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6 superfood smoothie recipes your whole family will love

6 superfood smoothie recipes your whole family will love

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Gestational diabetes linked to slightly higher risk of autism in children

Gestational diabetes linked to slightly higher risk of autism in children

Thus far, information about the association between maternal diabetes and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) has been limited, so recently a group of researchers decided to find out what, if any links

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Philips “Light up the Dark” experiment enables Swedish children to reap the benefits of playing outdoors on the darkest days of winter

Philips “Light up the Dark” experiment enables Swedish children to reap the benefits of playing outdoors on the darkest days of winter

In an effort to tear kids away from their television screens and video games and to head outdoors during the short, dark days of winter, lighting leader Philips embarked on an experiment to enable more

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TOMS and Every Mother Counts team up to create a tote and backpack whose proceeds support maternal health worldwide

TOMS and Every Mother Counts team up to create a tote and backpack whose proceeds support maternal health worldwide

Do-good company TOMS is known for their buy one-give one philosophy to help others in need, which began with shoes and has grown to include a collection featuring sunglasses, socks, and now bags! A

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Your hand-me-down vintage toys from the 1970s and 1980s may be harming your child

Your hand-me-down vintage toys from the 1970s and 1980s may be harming your child

Though it’s sweet and nostalgic to watch your children play with and enjoy the same toys you cherished as a young kid, you should think twice before handing toys from yesteryear down to your kids.

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California lawmakers are considering a ban on child vaccine exemptions

California lawmakers are considering a ban on child vaccine exemptions

This week, the California state Senate health committee voted to push forward a bill that would ban parents from citing personal beliefs as the reason for opting out of vaccinations for their school aged

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A Seattle doctor believes he has discovered what causes SIDS

A Seattle doctor believes he has discovered what causes SIDS

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a mysterious and cruel killer, taking otherwise healthy babies and toddlers in their sleep. For years, nobody has been able to point to the cause of the tragedy, but

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Frequent use of bleach linked with increased risk of flu, tonsillitis, and some respiratory illnesses for kids

Frequent use of bleach linked with increased risk of flu, tonsillitis, and some respiratory illnesses for kids

With little ones around, you probably feel like your home could always be a little (or a lot) cleaner. However, you may want to hold off on using bleach as part of your weekly cleaning routine. A recent

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Kaiser Permanente launches large-scale research study into the causes of autism

Kaiser Permanente launches large-scale research study into the causes of autism

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that remains somewhat shrouded by mystery and continues to baffle parents (and parents-to-be) around the world. The numbers of new childhood autism diagnoses has

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WHO declares that the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, “probably” causes cancer

WHO declares that the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, “probably” causes cancer

The World Health Organization has now publicly classified glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, the world’s most widely-used weed killer, as “probably

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France bans WiFi in childcare facilities that cater to children under age 3

France bans WiFi in childcare facilities that cater to children under age 3

We’re disappointed that big news in France hasn’t made its way to the top of U.S. headlines: the French National Assembly recently passed a law that will help to limit young children’s

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Money talks: Peanut industry funds new study suggesting parents feed infants peanuts to stave off allergies

Money talks: Peanut industry funds new study suggesting parents feed infants peanuts to stave off allergies

Nut allergies have more than quadrupled in the past 13 years. According to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies and such an allergy can

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Tylenol maker guilty of federal criminal charge, will pay $25 million dollars for selling drugs contaminated with metals

Tylenol maker guilty of federal criminal charge, will pay $25 million dollars for selling drugs contaminated with metals

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson and maker of medicines including Infants’ Tylenol and Children’s Motrin, was fined $25 million dollars by the U.S. Department

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New wearable pregnancy monitors can help your baby listen to music or track his heartbeat

New wearable pregnancy monitors can help your baby listen to music or track his heartbeat

Maternity fashions and trends are pretty consistent, and it’s pretty safe to say that most expectant mothers enjoy the excuse to go shopping and find ways to show off their growing baby bumps. Most of

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Study finds link between Autism Spectrum Disorder and BPA

Study finds link between Autism Spectrum Disorder and BPA

BPA is under constant scrutiny for its role in numerous health issues. It is best known for being an endocrine disruptor, and the FDA recommends that children under age three and pregnant women should

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HOW TO: Make hearty, savory vegan Irish stew

HOW TO: Make hearty, savory vegan Irish stew

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10 surprising everyday uses for apple cider vinegar

10 surprising everyday uses for apple cider vinegar

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Study finds that hand-washing dishes could result in children developing fewer allergies

Study finds that hand-washing dishes could result in children developing fewer allergies

A new study has found that washing your dishes the old-fashioned way — by hand — could decrease the likelihood of children developing allergies. A team of Swedish researchers discovered that

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