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Research shows that children living in low-income homes have less developed brains than their more affluent peers

Research shows that children living in low-income homes have less developed brains than their more affluent peers

A child in poverty may have little access to books. Food can be hard to come by, and much of it is likely to be processed, since fresh fruits and vegetables are too expensive or often unavailable. Her

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Student-created, low-cost ventilator ‘NeoVent’ designed for preemies wins 2015 James Dyson award

Student-created, low-cost ventilator ‘NeoVent’ designed for preemies wins 2015 James Dyson award

An estimated one million babies die each year from prematurity and respiratory issues; and respiratory problems remain one of the leading causes of death for children under the age of five. Two Western

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Evenflo launches SensorSafe car seats to remind drivers not to forget children in the car

Evenflo launches SensorSafe car seats to remind drivers not to forget children in the car

In response to the growing number of child deaths resulting from babies and toddlers being left in hot cars, car seat maker Evenflo has developed a sensor to remind parents and other caregivers that there

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PARA’KITO kid-friendly wristbands repel mosquitoes naturally for up to 15 days

PARA’KITO kid-friendly wristbands repel mosquitoes naturally for up to 15 days

PARA’KITO mosquito-repellent bands are a simple, practical and easy-to-wear way to keep those painful pests away this summer—naturally. The neoprene bands can be worn on the wrist or ankle and

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Mom transforms hearing aids for kids into cool character accessories

Mom transforms hearing aids for kids into cool character accessories

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So-called “safer” plastics linked to health problems in children

So-called “safer” plastics linked to health problems in children

They’re called diisonoyl phthalate (DINP) and diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), and it doesn’t matter whether you can pronounce their names properly: just know that you should avoid these

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BREAKING: EWG finds asbestos in crayons and play crime scene fingerprint kits

BREAKING: EWG finds asbestos in crayons and play crime scene fingerprint kits

In a terrifying study of common children’s toys, researchers discovered a toxic chemical that has been banned in the United States since decades ago. A report commissioned by the Environmental Working

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10 super fun DIY outdoor games!

10 super fun DIY outdoor games!

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Umbilical cord milking found to increase blood flow and blood pressure in preterm babies born via C-section

Umbilical cord milking found to increase blood flow and blood pressure in preterm babies born via C-section

Having a premature baby can be a stressful situation for a variety of reasons, with one concern being a particular type of brain hemorrhage believed to be caused by low blood pressure. The latest

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Revised pediatrician guidelines enable doctors to take an active role in preventing childhood obesity

Revised pediatrician guidelines enable doctors to take an active role in preventing childhood obesity

The rates of childhood obesity have more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents over the past 30 years, with nearly 32% of young people between the ages of 2 and 19 years-old found to be

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“The Man with the Golden Arm” has saved the lives of 2 million babies by donating his blood weekly for the past 60 years

“The Man with the Golden Arm” has saved the lives of 2 million babies by donating his blood weekly for the past 60 years

When James Harrison was just 14 years-old, he received a life-saving blood transfusion during an invasive chest surgery. His father, a blood donor, encouraged him to pay it forward when he was old enough

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UNICEF report shows much more progress needs to be made for the welfare of children worldwide

UNICEF report shows much more progress needs to be made for the welfare of children worldwide

Fifteen years ago in September, United Nations leaders came together to agree on Millenium Development Goals, a framework by which progress would be measured to improve life for everyone. Although forward

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LivKids allergy bracelets keep kids safe in style

LivKids allergy bracelets keep kids safe in style

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Study finds that smoking around toddlers is as damaging as smoking while pregnant

Study finds that smoking around toddlers is as damaging as smoking while pregnant

As if anyone needed an excuse to quit the filthy habit of smoking, researchers have found that smoking around your toddler could have the same effects as smoking while pregnant. A study from the

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Costs of environmental health conditions in California children = $254 million annually

Costs of environmental health conditions in California children = $254 million annually

Want to put a price tag on the havoc that preventable environmental hazards such as air pollution, pesticides, and common chemicals wreak on our children’s health? The Public Health

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Australian court overturns ban on mother breastfeeding her child after getting a tattoo

Australian court overturns ban on mother breastfeeding her child after getting a tattoo

A 20 year-old Australian mom was banned from breastfeeding her 11 month-old child by an Australian Federal Court Circuit Judge this week because she recently got a tattoo. Getting inked while

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HOW TO: Make a refreshing body spray to spritz on between summer adventures

HOW TO: Make a refreshing body spray to spritz on between summer adventures

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Mother’s exposure to DDT while pregnant linked to fourfold increase in daughter’s risk of breast cancer

Mother’s exposure to DDT while pregnant linked to fourfold increase in daughter’s risk of breast cancer

The use of DDT has been banned in the United States for over forty years, but its toxic effects continue to run rampant. A study utilizing blood samples of pregnant women from fifty years ago found that

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