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Pregnancy Ups Risk of Heart Attack, Study Says
Pregnancy and hormonal changes that continue 12 weeks after giving birth increase a woman’s risk of heart attack, researchers said.

Parents Need Warnings About Multiple SIDS Risks, Study Says
More parents seem to have gotten the message that their infants need to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of dying from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). However they seem to be unaware that often multiple risk factors occurring at the same time increase the risk of SIDS, according to new research published Monday.

School District Told to Replace Web Filter Blocking Pro-Gay Sites
A judge has ordered Camdenton school district in Missouri to replace a filter that puts pro-gay sites in the sexuality category, but allows antigay sites, which are often classified as religious.

In Praise of Germs: Why Common Bugs Are Necessary for Kids
Attention, germaphobes. Exposure to the microscopic bugs is crucial for keeping kids healthy, according to new research in the prestigious journal Science.

Recalls of Unsafe Kids Products Down but Often Ignored
Children’s product recalls dropped 24% in 2011, but injuries and other incidents associated with these recalls grew 7%, a report out today says.

Aggressive Parents Force Egg Hunt Cancellation
Organizers of an annual Easter egg hunt attended by hundreds of children have canceled this year’s event, citing the behavior of aggressive parents who swarmed into the tiny park last year, determined that their kids get an egg.

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