health & body

Before losing his battle with cancer, teen invents IV pole ‘lily pads’ to help sick children

Before losing his battle with cancer, teen invents IV pole 'lily pads' to help sick children

Before losing his battle with leukemia and a childhood brain tumor, Nick Konkler managed to use his time left on earth to help other children fighting cancer. Having battled with cancer since the age of

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New study warns Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy could greatly increase risk of multiple sclerosis in children

New study warns Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy could greatly increase risk of multiple sclerosis in children

A new medical study says a Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy could increase the risk of having a child who develops Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disease that attacks the nervous system. Researchers at

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HOW TO: Make hearty, savory vegan Irish stew

HOW TO: Make hearty, savory vegan Irish stew

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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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First uterus transplant performed in the U.S. fails due to a serious medical complication

First uterus transplant performed in the U.S. fails due to a serious medical complication

The first uterus transplant performed in the U.S. has failed due to a serious medical complication in the transplant recipient. Lindsey, a 26 year-old who was born without a uterus and who has three

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Teen girls experience dramatic reduction in toxin levels in the body after switching to healthier personal care products

Teen girls experience dramatic reduction in toxin levels in the body after switching to healthier personal care products

Ah, the tween and teenage years: a time of rebellion, testing limits, and feeling frustrated with parents. It’s a little like toddlerhood, but with hormones and perhaps more concern for one’s

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Middle schoolers invent app that helps Alzheimer’s and dementia patients remember to take their pills

Middle schoolers invent app that helps Alzheimer's and dementia patients remember to take their pills

Middle-schoolers can have a reputation for being self-involved, social media-obsessed tweens, but six Kentucky middle-schoolers are bucking that trend and showing that tech-savviness can yield impressive

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Super lice are a pesticide-resistant problem in 25 states, but you can fight them naturally

Super lice are a pesticide-resistant problem in 25 states, but you can fight them naturally

“Hooray, my child has super lice!” said no parent ever. Unfortunately, ‘super lice’ is a phrase being used all too often this school year. Evidently, this year’s outbreak of head lice

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Stink! the movie explores the trillion dollar chemical industry and how ‘the system’ is hiding toxins in our everyday products

Stink! the movie explores the trillion dollar chemical industry and how 'the system' is hiding toxins in our everyday products

Stink! The Movie the Chemical Industry doesn’t want you to see. from NetReturn Entertainment on Vimeo. Have you ever looked at the back of a product and seen “fragrance” listed vaguely

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Being an empathetic parent may be taking a toll on your health, according to study

Being an empathetic parent may be taking a toll on your health, according to study

Raising kind, empathetic kids is on the top of our must-do parenting list. Not only does it feel intrinsically “right” to teach our kids to respond to the needs of others and grow up to be

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Why you should avoid talc in baby powder & safe alternatives you can use instead

Why you should avoid talc in baby powder & safe alternatives you can use instead

Last week, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a Missouri woman who died from ovarian cancer. The court case centered on the allegation that talc, the main

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Experts say ‘vaginal seeding’ for C-section babies is ill-advised

Experts say 'vaginal seeding' for C-section babies is ill-advised

While we previously reported on the possible benefits of vaginal seeding for babies born via C-section, a new report in the medical journal BMJ warns that ‘vaginal seeding’ may carry some unforeseen

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Johnson & Johnson must pay $72 million after woman’s death from ovarian cancer is linked to long-term use of their baby powder

Johnson & Johnson must pay $72 million after woman's death from ovarian cancer is linked to long-term use of their baby powder

It’s honestly mind-boggling that a company that prides itself on an extensive and iconic line of baby products would include ingredients that are linked to cancer. Yet Johnson & Johnson has

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Raising a child has a greater effect on the immune system than gastroenteritis or the flu vaccine

Raising a child has a greater effect on the immune system than gastroenteritis or the flu vaccine

If you’ve ever felt as if you’re slowly morphing into your significant other — your taste in television shows or your switch from being a night owl to an early bird — there may be

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Parents install epic home climbing gym for kids, designed to be navigated without touching the floor

Parents install epic home climbing gym for kids, designed to be navigated without touching the floor

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This region is “the most dangerous place in the world to give birth”

This region is "the most dangerous place in the world to give birth"

One free hospital serving more than a million people that covers an area the size of Connecticut: that’s the reality of life in Mandera, a remote northeastern region of Kenya near the borders of

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WaterAid gives a glimpse inside the hospital maternity bags of expectant mothers around the world

WaterAid gives a glimpse inside the hospital maternity bags of expectant mothers around the world

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Study finds that eating chocolate while pregnant improves placental function and decreases the risk of preeclampsia

Study finds that eating chocolate while pregnant improves placental function and decreases the risk of preeclampsia

Pregnant ladies, we have news that will be music to your ears. According to a new study, eating chocolate could actually aid in fetal growth and help with placental function. In equally awesome news,

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