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Household disinfectants could be making kids overweight, study says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:00pm

Multi-surface cleaners and other commonly used household disinfectants could be making children overweight by altering the bacteria found in their guts, a new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests.

School fees audit finds 'widespread violations' of Utah law by school boards

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:34am

A legislative audit of secondary school fees found "widespread and varied violations of state law" by the State School Board and local boards of education, high schools and charter schools, according the audit made public on Tuesday.

Generation Orphan: How drug addiction has impacted a growing number of Utah students

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:43am

When Alyssa Woodward accepted her diploma at West Jordan High School’s graduation last spring, her parents weren’t in the audience cheering for her. They’ve both been out of the picture since she started kindergarten.

Family remembers Rose Park girl fatally hit by car

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:42am

Nine-year-old Maggie Joa died when a car hit her Saturday morning. She especially loved her dog, Max, and her family says Max only had eyes for Maggie.

Police issue safety reminder after 3 auto-pedestrian accidents involving children in a week

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 17th - 11:13am

One child was killed and two others injured in separate accidents in Salt Lake City in the past week by running into the street.

10 meal planning tips to make back-to-school easier for you

Rebecca Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Sep 13th - 9:14pm

Planning out your meals may seem daunting and time-consuming, but it doesn't have to be. These 10 simple meal planning tips will allow you to save time in the kitchen, eat delicious food, and still have time for everything else on your to-do list.

Poll: Teens say social media makes them feel better

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 8:15pm

Today's teens are always on their smartphones, many check social media "constantly" and prefer texting over face-to-face communication.

Avoid the 'back-to-school plague' of flu and cold

Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Posted Sep 11th - 7:33pm

As a first grade teacher, Julie Miller is exposed to a horrifying number of germs on a daily basis.

3-year-old Utah boy escapes unnoticed from preschool

Ashley Imlay, KSL and Ashley Kewish, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 11th - 7:16am

Three-year-old Gunner Watts' first day of preschool could've been straight out of an episode of the cartoon "Rugrats."

Pediatricians drop age limit for rear-facing car seats

Jamie Gumbrecht, CNN  |  Posted Sep 4th - 7:33pm

Children should ride in rear-facing car seats until they reach the height or weight limit for the seat, according to updated recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Springville centenarian marks birthday with hundreds of direct descendants

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 3rd - 8:55pm

A Utah County woman celebrated her 100th birthday Monday surrounded by her 13 children, 83 grandchildren, 357 great-grandchildren and nearly three dozen great-great-grandchildren.

From 1930s radio to Snapchat: Parents fret through the ages

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 3rd - 7:45pm

When Stephen Dennis was raising his two sons in the 1980s, he never heard the phrase "screen time," nor did he worry much about the hours his kids spent with technology. When he bought an Apple II Plus computer, he considered it an investment in their future and encouraged them to use it as much as possible.

6-year-old boy run over by SUV in driveway, transported by Life Flight

Mikayla Shoup, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 3rd - 5:17pm

Police say a 6-year-old boy was run over in the driveway at his house in Cedar City after attempting to exit a moving vehicle Monday morning.

Utah grandmother, granddaughter team up for baking competition

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 3rd - 3:38pm

This Labor Day, we’re celebrating working Utahns like a grandmother and granddaughter who will soon be competing on the new Discovery Family show “Bake It Like Buddy.”

What are the best mosquito repellents to protect kids from West Nile Virus?

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 2nd - 8:57pm

This week, health officials reported a fourth Utahn has contracted West Nile Virus this year, and one person has died.

8th-grade football player shines during team’s '5th quarter'

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 1st - 10:05pm

Spina bifida and football don’t usually go together. But thanks to help from his teammates Saturday morning, a Cache County boy got to experience what it's like to really play the game.

Shaming moms doesn't make anyone's kids safer

Olga Mecking, CNN  |  Posted Aug 31st - 8:19am

In 2011, writer and editor Kim Brooks had the police called on her and ended up pleading guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor (to avoid the risk of losing custody of her child).

Mom's use of opioids in pregnancy may stunt kids' learning

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 29th - 10:03pm

Learning disabilities and other special education needs are common in children born with opioid-related symptoms from their mother's drug use while pregnant, according to the first big U.S. study to examine potential long-term problems in these infants.

Marco Polo app more popular in Utah than anywhere else in the world

Ashley Kewish, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 26th - 4:48pm

Utah has the most downloads per capita than anywhere else in the world when it comes to the app Marco Polo. Co-founder Vlada Bortnik came to Utah on Friday to find out why the Beehive State is buzzing about the app.

Doctors may begin prescribing play for young children

Jared Aarons, CNN  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:35pm

After releasing a new study showing the link between free, unstructured play and increased brain development, doctors may now start prescribing playtime for young children.