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  • A Year After Newtown Shootings, Hollywood Resists Scrutiny of Media Violence

    When President Obama spoke on the campus of DreamWorks Animation last month, his only note of admonishment to Hollywood came when he mentioned gun violence, in which he said that "we have got to make sure we are not glorifying it." He mentioned that in...
  • iPad baby seat inspires campaign to stop the parenting apocalypse

    iPad baby seat inspires campaign to stop the parenting apocalypse
    Enraged that Fisher-Price has started selling an iPad baby seat, a Boston-based consumer group has launched a campaign to get the product yanked off the market.  The petition by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has so far gotten 8,739...
  • More lenient rules on head lice have some schools jumpy

    More lenient rules on head lice have some schools jumpy
    LOVELOCK, Nev. — For years, school nurse Deborah Pontius came to work with nits to pick. On some days in this isolated central Nevada town, she'd actually sift through the hair of students found with live head lice. But something bigger bugged...
  • Pediatricians advise pregnant women, children against drinking raw milk

    The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday warned that pregnant women and children should not drink raw milk and said it supports a nationwide ban on the sale of raw milk because of the danger of bacterial illnesses. The group's statement said it...
  • Guest Column: Suffocation is leading preventable cause of infant death in the county

    As we enter the coldest time of the year in Los Angeles, staying warm becomes a top priority, especially for families with young children. Babies may be brought to sleep with their parents in a bed, dressed in extra layers of clothing at nighttime or...
  • Milk studies compound debate over what type to drink

    Milk studies compound debate over what type to drink
    Raw, pasteurized, organic, whole, skim. Choosing what sort of milk to drink grows ever more complicated, with several recent studies to add to the debate. The American Academy of Pediatrics advised that pregnant women and children not drink raw milk...
  • Teach your kids the hazards of cyberbullying

    http://www.kidsdr.com While bullying has always been a problem encountered during childhood and adolescence, we all know it's on the rise. When a child is intentionally and repeatedly mean to another child, the cycle begins. Bullying occurs on the...
  • Parents' worries about school and how to handle them

    Parents' worries about school and how to handle them
    As children return to school this fall, parents likewise return to worrying about ailments, both physical and emotional, that might befall their children on their way to —and in — the classroom. Whether it's bullying or head lice, thinking...
  • Condoms should be more available to teens, doctors say

    Condoms should be more available to teens, doctors say
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although teenagers should be encouraged to abstain from sex, they should also have access to cheap condoms, pediatricians said Monday. In a policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Adolescence...
  • Doctors and teenage patients should talk more about sex, study says

    Doctors and teenage patients should talk more about sex, study says
    Both the American Medical Assn. and the American Academy of Pediatrics advise doctors to talk to their teenage patients about sex, but discussions about sexual feelings and health occurred in only 65% of the checkups analyzed in a new study. Even when...
  • Preschool suspensions not age-appropriate [Letter]

    Preschool suspensions not age-appropriate [Letter]
    Preschoolers who are 3 and 4 years old are at a developmental point where they are learning about social boundaries ("Tough penalties for young students," Nov. 12). It is a time to learn right and wrong, happy and sad, and time to play or work. Kids who...