Topics :: children’s health

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New Research: Noise Harder on Kids than Adults

SCIENCE | By Lauren Neergaard | Feb 18
From the cacophony of day care to the buzz of TV and electronic toys, noise is more distracting to a child's brain than an adult's, and new research shows it can hinder how youngsters learn.

Doctor Refuses Treatment for Lesbian Couple's Baby

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 19
A Michigan lesbian couple has finally received a reply from a doctor who refused to treat their baby girl last fall because it was incompatible with her personal and religious beliefs.

Mary Lambert Performs at R Baby Fundraiser at Hammerstein

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 21
On July 23 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, Mary Lambert and others will perform to raise funds at R Baby Foundation's Rockin' to Save Babies Lives benefit concert.

Angel Faces Retreat Helps Burned and Traumatized Girls

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 10
On June 15-21 in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, the organization Angel Faces, a non-profit organization for adolescent girls with severe burns or trauma, will hold a retreat to help girls.

Y-Hep to Open New Clinic in Philly

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 24
Y-HEP, Philadelphia FIGHT’s Youth Health Empowerment Project, announced the opening of a new family care clinic for youth at its facility at 1417 Locust Street in Center City.

Sodexo Food Service Company Pledges Better Meals

HEALTH | By Darlene Superville | Mar 15
One of the nation’s largest food service companies, Sodexo, is making a series of changes in support of Michelle Obama’s anti-childhood obesity initiative.

New SAMSHA Guide Helps Support LGBT Kids

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 9
In its continuing effort to foster the well-being of LGBT kids, the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) at SF State University has developed "Helping Families to Support their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Children."

California Senator Seeks Review of Paralysis Cases

HEALTH | By Kevin Freking | Feb 28
Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.

Study Reveals LGBT Youths Face Greater Cancer Risks

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 26
A new study led by City College of New York psychologist Margaret Rosario has revealed that LGBT youth are more likely to engage in behaviors associated with future cancer risks.

Surgeon General Urges New Resolve to End Smoking

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Jan 17
A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General’s office says the nation is at a crossroads, celebrating decades of progress against the chief preventable killer but not yet poised to finish the job.

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