kids health

PARA’KITO kid-friendly wristbands repel mosquitoes naturally for up to 15 days

PARA’KITO kid-friendly wristbands repel mosquitoes naturally for up to 15 days

PARA’KITO mosquito-repellent bands are a simple, practical and easy-to-wear way to keep those painful pests away this summer—naturally. The neoprene bands can be worn on the wrist or ankle and

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So-called “safer” plastics linked to health problems in children

So-called “safer” plastics linked to health problems in children

They’re called diisonoyl phthalate (DINP) and diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), and it doesn’t matter whether you can pronounce their names properly: just know that you should avoid these

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BREAKING: EWG finds asbestos in crayons and play crime scene fingerprint kits

BREAKING: EWG finds asbestos in crayons and play crime scene fingerprint kits

In a terrifying study of common children’s toys, researchers discovered a toxic chemical that has been banned in the United States since decades ago. A report commissioned by the Environmental Working

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Volvo’s front-row child seat concept puts a new spin on family road trips

Volvo’s front-row child seat concept puts a new spin on family road trips

Car companies are constantly devising new ways to entice parents to buy their vehicles — but that usually means installing features like a built-in entertainment system or remote-controlled doors.

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Revised pediatrician guidelines enable doctors to take an active role in preventing childhood obesity

Revised pediatrician guidelines enable doctors to take an active role in preventing childhood obesity

The rates of childhood obesity have more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents over the past 30 years, with nearly 32% of young people between the ages of 2 and 19 years-old found to be

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This is what your newborn sees when he looks at you

This is what your newborn sees when he looks at you

From the moment babies open their eyes, we coo, we hover, we make silly faces and noises. And while we’ve been told that baby’s vision is limited and generally only able to discern light from

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Mom shares amazing photo of dyed placenta to show the miracle of her triplets’ survival

Mom shares amazing photo of dyed placenta to show the miracle of her triplets’ survival

An Australian mother of newborn triplets shared a photo on Facebook of her babies’ placenta to illustrate how the amazing organ supported the lives of her little ones in utero. Her doctors dyed the

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California Governor signs strict law which makes vaccines mandatory for all school children

California Governor signs strict law which makes vaccines mandatory for all school children

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a controversial mandatory vaccination bill into law today, June 30th, making California only the third state in the nation to enact such legislation. In his signing

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This 20 month-old baby started rock climbing before she could even walk

This 20 month-old baby started rock climbing before she could even walk

We’ve all heard the phrase: “You need to learn how to walk before you can run,” but for one (really) little lady in Arizona, the phrase needs some modification. Ellie Farmer, now twenty

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UNICEF report shows much more progress needs to be made for the welfare of children worldwide

UNICEF report shows much more progress needs to be made for the welfare of children worldwide

Fifteen years ago in September, United Nations leaders came together to agree on Millenium Development Goals, a framework by which progress would be measured to improve life for everyone. Although forward

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California’s bill to ban personal & religious child vaccine exemptions advances amidst heated debate

California’s bill to ban personal & religious child vaccine exemptions advances amidst heated debate

In California, an aggressive mandatory vaccination bill has passed the State Assembly and is now headed to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown. Despite protests from parents seeking to protect their rights,

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LivKids allergy bracelets keep kids safe in style

LivKids allergy bracelets keep kids safe in style

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Study finds that smoking around toddlers is as damaging as smoking while pregnant

Study finds that smoking around toddlers is as damaging as smoking while pregnant

As if anyone needed an excuse to quit the filthy habit of smoking, researchers have found that smoking around your toddler could have the same effects as smoking while pregnant. A study from the

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Green spaces around schools linked to smarter, more attentive kids

Green spaces around schools linked to smarter, more attentive kids

Spending time in nature gives most of us a feeling of peace and wholeness with the earth as well as a mood boost, but those feel-good emotions are usually not enough for scientists who are forever

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Costs of environmental health conditions in California children = $254 million annually

Costs of environmental health conditions in California children = $254 million annually

Want to put a price tag on the havoc that preventable environmental hazards such as air pollution, pesticides, and common chemicals wreak on our children’s health? The Public Health

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Australian court overturns ban on mother breastfeeding her child after getting a tattoo

Australian court overturns ban on mother breastfeeding her child after getting a tattoo

A 20 year-old Australian mom was banned from breastfeeding her 11 month-old child by an Australian Federal Court Circuit Judge this week because she recently got a tattoo. Getting inked while

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Mother’s exposure to DDT while pregnant linked to fourfold increase in daughter’s risk of breast cancer

Mother’s exposure to DDT while pregnant linked to fourfold increase in daughter’s risk of breast cancer

The use of DDT has been banned in the United States for over forty years, but its toxic effects continue to run rampant. A study utilizing blood samples of pregnant women from fifty years ago found that

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Natural ways to prevent & treat bug bites and stings

Natural ways to prevent & treat bug bites and stings

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