Senators Demand Schools End 'Scream Rooms' for Troubled Kids

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_8984999e79.jpgABC News (WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. Senate report is calling for legislation that would end the use of padded "scream rooms" to discipline children in schools, saying educators across the country are continuing to use potentially unsafe and abusive forms of restraint in the classroom. "Use of either seclusion or restraints in non-emergency situations poses significant physical and psychological danger to students," the report by the staff of the key education committee in the Senate concluded.

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Study: Mammograms Screenings Don't Decrease Cancer Death Rates

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_a9e48abfdb.jpgFuse/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Physicians generally recommend that women receive annual mammograms starting at age 40, but a new study finds that the screenings may not make a difference and can even lead to over-diagnosis. The report, published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal, involved nearly 90,000 women in Canada and casts doubts on the effectiveness of the procedure.

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Snow Angels Leave Message Outside Chicago Hospital

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_5b51a1558b.jpgCourtesy Rush University Medical Center (CHICAGO) -- A 14-year-old boy, with some help from his dad, stomped out a love note in the snow that his mom could see from her hospital window, and the note has cheered hundreds of patients and staff in the hospital. Will Hart and his dad Tim wrote a gigantic message saying “HI MOM GOD BLESS U” on a parking garage rooftop visible from the top four to six floors of Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center.

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Kids and Cavities a Rotten Combo

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_bc80f59ebf.jpghamburguesaconqueso/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Getting kids to care about oral health can be like pulling teeth. But cavities aren’t just painful -- they can interfere with learning, speech, eating and play. Roughly one in six American kids has untreated cavities, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And experts say those tiny holes can have major consequences on growth and development.

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Mental Illness Puts Young Females at Greater Risk of Pregnancy

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_3a93c17fe1.jpgJeffrey Hamilton/Thinkstock (TORONTO) -- Adolescent girls who suffer mental illness are much more prone to getting pregnant than their peers without emotional problems. That's according to a new study from the Women's College Hospital in Toronto, which examined live birth rates in 4.5 million females ages 15 to 19 over a 10-year span.

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