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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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Kids Are More Likely to Get Hit by Cars on Halloween, Says Study

Kids always look forward to trick-or-treating on Halloween, but a new study from the Centers for Disease and Prevention may give some parents pause.

The CDC reports children are four times more likely to be hit by cars on October 31 than on any other day of the year — probably not terribly surprising, given the increase in the number of kids who are out and about on Halloween.

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64 Kids Found Stuffed Into Single Minivan [VIDEO]

When Chinese police pulled over a regular-sized eight-seat minivan, they were shocked to find a whopping 64 children stuffed inside of it.

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Little Boy Drinks Milk Directly From Cow’s Udder [VIDEO]

A boy in the Cambodian village of Koak Roka has gained worldwide attention for suckling milk directly from a cow’s udders, Reuters reports.

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Pediatricians’ Group Says ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Is Bad for Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics has called out Nickelodeon’s popular animated kids’ series ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ saying its fast pace hampers childrens’ cognitive development.

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10 Adorable Kids Singing ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ [VIDEOS]

For a professional singer, there are few gaffes more embarrassing than flubbing a line from 'The Star Spangled Banner.' (Are you listening, Christina Aguilera?) But when these pint-sized patriots get caught

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Let Kids Eat Candy So They’ll Lose Weight? Not As Crazy As It Sounds

Well, here’s a twist in the battle to curb childhood obesity.

A new study has found that kids who eat candy tend to weigh less than children who don’t.

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Swedish Preschool Does Away With Boys and Girls

The “Egalia” preschool in Stockholm, Sweden is taking that nation’s goal of breaking down gender roles in early education to the extreme.

Not only are boys encouraged to play with toy kitchens, and girls with building blocks, but the pronouns “him” and “her’ (or “han” and “hon” in Swedish) are banned from usage.  Instead, everyone is refereed to with the invented pronoun of “hen.”

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