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texting-while-driving-050416.jpg The increasing use of smartphones among teenagers may be the cause of struggle in some family homes, according to a news study from researchers at the Common Sense Media Group. For the study, overseen by Northwestern University, the researchers polled 1,240 parents about teen phone use. The researchers found that about half of the teens' parents described them as addicted to their phones.

playground-050416.jpg Incidents of children sustaining brain injuries while on playgrounds in the U.S. has risen significantly in recent years, according to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In their research, the CDC found that about 10 percent of all kids that experience a playground injury end up having a brain injury.

kids-042816.jpg Children from lower income families suffering from allergies may suffer worse from their symptoms than those from higher income families, according to a new study from researchers at the Program for Maternal and Child Health at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. For the study the researchers reviewed data collected from 1,200 parents of food allergies.

child-042816.jpg Obesity amongst children in the U.S. has continued to rise in recent years despite various efforts to curb the trend, according to researchers from the Duke Clinical Research Institute in Durham, North Carolina. For the study the researchers reviewed data collected from kids between 1999 and 2014 and found that one-third are overweight while one quarter are obese.

zikavirus-041416.jpg Federal health officials confirmed Wednesday that the Zika virus causes microcephaly and other birth defects when the mother is infected during pregnancy. Microcephaly is a rare condition in which an infant has an abnormally small brain and head.

Newborn-Baby-Crying-032816.jpg Ear infections for infants may be growing less common, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch, in Galveston. For the study the researchers followed the health of just under 400 babies over their first year alive. They found that only 46 percent of all babies developed middle ear infections by the age of 1 between 2008 and 2014.

Sppies-022716.jpg A single serving of most kids juices contain a full days serving of sugar, according to a new study from researchers at the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society at the University of Liverpool. For the study the researchers calculated the amounts of sugar in over 200 fruit drinks, natural juices and smoothies marketed to children.

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