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  1. Overly Strict, Controlling Parents Risk Raising Delinquent Kids

    Feb. 23, 2012 -- Many parents may think that taking a hard line with their kids will keep them on the straight and narrow, but a new study suggests this is not always the case. Uber-strict parents who rule with a controlling, iron fist -- while not giving their children a chance to speak their mind

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  2. Infant Tylenol Recalled

    Feb. 17, 2012 -- 574,000 bottles of infant Tylenol have been recalled by Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare division. A faulty part of the dosing system -- an interior cap called a "flow restrictor" -- can get pushed down into the bottle. This interferes with the syringe used to measure

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  3. Kids' Lack of Sleep: Nothing New About Blaming It on Modern Life

    Feb. 13, 2012 -- It is a common complaint of our modern age that kids and teens don’t get enough sleep. Video games, TV, social media, and other trappings of our increasingly tech-centric lives are often blamed, but a new study shows that long before Facebook or PlayStation 3, kids were sleeping les

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  4. Young Adults on Parents’ Health Insurance Have More Access to Care

    Feb. 14, 2012 -- Allowing children to stay on their parents' health insurance past the age of 18 increased young adults' chances of having a physical exam and made them less likely to go without care due to cost, according to a new study. To understand how the new Affordable Care Act may influence y

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  5. Kids Who Feel Left Out Are Less Active

    Feb. 6, 2012 -- Children who feel left out, even for a little while, may be less active. A new study shows that kids who are ostracized by other children are more likely to choose non-active pastimes over physical ones. The results showed that children who were excluded during an online computer gam

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  6. School Vending Machines Still Offer Too Many Sugary Snacks

    Feb. 6, 2012 -- About half of elementary school students still have access to sugary snacks and other unhealthy options in school vending machines, according to a new study. To combat rising childhood obesity rates, the Institute of Medicine recommended in 2007 that school meal programs be the prima

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  7. Breastfeeding OK for Moms With Asthma

    Feb. 3, 2012 -- New moms with asthma can safely breastfeed without worrying that the practice will increase their child’s asthma risk, a new study shows. Researchers followed children in the United Kingdom from birth until around age 12 to assess the impact of breastfeeding, if any, on lung developm

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  8. Sense of Humor Starts Early in Children

    Jan. 31, 2012 -- It may come as no surprise to parents of funny kids, but a new study shows children’s sense of humor starts developing early. Researchers found the same parts of the brain that respond to humor in adults are active in children as young as 6 years old. But the circuitry within the br

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  9. Mom’s Support Tied to Child's Brain Development

    Jan. 30, 2012 -- Mothers who are more supportive of their young children through the stresses and frustrations of life are doing more than heading off full-blown tantrums. They may actually be encouraging healthy brain development, a new study shows. For decades, researchers have observed that the b

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  10. Children in Carpools Often Go Without Booster Seats

    Jan. 30, 2012 -- Parents often skip using booster seats when carpooling with preschoolers or young school-age children, increasing the risk of serious injury in a crash, a new study shows. “I think it’s a complex issue of convenience, expectations, and peer pressure,” says researcher Michelle Macy,

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