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Global Child Deaths Plunge by 12,000 a Day
The annual number of children who die before they reach age five is shrinking, falling to 7.6 million global deaths in 2010 from more than 12 million in 1990, according to UNICEF and the World Health Organization.

Parents Still Struggle With Proper Child-Seat Use, Study Finds
With National Child Passenger Safety Week approaching, the nonprofit organization Safe Kids USA released on Thursday new research relating to the use of child safety seats.

Average Scores Slip on SAT
Average scores on the SAT fell across the nation this year, with the reading score for the high school class of 2011 falling three points to 497, the lowest on record, according to a report Wednesday by the College Board, which administers the exams.

My Family’s Experiment in Extreme Schooling
What happens when you take three American kids and throw them in a classroom 5,000 miles from home where they can’t speak the language?

Formula Doesn’t Keep Kids from Gaining Weight: Study
Kids who were fed on formula for the first few months of life gained just as much weight up to age ten as those who were exclusively breastfed, according to new research from Germany.

Teen Driving Restrictions Show Mixed Results
Programs that keep young drivers from taking the wheel at night, or with a car full of teens, may reduce the risk of fatal crashes in some drivers — but increase that risk in others.

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