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Monday, November 09, 2009

News of Interest for Moms November 9, 2009

News to know:

Actress Kristen Stewart comes out to help fight Juvenile Diabetes

Actress Kristen Stewart, star of the upcoming New Moon, came out to L.A.’s Dodger Stadium on Sunday to kick off the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes. Stewart joined boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard and former Charmed actor Dorian Gregory, who has had diabetes for two decades.

Stroller company announces major safety recall

Stroller maker Maclaren expects to recall 1 million umbrella strollers on Tuesday, due to a potential finger hazard for children. A side hinge mechanism poses a hazard to children's fingerss when the umbrella stroller is being opened or closed, the company says. The affected models include Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, Techno XLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller.

The company is providing free of charge to all affected consumers and retailers a kit to cover the stroller's hinge mechanism. Contact the company here.

E.coli risk in school lunches sparks probe

A recent outbreak of E.coli killed at least two people and sickened about two dozen others in 11 states. The outbreak was linked to ground beef produced by Fairbank Farms of Ashville, N.Y. No schools were involved in the outbreak.

But the chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., wants an investigation into the risk of deadly E. coli getting into school lunches.

Study: High school jocks likelier to drink, fight

A nationwide study of 13,000 teens found that male high-school athletes are 1.4 times likelier to binge drink and 1.3 times likelier to fight.

On the bright side, boys who play team sports were found to be less prone to suffer from depression and to smoke cigarettes, researchers found.

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