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Autism Starts Prior to Birth with Brain Cells, According to Research

New research shows Autism starts prior to birth. Autism begins when certain brain cells fail to properly mature within the womb, according to scientists. Brain tissue taken from children who died and had autism revealed patches of disorganization in the cortex, a thin sheet of cells that’s critical for learning and memory, researchers report in the New England Journal of Medicine. Tissue samples... 

Artist Creates Average Size Barbie, Lammily

Barbie doesn’t reflect sizes of an average woman and has been getting criticism for it for many years. An artist is finally taking measures into his own hands to change that. Last summer, Nickolay Lamm showed the world what Barbie would look like if she had the CDC measurements of an average 19-year-old woman’s body. “A lot of people asked where they could buy normal Barbie,” Lamm told... 

Kids React to Rotary Phones: Fine Bros YouTube Video Proves Technology Changes Fast

Do you remember rotary phones? Dialing the telephone number by turning the dial, but first having to wait for the dial tone to make your call. Then if you got a busy signal, you’d hang up and have to try later. There was no call waiting. Let alone, no texting. Rotary dial designs dominated phone technology throughout the 20th century. Introduced in 1949, the classic Western Electric Model 500... 

Nathan Entingh, 10-years old Suspended for Making Gun Gesture at School

A 10-year old was suspended from school for three days because he made a gun gesture with his hand while pointing it at another student’s head. According to his father, Paul Entingh, “He was pointing it at a friend’s head and he said ‘boom.’ The kid didn’t see it. No other kids saw it. But the teacher saw it,” he told CNN. “It wasn’t threatening.... 

Infantino Teether Monkey Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday the recall of 191,000 monkey-shaped squeaking teething toys sold at Target due to a choking hazard to children. Infantino has received seven reports of infants choking or gagging on the monkey’s tail. No injuries have been reported, but the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said consumers should stop using the Go Gaga Squeeze &... 

Graco Car Seat Recall Due to Faulty Harness Buckle

Graco has recalled more than 3.7 million car seats after the red release button in the center of the harness was found to be difficult to unlatch, or can become stuck. Which can make it difficult or impossible to remove the child quickly in an emergency. Graco said that the problem with the harness buckles can be caused by an accumulation of food and dried liquids. Thankfully, the company said it... 

Hunter Yelton, 6-years old, Suspended from School for Kissing Girl

A six year old boy was suspended from school in Canon City, Colorado for kissing a classmate on the cheek during class. “It was during class yeah. We were doing reading group and I leaned over and kissed her. That’s what happened,” said Hunter Yelton. “They sent me to the office, fair and square. I did something wrong and I feel sorry.” Hunter’s mom, Jennifer Saunders,... 

Teenager Suspended from School for Wearing Vera Bradley Purse

A Kansas teenager was suspended from school for refusing to take off his Vera Bradley cross-body bag. Skylar Davis, the 13-year-old Kansas eighth-grader told KCTV5 he was suspended from school on Wednesday and his mother says she’s furious. She says it is discrimination because girls are allowed to have purses with no repercussions. “I don’t think everyone should be treated differently,”... 

Rising Costs of Infertility Treatments

Couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) can expect to pay around $5,338 in out-of-pocket expenses, according to a new study. Dr. James Smith, director of male reproductive health at the University of California, San Francisco and his colleagues interviewed 332 couples attending one of eight fertility clinics for their first evaluation. They gave each couple a diary to record all the treatment-related... 

Fat Letters Sent Home to Parents in 19 States after BMI Testing

Schools in 19 states have started an annual weigh-in and sending reports, called “fat letters” home to parents telling them whether their children have a high body mass index or not. Schools from Arkansas to Illinois, participate in the annual student weigh-ins. Some pediatricians say body mass index (BMI) readings are helpful for combating childhood obesity, which has become a growing... 
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