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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."

Op-Ed: Going pro in the 21st century: Why my son won't become athlete

Children's participation in sports is a part of the fabric of American culture, and the number of children playing sports today is greater than ever.

Scrooge to hand out 'fat' letter to obese kids on Halloween

Fargo - Halloween has for years been the realm of children, trick-or-treating for candy with their friends. But if a Fargo, N.D. woman has her way, any children she thinks may be overweight are going to get "scrooged" on Halloween.

North American moms want M&M's to change their recipe

M&M’s candies contain petroleum-based, artificial dyes that can trigger hyperactivity in sensitive children. M&M's are made without most of those dyes in Europe and one mother wants to know why they are still being used in North America.

Suicide warning for kids on ADHD drug Strattera

In a medicines safety update this week, Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration said that it had received 28 reports of suicidal thoughts in both teenagers and children as young as seven after taking ADHD drug Strattera.

More than 1/3 of kids killed in car crashes weren't in seat belts

A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showed that more than one-third of children killed in car accidents weren't wearing seat belts or in a car seat. The study involved children 13 or younger.

Arts and Grad Studies join forces to introduce kids to university Special

Dar Es Salaam - Today morning, the shaking of music, the jingle of triangles and the beat of drums resound from a University of Dar es Salaam classroom.

Report says energy drinks and kids do not mix well

Parents who have teens and adolescents that consume energy drinks should know that a new report warns that they could pose a serious risk.

Photos of Chinese kids dressed in watermelons go viral

The latest odd trend going viral on Chinese social media sites? Photos of children wearing "suits" made out of sliced watermelon sections.

Op-Ed: What to do in DC with the kids on days it's too hot to be outside Special

Looking for something to do in the D.C. area this summer when it's too hot to be outside? There are plenty of things to do that are inside the comfort of air conditioned buildings and are very child-friendly.

Kids uniting to knock out PTSD in Veteran dads Special

Evansville - Jesse Gourley, 8, is no stranger to the effects of PTSD on her father. With her mother's help, a group has been formed called PTSD TKO Project. Their mission is to get help for their moms and dads and spread awareness of PTSD.
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