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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

NYC Teen Pregnancies Down Over a Decade
Teen pregnancies among New York public school students have dropped by 27 percent over a decade.  Officials says the dip is due to contraceptives and delayed sexual activity, as reflected in new data released by the city Department of Health on Sunday. (via Fox News)

Insulin-requiring Diabetes Up in Young Children, Study Finds
The number of cases of insulin-requiring type 1 diabetes rose sharply in children under the age of Philadelphia over a two decade span, paralleling increases seen across the United States and in Europe, according to a U.S. study. (via Reuters)

Israeli and Palestinian Schoolbooks Fault Other Side in Conflict
Both Israeli and Palestinian schoolbooks largely present one-sided narratives of the conflict between the two peoples and tend to ignore the existence of the other side, but rarely resort to demonization, a U.S. State Department-funded study released Monday said. (via Huffington Post)

California Preschool, Rocked by Sex Sandal, Is Closing Its Doors ( VIDEO)
A California preschool is reportedly closing its doors amidst allegations of sexual activity among its young students. According to KABC-TV, at least two young boys say they received oral sex from a five-year-old girl on the premises of the First Lutheran Church of Carson School, where the three children are students. (via Huffington Post)

Key TB Trial Fails; More Waiting in the Wings
A highly anticipated study of the first new tuberculosis vaccine in 90 years showed it offered no added benefit over the current vaccine when it came to protecting babies from TB infections, a disappointing but not entirely unexpected outcome, researchers said on Monday. (via Reuters)

Junk Food in Schools: USDA Proposes Calorie, Sugar Limits
Most candy, high-calorie drinks and greasy meals could soon be on a food blacklist in the nation’s schools. For the first time, the government is proposing broad new standards to make sure all foods sold in schools are more healthful. (via Huffington Post)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, December 31st, 2012

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Pediatricians Say Recess Is As Important as Math or Reading
Recess can be a critical time for development and social interaction, and in a new policy statement published in the journal Pediatrics, pediatricians from the AAP support the importance of having a scheduled break in the school day. (via TIME)

Moms Push to Have First Babies of the New Year
The odds of having a baby in the first minute of the year aren’t far from the odds of getting struck by lightning, said Dr. Jennifer Austin, an OB/GYN at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco. Yet every year, several mothers strive to do so. (via ABC News)

Every School Needs a Doctor, Pediatricians Say
Despite no federal or uniform state requirements to do so, all school districts should have a doctor to oversee school health services, according to a policy statement from a group of American pediatricians. (via Reuters)

FDA Approves First Tuberculosis Drug in 40 Years
The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a Johnson & Johnson tuberculosis drug that is the first new medicine to fight the deadly infection in more than four decades. (via Associated Press)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

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Mother’s Touch Could Change Effects of Prenatal Stress
Scientists at the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester, and Kings College, London, have found that mothers who stroke their baby’s body in the first few weeks after birth may change the effects that stress during pregnancy can have on an infant’s early-life development. (via Science Daily)

World TB Cases Fall, But Drug-Resistance A Worry: WHO
The number of people in the world newly infected with tuberculosis fell again last year, dropping by 2.2 percent, but the burden of TB looms large and the pace of diagnosis of drug-resistant strains of the infection is slow, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. (via Reuters)

Are Health Check-Ups Necessary? Study Says Not So Much
The latest review, published in the Cochrane Library from the The Cochrane Collaboration shows that yearly physicals do not reduce the risk of dying from from serious illness like cancer and heart disease, and may cause unnecessary harm instead. (via Time)

Housing Starts Jump to Fastest Pace in 4 Years
Groundbreaking on new U.S. homes surged in September to its fastest pace in more than four years, a sign the housing sector’s budding recovery is gaining traction. (via NBC)

Epigenetic Difference in Twins Explains Different Risk of Breast Cancer
A research team has identified an epigenetic change in the twin who will develop breast cancer but not in the healthy one. The finding has been advanced this week in the journal Carcinogenesis. (via Science Daily)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

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Plunge in Child Mortality Leaves UN Unsatisfied
Child mortality has decreased rapidly over 20 years, though not fast enough to reach the United Nations goal of lessening deaths of children under age 5 by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015, according to U.N. researchers. (via Fox News)

Study: More Hispanic Children with Autism Remain Undiagnosed
UC Davis MIND Institute released this week the largest study to date comparing the development of Hispanic and non-Hispanic children and found a higher percentage of Hispanic children often have undiagnosed developmental delays, or autism. (via NBC)

Transgender Dad Pushes for Right to Lead Breast-Feeding Group
A transgender man who gave birth to his first child last year is so grateful to La Leche League for helping him breast-feed that he hoped to become a group leader. But the stay-at-home dad was told that according to their policy only “a mother who has breast-fed a baby” is allowed to become a La Leche League leader. (via Today)

Study: Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Still A Global Threat
A recent international study found alarmingly high levels drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB) in a number of countries. (via Time)

Severe Diet Doesn’t Prolong Life—At Least in Monkeys
The results of this major, long-awaited study, which began in 1987, are finally in. The hope was that if the monkeys lived longer, healthier lives by eating a lot less, then maybe people, their evolutionary cousins, would, too. (via MSNBC)

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

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Long-Term Birth Control Works Better than Pill
Women who use long-acting methods of birth control are less likely to wind up pregnant than women who use shorter-term methods, which require daily or monthly remembering, a new analysis says.

NYPD Detains New Jersey Man in Etan Patz Case
A suspect is in custody after making statements to NYPD detectives implicating himself in the disappearance and death of Etan Patz, a 6-year-old boy who vanished 33 years ago from his Manhattan neighborhood.

CA Health Officials Testing 35 Babies for TB
Health officials are testing 35 babies for tuberculosis after a person with an active case of the life-threatening disease visited neonatal-intensive care units at two Northern California hospitals.

Parenting Group Bans Unvaccinated Adults
The recent whooping cough (pertussis) epidemic in Washington state has prompted the parent support group PEPS to issue a new policy regarding participation in their groups.

Washing Machine Child’s Mom: I’ll Press Charges
The single mother of a toddler who was locked in an active washing machine in a video that has gone viral said on TODAY Thursday that she plans on pressing charges against the babysitter who watched as the ordeal unfolded.

United Drops Early Boarding for Children
Just in time for summer vacation, families with small children traveling on United Airlines will no longer be able to board early.

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