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Monday, April 07, 2008

News of Interest for Late-in-Life Moms April 7, 2008

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News to know:

Six Worst Kids Health Habits
Newsweek lists the six most common mistakes parents make when it comes to creating a healthy environment for their children.

More birth control choices for women over 40
Traditionally, women 40 and older are the least likely to use birth control. However, birth control options are growing for women 40 and older — a group that once viewed its choices as pretty much limited to tube-tying surgery and condoms. For these women, the pill is back. So is the IUD. The reason? Both are safer. There’s even a nonsurgical method of tube-tying.

The Curious Lives of Surrogates
Thousands of American women have given birth to other people's babies. Many are married to men in the military.

Seat Belts Protect Unborn Babies
A pregnant woman who wears a seat belt greatly reduces the risk that her baby will die or be seriously hurt in a vehicle crash, according to a study that debunks the notion that seat belts are harmful to the fetus.

Study Ties Bedroom TV to Unhealthy Habits in Teens
Teenagers with a bedroom television tend to have poorer diet and exercise habits and lower grades in school than those without one, according to researchers.

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