health & body

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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What a child eats the first 1,000 days of their life has a profound impact on their future development

What a child eats the first 1,000 days of their life has a profound impact on their future development

If you haven’t been stressing about your little one’s highly specific eating habits and figure that she’ll just grow out of her picky, white-food-only eating phase, the 1,000 Days

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Feeding kids a healthy diet boosts their reading skills

Feeding kids a healthy diet boosts their reading skills

If you want your child to love reading and books, one important practice is to read to him/her often and from a very early age. Additionally, there’s another less discussed aspect to consider for

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Moose the Worry Mutt Goes to Doggie Daycare helps kids learn to manage anxiety

Moose the Worry Mutt Goes to Doggie Daycare helps kids learn to manage anxiety

Who better than a dog to teach kids about reducing anxiety? Studies show that kids who have a pet dog are less likely to experience childhood anxiety — which is why lovable and anxious worrywart

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U.S. maternal mortality rate has risen in the past decade, despite global advancements

U.S. maternal mortality rate has risen in the past decade, despite global advancements

The United States likes to be known for leading the charge, but newly aggregated and published data shows the U.S. has increased its numbers in one area of which no country would be proud: maternal

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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to “cure, prevent or manage all disease within our children’s lifetime”

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to "cure, prevent or manage all disease within our children's lifetime"

Through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, doctor/educator Priscilla Chan and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have pledged to donate 99% of their Facebook shares to make the world a better place for their

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The American Academy of Pediatrics warns against the use of codeine to treat coughs or manage pain in kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics warns against the use of codeine to treat coughs or manage pain in kids

Codeine has been widely used in the past to treat coughs and manage pain in kids, but the drug just received its strongest stamp of disapproval yet. In a statement from the American Academy of

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