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New Screening Guidelines Set Forth by AAP

New Screening Guidelines Set Forth by AAP

Monday marks the release of the new screening guidelines for babies by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The news seems good for children when seen in terms of health as it encourages more preventive testing in children from HIV to cholesterol. As per the new updated guidelines, children will be tested for cholesterol, congenital heart disease, anemia, teeth, HIV testing, depression, drugs and alcohol, vision and cervical dysplasia.

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Southwest Airlines’ Attendant Makes Trip Worthwhile For Gooch Family

Southwest Airlines’ Attendant Makes Trip Worthwhile For Gooch Family

Anissa, a flight attendant with Southwest Airlines, is receiving worldwide appreciation for her assistance to a passenger. Annisa came like a blessing for Heather Gooch, who boarded the flight with her 9-month-old son. Gooch was as stressed as any mother would be during her first flight with her baby. But, Annisa made sure that the flight was a memorable one.

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Southwest Airlines flight attendant wins hearts for soothing crying baby mid-flight

Southwest Airlines flight attendant wins hearts for soothing crying baby mid-flight

This flight attendant is getting all admiration for how smartly she calmed a crying baby mid-flight. A photo has been posted on Facebook by Healther Gooch showing how the air hostess, Anisse, was calming walking the aisle of Southwest flight with her baby boy. The photo since then has gone viral.

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You Can Make an American Girl Coca-Cola Machine for Your Doll

You Can Make an American Girl Coca-Cola Machine for Your Doll

Now, even kids can make an American Girl Coca-Cola machine for their American Girl Doll. The instructions about how to create the machine can be found on the AmericanGirlIdeas.com website, featuring an online kit containing ‘Coke Machine Printables’.

The kit on it has a large ‘Drink Coca-Cola’ logo and a Coke-branded bottle opener. Coke which has been criticized in past for marketing to children, has said that by doing this it has adhered to a 50-year-old policy.

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Federal judge grants two-week restraining order against Arkansas law restricting use of abortion pill

Federal judge grants two-week restraining order against Arkansas law restricting use of abortion pill

On Thursday, a federal judge granted a two-week restraining order against an Arkansas law, which restricts use of the so-called abortion pill. The grant has been given a day before the statute was to become effective.

The law has been challenged by Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, which has two clinics in Arkansas. On Wednesday, the US District Judge Kristine Baker heard arguments prior to permitting the group's request for a temporary stay that prevents the enforcement of the law, on Thursday.

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Absolute risk of home birth remains low, but elevated compared to hospital birth: Study

Absolute risk of home birth remains low, but elevated compared to hospital birth: Study

Home births were found to be overall safe with a slight increased risk of death of baby in America, unveils a study of Oregon births. Home births were also associated with lower chance of a C-section. The researchers said that overall risks to the baby remained low irrespective of the birth plan.

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New prosthetic paws allow Husky to move freely for the first time

New prosthetic paws allow Husky to move freely for the first time

A novel technology developed by 3D Systems has gifted second life to a dog. Prosthetic paws, the new technology, have led the dog to stand tall, walk and run again. Derby, a husky-mutt dog, was born without complete front paws owing to which the 2-year-old dog had to crawl and walk on his hind legs.

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Study published in NEJM explains risks involved with home births

Study published in NEJM explains risks involved with home births

This research paper provides clear information on how safe it is to have baby outside a hospital. The paper based on the assessment of nearly 80,000 pregnancies in Oregon has unveiled in the case of baby delivery outside hospital chance of baby dying during the birth process or in the first month is 2.4 times greater than women, who had planned hospital deliveries.

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AT&T to introduce two new phone plans by withdrawing two-year contracts plan

AT&T to introduce two new phone plans by withdrawing two-year contracts plan

By introducing two types of new plan, AT&T is going bid farewell to its two-year contract plan, the foundation of phone plans for past so many years, from January 8. As per the new scheme, you can pay the full price up front or pay the amount in installments.

The nation’s second-largest wireless carrier will do away with the standard contract plan in which customers were charged a set price for the cost of a phone and two years of wireless service. Next, a program in which customers could rent out their smartphones by paying monthly installments will come into effect.

New Year Resolution Failure Has 4,000 Years of Precedence

New Year Resolution Failure Has 4,000 Years of Precedence

New Years is around the corner and it’s also the time to set new resolutions. But wait. Do you know who actually started this tradition of setting New Year’s resolutions? Anthropologists credit the Babylonians and agriculture for the first New Year’s resolutions.

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