kids health

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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Astronaut hosts live video chat from outer space wearing a hand-painted flight suit created by children with cancer

Astronaut hosts live video chat from outer space wearing a hand-painted flight suit created by children with cancer

A children’s cancer center, a space suit company, and NASA recently teamed up to collaborate on an out-of-this-world project… and the first art exhibit in space. As part of the Space Suit

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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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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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7 global trends in education we wish would make their way to U.S schools

7 global trends in education we wish would make their way to U.S schools

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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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Kids today spend HALF as much time playing outside as their parents did

Kids today spend HALF as much time playing outside as their parents did

When we think fondly back on our own childhood memories of playing outside until dark most days without much more than sticks, some acorns, and our friends to jumpstart our imaginations, the contrast to

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8 tips for avoiding greenwashing at grocery stores and restaurants

8 tips for avoiding greenwashing at grocery stores and restaurants

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Charlie the robot helps diabetic children learn how to manage their symptoms and medication

Charlie the robot helps diabetic children learn how to manage their symptoms and medication

In America, approximately 20,000 children have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which can be an exceptionally challenging disease to manage. Because the body does not produce any insulin to balance

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Men in Tanzania now face up to 30 years in prison if they marry or impregnate a school-age girl

Men in Tanzania now face up to 30 years in prison if they marry or impregnate a school-age girl

15 million girls under the age of 18 are married off each year around the world. Whether these marriages are arranged for financial reasons or are simply part of a cultural norm, the facts don’t

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Hasbro creates a wonky Mr. Potato Head to remind consumers that odd-looking produce is perfectly fine & shouldn’t be wasted

Hasbro creates a wonky Mr. Potato Head to remind consumers that odd-looking produce is perfectly fine & shouldn't be wasted

If aesthetically unappealing produce tastes just as good as the pretty stuff, is a strange-looking Mr. Potato Head still just as much fun to play with? Hasbro thinks so. The company partnered with UK

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Kids demand presidential candidates take action on climate change, via new petition

Kids demand presidential candidates take action on climate change, via new petition

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is the 16 year-old activist who made headlines earlier this year when he spearheaded a class action lawsuit against President Obama and various government agencies, alleging that

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Pediatricians push for more lead testing and regulations, declaring “Most existing lead standards fail to protect children”

Pediatricians push for more lead testing and regulations, declaring "Most existing lead standards fail to protect children"

Around 37 million homes in this country still contain lead-based paint — and an additional 6 million homes receive their drinking water from lead pipes. As a result of lead’s prevalence and

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EWG’s new BPA database reveals 16,000 food and drink products that contain the toxic chemical in their packaging

EWG's new BPA database reveals 16,000 food and drink products that contain the toxic chemical in their packaging

Although BPA may have (finally) been banned from baby bottles and a general consensus about its toxic potential has been reached… don’t relax yet. A new database from the Environmental

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Beat the heat: 7 delicious ways to keep kids hydrated this summer

Beat the heat: 7 delicious ways to keep kids hydrated this summer

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7 surprising summer remedies sitting in your refrigerator

7 surprising summer remedies sitting in your refrigerator

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