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Hair straighteners called out as child safety risk

Hair straighteners pose a risk to children in relation to burns and the number of incidences are increasing, according to an investigation by a British charity.

U.S. kids facing obesity ‘epidemic’

Children in the U.S. rank 47 out of 50 countries measuring aerobic fitness, a sign of overall health and one connected with obesity. In light of this, Dr. Elaina George has provided Digital Journal readers with some health-related tips.

Why parents should FaceTime with their children

Parents who work, and other relatives, should spend time on FaceTime to talk with their toddlers. This helps the children to engage, learn and development. This is according to a new study.

Call for greater availability of ADHD therapy

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called on more resources to be ploughed into offering therapy sessions for children the ADHD.

Aeropostale files for bankruptcy protection, closes Canada stores

New York - After three consecutive years of losses, teen clothing retailer Aeropostale Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday and pledged to reorganize.

Kids form human arrow, help police find fleeing burglary suspects

A plucky group of kids who were out with their parents on an Easter egg hunt helped Surrey police get their men, forming a human arrow in a field and pointing out where the man was hiding to a National Police Air Service helicopter.

Making trick-or-treating safer for kids

Toronto - October 31 is edging closer and this Saturday many children will be dressing up and knocking on neighborhood doors. To make sure everyone is safe, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection has offered some tips.

Australia will penalize parents who don't vaccinate their kids

On Wednesday, the Australian government said it will pass a law that would penalize those who don't immunize their kids by withholding child care and other payments.

Are kids in the U.S. starting the school day too early?

Washington - Too many children in the U.S. are starting the school day too early, according to a new report. As a consequence, kids are not getting a sufficient amount of sleep and this is impacting their educational performance.

Brand name baby food, fruit snacks subject to nationwide recall

A pair of popular Canadian snack foods for children and babies are being recalled over fears of spoilage, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Warning over swimming related drowning deaths

In the U.S. there has been a spate of avoidable deaths by drowning. This is due to “underwater breath-holding behaviors,” which has become a popular dare among young people.

Op-Ed: Crayons found to contain asbestos, sparks health warning

A consumer group has triggered an alert after asbestos was found in children's crayons and a toy lab kit. The products were imported into the U.S. from China and not checked by a range of major retail outlets.

Physically active children are happier

London - A child focus exercise campaign called Change4Life, backed by Disney's 10 minute shake up campaign, has begun in the U.K. To accompany this, a report has been issued explaining the benefits of physical exercise for children.

New call for healthy eating in schools

Politicians in Europe are calling for a new scheme to be introduced to promote healthy eating in schools throughout the European Union.

Sadistic dentist accused operating 'house of horrors'

A Florida dentist accused of torturing his young patients has agreed to cease practicing dentistry amidst a series of lawsuits from former clients.

Google unveils YouTube for Kids, available now on Android and iOS

Google has unveiled its long-anticipated YouTube for Kids app that promises to give parents control over what video content their children consume and the ability to limit viewing hours while creating an attractive interface for kids.

Parents investigated after their kids, 10 and 6, walk home alone

A mother and father from Maryland are being investigated for neglect after they let their 10 and 6-year-old walk home alone.

Making batteries safer if kids swallow them

In every town at some point a child is admitted to hospital for swallowing a battery. The outcome can be serious: burns, damage to the digestive system, a torn esophagus. Researchers have investigated how to make batteries safer.

Best choice for summertime hydration

Kids need proper hydration not only to preform and feel their best, but to stay healthy and out of danger. High heat indexes and summer sports can leave kids out of time and out of fluid. Learn what exports are saying about energy drinks and hydration.

Amazon sued by U.S. regulators over kids apps

Washington - The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sued Amazon. The FTC says that Amazon allowed millions of dollars of unauthorized purchases by children to take place in its mobile app store.

South Korean girls build backpacks out of junkfood containers

Some students are making snack back packs from discarded junk food containers. Everything from bottles of yogurt to "Pocky" containers is getting transformed by South Korean girls.

Iowa passes bill to legalize cannabis treatment for children

Des Moines - Families across Iowa celebrated the news Friday that Governor Terry Branstad signed the bill enabling a low-THC medical marijuana oil extract to be used as treatment for children with severe epilepsy.

Florida passes medical marijuana bill for epileptic children

Tallahassee - A strain of low-potency marijuana became legalized in Florida yesterday to help treat epilepsy and cancer patients, including children.

Missing 3-year-old boy found in an arcade claw machine with toys

A three-year-old boy crawled up into a claw machine and enjoyed playing with the toys inside while his mother searched for him.

Op-Ed: One more girl: 13-year-old American injured by the HPV vaccine Special

Thirteen-year-old Skylee Butler's life has not been the same since receiving the Human papillomavirus or HPV vaccine in Massachusetts last August.

Op-Ed: Should you feed your kids organic food?

Should concerned parents feed their kids organic food or does it make little difference? Or does it even cause harm? According to a new report the jury is still out. See what you think and comment below.

What's the best way to read to a baby?

Researcher and writer Elaine Reese has provide some tips for reading to new babies. Although babies do not seem to react much, Reese argues that reading out loud has benefits for the baby’s development.

Chuck E. Cheese: Will a buyout save the mouse's house?

Twenty-somethings know what Chuck E. Cheese is all about, and for a number of years, it was a family institution. What kid doesn't like going to a place where they can eat pizza and play fun games? But times have changed, and parents have changed, too.

New video game tries to combat cyberbullying

A new simulation video game from Pixelberry Studios is teaming up with The Cybersmile Foundation to battle many issues a typical high school student goes through, including bullying.

Op-Ed: Banning fun — Tyranny on the rise in schools

A Long Island middle school has taken away virtually all playground equipment, banning "anything that might hurt someone."
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