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A Safer Sport

March 8, 2019

Danny Lee wanted to play tackle football in fifth grade. His dad had other ideas. “He said if I got hurt now, it could end my football career,” Danny told TIME for Kids. Peter Lee advised his son to stick…



Ready for Class!

February 21, 2019

When Makayla Nunn was 8, she was diagnosed with a rare illness. It is called chronic fatigue syndrome. People with this illness are regularly overcome by extreme tiredness. The feeling doesn’t go away when they sleep or rest. Makayla lives…

The Human Body

Measles Alert

February 15, 2019

People in Washington and Oregon are rushing to get a vaccine. It could protect them from the measles virus. These states have had a measles outbreak. More than 50 people were infected, most of them children. The measles virus lives…

Food and Nutrition

The Peanut Solution

January 18, 2019

Brett Treichel’s mother gave him a piece of peanut butter toast when he was 9 months old. Brett touched the peanut butter, then rubbed his eye. It instantly swelled. Brett was rushed to the hospital. Doctors said he had a…


The Human Body

Fighting the Flu

January 18, 2019

More than 6 million people in the United States have caught the flu this season. This is according to a report released on January 11. The report is by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Flu activity…

Food and Nutrition

A Rise in Allergies

January 17, 2019

Carson Tucker, 10, loves baseball, drumming, and tae kwon do. What he doesn't love, he told TFK, is "when I can't eat the same things my friends are eating." That happens often, because Carson has food allergies. He is one…

Food and Nutrition

An Oasis on Wheels

November 30, 2018

In 2011, Josh Trautwein was a nutrition educator in Boston, Massachusetts. He wanted to teach kids how to live healthy lives. Then the neighborhood’s only grocery store closed. As a result, families were having a tough time finding fresh fruits…

The Human Body

Food for Thought

October 19, 2018

Margaret Morris is a scientist at the University of New South Wales, in Australia. She is giving her rats a memory test. She sets them in their usual box. But she has rearranged the objects inside. Some rats sniff them…

The Human Body

Habits for a Healthy Brain

October 12, 2018

A new study shows that meeting three benchmarks for health can strengthen kids’ brains. The benchmarks are getting nine to 11 hours of sleep each night, exercising at least 60 minutes a day, and spending less than two hours a…


Hooked on Games

September 7, 2018

Playing video games can be a fun way to unwind or spend time with friends. In schools, teachers use games like Minecraft to encourage teamwork and critical thinking. But for some players, gaming is an unhealthy habit. At night, they…