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Scientists develop sensor to save children and pets from hot car deaths

Rob Picheta, CNN  |  Posted Nov 11th - 9:33am

Scientists in Canada have developed a sensor that detects and raises the alarm when children or pets are left alone in a car.

Utah company under fire for 'questionable' marketing scheme targeting pregnant women

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 6th - 7:01pm

A Utah company is making national headlines for what some say is a deceptive marketing tactic targeting pregnant women — but reaching lots of women who are not pregnant in the process.

Only children are more likely to be obese, study says

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Nov 6th - 11:03am

Only children may be at a higher risk for obesity than children who have siblings, according to a new study published Wednesday.

'Goodness and humor' celebrated as 'Sesame Street' turns 50

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 5th - 9:40am

Fifty years ago, on the very first broadcast of a quirky TV program that featured a bunch of furry puppets, the first episode of "Sesame Street" aired in the fall of 1969 — sponsored by the letters W, S and E and the numbers 2 and 3.

17-year-old BYU graduate credits his success to high school college program

Jenny Guzman, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 4th - 8:13pm

This Dec. 17, Spencer Jackman will be walking and receiving his bachelor’s degree in communication studies from BYU at the age of 17, having previously gotten his associate's from UVU's concurrent enrollment program.

MRIs show screen time linked to lower brain development in preschoolers

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Nov 4th - 7:52pm

Screen time use by infants, toddlers and preschoolers has exploded over the last decade, concerning experts about the impact of television, tablets and smartphones on these critical years of rapid brain development.

McDonald's is bringing back retro Happy Meal toys

Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business  |  Posted Nov 4th - 3:15pm

McDonald's Happy Meal might be for kids, but officially it's over the hill.

E-cigarettes aren't a 'gateway' to teen smoking, study says

Arman Azad, CNN  |  Posted Nov 4th - 8:49am

Vaping makes teens more likely to try cigarettes, but doesn't increase the odds that they'll become smokers, according to a new study that looked at more than 12,000 middle school and high school students in the United States.

The Leonardo, Vivint partner to offer ‘sensory-friendly’ day for kids

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted Nov 2nd - 11:32am

It can be difficult to find activities for children with sensory processing differences. That's why The Leonardo Museum and Vivint Smart Home decided to create a monthly event they call Sensory-Friendly Mondays.

The Toys R Us relaunch is giving families something they can't buy on Amazon

Chauncey Alcorn, CNN Business  |  Posted Nov 1st - 7:11pm

Toys R Us is returning to select malls in major metropolitan areas this holiday season with what it hopes is an innovative retail plan that could upend how stores sell toys.

Bike helmet saved West Jordan girl's life, officials say

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 1st - 12:02pm

Officials say wearing a bike helmet saved the life of a 12-year-old girl who was hit by a van while riding home from school two weeks ago.

Should school be canceled the day after Halloween?

Colby Walker, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Nov 1st - 11:18am

Tens of thousands of supporters have pledged their names to call on Utah’s school districts to cancel classes the day after Halloween.

Utah has one of the highest rates of uninsured children in the U.S.

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Oct 31st - 9:20pm

More Utah children are without insurance coverage, following a national trend amid federal disconnect on health care policy.

Study: Pediatricians less likely to ask questions about gun safety after mass shootings

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 30th - 7:18am

“We also need to study how to have the conversation, so that it’s not threatening to anybody so that we feel that it’s a mutually supportive conversation and that it’s all about keeping the children safe,” Dr. Carole Stipelman said.

A dietitian's guide to raising a body-positive child

Emily Fonnesbeck, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct 29th - 8:25pm

It is possible to raise resilient, body-positive kids even in our thin-obsessed culture. Helping a child respect and feel confident about his or her body is no small feat, but it's definitely possible. Here are three tips to help.

Teal Pumpkin Project: How a Draper family keeps Halloween safe for kids with allergies

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 29th - 7:55pm

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to stock up on candy for trick-or-treaters. One Draper mother is reminding people to also include nonfood treats on their shopping list for kids with allergies.

Pediatricians endorse weight loss surgery for severely obese kids and teens: 'It changed my life'

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted Oct 29th - 7:42am

Weight loss surgery has traditionally been viewed as a procedure for adults with severe obesity who haven't been able to lose weight or keep it off. Now, pediatricians are calling for it to be more accessible for children and teens with severe obesity too.

Have You Seen This? DIY Rollercoaster

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 28th - 3:02pm

Not all young kids have to be mentally scarred like I was to enjoy a good rollercoaster, and they can still have their bragging rights. All it takes is a creative family, a television and a laundry basket.

For Gold Star families, the ultimate sacrifice comes heavily taxed

Brianna Keilar, CNN Anchor  |  Posted Oct 28th - 11:44am

In early March 2006, two days after learning her husband had died in Iraq, Malia Fry was sitting at her kitchen table in North Carolina. She was flipping through a three-ring binder with a casualty assistance officer who was shepherding her through the long list of decisions she had to make in the fog of grief.