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Millions of Unneeded Antibiotics Are Prescribed to Kids Every Year

A new study from researchers at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City found that pediatricians write more than 10 million prescriptions for unnecessary antibiotics every year.

In the two-year study, 65,000 kids were profiled to determine the type of diagnosis they were given during doctor’s visits as well as the type of of drugs, if any, they were prescribed. The research revealed doctors prescribed antibiotics during one of every five visits.

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Aransas County Court / YouTube
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Police Investigate Texas Judge After Daughter Posts Video of Beating [GRAPHIC VIDEO]

A family law judge in Texas is now under investigation after his daughter posted a video of him beating her with a viciously beating her in 2004 for downloading music and games off the internet. The nearly eight minute video shows the judge whipping his daughter with a belt and getting more irate as she refuses to bend over the bed to get beaten.

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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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iboy, Flickr
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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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Sandor Weisz, Flickr
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Fewer Babies Are Born on Halloween

Mothers are 11.3 percent less likely to give birth on Halloween than they are on the days before and after the holiday.

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Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images
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Spending Time Outside Could Actually Protect Kids’ Sight

A new review of previous research indicates that there could be a correlation between the amount of time children spend outside and nearsightedness.

Researchers analyzed the results of eight different studies, involving more than 10,000 participants, and found that children who are nearsighted spend an average of 3.7 fewer hours a week outside than children with normal vision.

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Boy Dropped From Burning Building Thanks Firefighter Who Saved His Life [VIDEO]

Xavier Lamb, the brave six-year-old who was caught by a firefighter on Monday after being dropped from the window of a burning building, offered thanks to his rescuer on ‘Today.’

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Brave Firefighter Catches Boy Dropped From Third-Story Window [VIDEO]

On Monday, a Roxbury, MA firefighter took heroism to new heights by catching a terrified boy dropped from a window in a burning apartment building, according to ‘Today.’

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