May 06, 2013562013
School Sports May Cut Rates of Violence, Bullying Among Teens
Playing school sports is known
to have many benefits for teens, but researchers have found a new
reason to encourage kids to take up a sport: It may reduce teen
girls' likelihood of being involved in violence and some teen boys'
risk of being bullied.
Many Suicidal Kids Have Access to Guns at Home: Study
Nearly one-fifth of children
and teens at risk for suicide say there are guns in their homes,
and many know how to get their hands on both the guns and the
bullets, a new study of U.S. emergency room patients found.
Want Tots Without Allergies? Try Sucking on Their Pacifiers
A new Swedish study suggests
that parents who want to protect their infants from developing
allergies should try a simple approach to introducing their
children to the wide world of microbes: Just pop their pacifiers
into their own mouths before giving them back to their babies.