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Research Shows Infants Still Sleeping with Bedding, Despite SIDS Risk

More than half of American parents continue to use soft bedding for their sleeping babies, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed the results of the National Infant Sleep Position survey and found nearly 19,000 parents of children younger than 8 months who were contacted by phone and answered questions about their baby’s sleep environment. Most were white mothers, nearly half with... 

5-year-old Trapped in Washing Machine Running at High Speed

A 5-year old Texas girl was airlifted to a Houston hospital after she was locked inside a running washing machine. The incident happened at the Le’s Washateria in the 2400 block of Southmore Avenue in Pasadena, Texas around 6:15 p.m. The girl was reportedly trapped in the washing machine on high speed for several minutes before anyone noticed. “She was tumbling pretty fast in there,”... 

Students Invent Nail Polish That Can Detect Date Rape Drugs

Four North Carolina State University undergrads are in the works of developing a nail polish that will detect drugs used in date rape. The nail polish is named Undercover Colors and will change color when it comes in contact with GHB, Xanax and Rohypnol, the drugs used by perpetrators of date rape. Date rape drugs are drugs that are slipped into a drink without the victim’s knowledge. The drugs... 

Bean Bag Chair Recalled After Two Children Die from Suffocation

Around 2.2 million bean bag chairs have been recalled after two children died from suffocation when they crawled inside the chairs. A 13-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas, and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Kentucky, were found dead inside a bean bag chair after they suffocated from a lack of air and inhaled the chair’s foam beads. “The zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened and children... 

Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Sold at Sam’s Club Recalled Due to Listeria Concern

APPA Fine Foods from Corona, California is recalling around 92,657 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kit products sold at Sam’s Club due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The salad kits were shipped nationwide and sold at Sam’s Clubs’ in-store cafes according to the USDA. The following salad kits recalled were in 11oz. clear plastic containers... 

Peanut Butter and Almond Butter Recalled Due to Salmonella Concern

nSpired Natural Foods issued a voluntary peanut butter and almond butter recall Tuesday because their products may be contaminated with salmonella and may pose a health risk. The company said that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills peanut butters and MaraNatha almond butters and peanut butters. Also... 

Ferguson Schools Delay Start Another Week to August 25

As protests continue in Ferguson, following the killing of Michael Brown last week, school district officials have decided to delay the start of school until August 25, 2014. Monday, the Ferguson-Florissant School District announced schools would remain closed due to safety concerns. The district had previously said school would begin Monday, after originally pushing back the start of school from... 

Teacher in Arizona Accused of Being Drunk During School

Kathleen Jardine, a teacher at Poston Butte High School in Arizona was cited for consumption of alcohol in public and could face disorderly conduct charges after she admitted to drinking in her classroom during lunch on Wednesday. The investigation began when a student in Jardine’s math class called the school office to report that Jardine was intoxicated and yelling at students. Kathleen Jardine... 

Teen Mom, Catelynn Lowell Confirms Second Pregnancy Via Instagram Belly Bump

Teen Mom, Catelynn Lowell officially confirmed she will be a first time mommy. On Wednesday, August 6, Catelynn revealed the first look at her pregnant belly on Instagram. “#it’sofficial #4months,” Catelynn captioned the black and white instgram photo, in which she is cradling her baby bump while standing on what appears to be a boat. Catelynn Lowell with longtime boyfriend Tyler Baltierra first... 

Till Death Do Us Part: California Couple of 62 Years Dies Within Hours of Each Other

A true love story, when one can’t live without the other.  Don and Maxine Simpson, of Bakersfield, California were married 62 years and died within four hours of each other. According to the couple’s granddaughter, Melissa Sloan, the couple passed away approximately four hours apart on the morning of July 21. Maxine, 87, had suffered from bladder cancer, while Don, 90, had struggled with... 
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