health & body

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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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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Babies who are swaddled are 50%-60% more likely to die of SIDS, according to new study

Babies who are swaddled are 50%-60% more likely to die of SIDS, according to new study

See you later, swaddling? After analyzing the data from four previous studies, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that babies who were swaddled were up to 50%-60% more likely to die

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NASA research inspired the pressure suit that saves mothers from postpartum hemorrhage

NASA research inspired the pressure suit that saves mothers from postpartum hemorrhage

It may take a village to raise a child, but sometimes it takes the whole world to save a mother. After years of research and development, one woman is leading the charge to distribute a life-saving

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MomSense breastfeeding meter enables mothers to calculate how much milk their baby consumes while nursing

MomSense breastfeeding meter enables mothers to calculate how much milk their baby consumes while nursing

Breastfeeding presents plenty of challenges, and most mothers worry about whether or not their child is getting enough milk. The Surgeon General’s office estimates that as many as 50% of breastfeeding

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1 child is poisoned every 45 minutes by eating a laundry detergent pod, according to new study

1 child is poisoned every 45 minutes by eating a laundry detergent pod, according to new study

Despite warnings here, there, and everywhere, laundry pod poisonings are on the rise, and exposure to these pods is more dangerous than other types of laundry and dishwasher detergent. During a

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A guide to CSAs: Joining and making the most of your community supported agriculture (CSA)

A guide to CSAs: Joining and making the most of your community supported agriculture (CSA)

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BOOK REVIEW: Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children

BOOK REVIEW: Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children

Pediatric occupational therapist and mother Angela Hanscom has seen some alarming trends among kids today: an inability to sit still, bad posture, increased falling, weakened immune systems, and a

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10 super fun DIY outdoor games!

10 super fun DIY outdoor games!

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BREAKING: Glyphosate, the carcinogenic ingredient in Roundup, is found in popular breakfast foods

BREAKING: Glyphosate, the carcinogenic ingredient in Roundup, is found in popular breakfast foods

Bagels, eggs, or oatmeal with a side of toxic herbicide? The latest findings from the Alliance for Natural Health-USA’s recent food safety tests are enough to make you want to lose your breakfast:

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FDA approves folic acid fortification of corn masa flour in an effort to prevent birth defects

FDA approves folic acid fortification of corn masa flour in an effort to prevent birth defects

Tortillas, tortilla chips, taco shells, tamales — these aren’t just delicious dishes at your favorite neighborhood Mexican restaurant. They all share the foundational ingredient of corn masa

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Facts about harmful household mold + recipes for non-toxic homemade mold cleaners

Facts about harmful household mold + recipes for non-toxic homemade mold cleaners

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