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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Class Time Increases In 5 States In Effort To Improve U.S. Public Education
Five states were to announce Monday that they will add at least 300 hours of learning time to the calendar in some schools starting in 2013. Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee will take part in the initiative, which is intended to boost student achievement and make U.S. schools more competitive on a global level. (via Huffington Post)

‘Asperger’s Disorder’ Being Dropped from Psychiatrists’ Diagnostic Guide
The now familiar term “Asperger’s disorder” is being dropped. And abnormally bad and frequent temper tantrums will be given a scientific-sounding diagnosis called DMDD. But “dyslexia” and other learning disorders remain. (via NBC)

Scientists Find ‘Bully’ Genes in Common Childhood Tumor
In a genome sequencing study of 74 neuroblastoma tumors in children, scientists found that patients with changes in two genes, ARID1A and ARID1B, survive only a quarter as long as patients without the changes. The discovery could eventually lead to early identification of patients with aggressive neuroblastomas who may need additional treatments. (via ScienceDaily)

Teens may buy less tobacco when displays are hidden
A new study conducted using a virtual reality game suggests teens may be less likely to try to buy cigarettes at convenience stories if they aren’t sold in plain sight behind the counter. (via Reuters)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Couples Trying to Conceive Might Need Help Sooner, Study Says
A new mathematical method predicts a woman’s odds of becoming pregnant at various ages, and may help determine how long couples should wait before seeking medical help. (via HealthDay)

Troubled Kids in ER: Psych Illness or Just Unruly?
According to new data, American children visit the emergency room as often as 825,000 times a year—not for broken bones or belly aches, but to urgently see a psychiatrist. (via NBC News)

Free Birth Control Significantly Cuts Abortion Rates
The national abortion rate would plummet if women at risk for unintended pregnancies received the birth control of their choice at no cost, a new study has found. (via Time)

Teen Smoking Linked to Earlier Death
Teenagers who smoke are more likely to die of heart disease decades down the line, even if they quit by the time they’re middle-aged. (via Reuters)

Overweight Kids Take More Prescription Meds
A new Canadian study finds that overweight children take more prescription medications than children of normal weight. Researchers say this shows an unexpected link to rising health care costs. (via PsychCentral)

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