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Should an Obese Child Be Taken From His Parents? Some Authorities Thought So and Did

A boy in Cleveland, OH, who weighs more than 200 pounds, was taken from his mother by authorities last week. Officials were forced to remove the third-grader from his home when caseworkers decided that his mother’s inability to reduce his weight constituted medical neglect.

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US Teen Birth Rate Hits a 70-Year Low — Health Check

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that the teen birth rate in the United States dropped to an all-time low in 2010.

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Depressed Fathers Can Cause Behavioral Issues in Kids — Health Check

A study of 20,000 US families found kids with fathers suffering from depression are more likely to have emotional and behavioral problems than other children.

Michael Weitzman at the New York University School of Medicine, who authored the study, said these findings are especially important at a time when unemployment is high and some military dads are returning from Afghanistan and Iraq with emotional wounds.

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Americans Have Fewer Close Friends Compared to 25 Years Ago

While social media sites may have increased Americans’ overall number of acquaintances, new research slated for publication in a journal called ‘Social Networks’ shows the number of people we claim as close friends is now lower than it was 25 years ago.

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Jon Ovington, Flickr
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Baby Born in Philippines Declared World’s Seven Billionth Person

Danica May Camacho was born in Manila, Philippines just before midnight on Sunday, weighing five-and-a-half pounds.

But a much larger number will always be associated with the baby girl, as the UN has declared her the world’s seven billionth person.

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KHON / Justin Sullivan, Getty Images / KHON
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Couple Arrested for Stealing Sandwiches, Lose Custody of Daughter [VIDEO]

Police took custody of a Honolulu couple’s 3-year-old daughter after they were arrested for stealing $10 worth of sandwiches in a local Safeway, even after they offered to pay for the food.

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Fox News 29
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Parents Who Gave Kids Nazi Names Lose Custody Battle

The parents of three children, who gave each of them Nazi names, including Adolf Hitler, have finally lost custody of all three kids.

On Thursday, a New Jersey appeals court ruled that the children, who have been in foster care, should not be returned to the couple due to evidence of domestic violence in the home. The court has returned the case to family court for further reconsideration.

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Study Discovers Wealthier Parents More Likely to Download Apps for Kids

A new study by the San Francisco-based non-profit group Common Sense Media found that affluent parents download apps specifically for their young children more than parents of lesser financial means do.

Deemed the “app gap,” researchers found almost half of families with incomes above $75,000 had downloaded such apps, compared with only one in eight families earning less than $30,000. Lower-income families were also more likely to have televisions in their kids’ bedrooms.

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Cleveland Police Department
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Ohio Couple Arrested for Giving Away Their Two-Year-Old Daughter

A young Ohio couple was arrested Thursday after police discovered they had given their neglected 2-year-old daughter to a neighbor 10 days earlier.

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NewsOK.com
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Mom with Cancer Dies to Save Unborn Baby [VIDEO]

A selfless mother has died to save her unborn baby.

The woman was diagnosed with a life-threatening form of cancer and refused chemotherapy so that her child could be born, even though it meant she would die.

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