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Thursday, January 10th, 2013
Boston Declares Health Emergency Amid U.S. Flu Outbreak
With flu cases in this city up tenfold from last year, the mayor of Boston declared a public health emergency on Wednesday as authorities around the United States scrambled to cope with a rising number of patients. (via Reuters)
Study: Bilinguals Have Faster Brains
Speaking two languages can actually help offset some effects of aging on the brain, a new study has found. (via ABC News)
A Call to Obama to Focus on Early Childhood Education
President Obama will be delivering his State of the Union address outlining his priorities for the next year in a few weeks. Here’s an open letter to Obama urging him to make early childhood education — an initiative that has proven results — a real priority in his second term. (via Washington Post)
Report: NH Preventing Tooth Decay in Children
The latest study shows the compound found in plastic and food packaging can put youngsters at risk for future heart disease. (via Boston News)
Eli Lilly Settles Mass. Pregnancy Drug-Cancer Case
Eli Lilly and Co. has settled a lawsuit brought by four sisters who contended their breast cancer was caused by a drug their mother took during pregnancy in the 1950s, a move some believe could trigger financial settlements in scores of other claims brought by women around the country. (via ABC News)
California Teachers Pension Fund Moves To Divest From Guns, Firearms Companies
The nation’s largest teacher pension fund took the first step Wednesday toward divesting from companies that make guns and high-capacity ammunition magazines that are illegal in California. (via Huffington Post)
Categories: GoodyBlog, News | Tags: aging, bilingual, breast cancer, early childhood education, education, firearms, flu, guns, language, Obama, public health, teacher pension, tooth decay
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
Pregnancy Safe After Breast Cancer, Study Finds
Contrary to past belief, it is safe to become pregnant after being treated for breast cancer, according to new research presented today at the eighth European Breast Cancer Conference in Vienna, Austria.
Bottled Water May Boost Kids’ Tooth Decay, Dentists Say
It turns out that many dentists and government health officials suspect that the practice of skipping tap water in favor of bottled water may be contributing to rising rates of tooth decay in young children.
Where Could the Next Outbreak of Measles Be?
Even as more American children are getting immunized against measles, diphtheria and other diseases, public-health officials are increasingly worried about potential outbreaks of these illnesses in certain pockets of the country where vaccination rates are dangerously low.
Panel Says Schools’ Failings Could Threaten Economy and National Security
The nation’s security and economic prosperity are at risk if schools do not improve, warns a report by a panel led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Joel I. Klein, a former chancellor of New York City’s school system.
Pink-Haired Student Invited Back to School
A school that barred a sixth grader after she dyed her hair pink with her parents’ blessing to celebrate her good grades lifted its ban on Tuesday following an outcry from civil rights advocates.
Parents Accused of Flying to Vegas, Leaving Kids Alone
Child endangerment charges have been filed against an Uptown couple accused of flying to Las Vegas and leave their two children, 12 and 9, home alone for nearly two days, police said.
Friday, September 23rd, 2011
OTC Inhalers to be Phased Out to Protect Ozone Layer
Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives as part of the federal government’s latest attempt to protect the Earth’s atmosphere.
Teachers Say Survey Found 7,000 Classes Overcrowded
The number of overcrowded classes in New York is the largest in 10 years, according to a survey conducted by the teachers union and released on Thursday.
Study Finds Tooth Decay Prevalent Among Alaska Native Children
Alaska Native children in remote villages have rates of tooth decay about four times the national average, a government study showed.
Heavier Children Have More Social Problems – Study
Children who are heavier than their peers at ages four and five are more likely to struggle in their relationships with other children several years later, according to an Australian study.
Maurice Sendak Scares Parents with New Book
Maurice Sendak has released his new book, ‘Bumble-Ardy’. As with ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, some parents are not sure it’s a children’s book.
The Wisdom of Crowds
Couple asks Facebook for help naming baby.
Categories: GoodyBlog, News | Tags: asthma, Bumble-Ardy, Facebook, inhalers, Maurice Sendak, obesity, overcrowding, teachers, tooth decay, Where the Wild Things Are
Friday, January 21st, 2011
Doctor is charged in Killing of Newborns
An abortion doctor who served minority and immigrant women in his clinic in Philadelphia was charged with multiple counts of murder on Wednesday in the deaths of a woman and seven newborn babies. Dr. Gosnell, a family practitioner who was not certified in obstetrics, performed late-term abortions, after 24 weeks through a process called snipping. (USA Today)
Rethinking Evaluations When Almost Every Teacher Gets an ‘A’
It is impossible to tell how well they (Teachers) are performing, some educators say. For the 09/10 School year only 2 percent of teachers received below average reviews. “We have to create a better evaluation system that really names what high-quality instruction looks like,” said Superintendent Anthony Smith of the Oakland district. (New York Times)
Filtered and bottled water consumption could increase tooth decay risk
Family’s tap water might put teeth at risk. As Americans’ consumption of bottled water has risen – it has doubled over the past decade – it is reducing the daily exposure Americans get to the mineral (flouride) that helps prevent tooth decay. (Washington Post)
Do birth-control pills make you gain weight? Study says no
A new study has found that oral contraceptives do not cause weight gain. To conduct their research, scientists and physicians studied a group of rhesus macaque monkeys because their reproductive system is nearly identical to humans. “This study suggests that worries about weight gain with pill use appear to be based more on fiction than on fact.” There may be a differential effect depending on your starting weight — heavier individuals who keep their diet stable may see a weight loss with pill use. (Chicago Tribune)
Want to get pregnant? Up your vitamin E intake
Couples who struggle to conceive could find baby-making help from antioxidants such as vitamin E and zinc. The researchers focused on men who were subfertile — less fertile than average but still capable of making a baby — and found that those who took antioxidants were more than four times as likely to get their partners pregnant than subfertile men who did not take the supplements. Further, men taking antioxidants improved the likelihood of their partners giving birth to a live baby. (MSNBC)
Families go ‘wild’ in new science trivia game
This test-your-knowledge game is perfect for families who enjoy science and exploring the amazing creatures found in our world. It offers many ways for families to play together, but at its heart it is a science trivia game. (MSNBC)