Skip High Praise for Kids with Low Self-Esteem

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_55f90505bf.jpgTaylor Hinton/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- An international team of experts warns that adults should back off from over-complimenting children, particularly if they have low-self esteem. American, British and Dutch researchers say that giving youngsters too much praise when they lack confidence could backfire, making them less inclined to face challenges.

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Honolulu Girl, 3, Dies After Dental Surgery Causes Brain Damage

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_207af81d5b.jpgStock Photo: Stockbyte/Thinkstock (HONOLULU) --  A Honolulu girl has died after going into cardiac arrest during a dental procedure left her severely brain damaged last month, according to her family's lawyer. Finely Boyle, 3, had been in hospice since early December, and doctors there removed her feeding tube last week because there was no hope for recovery, L. Richard Fried, Jr., told ABC News. She died Friday night surrounded by her parents and relatives.

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Healthier Diet Choices Don't Have to Be Difficult

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_9181ba1241.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A new year brings a fresh chance to start improving your diet -- and your health. With the holidays in the rear view mirror, now is as good a time as any to work on improving your diet. Swapping out unhealthy foods and drinks for more healthy ones is nothing new, but some helpful changes may be easier than you think.

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Forceps Delivery Crushed Baby's Skull, Caused Death, Family Alleges

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_167cb4a847.jpgHemera/Thinkstock (HOUSTON) -- Olivia Marie Coats lived for five days after her parents allege a forceps delivery crushed her little skull and caused brain death. Now, they have launched a Facebook campaign to stop the use of forceps in all births. Allen Coats, 25, and his fiancee Rachel Melancon, 24, say they will sue their obstetrician, Dr. George T. Backardjiev, and The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, where their daughter was born on Dec. 28.

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Flu Rates Rise Across the Country

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_0c07a86277.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The flu season is in full effect, with more than triple the number of states reporting high influenza-like illness compared to last week. Twenty states reported high rates of the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up from just six states in the week of Dec. 15. Most people are seeking outpatient treatment for flu-like symptoms.

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