Bullies are using a small but powerful weapon to torment allergic kids

Food allergies affect an estimated 15 million Americans, including 6 million children, according to Food Allergy Research & Education. The prevalence of food allergies among children rose to 5.1 percent in 2009-2011 from 3.4 percent in 1997-1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bullying, harassing and teasing of children with food allergies seems “common, frequent, and repetitive,” concluded a 2010 study that surveyed 353 food-allergic teens, adults and the parents of food-allergic children.

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She's 26 and part of a milestone in marathon baseball history

Besides trying to break the Guinness World Record for the longest non-stop baseball game ever played, this game also marked a milestone in marathon baseball history: this is the first year women were allowed to play. 26-year-old Jackiee Carbery,of Los Angeles, talks about what it's like playing in the marathon game.
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She's 26 and part of a milestone in marathon baseball history 2:50

She's 26 and part of a milestone in marathon baseball history

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Belleville native on teaching marketing in France

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Belleville native on excelling when you are at your busiest

Veterans try to break marathon baseball game world record 1:11

Veterans try to break marathon baseball game world record