Friday, February 3rd, 2012
Colorado to Consider Toughest Trans-Fat Ban in the Country
The nation’s leanest state is taking aim at junk food in school cafeterias as it considers the nation’s toughest school trans-fat ban.
Pfizer Birth Control Recall: Could Women Who Get Pregnant Sue?
If women wind up pregnant from faulty pill packets, product liability lawsuits or “wrongful pregnancy” cases — reminiscent of medical malpractice — could be filed.
Moms’ Bossiness at Snack Time Tied to Kids’ Weight
Mothers who push their toddlers to eat more at snack time may end up with a heavier child, a new study suggests.
Some Colleges Cut Tuition, Hasten Graduation
Even before President Barack Obama announced plans last month to push colleges to improve affordability, a number of schools beat him to the punch by lowering tuition and helping students graduate in fewer semesters.
Many Public Schools in D.C.’s Poorest Area Should be Transformed or Shut, Study Says
A new study commissioned by D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray recommends that the city turn around or close more than three dozen traditional public schools in its poorest neighborhoods and expand the number of high-performing charter schools.
Super Bowl Breastfeeding Room Bonds Nursing Mothers, Football In Unlikely Partnership
It may seem like an unlikely partnership — football and breastfeeding — but last month, when the nonprofit health care provider MESH set up a clinic in Super Bowl Village, it partnered with the Indiana Perinatal Network to include a lactation room.