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Have Diabetes Rates Among Teens Really Tripled?

Health experts have been buzzing this week after a new study seemed to show a dramatic rise in the number of teenagers who have diabetes or are at risk for developing it. But are the research findings really cause for alarm?

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Wannabe Grandparents Go to Extremes By Paying to Have Daughters’ Eggs Frozen

Parents who nag their adult daughters about making them grandparents are often the bane of childless women everywhere.

But some are taking it a step further and paying to have their daughters’ eggs frozen for use later on.

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Should Young Children Be Allowed on Facebook? Mark Zuckerberg Says Yes

Facebook only allows people 13 and over to sign up for an account — but the social site’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, wants that to change.

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Chinese School Gives Honors Students the Cold Shoulder By Rewarding Them with Air Conditioning

At a school in China, hard work isn’t just rewarded with success — it’s rewarded with air conditioning, too.

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New Study Reveals Teens Are Smoking Less

There is some good news being reported about the state of young people in America.

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Students Won’t ‘Like’ This — Elementary School Threatens Expulsion If Kids Use Facebook

A while back, we told you about the Jewish girls’ school in Brooklyn that instituted a Facebook ban for its students, saying using the social media site violated its religious tenets.

Now an elementary school in Australia is following suit, but its demand that kids delete their Facebook pages has an entirely different reason: it’s an attempt to wipe out cyber-bullying.

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School Bans Kids from Using Acronyms When Signing Yearbooks

For the past few years, language purists have bemoaned the way “text speak” like LOL and OMG has wormed its way into written communication.

But according to parents, a Georgia elementary school went too far when it made students sign a pledge stating they wouldn’t use acronyms when signing each other’s yearbooks.

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Preventing Death in Cribs — CDC Says Keep Them Empty [VIDEO]

It’s no secret that certain kinds of cribs — especially the drop-side variety — can pose a danger to your children. But a new report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that toys, bumpers and blankets kept in cribs can be hazardous, as well.

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