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Bulletproof School Supplies: Can They Protect Children From Shooters?

By | Wed, 08/21/2013 - 22:49

As a new school year begins, parents turn to bulletproof school supplies in the hopes of protecting their children from gun-bearing intruders.

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Teacher Fakes Illness: Ashley Barker Admits She Fabricated Terminal Illness To Skip School For A Year

By | Sat, 06/01/2013 - 15:31

A Florida school district was stunned to find out that the teacher who many believed to be dying was actually just skipping out on work.

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Divorcing After Children Turn 7 Makes Them More Likely to Have Bad Grades in School

By | Fri, 02/01/2013 - 10:45

Kids whose parents divorce after they turn seven are significantly more likely to suffer a drop in performance at school, a UK government sponsored study has revealed.


Signs that the Child is too sick for School

By | Mon, 01/21/2013 - 09:11

Children fall ill many times a year and this happens because their bodies are learning to cope with certain organisms. However, most of the times, parents aren't sure when to let the child go to school and when to keep him/ her indoors to prevent the condition from getting worse.


New Study Explains Why Girls Do Better at School

By | Thu, 01/03/2013 - 15:28

The variation in school grades between boys and girls may be because girls have better attitude toward learning than boys.

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Recess Important for Kids, Pediatricians Say

By | Wed, 01/02/2013 - 09:38

Recess is important for the wellbeing of a child and this playtime must not be withheld for academic reasons or for punishing kids.

Healthy Snacks Still Limited in Some U.S. Schools

By | Thu, 11/01/2012 - 16:07

U.S. school children searching for a healthy snack at school may find that a bag of potato chips is much easier to come by.


Victimization More Than Doubles Suicidal Ideation in Children

By | Tue, 10/23/2012 - 12:46

Children who have been bullied by peers in the past year are 2.5 times more likely to have suicidal thoughts than those who have not.

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School Health Officials Warn Flamin' Hot Cheetos Are Addictive and Contain Nearly 700 Calories

By | Tue, 10/16/2012 - 13:55

One particular educator, Lyndon B. Johnson from a middle school in New Mexico, has composed and sent home a letter, which outlines four reasons why the poplar Cheetos snack should be banned.

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Can Bad Teeth Affect a Child's School Grades?

By | Wed, 09/19/2012 - 10:38

A recent study reveals that bad oral hygiene is often linked to poor performance in school. Could your child's oral health be affecting their grades in school?

Fruit and Vegetable School Programs Help a Little

By | Fri, 09/14/2012 - 09:56

School-based programs aimed at getting children to eat more fruits and vegetables were somewhat successful in a new review of the interventions - although kids were more likely to up their servings of fruit than vegetables.

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Back-to-School Bugs Parents Should Be Aware of

By | Mon, 09/10/2012 - 19:53

As children return to school and settle back into their daily routine, parents should be aware that long days in class can take a toll on their children's immune system.


18-Year-Old Thought He Had Hangover, Was Actually Suffering a Stroke

By | Fri, 08/31/2012 - 11:44

When the entire right side of his body started to shake, Oliver Lilburn knew that it was something other than a hangover.

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Back-to-School Supplies Contain Toxic Chemicals, Report

By | Mon, 08/27/2012 - 09:41

According to a new consumer report, children's back-to -school supplies have chemicals that have been linked to asthma and birth defects.

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For Your Health it Does Matter if You Are Black or White, Study Says

By | Thu, 08/23/2012 - 16:43

Fifth grade children of black and Latino ethnicities are more likely to experience health disparities, study says.