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Poor air quality forces kids inside for school recess

John Wojcik, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Dec 6th - 10:14am

Air quality concerns in the Salt Lake Valley continue to linger and there’s a growing concern about how it will impact kids at school.

Tooele County launches campaign aimed at decreasing underage drinking

Garna Mejia, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 5th - 2:17pm

All of Tooele County's school buses will feature new signs with slogans designed to remind parents about the risks involved with binge drinking.

Disney's new live-action 'Mulan' trailer shows distinctly different take from original

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 5th - 12:15pm

Disney’s remake of its classic animated film “Mulan” is shaping up to be its most ambitious, and most divergent, live-action recreation yet.

Walking while texting, other cellphone-related injuries are on the rise, especially for the young

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Dec 5th - 11:15am

Cell phones are a literal pain in the neck -- and face, eyes, nose, ears and head. A new study analyzing national emergency room data shows injuries to those areas of our bodies have risen "steeply" over the last 20 years.

Holiday money-saving strategies that can backfire

Bev O’shea Of Nerdwallet, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 10:16am

Holiday marketers have your number, and they know how to entice you to spend. However, you can position yourself to recognize — and overcome — overspending triggers.

New study will test effectiveness of old drug to stop bleeding in severely injured children

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Dec 4th - 2:33pm

A drug used to stop ongoing bleeding in severe trauma patients of all ages since the 1960s has never been clinically tested in children, according to doctors at Primary Children’s Hospital.

Warming temperatures put women at risk of giving birth early, study says

Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Posted Dec 4th - 12:57pm

Women are at risk of giving birth early due to warmer temperatures brought on by the climate crisis, a new study finds.

Star Wars 'Baby Yoda' toys are coming to a store near you

Chauncey Alcorn, CNN Business  |  Posted Dec 4th - 11:49am

Fans of Star Wars and the new Disney+ series "The Mandalorian" have another reason to celebrate this holiday season, thanks to a much-anticipated line of "Baby Yoda" merchandise.

Widow of slain Utah police officer recalls big surprise 3 days after funeral

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 3rd - 7:01pm

Little Colton Shinners may not have had the chance to meet his father, slain Provo police officer Joseph Shinners, but that doesn’t mean he won’t know him.

8-year-old donates hundreds of stuffed animals, most won from claw machine

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 3rd - 9:11am

Eight-year-old Jonny Hoagland isn’t one to look for the spotlight. But when you have a collection of stuffed animals like he does, it’s hard not to take notice — especially when he’s decided it’s time to say goodbye.

YouTube changes to protect children could hurt creators, viewers

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 3rd - 7:26am

Utah-based Disney vloggers Chris and Amanda Provost started their YouTube channel nearly two years ago as a simple passion-project.

Still 'tougher than a bullet': Teen once shot and left for dead is living life to the fullest

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 2nd - 10:39pm

“Do what makes you happy.” And planting tulip bulbs — 1,208 of them — with her mother, April, makes Deserae Turner happy.

1 in 5 US adolescents is now prediabetic, study says

Michael Nedelman, CNN  |  Posted Dec 2nd - 1:16pm

Nearly a quarter of young adults and a fifth of adolescents in the United States have prediabetes, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

Explosive growth in screen use by toddlers, studies say

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Nov 28th - 9:38pm

Use of screen time explodes between 12 months and three years in the United States, and most Canadian preschoolers between the ages of two and three are not meeting World Health Organization recommendations for appropriate use of television, computers and other screens, according to two new studies published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.

Girl Scouts: Don't make your daughter hug people this holiday

Aj Willingham, CNN  |  Posted Nov 28th - 11:09am

At a time when issues of sexual harassment and consent are in the news, and with the holidays just around the corner, the Girl Scouts have resurfaced a recommendation about how parents can help young girls handle affection.

Schools teach refugee, migrant kids skills to succeed in US

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 28th - 9:59am

International flags flutter from the ceilings of the outdoor hallways at Valencia Newcomer School in Phoenix. It's among a handful of U.S. public schools dedicated to helping some of the thousands of children who arrive in the country each year.

US births decline for fourth year in a row, CDC says

Kristen Rogers and Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted Nov 27th - 2:11pm

The number of births in the United States declined for a fourth year following an increase in 2014, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

'You'll shoot your eye out!' Eye injuries from paintball and BB guns are on the rise

Scottie Andrew, CNN  |  Posted Nov 25th - 7:33pm

Nonpowder firearms like BB and paintball guns aren't typically considered lethal weapons. But as the rate of eye injuries linked to these weapons surges, researchers say it's time to take these types of guns seriously, too.

Midwives, doulas could benefit births — but not all women have access

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted Nov 22nd - 7:35pm

A growing body of research suggests that services and support from either midwives or doulas come with health benefits for both the mother and baby, regardless of whether the delivery occurs in a hospital, birthing center or home. But differing state laws on how certain midwives are recognized and what insurance can cover, mean many women don't have access to that type of care.