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Tonsillectomies Help Only Temporarily

Children have fewer school absences and infections in the first year after a tonsillectomy, but the benefits ebb over time, reports a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study of 10,000 children.

Pre-K Education Linked to Better Health 26 Years Later

South Carolina 4-year-olds who received a pre-K schooling focused on language skills had healthier hearts and no signs of metabolic syndrome at age 30.

Button Batteries Imperil Bambinos

Reports have quadrupled of children harmed by swallowing the mini-batteries found in remote controls, greeting cards and other devices.

Antibacterials May Make Kids Allergy-Prone

Antibacterial soaps, toothpastes, and other personal care products appear to depress children’s immune systems, raising the risk of pollen, pet and food allergies.

Better Cafeterias

Although most schools nationwide can improve their marks for serving healthy lunches, several states surpassed federal guidelines in 2012.

Drinks Tied to Tooth Trouble

Sports and energy drinks may cause irreversible damage to teeth, especially among adolescents.

School Safeguard

Adult chaperones in a bike train ride a predetermined route, adding children along the way, to make it safer for kids to get to school. Try these DIY tips in your own neighborhood.

Reading Helps Teens Beat the Blues

According to a new study, reading may help reduce the risk of depression in teens.

Cheap Bling is Bad News

More than half of low-cost metal jewelry for kids and adults is loaded with toxic chemicals.

Where’s Poppa?

Pew research indicates that more than one in four fathers of children 18 or younger are living apart from their children.
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