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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

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U.S. Study Links the Chemical BPA to Obesity in Children
Children with higher levels of BPA are more likely to be obese. The chemical can throw off young people’s hormone balance and disrupt their metabolism. (via Reuters)

“Sexting” Again Linked to Risky Sex Among Teens: Study
Teens who “sext” are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, according to research. (via Reuters)

High School Students Boycott School Cafeteria Over New Lunch Restrictions
Wisconsin students are boycotting their school’s new low-calorie food restrictions. (via Fox News)

School District Bans Father-Daughter Dances
A Rhode Island school district has banned “father-daughter” and “mother-son” activities as discriminatory. (via USA Today)

Doctors Perform Emergency Surgery to Remove Girl’s Tongue Stuck in Bottle
After getting her tongue stuck in a water bottle, an 8-year-old Georgia girl spent one hour in emergency surgery to have the bottle removed. Her mother says she will likely need speech therapy because of the damage she suffered. (via Fox News)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

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Children Consuming Dangerous Laundry Detergent Pods
Doctors say safe storage is key in keeping children from consuming poisonous laundry detergent pods that are often mistaken for candy because of their bright colors and gummy texture. (via CNN)

‘The Biggest Loser’ Adds Teens
The weight loss reality show will begin featuring teens in its latest season. The teens will tackle obesity with the help of trainers, nutritionists and child obesity experts. (via CNN)

Pesticide Linked to Cough in Children Ages 5 to 6
New findings show that prenatal exposure to the widely used pesticide, piperonyl butoxide (PBO), could lead to a non-infectious cough in children. (via Science Daily)

Child Alive After Contracting Bubonic Plague
A seven-year-old girl survived a rare case of Bubonic plague after contracting it from a dead squirrel at a Colorado campground. (via NBC News)

Four Dead After School Bus Accident in Nebraska
A semi-truck collided with a school bus Wednesday leaving both drivers and two of the school bus occupants dead.
(via NBC News)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

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Asthma Drug May Stunt Growth Permanently
An inhaled drug commonly used to treat children with asthma cuts about half an inch off their height permanently, researchers reported. (via NBC)

Organic Food No More Nutritious Than Non-Organic, Study Finds
Organic produce and meat typically isn’t any better for you than conventional varieties when it comes to vitamin and nutrient content, according to a new review of the evidence. (via Reuters)

Students Who Skip School Don’t Get the Consequences, Study Says
Teens who skip school are less likely to graduate and attend college, but they don’t see it that way. (via Time)

Harvard Students in Cheating Scandal Say Collaboration Was Accepted
Harvard students suspected in a major cheating scandal said on Friday that many of the accusations are based on innocent — or at least tolerated — collaboration among students, and with help from graduate-student teachers who sometimes gave them answers to test questions. (via New York Times)

Preventing Pain from Heavy Backpacks
Dr. Jeff Goldstein, director of The Spine Service Division at New York University Medical Center, said parents would be surprised by the average weight of backpacks. (via Fox News)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, August 31st, 2012

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Swallowed batteries send thousands of kids to ER yearly
A growing number of children are swallowing batteries, especially circular “button batteries,” leading to thousands of emergency room visits each year and, in a few cases, deaths. (via Fox News)

How Texting and IMing Helps Introverted Teens
Digital communication may seem impersonal, but that distance may also provide some benefits, especially for troubled teens (via Time)

Sweetened drinks may be linked to premature births
Women who drink a lot of sweet sodas during pregnancy may be more likely to give birth prematurely, a new study suggests. (via Fox News)

Breast cancer survivors may face second threat: heart failure
Researchers found a much higher rate of heart failure among breast cancer survivors than has previously been reported, and said their findings likely reflect the real-world risks that women have. (via NBC)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

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Some Schools Add Days to Academic Year to Increase Learning Time
According to the National Center on Time and Learning, a nonprofit research group in Boston, about 170 schools — more than 140 of them charter schools — across the country have extended their calendars in recent years to 190 days or longer. (via NY Times)

Teens Who Don’t Have Sex Still at Risk for HPV
A new study conducted in Cincinnati, which involved teen girls and young women, found that 11.6 percent of those who had never had sexual intercourse were infected with at least one strain of HPV. (via NBC News)

Honey May Ease Nighttime Coughing in Kids
A spoonful of honey before bed may help little kids with a cough – and their parents – sleep through the night, a new study suggests. Parents also reported that after giving honey to kids, their coughing was less frequent and less severe. (via Reuters)

Hospital Brings 3,000 Cats to Cancer Patient
When 16-year-old cancer patient, Maga Barzallo said the thing she missed most was her cat Merry, Seattle Children’s asked Facebook fans to send in pictures of their favorite pets – and received 3,000 photos in response. The hospital staff then combined the cat photos with purring sounds to create a slideshow for the teenager. (via CNN)

Urine Test May Predict Women’s Bone Risk
Researchers report that levels of a substance called cross-linked N-telopeptide of Type 1 collagen, or NTX, which is released into the urine when bones weaken, can predict the risk for future fracture in premenopausal, asymptomatic women. (via NY Times)

Can Telling the Truth Make You Healthier?
Telling a few white lies may seem harmless, but a new study suggests that you might improve your mental and physical health if you cut down on the fibs you tell. (via TIME)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, August 6th, 2012

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Violent Cartoons Linked to Sleep Problems in Preschoolers
Swapping Batman for Big Bird could help young kids sleep better, a new study found. The study of sleep habits among 565 preschool-age children found that those who tuned in to age-appropriate educational programs were less likely to have sleep problems than those who watched sparring superheroes or slapstick scenes meant for slightly older kids. (via ABC News)

A White Dad Does His Black Daughter’s Hair, and the Internet Smiles
The little family moments are often the ones we wind up treasuring over the years. Usually, they’re lost in the shuffle of daily life, but sometimes they’re captured on camera. And sometimes, those pictures capture the hearts of people everywhere. Such is the case of a picture posted on Facebook by Frank Somerville, a TV news anchor in Oakland, CA. (via MSNBC)

Parents Get Physical With Unruly Kids, Study Finds
Parents get physical with their misbehaving children in public much more than they show in laboratory experiments and acknowledge in surveys, according to one of the first real-world studies of caregiver discipline. (via Science Daily)

Gold Medal Mom: ‘I Felt Selfish’ Training for Olympics
For every woman who feels like she’s had to scale back her personal ambitions since becoming a mother, gold medal cyclist Kristin Armstrong has a message: Don’t give up on your dreams. (via Today.com)

Motherhood May Make You Smarter, New Study Says
In the study, women who were new mothers scored better on tests of visuospatial memory — the ability to perceive and remember information about their surroundings — compared with women who didn’t have children. (via MSNBC)

Growing Up Grateful Gives Teens Multiple Mental Health Benefits
Grateful teens are more likely than their less grateful peers to be happy, less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol and less likely to have behavior problems at school, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 120th Annual Convention. (via Science Daily)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

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FDA: BPA Banned in Baby Bottles
The federal government announced Tuesday that baby bottles and sippy cups can no longer contain the controversial chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA. The American Chemistry Council asked the FDA to phase out rules allowing BPA in those products in October. (via Associated Press)

Sports Promote Healthy Weight in Teenagers
New findings published in the journal Pediatrics are among the first to demonstrate that walking or riding a bike to school actually has an impact on weight gain among high school students. Also, playing on at least one high school sports team, but preferably two or more, can significantly lower the likelihood of obesity in teens. (via NY Times)

Dads’ Jobs Linked to Birth Defect Risks
Certain jobs held by men in the months before they conceive a child may increase the risk of birth defects, a new study suggests. Many of these occupations included environments where workers are commonly exposed to solvents. (via MSNBC)

Mothers Who Have Heavier Babies May Be at Increased Risk of Breast Cancer, Study Finds
A hefty birth weight may put mothers at more than twice the risk of breast cancer compared with a woman who had a comparatively smaller baby, according to preliminary data from two studies, published Tuesday in the journal PLoS One. (via CNN)

Autism Survey for Parents May Catch Disorder Early
A survey, called The First Year Inventory, given to parents when their children are 1 year old may help identify kids at risk of autism, a new study suggests. (via MSNBC)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

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Uncircumcised Boys Have a Higher Risk of UTI
A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal finds that uncircumcised boys have a higher risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) than circumcised boys, a condition that could lead to kidney damage and scarring. (via TIME)

Despite Obesity Concerns, Gym Classes Cut
In its biennial survey of high school students across the nation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in June that nearly half said they had no physical education classes in an average week. (via NY Times)

Meeting Contraception Needs Could Cut Maternal Deaths By a Third, Study Says
A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University shows that fulfilling unmet contraception demand by women in developing countries could reduce global maternal mortality by nearly a third, a potentially great improvement for one of the world’s most vulnerable populations. (via NY Times)

Should You Make Your Teen Get a Summer Job?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fewer than half of Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 were employed last July, the month when youth employment typically peaks. (via TIME)

Moms’ Caffeine Not Tied to Kids’ Behavior Issues
In a study of more than 3,400 five- and six-year-olds, reported in the journal Pediatrics, researchers found no evidence that the children’s behavioral problems were related to their mothers’ caffeine intake during pregnancy. (via Reuters)

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