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Octuplets’ Mom: Selling Her Story?

When the news of a woman giving birth to octuplets in Southern California broke a week ago, the story seemed sensational enough! » Read more

Octuplets Mom Nadya Suleman Speaks Out

In her first interview since giving birth to octuplets  January 26, Nadya Suleman tells NBC’s Ann Curry on the “Today” show  that she had six embryos implanted during a fertility procedure. “I wanted them all transferred,” she explained. “Those are my children, that’s what was available and I used them. So, I took a risk. It’s a gamble.” » Read more

Investigators Search for Missing Florida Girl

Haleigh Cummings, a five year old girl from Florida, has been missing since early Tuesday morning.  CNN reports that she was likely abducted from her home. According to CNN affiliate WJXT-TV, the girlfriend of Cumming’s dad, Misty Croslin, called 911 at 3 a.m. on Tuesday to report the child missing.  She was watching Haleigh and her 4-year-old brother on Monday evening.   » Read more

The Octuplets Mom: Receiving Death Threats?

The controversial story of Nadya Suleman, a single woman who gave birth to octuplets in recent weeks, has taken a new turn. » Read more

Baby Gesturing Linked to Bigger Baby Vocabulary

One of the first ways that babies communicate with the world around them is by gesturing.   New research has found that the amount of gestures a baby makes is directly linked to a baby’s future vocabulary.  According to U.S. News & World Report, the new research not only connects gestures with an increased language development, but also suggests that the income levels and education of the parents influence how much gesturing a baby does. » Read more

Newborn Screenings Now Mandatory in U.S.

Across the country, it is now mandatory that newborns are screened a total of 29 disorders, including metabolic, genetic and hormonal disorders and specific conditions like congenital hypothyroidism and phenylketonuria. According to a recent HealthDay report, it was just four years ago that only one in three newborns were  screened for the various disorders, some of which can lead to serious complications and even death if not detected and treated. » Read more

Child Prostitutes Rescued in FBI Sweep

As part of their massive effort to rescue children caught up in the human trafficking, sex-trade business, the FBI arrested 571 suspects and rescued 48 suspected teen prostitutes across the country over the weekend. The FBI’s new initiative, Operation Cross Country, is looking to implement stiffer penalties for those working in the illegal sex trade business and has also gotten involved due to the amounts of underage children that become unwilling participants and victims. » Read more

Report: Most U.S. Fertility Clinics ‘Not’ Following Guidelines

The case of the Octuplets mom Nadya Suleman has not only put a spotlight on the new buzzword, “baby addiction,” but on fertility clinics as well. » Read more

Michelle Obama: First Dog on its Way for Malia and Sasha!

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are keeping their campaign promise to daughters Malia and Sasha – they will get their “first dog” this April. The AP reports that Michelle told People magazine that the plan is to have the dog join the family during their spring break trip in April. Michelle also told the mag, on stands Friday, that the girls have been deciding on possible names for the incoming pooch. Two already nixed from the potential monikers have been “Moose” and “Frank.” » Read more

New Report: Kids, TV and Asthma Risks

There is further evidence today that watching too much TV may be harmful for children’s health – specifically their respiratory systems. Healthday is reporting that a new study done in the U.K. shows that inactive children who watch more than two hours of TV a day double their risk of developing asthma. The study followed 3,000 kids from birth to 11.5 years of age. The reason? According to Healthday, researchers from Glasgow have found a link between sedentary children , their breathing patterns and the development of their lungs.
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