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Experts: Social media can feed Munchausen by proxy

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Experts say the case of a mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son to death with salt appears be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy, a disorder […]

07/19/2014

Czechs condemn euthanasia proposal for children

PRAGUE (AP) — A senior university lecturer and Czech government adviser has been forced to resign for proposing to legalize euthanasia for children born with birth defects, officials said Friday. Miroslav Mitloehner drew strong protests […]

06/20/2014

In this October 2012 photo provided by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Emily Whitehead is checked by pediatric oncologist, Dr. Stephan A. Grupp, at the hospital. In early 2012, she was the first child given gene therapy for acute lymphocytic leukemia and shows no sign of cancer today, nearly 21 months after. (AP Photo/The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Ed Cunicelli)

Report: Childhood cancer cases up, but deaths down

ATLANTA (AP) — A new report says childhood cancer cases continue to increase, but death rates have fallen by half. The American Cancer Society report — released Friday — is being called one of the […]

01/31/2014

Mark Berndt, former Los Angeles teacher charged with committing lewd acts against students. (Photo credit: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department / AP)

Miramonte parents claims can move forward

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ruled that parents can proceed with their own claims of emotional distress related to abuses at Miramonte Elementary School, where a third-grade teacher was accused of […]

11/27/2013

How to fight a baby video, posted on YouTube.

‘How to Fight a Baby’ video a viral hit

Gavin McInnes, a New York writer and father of three, posted a YouTube video Monday called “How to Fight a Baby,” and it immediately took off, thanks to some killer wrestling moves he demonstrates on […]

11/26/2013

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‘Alarming’ rise in children injured by falling TVs

CHICAGO (AP) — Falling televisions sent nearly 200,000 U.S. children to the emergency room over 20 years and the injury rate has climbed substantially for these sometimes deadly accidents, a study found. Doctors and safety […]

07/21/2013

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‘Tiny Superhero Capes’ lift spirits of sick children

Robyn Rosenberger originally sewed a superhero cape for her nephew’s second birthday and one for her year-old son at the same time. She had been watching a blog about a girl with a very rare […]

06/27/2013

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New book explores the not-so-miserable only child

NEW YORK (AP) — No kids, one kid, four kids: There’s no end to the debate over why people decide on a certain number. But is one family configuration more scrutinized than another? Lauren Sandler […]

06/18/2013

(Photo: Spokane Police Department)

Police: Spokane mom catches baby going out window

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A toddler who jumped on a bed and bounced out a second-story window was saved Friday by his mother, who leaped behind him, caught his foot and lowered him safely to his grandmother who was having a smoke on the porch below.

03/01/2013

Flat screen TV

Big Screen TV Danger to Small Children

One child dies every three weeks from a flat screen TV tipping over. Penny and Phil talk to a safety expert about what you can do to keep your family safe.

12/13/2012

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