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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
The Facebook-Free Baby
Are you a mom or dad who’s guilty of ‘oversharenting’? The cure may be to not share at all.
Child Care Cost Hikes Derailing Women’s Careers
At a time when women’s issues have become a political football in the national arena, many states have been chipping away at funds aimed at supporting working mothers and families, even as federal subsidies are drying up and the cost of child care is climbing.
Baby Names: The Latest Partisan Divide?
Styles of baby names, it seems, are nearly as different in various parts of the country as voting habits. More progressive communities, Laura Wattenberg says, tend to favor more old-fashioned names. Parents in more conservative areas come up with names that are more creative or androgynous.
Crib Products May Be Deadly, Experts Say
There’s a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying more and more babies are suffocating while sleeping, and they’re warning parents to keep cribs empty.
High School Teens Make “No Tanning” Pledge Before Prom
Students at Maynard High School in Massachusetts made good on a “no tanning before prom” pledge at the event last Friday.
Parents Beware: If Your Teens Party, You Could Pay the Price
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States have different “social host laws” and under some of them, a parent can face criminal charges and hefty fines if an accident occurs as a result of any underage drinking at your home. Even if, say, you’re away on vacation and have no idea that anything is going down in the first place.
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
U.S. Lags in Global Measure of Premature Births
The United States is similar to developing countries in the percentage of mothers who give birth before their child is due, according to the World Health Organization and other agencies.
Avery Lynn, Baby with Bucket List, Dies
Five-and-a-half-month-old Avery Lynn Canahuati, the Texas infant stricken with spinal muscular atrophy, whose parents created a bucket list and a blog for her — which went viral — died on Monday.
Bronzed NJ Mom: Girl’s Sunburn Not from Salon
A deeply tanned New Jersey mother accused of causing skin burns to her young daughter by taking her into a tanning booth pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a child endangerment charge, and the tanning salon’s owner appeared to corroborate her story.
Family Fights for Autistic Son to Play Baseball
A Michigan family is fighting to allow their autistic son to play on a Little League team. The coach, Tim Frisbie, has expressed concerns over the safety of the boy and his teammates.
Asthma Rates at Record High, CDC Says
Asthma rates in the United States increased over the past decade to their highest level ever, according to a new government report.
Pesticide Linked to Brain Abnormalities in Kids, Research Finds
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Pregnant women exposed to the pesticide chlorpyrifos may be putting their kids at risk for potentially irreversible brain changes linked to lower intelligence, according to a study published Monday.
Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Penn State Scandal: How Parents Can Talk to Kids About Sex Abuse
As Penn State reels from a sex-abuse scandal that led Wednesday to the ousters of Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in major college football, and university president Graham Spanier, parents are left wondering whom to trust.
Programming for Children, Minus Cryptic Syntax
Adults have developed easy-to-understand programming tools to encourage children to create and collaborate on computers.
Online Program Doesn’t Help Kids Stay Slim
A series of interactive computer exercises designed to encourage healthy eating and physical activity didn’t keep middle schoolers in the Netherlands from gaining extra weight, according to a new study.
To Deter Risky UV Exposure, Appeal to Teens’ Vanity
The most effective method for reaching this demographic was using booklets, photographs and videos showing how the sun ages and damages skin.
Gov’t Issues Warning About High-Powered Magnets and Risk to Children
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The government on Thursday warned about a growing problem with powerful ball-bearing magnets, such as those used in desktop toys for adults, and the risk they can pose to children.
Monday, October 10th, 2011
Newborns Left Vulnerable When Mom Waits to Get Whooping Cough Vaccine
Women should be vaccinated against pertussis, or whooping cough, during pregnancy rather than after giving birth because postpartum vaccinations do not provide enough protection to newborns during their most vulnerable period, a new study says.
Are Probiotics Safe for Kids?
Probiotics are so common in yogurt these days, you might not think twice about giving foods laced with “good” bacteria to your youngsters. But do probiotics provide any benefits for children?
Kids Who Watch More TV Have Poorer Diabetes Control
Kids with type 1 diabetes who spend hours in front of a TV or computer each day may have poorer blood sugar control, a new study suggests.
In Calif., No More Tanning Beds for Under-18 Crowd
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California girls who dream about the sun-kissed skin glorified in song by Katy Perry will have to wait until they turn 18 before they can get the effect from tanning beds under a new first-in-the-nation law.