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  1. Earlier Puberty: Age 9 or 10 for Average U.S. Boy

    Oct. 20, 2012 -- American boys are starting puberty up to two years earlier than decades ago, new data show. Boys are entering puberty at an average age of 10 among whites and Hispanics, and at an average age of 9 among African-Americans. About a third of boys start to mature sexually up to two year

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  2. New Risks for Kids Crossing the Street

    Oct. 19, 2012 -- Today’s parents may need to update their advice for crossing the street safely to: “Look both ways and turn off the cell phone!”  A new study shows teens are twice as likely as adults to be hit by a car while crossing the street because they were distracted by an electronic device l

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  3. 'Mother’s Kiss' Can Remove Objects From Kids' Noses

    Oct. 15, 2012 -- Your young daughter places a bead, seed, or other object up her nose. (It happens as many parents know all too well!) What do you do? Who should you call? New research suggests that a decades-old home remedy of sorts known as the “mother’s kiss” may do the trick. It’s also a lot les

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  4. A Little Bit of Extra Sleep Pays Off Big for Kids

    Oct. 15, 2012 -- Twenty-seven minutes. That's how much extra sleep a school-aged child needs per night to be brighter and more productive the following day. According to a new study, kids who slept that extra amount each night were less impulsive, less easily distracted, and less likely to have temp

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  5. Bedwetting Might Be Helped With Brain Biofeedback

    Oct. 11, 2012 -- Biofeedback may help children and adults who wet the bed at night, a small new study shows. The study of 11 children and adults treated at the same clinic in Texas found that all had reduced brain activity in a region that’s thought to relate to bladder control. When they were train

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  6. Is Your Cell Phone Toxic?

    Oct. 3, 2012 -- Gadget gurus who just upgraded to the iPhone 5 can feel good about one thing: It’s one of the greenest and least toxic cell phones on the market, according to a new report. Other phones that did well include the Motorola Citrus, which was the least toxic of all the phones tested, the

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  7. Background TV Takes a Toll on Children

    Oct. 1, 2012 -- Most Americans love television. Even when we’re not engrossed in a show, TVs are often on as background noise while we cook, clean, eat, and even sleep.  Now a new study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that children are being exposed to more TV than we may think, even if

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  8. Active Video Games Help Some Kids Get Active

    Oct. 1, 2012 -- One type of TV time may actually play a valuable role in the battle against childhood obesity. A new study suggests active video games may help children, especially girls, raise physical activity levels. The results show most teens who play active video games play at moderate or vigo

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  9. Social Bullying Common in TV Shows Kids Watch

    Sept. 27, 2012 -- Social bullying is common on TV, even in shows made for kids, a new study shows. Insults, taunting, and other forms of nonphysical aggression were found to be especially pervasive in cartoons and situation comedies, but they also showed up in some surprising places, like American I

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  10. Child Obesity Risks May Be Greater Than Thought

    Sept. 25, 2012 -- Children who are obese may have an even higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other weight-related diseases later in life than has been thought. Findings from a new review of studies suggest that these studies may have underestimated the effect of obesity during childhood an

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