health & body

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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Strawberries top the list as most pesticide contaminated produce on EWG’s 2016 Dirty Dozen List

Strawberries top the list as most pesticide contaminated produce on EWG's 2016 Dirty Dozen List

The average American eats almost 8 pounds of strawberries every year, and this sweet, beloved fruit now has the dubious “honor” of topping the Environmental Working Group‘s “Dirty

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EWG’s expanded Guide to Healthy Cleaning reveals that “eco-friendly” products from top brands like Seventh Generation & Method are toxic

EWG's expanded Guide to Healthy Cleaning reveals that "eco-friendly" products from top brands like Seventh Generation & Method are toxic

The writers and editors at Inhabitots pride ourselves on walking the eco-friendly walk and not just talking the talk, and most of us found ourselves staring with mouths agape in horror while looking up

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6 natural ways to fight seasonal allergies and still enjoy the great outdoors

6 natural ways to fight seasonal allergies and still enjoy the great outdoors

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FDA proposes limit on arsenic in baby rice cereal

FDA proposes limit on arsenic in baby rice cereal

Bland, digestible rice cereal has long been a favored first food, but a recent FDA proposal to limit the amount of inorganic arsenic in rice cereal will surely cause parents to think twice before giving

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Smoking while pregnant alters baby’s DNA

Smoking while pregnant alters baby's DNA

Despite the fact that smoking during pregnancy has been associated with SIDS, miscarriage, low birth weight, and reduced lung function, 12% of pregnant women in the United States smoke. Perhaps the

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BREAKING: Majority of canned food still contains BPA lining or other toxic substitutes

BREAKING: Majority of canned food still contains BPA lining or other toxic substitutes

The FDA has publicly supported removing toxic, endocrine-disrupting BPA from the lining of cans since 2010, but a newly released report entitled Buyer Beware: Toxic BPA & Regrettable Substitutes in

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Researchers discover cause of recurrent miscarriages and are now developing treatments

Researchers discover cause of recurrent miscarriages and are now developing treatments

A breakthrough in medical research has uncovered a cause for multiple miscarriages, and could lead to new prevention methods. Researchers at Britain’s University of Warwick discovered that a lack of

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Common chemicals are linked to fibroids and endometriosis

Common chemicals are linked to fibroids and endometriosis

The cost of chemicals and toxins is difficult to calculate — given both the direct and indirect effect they can have on people and the environment. But a new study published in The Journal of

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