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‘Active’ video games can curb weight gain for overweight kids, study says

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Children who played exercise video games showed no gain in their average weight, says a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Half of the children in the study of 322 overweight 10- to 14-year-olds played only sedentary video games; those youths gained two or three pounds on average. (Reuters Health)

Whether your child was born vaginally or through Caesarean section must be noted when applying for your kids to go to school in the Dry Creek School District in Roseville, Calif. Parents have complained about the unusual information request. (CBS Sacramento)

How hard is it to raise a child who feels no pain? Parents Emma and Mark Riddell describe how they keep 4-year-old Grace, who has a rare disease that leaves her with no sense of danger and keeps her awake at night, from harming herself and getting adequate rest each day. (The Mail)

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