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Hand Sanitizer recalled because it looks like snack food for kids

Hand Sanitizer recalled because it looks like snack food for kids

The folks at Ashtel Studios made a design mistake. They saw an opportunity to make hand sanitizer fun for kids, but they took an unfortunate approach. It became clear some time after packaging and distribution began, this year, that Ashtel Studios hand sanitizer looked a little too much like "a food and drink pouch" for kids.

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Study finds writing by hand in school makes kids smarter than typing

Study finds writing by hand in school makes kids smarter than typing

Researchers in Norway are calling for schools to emphasize handwriting activities during the childhood years in order to help kids learn and improve their memory. It's no secret that the brain activity differs when one writes by hand instead of typing -- this goes for both adults and kids. Researchers with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology built upon this body of research by strapping 250 EEG electrodes to children and tasking them with handwriting.

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Experts warn many parents plan to skip flu vaccine despite pandemic

Experts warn many parents plan to skip flu vaccine despite pandemic

Despite the pandemic and its ongoing nature, experts warn that many parents plan to skip the flu vaccine this year over misinformation related to the preventative treatment, among other things. The findings come from the University of Michigan's Michigan Medicine, which recently conducted the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health.

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CrowPi2 Review : STEM education, Minecraft, and Raspberry Pi in a box

CrowPi2 Review : STEM education, Minecraft, and Raspberry Pi in a box

So you've got a kid who wants to learn how computers work. Or you're an individual that likes to fiddle around with electronics and want to make it count with a kit that'll teach you what all the plugging and playing means. That's what this device delivers. That's what CrowPi2 was made for - discovering not only how computer parts fit together and function, but how computer code makes the whole thing run.

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YouTube taps AI to automatically age-restrict videos that aren’t safe for kids

YouTube taps AI to automatically age-restrict videos that aren’t safe for kids

YouTube has faced heavy criticism over what some believe is an inadequate level of protection for young users. Though the company has already taken a number of steps to shield young eyes from inappropriate videos, including launching a special app for kids, it plans to take things a step farther by using its artificial intelligence technology to automatically age-restrict videos that are detected as inappropriate for users under the age of 18. Embedding the content in third-party websites won't get around the restriction, either.

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COVID-linked health condition can leave kids with extreme heart damage

COVID-linked health condition can leave kids with extreme heart damage

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a condition that is thought to be related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus behind COVID-19, can leave kids with extreme heart damage that impacts their entire life, according to a new study from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The damage may be so severe that the kids will require monitoring -- and possibly even health interventions -- for the remainder of their life.

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Study warns common diet during pregnancy may program kids for obesity

Study warns common diet during pregnancy may program kids for obesity

A new study has found evidence that eating a poor, unbalanced diet during pregnancy may end up 'programming' the mother's offspring to overeat, putting them at risk of developing obesity later in life. The researchers focused on pregnant mice fed two different types of diets, including one that featured the same sort of fatty acid imbalance found in the typical western diet.

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Scientists may have figured out how to reverse the impact of loneliness

Scientists may have figured out how to reverse the impact of loneliness

A number of studies over the years have linked social isolation -- particularly during childhood -- with negative health outcomes over one's life, including mental health problems and increased risk for certain diseases. How loneliness causes these issues has remained a mystery, however, at least until now. A new study has identified a brain change seemingly triggered by social isolation in youth, as well as a potential way to reverse it.

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Harvard study links certain type of childhood trauma with faster aging

Harvard study links certain type of childhood trauma with faster aging

A new study from Harvard University has linked childhood trauma with changes in how fast one experiences biological aging. Known as adverse events in early life, this trauma can vary and include things like neglect, living in poverty, violence in the household, and similar things. Past research has linked these experiences with poor health outcomes later in life; the latest study builds upon that, linking trauma and abuse with earlier puberty and more.

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Tobi Robot smartwatch with AR and games is made for kids

Tobi Robot smartwatch with AR and games is made for kids

Little Tikes has introduced Tobi Robot, a new smartwatch that is made specifically for kids. Unlike most kids' wearables, the Tobi Robot promises a number of more advanced features, including built-in games and augmented reality experiences. Key to the new smartwatch is a friendly AI named Tobi, which has more than 100 expressions, animated arms and legs, as well as support for various interactions.

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Star Trek: Prodigy animated kids show revealed with release date

Star Trek: Prodigy animated kids show revealed with release date

Television has a solid history of Star Wars content for kids but has historically lacked similar shows featuring the industry's other favorite science fiction universe (the short-lived 'Animated Series' aside): Star Trek. That changed last year when CBS revealed that it would launch an animated Star Trek show for younger audiences, though it didn't provide many details at the time. Fast-forward more than a year and we finally know more, including the show's name, logo, and release date

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Exercise causes key breast milk change that helps protect lifelong health

Exercise causes key breast milk change that helps protect lifelong health

It's well known that breast milk offers beneficial compounds that help a newborn thrive and that may help protect them from various conditions later in life. A new study has found that the amount of these beneficial compounds varies based on, in part, how active the nursing mother is. Exercise was found to increase the amount of beneficial, protective compounds in breast milk, helping promote lifelong health in the baby.

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