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Goody Blog Daily News RoundupReport: Child ID theft on the rise
Child ID theft, among the more tragic and vexing 21st Century crimes, is much more common than previously thought, suggests a recent report by a Carnegie Mellon University fellow. Data examined offers hints that identity thieves are specially targeting children when picking victims. Using data supplied by identity monitoring company Debix, Power examined 40,000 children’s profiles and found more than 10 percent had identities that were tainted in some way. (MSNBC)

FDA Investigates Food Dye – ADHD Link
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Ostracized overweight kids eat more
When overweight children feel left out or ostracized, they tend to eat more and exercise less, new research shows. The findings come at a time when about one-third of children are overweight or obese, which increases their risk for type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and other health problems. (USA Today)

One-third of Americans are lacking vitamin D
A report, out Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, parallels what many other studies have suggested in recent years: that a large chunk of the population is at risk for low vitamin D levels. About two-thirds had sufficient levels, but about a third were in ranges suggesting risk of either inadequate or deficient levels, says report author Anne Looker, a research scientist with the CDC. (USA Today)

Photos of girl’s hairdo on teacher’s Facebook page not so funny, parent says
Educator faces discipline for posting pictures of student, officials say. The girl’s mother said a teacher posted pictures of the second-grader on Facebook, then led online friends in mocking the hairdo. Now Chicago Public Schools said it’s investigating. (Chicago Tribune)

Regular Breakfast Helps Reduce Lead Poisoning in Children
It is known that fasting increases lead absorption in adults and consequently regular meals and snacks are recommended for children to prevent lead poisoning. New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Environmental Health demonstrates that having a regular breakfast is associated with lower blood lead levels in children. (Science Daily)

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