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Why Haven’t Children Slept Well for More Than 100 Years?

It may not be news to you that today’s kids are deprived of sleep, but before you blame smartphones or computer games, consider this: children haven’t been getting enough shut-eye for more than a century.

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Hero Bus Driver Rescues Students From Burning Bus

You can’t get much more heroic than rescuing school children from a burning bus.  Which is why public school officials and firefighters in Charlotte, North Carolina are raving about school bus driver Lindora Richardson, whose calm in the face of potential catastrophe may have saved the lives of the six children on her bus last Wednesday afternoon.

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Parents Revolt Against High School’s New Approach to Teenage Contraception

While the United States takes measures such as abstinence initiatives, sexual education and sometimes criticizing Bristol Palin as a scare tactic to prevent teenage pregnancy, some schools in the UK are taking a much more direct route.

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Teen Pregnancy Rates in the US Reach 40-Year Low

Many parents worry their kids are growing up too fast, but they may take heart in some new research showing teen pregnancy rates in the United States recently hit a 40-year low.

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Carpooling Parents Don’t Use Booster Seats Enough

Most parents know about the importance of car seats for infants and toddlers, but booster seats for older kids are often required by law, too — yet a new survey finds lots of carpooling moms and dads use them inconsistently at best.

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Why Aren’t More Kids Interested in Working in Science and Technology?

Millions of Americans may be out of work, but numerous surveys have shown lots of job opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (dubbed STEM by the analysts) — so why aren’t more students considering them?

A new study indicates many kids feel getting into those professions would simply be “too challenging.”

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Iowa Mom Gives Birth to 14-Pound Baby Boy [VIDEO]

In news that will likely make mothers everywhere wince in sympathetic pain, a 14-pound baby boy has been born in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Children Attempt Suicide at a Younger Age

Young people who attempt suicide may be doing it at a younger age, according to a recently released study.

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