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Research Finds Young People Can’t Live Without a Smartphone

A new Nielsen poll finds smartphones are becoming less of a luxury and more of a so-called necessity — at least for younger people.

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Why Haven’t Children Slept Well for More Than 100 Years?

It may not be news to you that today’s kids are deprived of sleep, but before you blame smartphones or computer games, consider this: children haven’t been getting enough shut-eye for more than a century.

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Hero Bus Driver Rescues Students From Burning Bus

You can’t get much more heroic than rescuing school children from a burning bus.  Which is why public school officials and firefighters in Charlotte, North Carolina are raving about school bus driver Lindora Richardson, whose calm in the face of potential catastrophe may have saved the lives of the six children on her bus last Wednesday afternoon.

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For Healthier Kids, Teach Them to Cook

If you’re serious about combating childhood obesity and raising healthy children, here’s one easy tip: teach your kids to cook.

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Children Hospitalized at Alarming Rate Due to Abuse: Study

More than 4,500 children in the United States were hospitalized and 300 children died from their injuries in one year due to child abuse, according to a new report in the journal Pediatrics.

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Why Aren’t More Kids Interested in Working in Science and Technology?

Millions of Americans may be out of work, but numerous surveys have shown lots of job opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (dubbed STEM by the analysts) — so why aren’t more students considering them?

A new study indicates many kids feel getting into those professions would simply be “too challenging.”

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Carpooling Parents Don’t Use Booster Seats Enough

Most parents know about the importance of car seats for infants and toddlers, but booster seats for older kids are often required by law, too — yet a new survey finds lots of carpooling moms and dads use them inconsistently at best.

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Attentive Kids Make Better Workers Later On

If you want your children to grow up to be good employees, start early.

A new study indicates attentiveness during kindergarten is a predictive factor in the development of future work-oriented skills.

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Artificial Testicles May Someday Treat Male Infertility

Researchers in California hope to become the first in the world to build an artificial testicle that produces human sperm, which could allow infertile men to conceive children.

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Children Attempt Suicide at a Younger Age

Young people who attempt suicide may be doing it at a younger age, according to a recently released study.

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