Sensical to launch age-appropriate streamed content for kids

Sensical to launch age-appropriate streamed content for kids

LOS ANGELES – Common Sense Networks will launch a new streaming platform dedicated to kids with age-appropriate content. The media company announced Tuesday that the free streaming platform called Sensical is expected to launch next year. The platform will offer thousands of vetted short-form videos for children ages…
Man held at gunpoint, SUV carjacked by woman with 5 kids

Man held at gunpoint, SUV carjacked by woman with 5 kids

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are looking for what sounds like unlikely suspects in a carjacking: a woman with five children. Officials said a man had gone to a section of Martinez Creek Trail, near Cincinnati and N. Navidad streets, late Saturday night, expecting to meet up…
ER visits, long waits climb for kids in mental health crisis

ER visits, long waits climb for kids in mental health crisis

When children and teens are overwhelmed with anxiety, depression or thoughts of self-harm, they often wait days in emergency rooms because there aren’t enough psychiatric beds. The problem has only grown worse during the pandemic, reports from parents and professionals suggest. With schools closed, routines disrupted and parents…
Kids watching more TV is causing additional stress in parents, experts say

Kids watching more TV is causing additional stress in parents, experts say

How often does your child watch TV? If it’s more than average, researchers say that may be affecting you and your child’s relationship. Researchers from the University of Arizona say kids watching too much TV could lead to more stress in parents. Many parents worry about how their…
1st drug for rare rapid-aging disease extends kids' lives

1st drug for rare rapid-aging disease extends kids’ lives

The first drug was approved Friday for a rare genetic disorder that stunts growth and causes rapid aging in children, after studies showed it can extend their lives. Kids with the genetic disorder progeria typically die in their early teens, usually from heart disease. But in testing, children…
Amid pandemic, Belgrade street kids find comfort at refuge

Amid pandemic, Belgrade street kids find comfort at refuge

BELGRADE – In a small, brightly-colored backstreet house in Belgrade a teenage girl is drying her hair, while two others eat lunch in the kitchen. A group of boys are having their temperatures checked at the entrance as a precaution against coronavirus. It’s another busy day for Svratiste,…