health & body

Reminder: BPA-Free Plastics Aren’t as Safe as You Think

Reminder: BPA-Free Plastics Aren’t as Safe as You Think

Photo by Shutterstock There’s almost no escaping bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is found in canned food linings, paper products, plastic toys and of course plastic dishes, such as baby bottles, reusable

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Risk of Mental Illness Rises for Children Born to Fathers Who are Older than 45

Risk of Mental Illness Rises for Children Born to Fathers Who are Older than 45

Photo by Shutterstock New research published recently in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, shows that children born to middle-aged men (45 years and older) may be more likely to develop mental illnesses

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BOOK REVIEW: Mayim’s Vegan Table: More than 100 Great-Tasting and Healthy Recipes from My Family to Yours

BOOK REVIEW: Mayim’s Vegan Table: More than 100 Great-Tasting and Healthy Recipes from My Family to Yours

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Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy May be Linked to ADHD in Children

Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy May be Linked to ADHD in Children

Photo by Shutterstock Scientists on a large new study have discovered that when a woman takes acetaminophen during pregnancy, her future child may be at an increased risk of attention deficit

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7 Therapeutic & Rejuvenating Yoga Stretches for Parents

7 Therapeutic & Rejuvenating Yoga Stretches for Parents

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H1N1 Virus Pandemic is Back – Pregnant Women & Kids at High Risk for Complications

H1N1 Virus Pandemic is Back – Pregnant Women & Kids at High Risk for Complications

Photo by Shutterstock On August 10, 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee declared an end to the global 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Cut to

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“Pain Squad” App Enables Young Cancer Patients to Make a Game out of Keeping a Pain Diary

“Pain Squad” App Enables Young Cancer Patients to Make a Game out of Keeping a Pain Diary

After a full day of radiation and chemotherapy, the very last thing a cancer patient wants to do is dwell on pain. Yet, in order for doctors to accurately assess a sufferer’s treatment, pain

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PCBs (Banned in the U.S. 35 Years Ago) are Found Leaching Out of Clothing and Paper

PCBs (Banned in the U.S. 35 Years Ago) are Found Leaching Out of Clothing and Paper

Photo by Shutterstock According to new, yet unpublished research, traces of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are leaching out of clothing and printed materials, such as magazines, from around the world.

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HOW TO: Take Care of Yourself While Facing Unending Demands as a Parent, Partner & Person!

HOW TO: Take Care of Yourself While Facing Unending Demands as a Parent, Partner & Person!

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Formula Manufacturers are Preying on Parents to Buy “Toddler Milk”

Formula Manufacturers are Preying on Parents to Buy “Toddler Milk”

Photo by Shutterstock Breastfeeding has gained new ground in recent years, making a comeback thankfully, after years of many parents buying into the “formula is just as good as breast milk”

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EPA Being Sued Over Flea Collars that Put Children in Contact with Dangerous Pesticides

EPA Being Sued Over Flea Collars that Put Children in Contact with Dangerous Pesticides

Photo by Shutterstock Children, dogs, and cats love to romp around the house together, snuggle for a nap, and play in the yard. Fleas are never welcome guests to the party, but the pesticide-laden collars

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Bundle Organic Juices are Full of Key Nutrients for Pregnant & Breastfeeding Moms

Bundle Organic Juices are Full of Key Nutrients for Pregnant & Breastfeeding Moms

We all know that eating a healthy, nutritious, fruit-and-vegetable rich diet while pregnant has been linked with numerous benefits for babies-to-be. We also know that with our busy lives (and with some of

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7 Heart Healthy Foods & How to Incorporate Them into Your Family’s Diet

7 Heart Healthy Foods & How to Incorporate Them into Your Family’s Diet

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Get a Good Night’s Sleep Naturally: Tips for Overtired Parents

Get a Good Night’s Sleep Naturally: Tips for Overtired Parents

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Children in India Risk Illness and Death to Mine an Ingredient Found in Popular Cosmetics

Children in India Risk Illness and Death to Mine an Ingredient Found in Popular Cosmetics

Photo by Shutterstock Mica, a key ingredient in many cosmetics, is mined by children in an impoverished region of India, according to a report by The Sydney Morning Herald. Mica is a glittery silicate

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New Study Finds Home Birth is a Comparatively Safe Option for Women with a Low-Risk Pregnancy

New Study Finds Home Birth is a Comparatively Safe Option for Women with a Low-Risk Pregnancy

Photo by Shutterstock Although home birth frequency has increased within the last 20 years, very few women choose home sweet home as their baby’s birth place. In fact, a comprehensive study on home

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A Pregnancy Diet That’s High in Fat May Alter Baby’s Developing Brain

A Pregnancy Diet That’s High in Fat May Alter Baby’s Developing Brain

Photo by Shutterstock New research suggests that consuming a high fat diet during pregnancy may have the potential to alter the quickly developing brain of a baby and may increase the child’s risk

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National Wildlife Federation Launches Wildlife Nation Community to Connect Kids with Nature

National Wildlife Federation Launches Wildlife Nation Community to Connect Kids with Nature

Photo by Shutterstock Wildlife Nation is a new online community created by the National Wildlife Federation with the goal of supporting adults who are interested in getting their kids outside and into

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