Friday, March 2nd, 2012
Infancy Health Risk Linked to Early Birth by Research
Babies born just a few weeks early have a slightly higher risk of health problems in infancy, research suggests.
Experts: Syphilis Tests Could Save a Million Babies
The lives of almost a million newborn babies could be saved every year if simple, cheap and rapid tests for syphilis were offered to pregnant women in poorer countries, global health experts said on Thursday.
California Teen Moves in With Teacher
Amid a storm of controversy and police investigation, a California teacher who left his family and job to be with a teenage former student said he followed his heart and that the couple waited until he resigned before they “took it to the next level.”
A Florida School Seeks Better Test Scores Through Placebos
Want a “special brain snack” to boost your test scores? Typically, performance enhancers would be frowned on by school authorities, but in one Florida elementary school, administrators are handing out “FCAT power bars” to improve students scores on the state’s dreaded standardized tests.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
Global Population Reaches 7 Billion, or Doesn’t
An effort by the United Nations to draw attention to the fact that the global population is now or soon will be 7 billion sowed confusion on Monday, as some news organizations, anxious to put a human face on the estimate, searched the globe for a newborn to anoint the seven billionth person, conflating a projection with an exact count.
Groups Push J&J on Baby Shampoo Chemicals
Two chemicals considered harmful to babies remain in Johnson & Johnson’s baby shampoo sold in the U.S., even though the company already makes versions without them, according to a coalition of health and environmental groups.
Hyperactivity Drugs Shown Not to Raise Heart Risks in Kids
Children who take medicine for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder aren’t at a higher risk for heart complications, according to a U.S.-funded study that suggests warnings placed on the drugs are unnecessary.
Test Scores Show Modest Gains in Mathematics
Fourth and eighth grade students scored higher in mathematics last spring than anytime since the Nation’s Report Card began measuring their performance decades ago, data showed Tuesday.