health & body

Hasbro creates a wonky Mr. Potato Head to remind consumers that odd-looking produce is perfectly fine & shouldn’t be wasted

Hasbro creates a wonky Mr. Potato Head to remind consumers that odd-looking produce is perfectly fine & shouldn't be wasted

If aesthetically unappealing produce tastes just as good as the pretty stuff, is a strange-looking Mr. Potato Head still just as much fun to play with? Hasbro thinks so. The company partnered with UK

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Pediatricians push for more lead testing and regulations, declaring “Most existing lead standards fail to protect children”

Pediatricians push for more lead testing and regulations, declaring "Most existing lead standards fail to protect children"

Around 37 million homes in this country still contain lead-based paint — and an additional 6 million homes receive their drinking water from lead pipes. As a result of lead’s prevalence and

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EWG’s new BPA database reveals 16,000 food and drink products that contain the toxic chemical in their packaging

EWG's new BPA database reveals 16,000 food and drink products that contain the toxic chemical in their packaging

Although BPA may have (finally) been banned from baby bottles and a general consensus about its toxic potential has been reached… don’t relax yet. A new database from the Environmental

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7 surprising summer remedies sitting in your refrigerator

7 surprising summer remedies sitting in your refrigerator

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426,000 physicians unite to declare gun violence MUST STOP

426,000 physicians unite to declare gun violence MUST STOP

While gun control debates rage in Washington D.C., even as the nation reels from its latest tragedy, 426,000 physicians are standing strong against gun violence and pushing to obtain more data on its

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ISSA mikro electric toothbrush for babies pairs soft silicone bristles with sonic vibrations to clean baby’s teeth

ISSA mikro electric toothbrush for babies pairs soft silicone bristles with sonic vibrations to clean baby's teeth

Of all the tasks new parents have to learn, figuring out how to clean a baby’s brand new teeth can be one of the most frustrating. After all, if it’s not done correctly, tooth decay can set in

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A man’s exposure to chemicals has a significant effect on how long it takes a couple to conceive

A man's exposure to chemicals has a significant effect on how long it takes a couple to conceive

There are multiple reasons everyone should steer clear of common chemicals like phthalates, lead, and benzophenones, but for men who are part of a couple trying to conceive, a new study just added a

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Climb Out of the Darkness event raises awareness and support for maternal mental illness

Climb Out of the Darkness event raises awareness and support for maternal mental illness

Talking about postpartum depression (and diminishing the stigma around it) is becoming more commonplace as fewer women feel like they should suffer in silence. Struggling with postpartum anxiety, PTSD or

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Portland public schools test positive for elevated lead levels in drinking water

Portland public schools test positive for elevated lead levels in drinking water

We’ve said it before and unfortunately, it looks like we’re going to be saying it again… and again: we simply cannot trust that our drinking water is going to be safe and lead-free. The

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See the best & worst sunscreens for kids in EWG’s 10th annual guide to sunscreens

See the best & worst sunscreens for kids in EWG’s 10th annual guide to sunscreens

For the past decade, Environmental Working Group (EWG) has been releasing an annual sunscreen guide for consumers, highlighting sunscreen facts, tips, and best and worst sunscreen lists. 2016 marks their

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Eating a lot of fruit during pregnancy may result in having a smarter baby

Eating a lot of fruit during pregnancy may result in having a smarter baby

Most of us tell our kids to eat lots of fresh fruit to get strong, healthy, and smart. According to a new study, we should be taking that advice ourselves while pregnant. A study published in

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How to safely introduce peanuts into your baby’s diet

How to safely introduce peanuts into your baby's diet

With the growing number of children suffering from peanut allergies today, parents may be wary of feeding their infants anything containing the nut. However, research suggests that this fear could be

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Updated nutrition facts labels strike a sour note with the sugar industry

Updated nutrition facts labels strike a sour note with the sugar industry

There’s a new nutrition facts label coming to town… and certain members of the food industry are NOT happy about it. Ever since the FDA announced two years ago that it was proposing changes

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A father-to-be’s age, lifestyle & diet preconception may have a big impact on baby’s genes

A father-to-be's age, lifestyle & diet preconception may have a big impact on baby's genes

Mothers are responsible for actually growing babies, so it’s obvious that their lifestyle, diet, and environment have a huge effect on their offspring. But as we urge pregnant women to avoid eating

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Natural ways to prevent & treat bug bites and stings

Natural ways to prevent & treat bug bites and stings

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6 sneaky food additives: Where they like to hide & why you should avoid them at all costs

6 sneaky food additives: Where they like to hide & why you should avoid them at all costs

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Multiple children’s health issues linked to rampant use of toxic pesticides in the USA

Multiple children's health issues linked to rampant use of toxic pesticides in the USA

We should all be concerned about pesticide exposure: more than a billion pounds of the stuff gets sprayed on agricultural fields, dropped down from the sky, and released into water. The latest report

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Medical schools adopt the adage “Let food be thy medicine” by teaching future doctors how to cook

Medical schools adopt the adage "Let food be thy medicine" by teaching future doctors how to cook

Hippocrates stated long ago, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” However, while people naturally turn to their doctor for healthy lifestyle advice, diet and how to prepare

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