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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘children’

Duggars: Adoption Being Considered

Michelle Duggar may be one of the toughest women in the U.S. Having given birth to 19 children in 21 years, her body has no doubt seen more than its fair share of miles. Now, it appears that it could be time for Duggar to retire, at least from the baby-making portion of her motherhood. Duggar’s latest pregnancy, in 2011, …

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Childhood TV Viewing Linked to Antisocial, Criminal Behavior

A new study has found that excessive TV watching in childhood could portend antisocial or criminal behavior later in life. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, followed 1,000 children between the ages of 5 and 15. Every two years their TV viewing habits were sampled. Those who watched more TV were also more likely to have a criminal conviction …

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FTC Strengthens Online Privacy Rules For Children

As has been documented many times before, us adults on the Internet really have no privacy. Advertisers want to know what we’re doing to sell us products, and the government wants to know what we’re doing in case we’re terrorists. Children, however, still enjoy quite a bit of privacy online, and new FTC rules are going to ensure they’re even …

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A New Reason To Take Your iPad Into The Bathroom [CES 2013]

The Consumer Electronics Show is always full of wonderful inventions, and this year has been no different (well, I guess that depends on who you ask). This year, event-goers got to catch a glimpse of CTA Digital’s iPotty, a training toilet for children, that includes an iPad dock. “It’s obviously about potty training your kid, and doing it in an …

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This Robot Child Proves Scientists Are Now Competing To Make The Scariest Robot Imaginable

Confession time: small children terrify me. I can’t see the cuteness that so many other people apparently do. All I see is an overly happy bundle of fear with piercing eyes that stare deep into my soul. With that being said, I guess it was only a matter of time before scientists made a robot child that’s far more terrifying …

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FTC Updates Child Online Privacy Rules

The United States Federal Trade Commission announced today that it has adopted final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (otherwise known as COPPA Rule). According to the Commission, parents are to have greater control over the personal info that websites and online services may collect from children under the age of 13. The FTC’s review of the rule …

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Bouncy Castle Injuries See Huge Rise in U.S.

A new study published today in the journal Pediatrics shows that injuries to children associated with inflatable bounce houses has risen dramatically over the past fifteen years. According to researchers, bouncy castle-related injuries that were treated in U.S. emergency departments increased 15-fold from 2005 to 2010. In 2010, more than 30 children per day (one every 45 minutes) were treated …

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Chilling Mad World Rendition Loses One Child Singer Every 3 Seconds

Tears for Fears’ 1982 classic “Mad World” is a great song no matter how you arrange it. The new-wave hit was popular in its time, but gained a new level of notoriety when it was covered for the 2001 film Donnie Darko. It’s a powerful song on it own, but it’s hard to imagine the song used in a more …

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Tabeo Tablet From Toys “R” Us Gives Parents A Lot Of Control

Toys “R” Us unveiled a new tablet device geared specifically towards kids today. It’s called the Tabeo, and comes with nearly 20 games, learning apps, storybooks, and other kid-friendly entertainment apps. There are 50 free apps pre-installed. It runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The device comes with safety features and parental controls, obviously. Kids can browse the Internet, …

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Asthma Inhalers Could Stunt Height Growth, Study Finds

A new study has found that children who use certain types of asthma inhalers end up shorter than normal in adulthood. The study, published this week in the New England Journal of Medecine, looked at over 1,000 children from ages 5 to 12 who were treated for asthma through the Childhood Asthma Management Program (CAMP) clinical trial. The children were …

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High Cholesterol: Doctors Debate Whether Children Should Be Tested

High cholesterol should be a concern for everyone, including children. However, following a government-appointed panel’s recommendation that widespread screening be implemented for America’s youth, some doctors believe such practices should be frowned upon. According to thoughts published in Pediatrics on Monday, critics of the program are speculating that the agressive guidelines set forth by the aforementioned panel have been influenced …

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Vaccines for Children May Have Been Improperly Stored

Vaccines for children, which are provided to doctors and clinics by the U.S. government, may have been improperly stored, according to a recent study. If these vaccines are stored at the wrong temperature, be it too warm or too cold, they could be less effective in preventing diseases. However, the improper storage of these free vaccines isn’t the only troubling …

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