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Could a Gene Be Responsible for SIDS Deaths in Boys?

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, has been a tragic and largely-unexplained medical mystery for years. But now German scientists might have found a genetic component to explain why it happens to little boys.

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Teen Pregnancy Rates in the US Reach 40-Year Low

Many parents worry their kids are growing up too fast, but they may take heart in some new research showing teen pregnancy rates in the United States recently hit a 40-year low.

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For Healthier Kids, Teach Them to Cook

If you’re serious about combating childhood obesity and raising healthy children, here’s one easy tip: teach your kids to cook.

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Attentive Kids Make Better Workers Later On

If you want your children to grow up to be good employees, start early.

A new study indicates attentiveness during kindergarten is a predictive factor in the development of future work-oriented skills.

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Carpooling Parents Don’t Use Booster Seats Enough

Most parents know about the importance of car seats for infants and toddlers, but booster seats for older kids are often required by law, too — yet a new survey finds lots of carpooling moms and dads use them inconsistently at best.

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Iowa Mom Gives Birth to 14-Pound Baby Boy [VIDEO]

In news that will likely make mothers everywhere wince in sympathetic pain, a 14-pound baby boy has been born in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Children Attempt Suicide at a Younger Age

Young people who attempt suicide may be doing it at a younger age, according to a recently released study.

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Can Praising Kids Actually Make Them Dumb?

The trend in recent years that led parents and teachers to boost children’s self-esteem by rewarding them for doing little other than breathing may soon be over, thanks to new research that says such actions are actually making kids less intelligent.

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Returning Soldier Surprises Family at KFC [VIDEO]

We’ve all seen the heartwarming videos of soldiers stationed overseas surprising their children stateside with early returns home.

And that’s how this video of Capt. Cherissa Jackson, who had been deployed in Afghanistan, begins, with mom surprising her daughters Anita and Ashley at a Gaitherburg, Maryland Kentucky Fried Chicken. But then it gets even more touching. 

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Buying a House? Your Parents Might Want to Help

People buying a house who can’t get a loan the traditional way are sometimes tapping a less conventional source: their parents.

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