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In coach's rant, a lesson for parents and athletes

If you've been on Facebook this week, chances are you've seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team. UConn hasn't lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:43:23 GMT
How to make your kid hate sports without really trying

Christine Carugati, 18, of Langhorne, Pennyslvania started getting recruited to play college lacrosse the summer after the ninth grade. You heard that right -- when she just finished her freshman year in high school.

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:42:13 GMT
Parents continue to debate football safety

As families across America prepare to watch the Super Bowl, the safety of the game remains hotly debated in households across the country.

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 22:05:07 GMT
Keeping girls in the game

When I ask my girls, ages 8 and 10, what they want to be when they grow up, my younger daughter says a professional athlete (she's not sure which sport just yet!) and my older daughter says an Olympian in track and field. With those goals, I simply cannot imagine they won't be playing sports throughout middle and high school and beyond.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:23:43 GMT
How to keep kids occupied on flights without electronics

A new ban on most electronic devices in the cabins of certain flights to the US and UK from Middle Eastern countries is causing confusion and frustration among passengers -- many of whom are parents of restless children.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:45:06 GMT
Is 100% fruit juice good or bad for your child's weight?

A new study suggests that drinking 100% fruit juice daily is linked to some, but not significant, weight gain in early childhood.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:02:56 GMT
Is cancer just a matter of random bad luck?

For the first time, researchers have estimated what percentage of cancer mutations are due to environmental and lifestyle factors, hereditary factors and random chance. Overall, 66% of the genetic mutations that develop into cancer are caused by simple random errors occurring when cells replace themselves, according to a new study published in the journal Science.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:00:15 GMT
Why flu shots fail even when the match is right

In 2009, two flu vaccines manufactured by the same company did not equally protect against the circulating H1N1 flu virus. A study published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine examines the question: Why did one vaccine offer 35% less protection against the flu?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:03:25 GMT
People are skeptical about this record-setting trans weightlifting champ

New Zealand athlete Laurel Hubbard became the first transgender woman to represent New Zealand at the Australian International weightlifting competition -- a detail that has drawn praise and criticism.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:02:33 GMT
86-year-old raises $400,000 and then gives it away

Thirty-two years' worth of recycled newspapers and magazines -- more than nine million pounds of it -- netted 86-year-old Johnny Jennings $400,000, all of which he gave away to those in need.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:38:32 GMT
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