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Nearly 6% of preschoolers, ages 1 to 4, had been given the sleep supplement melatonin, according to a recent survey. Aya Koike/Getty Images hide caption

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What parents need to know before giving kids melatonin

Research shows nearly 1 in 5 school-age children are using melatonin to help them sleep. But these supplements are unregulated and pediatricians worry about their safety and the dose.

Women at the Tutwiler Prison in Wetumpka, Ala., walk through the halls. This week, current and former prisoners announced a lawsuit challenging Alabama's prison labor program as a type of modern slavery. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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Prisoners are suing Alabama over forced labor, calling it a 'form of slavery'

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Sunday Puzzle: S.N. no L

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Sunday Puzzle: S.N. no L

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Nearly 6% of preschoolers, ages 1 to 4, had been given the sleep supplement melatonin, according to a recent survey. Aya Koike/Getty Images hide caption

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What parents need to know before giving kids melatonin

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What parents need to know before giving kids melatonin

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