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Does Bullying Start at Home?

Does Bullying Start at Home?

Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you think that sibling rivalry can border on brutality at times, you won’t be surprised by new research from British scientists. They found that children are more likely to be bullied by a sibling if they have more than one, and firstborn children […]

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How to Help Your Teen Use Social Media Safely

How to Help Your Teen Use Social Media Safely

Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Social media is now a key part of American youngsters’ lives, so parents need to provide guidance and rules to help them enjoy its benefits and protect them from potential dangers, experts say. Social media can help kids connect and find others who share […]

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Teen Defies Mother, Gets Vaccinations

Teen Defies Mother, Gets Vaccinations

An Ohio teen went against his mother’s wishes and got vaccinated against the flu, hepatitis, tetanus and HPV. Latest Healthy Kids News High school senior Ethan Lindenberger said his parents’ misguided anti-vaccine beliefs put him, and his younger siblings, at risk, CBS News reported. In November, the 18-year-old went on the online message board Reddit […]

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Opioids Overprescribed for Common Children’s Fracture, Study Says

Opioids Overprescribed for Common Children’s Fracture, Study Says

Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children who have surgery for a broken elbow may be overprescribed potentially addictive opioid painkillers, a new study finds. Overprescription includes giving kids too many opioids when they are sent home — raising the risk that any leftover meds will be “diverted” for illicit […]

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The Reality of Watching Reality TV

The Reality of Watching Reality TV

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to analyzing the effects of watching reality TV, well, it’s complicated. While some see these shows as a brief escape from daily life, they can have negative effects on some viewers, including impressionable teens. Researchers asked 1,100 […]

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Health Tip: Becoming a Step Parent

Health Tip: Becoming a Step Parent

(HealthDay News) — If step-parenthood is in your future, there may be pending bumps in the road between you and your new spouse, your younger children and the children’s other parent. Latest Healthy Kids News The Nemours Foundation suggests these steps toward an easier transition: Start slow, and do not rush the relationship. Stay conscious […]