health & body

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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“Erin Brokovich” chemical is contaminating the tap water of more than 200 million Americans in all 50 states

"Erin Brokovich" chemical is contaminating the tap water of more than 200 million Americans in all 50 states

Remember the Oscar-winning movie Erin Brokovich? It’s the one where Julia Roberts portrays a real-life environmental activist trying to raise awareness about a toxic chemical found in water

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Pure Poppet natural play makeup, face paint and non-toxic nail polish is safe for kids

Pure Poppet natural play makeup, face paint and non-toxic nail polish is safe for kids

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Moms Across America finds many childhood vaccines contain glyphosate, the probable carcinogen found in weedkiller Roundup

Moms Across America finds many childhood vaccines contain glyphosate, the probable carcinogen found in weedkiller Roundup

We know vaccines are a hot button issue, but regardless of whether you are pro-vaccine, concerned, or in favor of an alternative schedule, we’re pretty sure most consumers would want their vaccines

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The majority of parents are overdosing their kids when administering medication

The majority of parents are overdosing their kids when administering medication

We’ve all been there: 3 a.m. with a sick kid, fumbling through the medicine cabinet and trying to give her some relief so she can get the rest she needs to get better. But you might want to splash

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FDA bans the marketing of antibacterial soaps

FDA bans the marketing of antibacterial soaps

Back in 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) started the long process of placing the burden of proof on antibacterial soap manufacturers. At the time, the FDA said that manufacturers of

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iPads are as effective as drugs in calming children before surgery, so should we be sedating kids with them in daily life?

iPads are as effective as drugs in calming children before surgery, so should we be sedating kids with them in daily life?

When a child has surgery, their doctor will often give them a sedative to help calm their nerves beforehand. However, new research shows that a dose of screen time may be the safer, drug-free option. The

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American Heart Association sets added sugar limit of six teaspoons per day for kids & ZERO for tots under age 2

American Heart Association sets added sugar limit of six teaspoons per day for kids & ZERO for tots under age 2

One of the many things to do on the list of being a parent is monitoring the amount of sugar your kids are consuming. And it’s a tricky task to keep track of: sugars are hidden just about

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Animal-free milk is “sustainable, kind, delicious” & a moo-vement against factory farming

Animal-free milk is "sustainable, kind, delicious" & a moo-vement against factory farming

There are plenty of organic milk alternatives on the market. From almond to soy to hemp to homemade cashew milk, it’s not as if dairy avoiders and vegans don’t have a plethora of choices. But

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Cross country team takes shelter dogs for a jog, resulting in runner’s highs all around

Cross country team takes shelter dogs for a jog, resulting in runner's highs all around

What do you get when you pair runners with shelter dogs? Pure bliss for humans and pooches alike. St. Joseph High School Cross Country Coach Luis Escobar came up with the brilliant idea to team-up his

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Zika virus found to remain in sperm for six months — twice as long as previously thought

Zika virus found to remain in sperm for six months -- twice as long as previously thought

For those thinking about trying to have a baby but concerned about complications from Zika virus, you may have to postpone your plans even longer: the Zika virus was found in the sperm of an Italian man

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Parents who feed their kids a vegan diet may face jail time in Italy

Parents who feed their kids a vegan diet may face jail time in Italy

When my son was born I decided to raise him on a vegetarian diet. Not because I wanted to impose my will on him, but mainly because I’d been a vegetarian for years before my son came along, and

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