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Varsity Times InsiderA small study of teen athletes has found that athletes who slept eight or more hours a night were 68% less likely to be injured than those who regularly slept less. Researches looked at information provided by a little more......
David Hill has a 12-year-old daughter and sons who are 10 and 7. He's also a pediatrician in Wilmington, N.C., and has written "Dad to Dad: Parenting Like a Pro," published this month by the American Academy of Pediatrics. We thought we'd get some of...
The American school lunch, long the butt of schoolyard jokes, is in for a nutritional makeover, fueled by concern over a national epidemic of childhood obesity and funded by the first hike in federal contributions in three decades. Starting next school...
"Mad Men" actress January Jones ate her placenta (to be fair, dried and made into a pill). Alicia Silverstone chews up veggies and deposits them mama-bird-style into her baby son's mouth. And model Gisele Bundchen says her diaper-free son was toilet...
Opinion L.A.Parents of 6- and 7-year-olds (there are 1.1 million of them in the state), who thought they had graduated to regular seats, now have to find a way to break it to their kids that they're back in the penalty box ... er ... kid's chair....
World NowEight thousand communities in Africa have sworn off female circumcision, including almost 2,000 that abandoned the practice this year, the United Nations Population Fund and UNICEF announced today. In northern and eastern stretches of Africa and the...
If Facebook is any indication, new parents love to take photos of their partners happily dozing with a sleeping baby. But while this moment may be picturesque, how safe is it? The practice of having infants sleep in the same bed as mom and dad is known...
Money & CompanyThe American Academy of Pediatrics has come out in favor of a ban on advertising junk food to children. In a statement Monday, the organization said ads for junk food are pervasive on children's television and online. Children already are......
Opinion L.A.Circumcision is making headlines again, but this time on the other side of the globe. A successful circumcision campaign in South Africa worked to help decrease HIV infections in men by 76%, The Times reported. The results of the campaign......
L.A. Times Tech BlogBlogHer survey: Kids are plugged in at a much younger age, according to a new study released at the BlogHer conference that found that one in three kids has used a lap top, smartphone or cellphone by age two....
Opinion L.A.Both the editorial and Op-Ed pages have weighed in on the measure that would ban male circumcision in San Francisco if passed in November. Here are excerpts from two arguments against the proposition: The religious perspective: Still, there's something...
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