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95% of tested baby foods in the US contain toxic metals, report says

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:37pm

Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby's brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday.

Exposure to pollution linked to 'silent miscarriages'

Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:30am

Pregnant women who have been exposed to high levels of pollution face an increased risk of "silent miscarriage" in the first trimester, according to a new study. A "silent miscarriage" happens when a fetus hasn't formed or has died, but the placenta and embryonic tissue remain.

Utah legislative proposals seek to snuff out youth vaping, focus on sales to teens

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:04am

If it calls itself a vape shop, it’s a vape shop.

Improving early learning: Millions more needed for teacher coaching, student testing

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:37am

If Utah wants to improve learning outcomes from preschool through the third grade, it needs teaching coaches, lawmakers were told Wednesday.

Like it or not, science backs up your teen's love of the snooze button

Madeline Holcombe, CNN  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:34am

In the battle between the adolescent penchant for hitting the snooze button and parental desire to rush them onto an early morning school bus, experts say science is increasingly siding with the snooze.

A first-grader lost his tooth, literally, so his principal vouched for him to the Tooth Fairy

Maddie Capron and Christina Zdanowicz, CNN  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:32am

A first-grader in Wisconsin lost his tooth. And, in an upsetting turn, he lost his lost tooth.

Utah prep athlete sues, says coach told him to 'man up' after concussion

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Oct 15th - 1:44pm

A former high school football player has sued the Cache County School District and the Utah High School Activities Association, alleging his coach told him to “man up” and keep playing in 2017 when he reported thinking he had a concussion.

School lunch shaming will now be against the law in California

Christina Maxouris, CNN  |  Posted Oct 14th - 7:08pm

California just took a step toward making its school environments a little more inclusive.

Have You Seen This? Dog soothes its baby friend in the cutest display ever

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 14th - 3:19pm

Sleep can be as elusive as a magical creature, a perfect score on a math test, or a non-awkward first date. Luckily, this baby has a Shiba Inu to help her get to dreamland.

Expert says flu shot is as effective, important as wearing a seat belt

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Oct 13th - 9:28pm

Influenza season began last week in Utah, and four people have already been hospitalized with the serious illness.

Siblings continue family tradition with 3rd-generation mariachi group

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 13th - 7:36pm

Despite growing up in a small U.S. town, brother and sister Sam Castillo and Karlysue Castillo Pereyra have never felt too far removed from their Mexican heritage.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are America's favorite Halloween candy, new poll finds

Lauren M. Johnson, CNN  |  Posted Oct 11th - 7:34pm

A new Monmouth University poll surveyed the top eight selling candies for Halloween and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups came out on top.

Utah high schooler wrote and published book at age 15

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 11th - 11:04am

Being a published author at such a young age has had a positive impact on the teen’s life, he said.

Utah mom charged after dog bites daughter in the face twice

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 10:10pm

Prosecutors have filed a child abuse charge against a Utah woman accused of bringing her dog back into her home after the pit bull twice bit her daughter in the face.

Has your newborn's identity already been stolen?

Bev O'Shea Of Nerdwallet, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 9:44am

Where criminals piece together a fake consumer — is an unintended consequence of Social Security number "randomization," which was initiated in 2011 to expand the pool of available numbers, she says.

Concussion PSA compares youth football dangers to smoking

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 8:48am

Everybody seems to be having fun when the kids in a new public service announcement are just playing football, until one boy is thrown to the ground and the background music turns ominous.

'We're not alone' — 'Sesame Street' tackles addiction crisis

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 9th - 5:01pm

"Sesame Street" is taking a new step to try to help kids navigate life in America — it's tackling the opioid crisis.

Most pregnant women aren't getting flu and whooping cough shots, CDC warns

Katie Hunt, CNN  |  Posted Oct 9th - 1:02pm

Most pregnant women in the United States don't get flu and whooping cough vaccines even though the shots are safe and recommended as part of routine prenatal care, a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

After epilepsy diagnosis, Utah mom trades in keys to walk children to school

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 9th - 7:23am

Shortly after 8:30 Tuesday morning, Columbia Elementary School’s drop-off area is lined with idling cars and traffic jams as parents come and go in the bustling Kaysville neighborhood.