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Kids allowed sips of alcohol more likely to drink later

Kids allowed sips of alcohol more likely to drink later

If you've already allowed your kids to take a little sip of your beer or wine from time to time, you probably won't be pleased when you hear the findings of a new report.

Senh: Ok, I guess I won't let my kids sip alcohol under they're at the right age. I thought it was interesting that kids, who got alcohol from an adult other than their parents, are more likely to binge drink. But kids who got sips of alcohol from their parents are more likely to binge drink (or consume a full can of alcohol) than those who didn't drink at all. The bottom line is don't even give them a sip until they're ready.


Blindfolded, bound children found at Kan. Walmart

A suburban Chicago couple is behind bars and their five children are in protective custody after two of them were discovered blindfolded and with their limbs bound in the parking lot of a Walmart in eastern Kansas, police said Thursday....


'Pink slime' maker halts production some plants

The company that makes "pink slime" is suspending operations at three of four plants where the low-cost beef filler is made amid a public outcry over concern about the ingredient.


How Kids With Autism Spend Screen Time

Watching TV

Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) tend to be preoccupied with screen-based media. A new study by Paul Shattuck, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, looks at how children with ASDs spend their "screen time."

Senh: The study doesn't say whether or not watching too much tv or playing too much video games causes autism. It just says that autistic kids prefers to do those activities, and therefore parents should use those devices to teach their kids to be more social.


Report: 10-year-old boy commits suicide

Authorities in Milwaukee are investigating the apparent suicide of a 10-year-old boy Saturday night, according to a report on WTMJ-TV, an NBC affiliate in Wisconsin. The child's mother called 911 after finding him unresponsive in their home near 7th and Chambers on Milwaukee's north side, the station reported. The Medical Examiner's Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death, but told the station it appears the boy took his own life.


Number of kids with health insurance on rise


Many states have expanded eligibility for, and simplified access to, the children's Medicaid program. This has helped shrink the number of uninsured children from 6.9 million in 2008 to 5.9 million in 2010. Experts say the Affordable Care Act, the federal health care overhaul that requires states to maintain income eligibility levels and discourages other barriers to coverage, has played a key role in the improvement.


‘Anonymous’ Releases IP Info for 190 Alleged Pedophiles

‘Anonymous’ Releases IP Info for 190 Alleged Pedophiles

Anonymous' forceful closure of more than 40 child pornography sites was apparently only the beginning of the group's war against pedophile activity on the internet. The group has continued its action by releasing the internet addresses of 190 alleged pedophiles online, using information collected from the sites it had earlier shut down.

Senh: Nice! Hackers doing good for the community.


Study: ADHD drugs don't raise heart risks for kids

Ritalin and similar medicines that millions of children and teens take to curb hyperactivity and boost attention do not raise their risk of serious heart problems, the largest safety study of these drugs concludes.


Summer-born 'struggle at school'

Summer-born 'struggle at school'

The month children are born in can have far-reaching implications for their school achievement and working lives, a study suggests.

Senh: Even though the study was conducted in England, it's probably the same for other schools using a similar schedule. Mainly, the youngest kids tend to not do as well as the older kids, and they tend to be bullied. Allowing kids to start school later depending on their age will probably help.


New ADHD guidelines: Kids as young as 4 can be diagnosed

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder can now be diagnosed in children as young as 4 and as old as 18, according to the nation's largest organization of pediatricians.


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