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  • Report on sports concussions in kids calls for more study

    Report on sports concussions in kids calls for more study
    As American children play team sports in greater numbers and with growing intensity, their risk of getting a concussion has grown but the science of preventing, diagnosing and treating this increasingly frequent brain injury remains maddeningly...
  • Violence surging in PG-13 films, new study finds

    Violence surging in PG-13 films, new study finds
    A comprehensive study of violence in movies rated PG-13 has found that gunplay has tripled in such films since 1985, when the rating was introduced, and further concluded that from 2009 to 2012, PG-13 films have contained as much or more violence than...
  • Violent PG-13 movies: Which ones are the bloodiest?

    Violent PG-13 movies: Which ones are the bloodiest?
    This week's comprehensive study of how violent PG-13 films have become -- gunplay has tripled in such films in the last 30 years, and PG-13 movies are now more violent than R-rated releases -- did not single out specific films. But in reviewing the...
  • Gun violence explodes in PG-13 films

     Gun violence explodes in PG-13 films
    When the first "Die Hard" and "Terminator" movies landed in theaters in the 1980s, both were rated R. But their sequels arrived with PG-13 marks — even though the level of violence had actually escalated. Critics have blasted Hollywood's movie...
  • A closer look at energy drinks with a natural kick

     A closer look at energy drinks with a natural kick
    Energy drinks — sugary, caffeinated beverages that are supposed to provide a quick pick-me-up — have been taking some hits lately. The natural food industry has responded with a flurry of alternatives, including replacing high-fructose...
  • Rising movie gun violence gives rise to concerns over movie ratings

    Rising movie gun violence gives rise to concerns over movie ratings
    In a review of the 945 top-grossing films since 1950, researchers for the American Academy of Pediatrics found that movies rated PG-13 have become progressively more violent, with gunplay tripling since 1985. In fact, today’s PG-13 movies are more...
  • Violence, risky behavior a common mix in big films, study says

     Violence, risky behavior a common mix in big films, study says
    A medical journal that recently concluded that violence in PG-13 movies is skyrocketing has a new report showing that almost 90% of the highest-grossing recent movies have violent characters, more than three-quarters of which also engage in drinking,...
  • iPad baby seat inspires campaign to stop the parenting apocalypse

    iPad baby seat inspires campaign to stop the parenting apocalypse
    Enraged that Fisher-Price has started selling an iPad baby seat, a Boston-based consumer group has launched a campaign to get the product yanked off the market.  The petition by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has so far gotten 8,739...
  • Parents' worries about school and how to handle them

    Parents' worries about school and how to handle them
    As children return to school this fall, parents likewise return to worrying about ailments, both physical and emotional, that might befall their children on their way to —and in — the classroom. Whether it's bullying or head lice, thinking...
  • ATV injuries in kids are down. Do we thank a lousy economy?

    ATV injuries in kids are down. Do we thank a lousy economy?
    The numbers of kids 15 and under who got hurt riding all terrain vehicles (ATVs) went up 35% between 2001 and 2004 — but then fell 37% between 2004 and 2010, a team of researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported...
  • Jenny McCarthy on 'View': A new forum for discredited autism theories

    Jenny McCarthy on 'View': A new forum for discredited autism theories
    Comedienne turned Playboy centerfold turned autism advocate Jenny McCarthy may not have a medical degree like Dr. Mehmet Oz. But she has publicly embraced some medical opinions that are even more flimsily supported by scientific evidence than some of...