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Parents of 6-year-old outraged over airport patdown
The parents of a 6-year-old American girl who got a pat-down at an airport security checkpoint earlier this month said Wednesday that there should be different screening procedures for children. Dr. Todd and Selena Drexel of Bowling Green, Kentucky, said that daughter Anna was confused by the security procedure at New Orleans airport, a video of which has been widely viewed since the family posted it on YouTube. (Yahoo News)

Young parents may let healthy lifestyle slip
It might not come as a surprise to busy parents, but a new study suggests that having young children may make it tougher to keep up healthy diet and exercise habits. The study, which surveyed more than 1,500 young adults, found that those with children age 5 or younger generally exercised less often than non-parents. And among women, young moms tended to eat more calories, sugary drinks and saturated fat — the artery-clogging fat found in meat, butter and milk. (Yahoo News)

Sesame Street beams American dream to Pakistan
The United States has turned to oversized puppets in its newest attempt to win hearts and minds in Pakistan, funding a $20 million remake of popular children’s TV programme Sesame Street. (Yahoo News)

Poll: Are your taxes fair? Most say yes
Fewer people expect refunds this year than in previous years, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. But as Monday’s filing deadline approaches, the poll shows that 54 percent believe their tax bills are either somewhat fair or very fair, compared with 46 percent who say they are unfair. (ABC News)

Catherine Zeta-Jones Sheds Light on Bipolar Disorder
The revelation that the seemingly unshakable actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder illustrates the hallmarks of the disease: it can strike at any time in a person’s life and is often brought on by prolonged stressed.

Johnson & Johnson recalls Topamax for odor complaints
Johnson & Johnson on Thursday announced a recall of 57,000 bottles of the prescription anti-seizure medication Topamax following consumer complaints of an “uncharacteristic odor.” (ABC News)

Study: 2 million babies stillborn every year
More than 2 million babies are stillborn every year worldwide and about half could be saved if their mothers had better medical care, according to research estimates published Thursday in the medical journal Lancet. (Boston.com)

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