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Daily News Roundup

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup10 Controversial Toys That Won’t Be On This Year’s Wish Lists
Ten toys that reached the market over the past few years that probably never should have seen the light of day. [Wallet Pop]

Diaper Research Tracks Infant Estrogen Levels
The method, previously used in nonhuman primates, will allow researchers to learn more about the association between estrogen levels in human infants and their long-term reproductive development as well as the development of sex-specific behaviors, such as toy preference or cognitive differences. What’s more, the method will also allow researchers to look at how early disruption of the endocrine system affects long-term maturation, a growing concern among researchers and physicians. [Medical News Today]

Watch Video: The U.S. Gets Low Marks for Preemie Birth Rates [MSNBC]

Highlighting Gender Promotes Stereotyped Views In Preschoolers
In many preschool classrooms, gender is very noticeable – think of the greeting, “Good morning, boys and girls” or the instruction, “Girls line up on this side, boys on that.” A new study has found that when teachers call attention to gender in these simple ways, children are more likely to express stereotyped views of what activities are appropriate for boys and girls, and which gender they prefer to play with. [Medical News Today]


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Daily News Roundup

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Goody Blog Daily News RoundupCPR switch: Chest presses first then give breaths: New guidelines place the easiest step, chest presses first when someone undergoes cardiac arrest from a heart attack, electrocution, or drowning.  One should give 30 presses and than two breaths to adults and children, but not newborns.  [MSNBC]

Working moms’ kids turn out fine, 50 years of research says: The American Psychological Association found after looking at 69 studies that children whose mothers went back to work after age three have no worse academic or behavioral problems than those who had stay at home moms, and in some cases they did better.  [Time]

Young teens who play sports feel healthier and happier about life: Middle school children are typically the most understudied age group when it comes to physical activity research.  However, the Applied Research in Quality of Life Journal recently explored relationships between physical activity, life satisfaction, and self rated health for the first time among 245 middle school students.  The results concluded that girls were more positively affected by physical activity than boys.  [Science Daily]

Pediatricians urged to pull plug on entertainment: Monitoring television, video games, and other entertainment sources has now been declared a high priority.  Pediatricians are being urged to limit entertainment outlets in waiting rooms and to set limitations of intake at well visits.  [ABC News]

Frozen vegetables recall: Here’s what you need to know:
The Pictsweet Company has recalled 24,000 pounds of frozen peas, carrots, and mixed vegetables after learning that some packages may contain fragments of broken glass. You can return offending packages for a refund.  [CBS News]

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