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40 min ago | AlertNet

Yelp, TinyCo to settle US charges of improperly collecting kids' ...

The popular online review site Yelp and mobile app developer TinyCo have agreed to settle separate charges that they improperly collected children's information online, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. Under the terms of the settlements, Yelp will pay a $450,000 civil penalty while privately held TinyCo will pay a $300,000 civil penalty, the FTC said.


Related Topix: Yelp, Startups, Family, Privacy

4 hrs ago | KAKE

Fund to help 3 kids after dad killed in hit-and-run accident

As investigators search for the suspect in a hit-and-run accident this weekend, the family of Jeremy Napier is preparing to lay him to rest. He was struck by a vehicle before 2:30 Sunday morning on 103rd Street South and Ridge Road.


Related Topix: Family, Wichita, KS

8 hrs ago | Fort Morgan Times

September's spike in asthma attacks: Colorado kids need back-to-school plan

Children's Hospital Colorado is seeing high numbers of respiratory illnesses. 9-year-old patient Jayden Broadway of Denver is being treated at the hospital on Monday, September 8, 2014 for the enterovirus 68. Broadway's mother Melissa Lewis gives him a kiss after a coughing fit.


Related Topix: Asthma, Health, Family, Denver, CO, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

13 hrs ago | CTV

Harper urged to use UN speech to push for progress on health of poor kids, moms

Somali mothers and their babies wait in line for the babies to receive a five-in-one vaccine against several potentially fatal childhood diseases, at the Medina Maternal Child Health center in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. OTTAWA -- The United Nations Children's Fund is calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to use his coming speech at the General Assembly to push for progress on saving young mothers and newborns in the developing world.


Related Topix: Family, Somalia, World News, Africa, Stephen Harper, North America, Canada

Tue Sep 16, 2014


12 states confirm Enterovirus D68 cases

A respiratory virus that has sickened hundreds of kids across the U.S. has parents across the country worried. Take a look at what you need to know about enteroviruses.


Related Topix: Family, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alabama Government, Alabama, Illinois

KTVK Phoenix

Officials believe kids' virus present in Arizona

State health officials says it hasn't been confirmed yet but that they believe a virus causing respiratory illness in children in multiple states across the country is also present in Arizona. Department of Health Services spokeswoman Laura Oxley says Arizona hospitals have reported clusters of respiratory disease and requested testing to determine whether the human enterovirus 68 is present in Arizona.


Related Topix: Family


Woman pleads insanity, made kids drink bleach

A New Hampshire woman accused of trying to kill her children by forcing them to drink bleach has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Wendy Miller-Wright of Seabrook was charged last year with two counts of attempted murder, accused of making her 6-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter drink bleach at their home.


Related Topix: Family

WGY-AM Albany

The Doctor's Note Must Die

Another summer has passed, and with its passing the rites of autumn have begun. Verklempt parents, myself included, have put their children on school buses for the first time.


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Family

WMGL-FM North Charleston

Jennifer Garner Says Ben Affleck's Job as a Father Is Laughter

After nine years of marriage and three children, a lot has changed for Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. Garner admits that her focus is on her kids and not necessarily romancing her Hollywood husband.


Related Topix: Family, Parenting


Victim's family praying for girl who killed instructor with Uzi

The family of an Arizona shooting-range instructor who was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi say they're praying for her. Lawyers for the family of 39-year-old Charles Vacca delivered a video message last week to the girl's family.


Related Topix: Guns, Family

Mon Sep 15, 2014


DOJ extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota

When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city's large Somali community to build trust and gain understanding. The nationwide effort to stop a new wave of Westerners being recruited, this time for Islamic State militant groups in Syria and Iraq, could take some cues from Minnesota.


Related Topix: Family


Back to school cause of spike in sick kids

Alberta's medical officer of health says a recent spike in the number of children with respiratory illness is pretty normal for this time of year. Dr. James Talbot says Alberta tested 100 samples from children under 18 who were admitted to hospitals across the province in the first 10 days of September.


Related Topix: Family

Ocean Pines Independent

Md. police believe 2 missing kids are dead

Md. police believe 2 missing kids are dead Search continues for 3-year-old Sarah Hoggle and 2-year-old Jacob Hoggle. Check out this story on Police say they believe two young children who've been missing in suburban Maryland for more than a week are dead, and they're pursuing a homicide case against their mother.


Related Topix: Family, Montgomery County, MD, Clarksburg, MD, Darnestown, MD


Small number of drugs behind kids' accidental poisonings

A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds. Each year between 2007 and 2011, about 9,500 U.S. children younger than 6 years were hospitalized after getting a hold of family members' medication, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Related Topix: Drugs, Family, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), ADHD, Health

WLBT-TV Jackson

Kids prescribed antibiotics twice as often as needed

Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates. More than 11 million antibiotic prescriptions written each year for children and teens may be unnecessary, according to researchers from University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital.


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Family, University of Washington, Infectious Diseases


Man suspected of firing on kids at ice cream truck

Police say that after a nine-hour standoff they have arrested a 59-year-old man suspected of shooting at a group of children who were surrounding an ice cream truck in San Bernardino. No children were injured by the gunfire Sunday afternoon.


Related Topix: Family

WALB-TV Albany

Mother allegedly stabbed two of her children

Mary Galvis, 47, was still in a hospital gown when officers took her from the police station to the Salt Lake County jail. "I am just in shock.


Related Topix: Salt Lake County, UT, Family, West Valley City, UT

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Kids go to adult trauma centers, treatment delayed

Florida state guidelines require children with traumatic injuries to be taken to a trauma center specializing in pediatric care, but a new investigation finds dozens of Florida kids are instead taken to adult centers that may be unable to treat them. The result can mean crucial delays in care.


Related Topix: Family, Science / Technology

Pasadena Star-News

California broadens autism coverage for kids through Medicaid

I didn't know where to turn,” recalled Cruz, a Mexican immigrant who speaks only Spanish. “I didn't have any idea how to help her.” No one in her low-income South Los Angeles neighborhood seemed to know anything about autism spectrum disorder, a developmental condition that can impair language, learning and social interaction.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Family, Medicaid, Health, Medicare

Star Tribune

Lawyer: Massachusetts mom in dead infants case lived in fear; boyfriend didn't want more kids

The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home says she was scared because her longtime boyfriend didn't want any more children. Thirty-one-year-old Erika Murray was charged Friday with fetal death concealment and other counts after authorities found their bodies in her squalid, vermin-infested Blackstone home.


Related Topix: Family