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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
Pacifiers May Have Emotional Consequences for Boys
Pacifiers may stunt the emotional development of baby boys by robbing them of the opportunity to try on facial expressions during infancy. (via Science Daily)
‘SimplyThick’ a Risk to All Infants, FDA Cautions
A product used to help infants with difficulty swallowing could increase their risk of developing a life-threatening illness, the Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday. (via CNN)
Longer Exercise Provides Added Benefit to Children’s Health
Twenty minutes of daily, vigorous physical activity over just three months can reduce a child’s risk of diabetes as well as his total body fat — including dangerous, deep abdominal fat — but 40 minutes works even better, researchers report. (via Science Daily)
Study Shows Almost Half of Children with Autism Victimized by Bullies
A recent study shows that children with autism are more than four times as likely to be the victims of bullying than their typically developing siblings. (via The Washington Post)
Teens Follow Parents Example in Texting and Driving
According to a recent study, 78% of teens have seen their parents text and drive. (via TODAY)
Categories: GoodyBlog, News | Tags: autism, bullying, children's health, driving, Exercise, FDA, health, infants, Noelia de la Cruz, pacifiers, Parents Daily News Roundup, teens, texting
Friday, August 31st, 2012
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)
Categories: GoodyBlog, News | Tags: breast cancer, emergency room, heart failure, introvert, Noelia de la Cruz, Parents Daily News Roundup, premature births, sweetened drinks, teens, texting
Friday, June 15th, 2012
Hidden Hairs Can Strangle Baby’s Tiny Toes
If a single strand of hair wraps around a baby’s toe, it can cut off circulation and ultimately doom the appendage. Though rare, this happens often enough for doctors to have given it a name: toe tourniquet syndrome. (via msnbc.com)
FDA Approves Infant Combo Vaccine for Meningitis
The first vaccine that protects children as young as six weeks against two potentially deadly bacterial infections has won approval from U.S. health regulators. (via AP)
“Darth Vader” Boy from Super Bowl Ad Has Heart Surgery
Doctors on Thursday performed successful open-heart surgery on the 7-year-old boy who starred as a mini-Darth Vader in a popular Super Bowl commercial, according to the Los Angeles hospital where he was treated. (via Reuters)
Cost of Rearing a Child Rises to $234,000
For a child born now, it will cost an average of $234,900 to raise them, and that’s just to age 18. The total cost is up 3.5 percent from a year ago, according to the US Department of Agriculture report. (via ABC News)
Neighbors Ban 3-Year-Old’s Sidewalk Chalk
When Colorado mom Sarah Cohen found out her 3-year-old daughter was being banned from doing sidewalk doodles, she chalked it up to a misunderstanding. But the crackdown on sidewalk chalk was no joke to Cohen’s local housing association in the Denver suburb of Stapleton, which said little Emerson’s scribbles are violating neighborhood rules. (via New York Daily News)
Nearly 20 Percent of Teens Admit to ‘Sexting’
Despite knowing the consequences, many teens still send sexually explicit photos to others using their cellphones, a new study on sexting suggests. (via msnbc.com)
Monday, December 5th, 2011
Private-College Presidents Getting Higher Salaries
Presidents at 36 private colleges earned more than $1 million in 2009, up from 33 the previous year, according to a study by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Formerly Conjoined Toddlers Leave Hospital
Two formerly conjoined toddlers from the Dominican Republic have left a Richmond hospital after recovering from separation surgery.
Survey: Chances Are, Your Teen Isn’t Sexting
Sexting — the phenomenon of teens using phones or computers to send each other sexual photographs — is not as widespread as once thought, a new study suggests.
Foster Kids Are Overly Medicated, Report Says
Foster children on Medicaid received psychotropic drugs—including antipsychotics and antidepressants—at a higher rate than other children covered by the government insurance program, according to a federal report released Thursday.
3-D TV Doesn’t Raise Seizure Risk for Kids With Epilepsy: Study
Children with epilepsy do not appear to face an increased risk for seizures while watching 3-D TV, a new German-Austrian study suggests.
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
Beyonce Stuns VMAs With Pregnancy Announcement
Singer Beyonce Knowles chose Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards to announce that she’s pregnant.
“Hot sauce mom” spared jail time
An Alaska woman convicted of punishing her adopted Russian son by squirting hot sauce into his mouth was spared immediate jail time on Monday.
Judge: Kids Can Live With Child-Killer, For Now
Trisha Conlon’s teenage son will continue to live with a woman who shot and killed her own daughters 20 years ago, ruled King County Superior Court Judge William Downing in Seattle today.
Hurricane Irene spawns baby boom in some hospitals
Hurricane Irene’s sweep up the East Coast spawned a swath of damage from powerful winds and rains, but also a legacy of a happier sort — a crew of new babies born in the heart of a howling storm.
Moms-to-be get free advice by text
Through frequent cellphone messages, expectant and new mothers get advice on pregnancy and infant care.
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
How to negotiate with your kids
Here are some tips to start teaching your kids the fine art of negotiation.
Police: Missing baby, teen sitter found in DC
A 7-month-old Baltimore boy and the 16-year-old girl left in charge of the baby while his father went to the store were found Monday in Washington, more than two days after they disappeared, police said.
Can Technology Prevent the Death of Children Left Behind in Cars?
The Department of Transportation on Tuesday is holding a roundtable to discuss how to prevent the death of children left in hot vehicles. Already, 22 have died of such hyperthermia this year, after last year’s record number of 49.
Police officer catches baby thrown by kidnap suspect
A Chicago police officer was in the right place at the right time early Monday when he caught a baby thrown to him by a kidnapping suspect, according to a report in a local newspaper.
Children send illicit text messages
Children as young as six months are playing with gadgets and youngsters are using their parents’ mobile phones without their knowledge, research has suggested.
Mother-child bond takes stressful toll when kid has ADHD
Ever since the second day her son went to kindergarten, Penny Williams has worried about him. That’s the day Williams, a real estate broker in Asheville, N.C., got her first call from her child’s teacher. Luke wasn’t ready for school, the teacher told Williams. He couldn’t sit still and didn’t want to participate.