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Kids Not Doing Well in School? Drug 'Em

We live in an age where more and more kids seem to have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), which makes them restless and inattentive in class. Nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11% of school-age children over all have...
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Want to Live a Long Life? Have Kids!

Studies show that parents live much longer than people who do not have children--they even get fewer colds.

Using statistics, Danish researcher Esben Agerbo discovered that women without children experienced an annual rate of death four times greater than those...
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It's Now Against the Law to be a Kid

More and more US schools have their own police forces. Pupils are being arrested for throwing paper planes and failing to pick up crumbs from the cafeteria floor. The state has taken over discipline from the classroom teacher and is now criminalizing normal childhood...
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Want a smart kid?

Give him or her music lessons! Those childhood music lessons keep our minds sharper as people age, even if we no longer play the instrument. A study recruited 70 healthy adults age 60 to 83 who were divided into groups based on their levels of musical experience. The musicians performed better on several cognitive tests than individuals who had...
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A First for Mankind

And no, it's not good news: For the first time in history, the next generation will not live longer, or even as long, as their parents (and they won't do as well in school, either). Diseases such as Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, heart conditions and joint deterioration--...
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Internet Kids

Many parents think their kids watch too much TV, and now that the internet and television are becoming more alike, many parents want to limit their kids' computer time too. And the more time adolescent girls spend in front of Facebook, the greater change they have of...
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The Classroom Today

On Martin Luther King Day, we remember the hard task of integrating our society--starting with our schools. Now there's another reason why this is important: it turns out that the good grades that high schoolers earn aren't just good for making the honor roll--they also make them healthier as adults, too.

Studies have long shown that...
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Finding Missing Kids

Do those milk carton photos of missing kids really help locate them? If you saw the photo of a missing child in the newspaper or on TV, would you recognize that child if he or she was standing next to you in the line at the grocery store? A psychologist wants to find out.

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Angry Kids Develop Bad Hearts

Hostile, angry children are three times more likely to grow up to have heart disease than calmer, happier kids. Researchers found that children with high scores on tests for hostility were more likely to have developed "metabolic syndrome" when they were re-tested three years later. Metabolic syndrome includes obesity, insulin resistance and...

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Mystery Rash Hits Kids

Hundreds of youngsters in seven states have broken out in a mysterious rash, and some investigators believe it may be caused by a new virus. ?We sat there itching and then it got all red and bumpy and then it started stinging. I put a paper towel on it so it wouldn?t burn that much,? says 8-year-old Samantha Makl, who went to the hospital to...

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Backpacks Are Killing Our Kids

In Hong Kong recently, a 9-year old boy fell 20 floors to his death after his heavy backpack pulled him over the safety rail of a building. Officials suspect the bag moved forward as the boy leaned over to look at something, pushing him over the railing.

Physicians say they are beginning to see symptoms of back problems in kids, caused...

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