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Smarter Kids May Be Experimenting More with Drugs — Health Check

A new study of 8,000 kids published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health finds those who had high IQs were more likely to use certain illicit drugs as they aged. Smarter girls in particular may tend to experiment with marijuana, cocaine, and other illicit drugs later on.

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Panel Says Kids Should Get Cholesterol Tests by Age 11 — Health Check

In a country with a soaring childhood obesity rate, doctors on an expert panel appointed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics announced Friday that children should be tested for high cholesterol as early as age 9.

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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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Florida Mom Leaves Kids in the Car to Go Shoplifting

A woman from Kissimmee, FL is facing both theft and child neglect charges for allegedly leaving two children in a car in the parking lot of a store where she was shoplifting.

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Study Shows TV Can Hinder the Development of Children Under 2

Pediatricians and development experts have strongly urged parents, once again, to limit the amount of television their young children watch.

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a recommendation to all parents of children under 2 years old Tuesday. It stressed that any time spent in front of a video screen provides no educational benefits for children under age 2 and can even delay development by leaving less time for important interaction and play.

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Little Girl Has Adorable Freak Out Over News She’s Going to Disneyland [VIDEO]

When six-year-old Lily learns she is going to Disneyland today, as part of an early birthday present, she is completely overwhelmed with happiness. Watch Lily react to this greatest of surprises below. (The waterworks start at 2:19.)

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Bratty Kid Bombs Big Sister’s Lame Dance Routine [VIDEO]

Here’s a tip: when dancing alone in your bedroom, always make sure your little brother isn’t in the doorway upstaging you with his, as Maroon 5 sings, “moves like Jagger.” Because that’s exactly what happens to the girl in this video. 

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5 Year Old South Texas Boy Fatally Shoots 4 Year Old Brother

It's a dangerous recipe...guns and kids in the same house.  This happened in South Texas last week, a 5 year old boy was playing with a bolt-action rifle in his home with his 4 year old brother and ended up shooting his little brother in the stomach.  The parents, who were at home at the time, rushed the 4 year old to meet the paramedics, where he did not make it.

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Bin Laden Paid Neighborhood Kids for Soccer Balls Lost Into His Compound [VIDEO]

As we try to unwrap the mystery of how the world's most wanted man was able to hide in an affluent Pakistani suburb - in a house located only 1,000 yards away from Pakistan's equivalent of West Point Military Academy, no less - the folks at NBC have offered up a bizarre detail of Osama bin Laden's domestic life.

Acording to reporter Tazeen Ahmed, when neighborhood kids would mistakenly kick soccer balls over the walls of bin Laden's compound, they would not be returned. Instead, someone would appear at the gate and offer the children money to buy a new soccer ball.

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Dinosaur Scares Australian School Children [VIDEO]

One of the first things a youngster learns about dinosaurs is that they have long been extinct. On a certain level, these Australian school children have internalized that lesson. However, when the life-like prehistoric beast starts to roar in this video (after the jump), some of them no longer seem so sure.

In defense of the scaredy cats, that's a pretty impressive movie-quality dinosaur suit they are being confronted with.

Read on to hear the high-pitched squeals of childhood.

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Facebook kicks off 20,000 underage users a day.
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Facebook Boots 20,000 kids a day

Speaking to Australian Parliament this week, Chief Privacy Adviser for Facebook, Mozelle Thompson said that the social networking site kicks off around 20,000 underage users per day.

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These Kids Can Really Play Guitar [VIDEO]

We can't tell you how old these kids are, or even what country this is. But, as you can see for yourself, these five children sure play a mean -- if unflinchingly polite -- guitar.

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