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Music Lessons May Boost Poor Kids' Brainpower
Music lessons may rev up young brains enough to help close the academic gap between rich and poor, a new study suggests.
Program Encourages Kids to Build, Play the Old-Fashioned Way
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Parents Uncomfortable With Youth Football, Poll Finds
Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from the field, according to a new poll.
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Back to School, but Without Vaccines?
As kids across the country head back to school, a growing number may walk through the doors without first getting vaccines.
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Mom Creates Beautiful Photos For Girl Born Without a Hand
Life didn’t have a fairy tale beginning for 5-year-old Violet Spring, so her mom is making sure her childhood is full of whimsy and joy.
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Little Triathlete Pushes, Pulls Brother Through Race
Eight-year-old Noah and 6-year-old Lucas recently competed in their second triathlon, with Noah helping Lucas the whole way.
Pediatricians Urge Later School Start So Teens Can Sleep
Middle and high school students shouldn’t have to start school until 8:30 in the morning or later, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Let Them Sleep In: Docs Want Later School Times for Teens
Your teenager wants to sleep later and now his doctor agrees.
Blood Transfusions Stop Strokes in Sickle-Cell Kids
Regular blood transfusions can prevent “silent” strokes in kids with sickle cell disease, doctors report.
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U.N. Starts Polio Vaccination in Iraq
The United Nations said Monday it was undertaking a polio vaccination campaign in Iraq as the virus crosses from Syria into neighboring countries.
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Not Just Concussions: Internal Injuries Pose Sports Danger
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Medical experts say the organs most vulnerable to football injuries are the spleen, liver and kidney.
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'Mighty Girl': Tiny Preemie Survives Heart Procedure
Just a bit over 2 pounds, Sasha is one of the tiniest babies to undergo a procedure to open a severely narrowed heart valve.
Cupcake Ban: Schools Crack Down on Sweets
Ask most any kid, birthdays are synonymous with cupcakes. But sweet treats are banned in a school district in a suburb of Seattle.
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Video Games Can Be Good for Kids (a Little Bit)
Video games might actually be good for kids — but only if they play for an hour or less per day, a new study suggests.
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Oscar-Winning Actor Jeff Bridges Fights to End Childhood Hunger
At heart, Jeff Bridges is not the "The Dude." The Academy Award-winning actor sat down with Chelsea Clinton to discuss childhood hunger in America.
Experimental Malaria Vaccine Protects Babies
An experimental malaria vaccine being developed by one of the world’s biggest drug companies has protected small babies for as long as 18 months.
Boy Fighting Inoperable Tumor Gets Birthday Wish: Lots of Mail
Danny Nickerson’s simple birthday request has unleashed an amazing response, and 100,000 letters have been delivered to the 6-year-old so far.
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'Unexpected': Dentist's Surprise at Teen's 232 Teeth
An Indian teenager suffering from a rare condition had 232 teeth removed by dental surgeons. The boy's father said he had experienced "burning pain".
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Too Few Kids Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Says
Too few kids are getting HPV vaccines that protect them from cervical cancer and cancers of the throat and mouth, CDC says.
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Precious Cargo: New App Aims To Block Hot-Car Kid Deaths
A new app seeks to remind parental drivers of two critical facts: They have a child in the vehicle and it’s hot outside.
Recall: 14,000 Oeuf Cribs Could Pose Hazard
Oeuf Sparrow cribs may pose entrapment hazard risk.
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Boy Finishes Triathlon With Disabled Brother
Noah Aldrich didn’t want his brother — who is confined to a wheelchair — to miss out on a triathlon, so he pulled and pushed him the whole way.
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No New Danger Seen From Chemical In Toys, Committee Says
A temporary ban on a particular chemical once used in children’s toys should be made permanent, a Consumer Product Safety Commission panel says.
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