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Flu-fighting Egg Yolk Antibody Lozenges Help Lick Influenza

Anti-influenza lozenges made with egg yolk antibodies are now being sold in Japan, just in time for flu season. The lifesaver-shaped "Barrifull" lozenges are said to be particularly effective when you're stuck in a crowd of coughing, sneezing commuters.

Teens With Social Anxiety Disorder At High Risk For Alcohol & Drug Abuse

A study published online October 17, 2011 in the journal Pediatrics indicates that teens with social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, tend not to receive treatment for this psychiatric disorder because parents and teachers may assume the teens are just very shy.  But shyness is not even a prerequisite for the determination of social anxiety disorder....

Which Kids Are Most Likely To Be Teased By Their Peers?

Kids with any trait that's not the norm often get teased or mocked by other children.  It's an unfortunate fact of life.  But a new study conducted by psychologists at Kansas State University had some surprising results regarding which children are most likely to be chided by their peers.

 


Happiness Is Antidote To Teen Crime And Drug Use

... a University of California, Davis, study reported August 22, 2011 at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, found that kids in grades seven through nine committed fewer crimes, including drug-related crimes, if they were 'happy.'

Chinese Fitness Camps for Kids Motivate Overweight Offspring

Childhood obesity is a growing problem in China, pun intended, but fitness experts inspired by American “Fat Camps” (or the film Full Metal Jacket) have found a 28-day solution that helps China's chubby child cadres take a great leap forward on the path to healthier lifestyles.

China's One-Child Policy Blamed for Widening Gender Imbalance

China's controversial One-Child Policy may have put the brakes on the country's unsustainable rate of population growth but that silver lining hides a dark cloud: a widening gender imbalance that makes it increasingly hard for a guy to find the right girl... or ANY girl, for that matter.

Melon Cream Soda Sandwich Drives Kids to Drink

Summer sandwiches don't get much cooler than the Melon Cream Soda Sandwich, one of 4 limited edition 'lunch pack' sandwiches seemingly designed by pre-teen chefs.

Animal Footprint Beach Sandals Make Walkers Paws

These stealthy beach sandals from Kiko-Kids have really got sole: animal footprint soles to be exact. Now your kid can make tracks to the beach right through your living room and blame it on the family cat, monkey, owl, gecko or dinosaur.

Giving Thanks for the Mammaries at Japan's Best Breast Shrine

Thank God for breasts... and wouldn't you know, Japan has a shrine for that! Since 1678, Karube Jinja in Okayama prefecture has been providing hope and faith for Japanese women seeking the best for their breasts.

Black Market Human Milk Being Bought by the Bag in Beijing

White milk, black market: Chinese mothers, leery of powdered milk due to a series of well-publicized scandals, are increasingly turning to online human milk sources to help feed their babies.

Fishy Finding - Students Turn Fish Into Plastic

Three kids from Thailand have turned fish scales into plastic, and have earned $50,000 for their efforts.

Candy Grabber Keeps Your Kids Hands Out Of The Candy Jar

Here's a completely fun way to control the amount of sweets your tot can get his or her hands on without having to be really mean about it. The Candy Grabber lets you teach your child the value of moderation in a fun and ultimately rewarding way.

China's 'Noseless Girl' Receives Free Plastic Surgery & Job Training

The social conscience of China was proudly on display this week when a private plastic surgery clinic and nursing school teamed up to give a young Chinese woman a new nose – and with it, a new opportunity to build a better life.

Is That A PC In Your Pocket? - The PC That's The Size Of A Flash Drive

You will soon be able to buy a PC that fits in your pocket - for under $25!

Beijing Women's Prison Hosts Mother's Day Meet & Greet

China may have a reputation for meting out swift and harsh justice to those who run afoul of its legal system but a Mother's Day event held at the Beijing Women's Prison proves it's not all 'Midnight Express'.

Not A Whopping Cough - Hackasaurus Helps Kids Get The Most Out Of The Web

Hackasaurus gives kids the tools they need to truly understand and manipulate the internet.

Opening Education's Gates - The Gates Foundation Invests In Innovative Education

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is putting over $20 million into innovative learning tools, including gaming and social networking.

Atta Boy! - The 13 Year-Old Who Has Planted Over A Million Trees

Felix Finkbeiner is a 13 year-old who just planted his millionth tree - and addressed the United Nations.

Census Results May Prompt Changes in China's One-Child Policy

China's controversial “One-Child” policy has succeeded is putting the brakes on runaway population growth but results of the 2010 census have revealed some worrisome side-effects that don't bode well for the future.

Membo Helps You Keep Tabs On The Basics

While it wouldn’t help in every situation, the Membo by Dreamfarm is a fairly simple concept that could really help with remembering some of the everyday routine stuff that tends to slip your mind when you’re busy.