Researchers are looking at whether money from the Marcellus
Shale natural gas boom helps children and families in regions where
companies are drilling. Penn State University sociology professor
Molly Martin ...
Dollar General Corp raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores
Inc to $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal
directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected. Family
Dollar stuck instead with an $8.5 billion cash-and-stock bid from
Dollar Tree Inc made in late July. Family Dollar said on Tuesday
its board would review Dollar General's new offer and that it was
committed to ...
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., Sept. 2, 2014
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Families of SMA, founded in 1984 by a
small group of families affected by spinal muscular atrophy (SMA),
has announced that the organization will become Cure SMA. Spinal
muscular atrophy is a motor neuron disease that affects
approximately 1 in every 10,000 births. Cure SMA has provided
funding for two-thirds of those drug ...
Authorities in Uganda have raised fears that the east African
nation's children are being left vulnerable to abuse and
exploitation by a staggering increase in unchecked overseas
adoptions. An official report, details of which were published on
Tuesday by the New Vision newspaper, said a boom in what it called
the "international adoption industry" had led to some children who
were not even ...
By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Chronically ill
kids who “graduate” from their pediatrician to an “adult" doctor
often feel dissatisfied with the transition, says a new study. “It
is well known that the transfer from pediatric to adult care poses
additional challenges to families dealing with childhood chronic
illness or disabilities - what is less well known is how young
Artwork drawn by Angelina Jolie's children was embroidered
into her bridal gown and veil, adding a touch of whimsy to her
wedding last month to Brad Pitt, celebrity magazines reported on
Tuesday. Two magazines, People and Hello, published photos of the
August 23 nuptials in France, with both publications featuring
front page pictures of Jolie in the stunning Versace wedding gown.
Luigi Massi ...
A unique educational video game developed by New England
Research Institutes is now being downloaded by kids across the
country. Called “The Paper Kingdom,” the game is aimed at kids ages
8-14 and helps dispel myths and misconceptions about medical
NEW YORK, NY, N.Y. -- SeriousFun Children's Network has named
Mary Beth Powers as its new Chief Executive Officer. She joins
SeriousFun after an 18-year career at Save the Children, most
recently serving ...
Like victims of face-to-face bullying, kids who experience
internet bullying are vulnerable to mental health and substance use
problems – but spending more time communicating with their parents
may help protect them from these harmful consequences, a new study
Dozens of families who moved to Colorado to treat their
severely disabled children with a special kind of marijuana could
lose access to the treatment under new rules proposed by the state
Two days after an Elmhurst man shot his wife and the couple's
two developmentally disabled adult children before taking his own
life, family members issued a statement saying "Frank and Joan
Stack will be remembered for an unwavering commitment" to their
Despite feeling relieved that he will finally be with his son
on the latter’s final journey, Jijar Singh, the father of flight
steward Sanjid Singh Sandhu, has been overcome with anxiety since
he was told of the news by a MAS representative recently. Sanjid’s
wife, Tan Bee Geok, and his son, Hans Singh Sandhu, 10, had left
for Amsterdam, the Netherlands, last Saturday.
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Like victims of
face-to-face bullying, kids who experience internet bullying are
vulnerable to mental health and substance use problems – but
spending more time communicating with their parents may help
protect them from these harmful consequences, a new study suggests.
For example, the researchers found, regular family dinners seemed
to help kids ...
A family of eight and another family were displaced from
their homes after a fire broke out Monday morning. According to
police, an 18-year-old man who lives there is being questioned
about the cause of the blaze. The fire was reported just before 8
a.m. at a two-story apartment building at 1287 NW 59 St. in Miami.
Firefighters said flames could be seen coming through the windows
of the home ...
KIBBUTZ SAAD, Israel (AP) — Thousands of Israeli children in
areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending
the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their
communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas war, while schools in
Gaza remained shuttered as the territory recovered from the
As the school term starts, kids are carrying more than £201
worth of valuables to and from school each day, a new study has
revealed. And almost half (47%) of parents are happy for their
children to take ...
A man with a knife killed three children and injured several
in a primary school in China on Monday, the first day of a new
school term after the summer holiday, state media said. The suspect
was a parent of a student, and he attacked the children because the
school did not let his daughter register for the new term because
she had not finished summer homework, state broadcaster CCTV
reported on ...
At least 42 children have been killed in government air
strikes and shelling across Syria in the last 36 hours, the Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said Sunday. The
Britain-based Observatory said 25 children had been killed between
midnight on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, with 17 more killed
between Friday and Saturday night. The deaths came in regime
shelling and air ...