100 kcal.  They found that nutrition during the first days or weeks of life may have long-term consequences on health, potentially via a phenomenon known as the metabolic programming effect. (Medical News Today)


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Spankin’ New Headlines

Friday, March 26th, 2010

News Image NEWHow germs may develop your baby’s immune system. Slate

Telepsychiatry helps child mental health specialists reach patients. Time

As the c-section rate climbs to its highest point ever—32 percent—doctors worry that too many women are getting this surgery. The New York Times

Does your baby take a vitamin D supplement? Most should, according to a new study. USA Today

Why kids may need more time in school—not less, as many districts shift to a 4-day week. The Wall Street Journal

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