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Millions of Unneeded Antibiotics Are Prescribed to Kids Every Year

A new study from researchers at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City found that pediatricians write more than 10 million prescriptions for unnecessary antibiotics every year.

In the two-year study, 65,000 kids were profiled to determine the type of diagnosis they were given during doctor’s visits as well as the type of of drugs, if any, they were prescribed. The research revealed doctors prescribed antibiotics during one of every five visits.

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Michael Jackson’s Children Witnessed Their Father’s Death

The case against Dr. Conrad Murray for allegedly causing the death of Michael Jackson continues to unearth more disturbing details. As if it couldn’t be any harder for the Jackson family, it was recently revealed that the King of Pop’s children Prince and Paris actually witnessed their father’s death.

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Report: Child Poverty Rate Hits 20 Percent in the US [VIDEO]

The recession has taken a serious toll on American workers, businesses and homeowners. But now the trickle down effect of the economic climate can be seen in the country’s most vulnerable members: children.

According to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, child poverty in the US increased 18 percent over the past decade. In 2009, nearly 15 million children — or 20 percent of the juvenile population — were living in poverty.

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McDonald’s Happy Meals to Get Healthy Makeover

In an effort to help stave off childhood obesity, McDonald’s announced Monday that its iconic Happy Meals are getting a healthy tune-up.

Traditionally, the meals included a burger or chicken nuggets, fries and a soda. But starting this fall, a fruit or vegetable will also be in the shiny box.

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Will Sharing a Bed with Toddlers Harm Their Development?

It’s okay for a parent and a toddler to sleep in the same bed, according to a new study.

Bed sharing has always been a topic of disagreement among parenting experts:  some endorse the practice, while others say it’s a bad idea.

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California First State To Mandate Teaching Homosexual History In School

California has become the first state to force schools to insert curriculum teaching about gay and homosexual history into social studies class rooms after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed the legislat

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Leading Doctor Recommends Obese Children Be Taken From Their Parents

A doctor has proposed putting severely obese children in temporary foster homes.

Dr. David Ludwig, an obesity specialist at Harvard-affiliated Children's Hospital Boston, made this recommendation Wednesday in highly respected 'Journal of the American Medical Association.'

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Study Links Prenatal Antidepressants Intake With Autism

A study released by the Archives of General Psychiatry says children whose mothers took antidepressants during pregnancy are twice as likely to be autistic.

The study suggests that the class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may be risky early on in a pregnancy, CNN reported.

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Parents Would Rather Have a Boy Than a Girl: Poll

A recent Gallup poll of 1,020 adults shows that, if Americans could only have one child, they’d rather have a boy than a girl

According to the poll, published Thursday, 40 percent said they’d want to have a boy, while 28 percent said they’d rather have a girl instead.

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Amarillo Area Heatwave & Drought Continues

The Amarillo area has been suffering from a drought since last year having received only .68 inches of water this year. Now, top that with a crippling heat wave and you can honestly say, the best thing that you can do is stay inside next to a nice cool air conditioner. Temperatures are to top 105 degrees today in Amarillo and that is hot enoug

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