health & body

HOW TO: Make a homemade and effective natural cough syrup

HOW TO: Make a homemade and effective natural cough syrup

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Nutritionists confirm: vegetarian and vegan diets are full of health benefits for children & adults

Nutritionists confirm: vegetarian and vegan diets are full of health benefits for children & adults

If you’re raising kids on a plant-based diet, you’re probably used to defending your decision and have an arsenal of responses to questions such as “Where do they get their

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Dad/food writer explores the “facts, fiction, and flavor” of the placenta in documentary film “American Afterbirth”

Dad/food writer explores the "facts, fiction, and flavor" of the placenta in documentary film "American Afterbirth"

Extreme food writer and dad of two Eddie Lin has appeared on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern twice and has even written a book titled Extreme Cuisine, but he counts eating his wife’s placenta

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Your toddler’s fussy eating habits are largely due to genetics, not your failings as a parent

Your toddler's fussy eating habits are largely due to genetics, not your failings as a parent

The results of a new study of more than 1,900 sets of toddler twins may make you feel better about your own child’s picky eating habits: genetics were to blame for 46% of instances of food

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AAP warns that discussing weight & dieting can increase the likelihood of adolescent obesity and eating disorders

AAP warns that discussing weight & dieting can increase the likelihood of adolescent obesity and eating disorders

Anyone who has ever had a weight issue or had a family member or friend with a weight issue knows that it’s a touchy subject. Well-intentioned talk and suggestions from others don’t always

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VEGAN THANKSGIVING RECIPE GUIDE: Dozens of cruelty-free dishes for a delectable Thanksgiving feast

VEGAN THANKSGIVING RECIPE GUIDE: Dozens of cruelty-free dishes for a delectable Thanksgiving feast

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10 ways to raise your son to be an advocate for gender equality

10 ways to raise your son to be an advocate for gender equality

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World Health Organization issues new health care guidelines for pregnant women

World Health Organization issues new health care guidelines for pregnant women

If you’ve got a bun in the oven, get prepared to make more frequent visits to your doctor: the World Health Organization is recommending that pregnant women have eight prenatal visits with their

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HOW TO: Make nourishing and health-boosting vegan “bone” broth

HOW TO: Make nourishing and health-boosting vegan "bone" broth

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Preterm birth rate in The United States rises for the first time in eight years

Preterm birth rate in The United States rises for the first time in eight years

Preterm birth rates in the United States rose slightly for the first time in the past eight years to 9.63% — and the more disturbing trend is widening disparities between races and ethnicities. The

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Study links birth control to depression, especially in teens

Study links birth control to depression, especially in teens

For millions of women around the world, birth control represents reproductive choice, but scientists are becoming concerned about the mental health side effects of contraceptives. A new study published

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12 year-old creates algorithm to stop adverse reactions to prescription medications

12 year-old creates algorithm to stop adverse reactions to prescription medications

Kids these days are really raising the bar on their science and mathematical innovation skills. Recently we told you about an Oregon teen who used fractals to create a bandage that lets medical

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Dr. Harvey Karp & Yves Béhar unveil SNOO: the first-ever smart/responsive crib that soothes fussy newborns

Dr. Harvey Karp & Yves Béhar unveil SNOO: the first-ever smart/responsive crib that soothes fussy newborns

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America ranks a sad 47th out of 50 countries in terms of children’s aerobic health

America ranks a sad 47th out of 50 countries in terms of children's aerobic health

Despite America’s international reputation of being super competitive in activities ranging from the Olympics to little league, a new study of 1.1 million children around the world found that kids

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Study predicts by 2025, 268 million children worldwide will be overweight or obese

Study predicts by 2025, 268 million children worldwide will be overweight or obese

Although the World Health Organization has urged its member countries to adopt action plans to ensure that there’s zero increase in obesity levels for children ages five to 18 in the next decade, a

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FDA warns parents: homeopathic teething tablets and gels could cause seizures

FDA warns parents: homeopathic teething tablets and gels could cause seizures

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning cautioning parents against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels for babies and toddlers. Brands highlighted in the warning

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Women’s breasts start eating themselves once breastfeeding is over

Women's breasts start eating themselves once breastfeeding is over

After 40 or so weeks of gestation, labor and delivery, and postpartum bodily changes, we thought we knew almost everything about the weird and wonderful functions and capabilities of the female human

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BREAKING NEWS: FDA finds glyphosate (the chemical in Monsanto’s RoundUp) in oatmeal and baby foods

BREAKING NEWS: FDA finds glyphosate (the chemical in Monsanto's RoundUp) in oatmeal and baby foods

As much as we hate being the bearer of more bad Monsanto/glyphosate news, we think you should know: FDA test results showed evidence of glyphosate (aka the main ingredient in weed killer RoundUp) in

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