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Monday, June 27th, 2011

Pediatrics: Discovering more about how watching TV hurts preschoolers’ sleep
Three-to-5-year-old kids who watch violent or scary media content, or who watch more TV during evening hours, are increasingly likely to have sleep problems, according to research published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. (LA Times)

Doctors Urge Ban on Junk Food Ads During Kids’ Shows
The nation’s leading group of pediatricians is calling for a ban on all junk food and fast food ads during children’s television shows as a means of slowing the rising tide of obesity among young people. (USA News)

Birth mothers track down adopted kids on Facebook
Adoptions, once private and tightly controlled by agencies, are now far more transparent because of Facebook. Some birth mothers are reaching out to contact the children they gave up, in some cases finding minors who haven’t been told yet they are adopted. (MSNBC)

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