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Gay Teens Receive Harsher Penalties From Schools, Law Enforcement, Study Reveals

A study has found that U.S. gay and lesbian teens -- especially girls -- are more likely to be punished by schools and the criminal justice system. Credit: Getty
During a year when gay bullying and suicides are increasingly gaining media...
Lesbian teens are particularly at risk for unequal treatment from schools and the criminal justice system.

Report Looks at Internet as Influence in Suicides

Rutgers students attend a candlelight vigil for suicide victim Tyler Clementi. Credit: Reena Rose Sibayan, AP
The increase in the number of reports about online suicide pacts, often between people who have never even met, suggests the...
The increase in the number of reports about online suicide pacts, often between people who have never even met, suggest the possibility of a growing phenomenon, according to a new report.

Dangerous Inconsistencies Found in Dosing Directions for Children's Medications, Study Says

Even if you follow the directions on the label, you still may be giving your child the wrong amount of medicine. Credit: Getty Images
If you find yourself reading the instructions on over-the-counter children's medications repeatedly, just to be...
An examination of 200 of the top-selling over-the-counter medications for children reports a high level of variability and inconsistencies in medication labeling and measuring devices, according to a new study.

Facebook Triggers Asthma Attacks, Doctors Say

Facebook may be to blame for breathing problems. Credit: Corbis
If you've got asthma, you'd better think twice before you log in to Facebook. That's right, folks. In a letter published today in The Lancet, one of the world's most prestigious...
A jilted teen couldn't breathe when he checked out his ex's profile.

Middle School Bullies More Likely to Use Alcohol, Study Says

Adolescent bullies and victims are more likely to use alcohol than those not involved in bullying. Credit: Corbis
If your child is a bully, now there's another reason -- aside from common sense and decency -- to reign in his aggressive...
Bullies are bellying up to the bottle.

Researchers Review Effectiveness of Treatment for Ear Infections

When used correctly, otoscopes are key in diagnosing children's ear infections. Credit: Getty Images
If your child suffers from frequent ear infections, you may want to discuss some new research findings with your pediatrician. ...
If your child suffers from frequent ear infections, you may want to discuss some new research findings with your pediatrician.

Parent's Stress Has Major Impact on Children and Family, Survey Finds

Studies show parents' stress has a big impact on kids. Credit: Corbis Think you're good at hiding your stress from your children, or that your kids aren't affected by your freak-outs? Sorry, they're on to you. Parents tend to...Feeling stressed? Join the club -- and make room for your kids, too.

Obese Teens Grow Into Severely Obese Adults, Study Finds

An obese teen likely will become a severely obese adult. Credit: Altrendo Images, Getty Images
If you're worried that your overweight teen may have a long, difficult struggle ahead of her, there's probably good reason for your concern. Being...
The key is to avoid becoming obese in the first place.

After-Hours Texting and Media Use May Cause More Than Sleep Problems in Kids, Study Finds

If your kids wake up bleary-eyed every day and you're concerned they may have a sleep problem, you may want to take a look at exactly what they're doing after the lights go out. Children who sneak time on their cell phones, computers and other...OMG, parents, it's time to take away your teen's cell at night. Sleep is nothing to LOL about.

Think Your Kids Kicked the Soda Habit? Better Check School's Cafeteria, Survey Says

Soda and other high calorie beverages are widely available to elementary school kids. Credit: Spencer Platt, Getty Images
If you think your kid's diet is soda-free because you've banished the drinks from your refrigerator, you may want to take a...
Is your child drinking milk or soda at school? You might be surprised.

Mom a Poor Reader? That Could Hurt Her Kid's Success, Study Shows

Reading to your kids is a great way to give them a head start on reading and math skills. Credit: Getty Images
As the debate over public education rages on, a new study points to another factor that could help shape early education programs:...
Moms with poor literacy can affect their children's success in life.

New Recommendations for Maternal Depression

Screening for depression early on can help assure a healthy mom and healthy baby. Credit: Getty Images
Each year, more than 400,000 infants are born to mothers who are depressed, which makes perinatal depression -- depression that occurs during...
Each year, more than 400,000 infants are born to mothers who are depressed, which makes perinatal depression -- depression that occurs during pregnancy or in the first year after birth -- the most under-diagnosed obstetric complication in the United States.

4-year-olds Learn More Through Teacher Interaction Than in Free Play, Study Shows

Your child spends his hours at preschool happily building giant towns with colorless wooden blocks or sitting quietly in a corner, mesmerized by the pages of the book he's flipping through. This is how kids learn, right? Actually, maybe not. A...Your child spends his hours at preschool happily building giant towns with colorless wooden blocks or sitting quietly in a corner, mesmerized by the pages of the book he's flipping through. This is how kids learn, right? Actually, maybe not. A new study shows that 4-year-olds make more significant gains in early language and math skills when being guided by a teacher.

Lack of Sleep in Babies a Cause of Childhood Obesity, Study Finds

Extra winks today may help stave off extra pounds tomorrow. Credit: Getty Images
As if parents weren't stressed enough about their kids not getting enough sleep at night, now there's a whole new reason to worry. Babies and preschoolers who...
As if parents weren't stressed enough about their kids not getting enough sleep at night, now there's a whole new reason to worry. Babies and preschoolers who don't get at least 10 hours of sleep at night may be significantly more at risk for developing childhood obesity, according to a new study.

High Number of Moms - and Dads - Experience Depression, Study Says

Fourteen out of every 100 moms will be depressed in their baby's first year. Credit: Getty Images
We didn't need a research study to tell us being a parent can be overwhelming at times, but we were surprised to learn just how many people suffer...

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