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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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Bin Laden Paid Neighborhood Kids for Soccer Balls Lost Into His Compound [VIDEO]

As we try to unwrap the mystery of how the world's most wanted man was able to hide in an affluent Pakistani suburb - in a house located only 1,000 yards away from Pakistan's equivalent of West Point Military Academy, no less - the folks at NBC have offered up a bizarre detail of Osama bin Laden's domestic life.

Acording to reporter Tazeen Ahmed, when neighborhood kids would mistakenly kick soccer balls over the walls of bin Laden's compound, they would not be returned. Instead, someone would appear at the gate and offer the children money to buy a new soccer ball.

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Children Of Illegal Immigrants Welfare Tab Exceeds $600 Million In L.A. County

At what point does the border get secured.
Welfare benefits for the children of illegal immigrants cost America's largest county more than $600 million last year, according to a local official keeping tabs on the cost

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