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The Tech Time Bomb: Will We Forget How to Talk and Listen? Feature
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The Tech Time Bomb: Will We Forget How to Talk and Listen?

Speech and hearing experts warn that our ever-increasing tech habits may affect children's speech and language development and could harm hearing.

For Kids, Chronic Illness May Trigger Mental Health Issues
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For Kids, Chronic Illness May Trigger Mental Health Issues

When children learn they have a long-term illness, such as diabetes or epilepsy, they're likely to suffer emotionally, too, a small study finds.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Raise Cancer Risk in Kids
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Raise Cancer Risk in Kids

Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face an increased risk of cancer, a new study claims.

Fear of Crime Drives Kids From Their Neighborhoods
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Fear of Crime Drives Kids From Their Neighborhoods

If parents are afraid of local crime, kids spend less time hanging out in their neighborhoods, according to a new study that used smartphone tracking.

Bullying Takes Financial Toll on U.S. School Districts
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Bullying Takes Financial Toll on U.S. School Districts

Bullying can come with a hefty hidden cost for U.S. schools, a new study finds.

Why Is Surgery Riskier for Black Children?
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Why Is Surgery Riskier for Black Children?

Black children are more than twice as likely as white kids to die from surgery complications in the United States, a new study suggests.

Cookies, Apples or Yogurt? Not Always a Simple Choice for Kids
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Cookies, Apples or Yogurt? Not Always a Simple Choice for Kids

Kids are driven mostly by food preferences—not healthy eating—in choosing their snacks. But some can be swayed by food brands and their own allowance, according to new research.

Raising a Child Who Gives Back
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Raising a Child Who Gives Back

When a child gives back to the community, it helps others and benefits the child's well-being. It's up to parents to teach them how to give back. 


Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era School Lunch Rules
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Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era School Lunch Rules

The Trump administration announced on Monday that it will ease the requirements for healthy school lunch programs.

Smartphone Addiction May Change Teens' Brains
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Smartphone Addiction May Change Teens' Brains

Teens fixated on their smartphones experience changes to their brain chemistry that mirror those prompted by addiction, a new study suggests.

Kids Who Skip Breakfast Miss Out on Vital Nutrients
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Kids Who Skip Breakfast Miss Out on Vital Nutrients

Kids who skip breakfast may not get recommended amounts of nutrients such as calcium and iron, British researchers suggest.

The Neighborhood Sandbox: A Breeding Ground for Germs
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The Neighborhood Sandbox: A Breeding Ground for Germs

Kids love to play in sandboxes, and it helps them develop motor and social skills.

The Perfect Time for Kids to Eat Lunch
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The Perfect Time for Kids to Eat Lunch

Are you serving lunch too early or late?