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Trump: boisterous boy turned alpha male at military school

New York - The spacious, columned house stands on a tree-lined hill in a wealthy Queens enclave: this is where Donald Trump spent his boisterous, sometimes troublesome childhood under a strict father who started him on his career in real estate.

Disease-causing gut bacteria prevalent in children

A study in Denmark has found an unexpectedly high proportion of a pathogenic gut bacteria present in children. The bacterium is more commonly associated with disease in developing countries.

Alzheimer's gene affects can be apparent even in children

Researchers at the University of Hawaii have found that the gene that makes some people more vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease as adults may also affect the brain development and mental aptitude of children.

Criss Angel to raise money for childhood cancer at the Luxor

Las Vegas - The world's top magician, Criss Angel, is lending a helping hand for a cause that is dear to his heart. He is fighting childhood cancer.

Study says it's all about quality of parenting time, not quantity

A new study from the University of Toronto has concluded that it isn't how much time a parent spends with their kids that matters, it's the kind of time they spend.

Too many gifts makes kids materialistic, says new study

It's the holiday season and parents may be tempted to indulge their children with lots of gifts. But this could create trouble later on, turning them into materialistic adults, according to a new study.

Major U.S. childhood study cancelled

Washington - The U.S. National Institutes of Health has terminated its initiative to track the health of 100,000 children through adulthood has been cancelled. The project was costing too much money and the data was not meaningful.

Cool kids struggle in their 20s, researchers found

The people who were the "cool kids" in high school won't be so cool once they hit their early 20s, a new study indicates. The risk of alcohol and substance abuse increased for youth deemed popular and well-liked in school.

Imaging technology helps screen childhood disease

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can cause serious illnesses in children. In the early stages the disease is difficult to detect. New imaging technology offers a way to increase detection of the disease.

Anoushka Shankar discusses Delhi gang rape

Delhi - Back in February, musician Anoushka Shankar revealed she had been abused by a man her "parents trusted" during her childhood.

Lupe Fiasco recalls childhood alien encounter

Los Angeles - In a recent interview with Power 106's Big Boy, hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco revealed that he was visited by aliens when he was 11 years old. He claims the experience left a scar on his ankle.

Immigrant children get peace of mind

Immigrant children can now have peace of mind when it comes to worries about deportation. They will be able to live and work in the US as any other American.

Watching too much television leads to childhood obesity

Children who watch too much television are at risk of childhood obesity, according to new research from Canada. An extra weekly hour of television can reduce the distance a child is able to jump from standing by 0.36cm.

Review: Madeline Sonik's Afflictions & Departures shows chaotic childhood Special

Childhood memories come back disjointed, sometimes out of focus with blurry edges but the primary memory front and center. In Afflictions & Departures by Madeline Sonik that quality shines through.

Op-Ed: Whitney Houston a shining songbird and gateway drug

It was strange to learn of the passing of Whitney Houston on my iPhone. And yet it was so appropriate. In the 1980s her albums were as ubiquitous as social media is now.

Counselor says 'It's not your fault' for difficult childhoods Special

When James Krehbiel set out to write his latest book 'Troubled Childhood, Triumphant Life' he knew first-hand how troubling a difficult childhood can be for an adult.

Michelle Obama launches childhood obesity campaign

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday launched a campaign aimed at ending the problem of childhood obesity within a generation. The campaign is known as Lets Move!

Adult Obesity can be Caused by Low Self-Esteem During Childhood

Research conducted by Kings College, London suggests that adults who suffer from obesity often had low self-esteem during childhood, with girls more likely to be affected than boys.

Op-Ed: The tragic death of Michael Jackson, child and superstar

The media frenzy after Michael Jackson’s death was understandable, and most of what was written was based on the assumption that his death was unexpected. I do not believe that to be the case. His early death was predictable and pre-ordained.

Could Play Groups Help Protect Young Children From The Most Common Childhood Cancer?

Play groups may spare children the risk of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, the most common form of childhood leukaemia by thirty percent according to a University of California, Berkeley study.

Eating Mediterranean Food During Pregnancy May Help Prevent Asthma in Children

A study conducted by an antenatal clinic in Menorca seems to indicate what a mother eats during pregnancy makes a difference in whether her children will come down with asthma.

United Kingdom's High Survival Rate From Childhood Cancer Traced Back to 1960s

Around 80 per cent of all young UK children that suffer from leukaemia manage to survive. A scientist traces this success rate back to the 1960s and 70s when patient driven campaigns went underway to pressure the government to support clinical trials.

The Curse of Childhood Celebrity

Being a childhood celebrity seems to be both a blessing and a curse, as many children who find fame at an early age find nothing but trouble later in life.

Doctor wages war on childhood obesity

"Los Angeles pediatrician Francine Kaufman is on the front lines of the childhood obesity epidemic, which has flooded her office with diabetes patients and put kids at risk of adult health problems."

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