kids health

California’s mandatory vaccination bill SB277 violates parental rights and freedom of choice

California’s mandatory vaccination bill SB277 violates parental rights and freedom of choice

We reported last month on a proposed bill in California that would make child vaccinations a requirement for attendance in public and private schools. Following the news that the Senate passed the bill on

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Florida judge forces mother to consent to the circumcision of her 4 year-old son against her will

Florida judge forces mother to consent to the circumcision of her 4 year-old son against her will

In Florida yesterday, (May 22), a judge sentenced a four year-old boy named Chase to a circumcision. Heather Hironimus, the boy’s mother, lost a months-long court battle and was ultimately unable to

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Antibiotic use in infants linked to a variety of health issues in later life

Antibiotic use in infants linked to a variety of health issues in later life

When our little ones are feeling ill, our main priority is to get them better and back to their normal, cartwheeling, bouncing, running around selves. Many parents (and children’s doctors) turn

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Where do the world’s happiest children live?

Where do the world’s happiest children live?

Where do the happiest children in the world live? It depends on how you define happiness, according to Children’s Worlds International Survey of Children’s Well-Being. The recent survey,

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Research suggests that children of moms who drank caffeine during pregnancy are 89% more likely to be obese

Research suggests that children of moms who drank caffeine during pregnancy are 89% more likely to be obese

Pregnancy brings many charming changes to your body, including fatigue, but you may want to reconsider using coffee as a pick-me-up. A recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity found

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8 natural remedies for bee stings

8 natural remedies for bee stings

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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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Musician visits children’s hospitals to teach kids to play the ukulele for happiness and healing

Musician visits children’s hospitals to teach kids to play the ukulele for happiness and healing

Guitarist Corey Bergman is bringing happiness and inner healing to kids in hospitals around the country, thanks to his nonprofit the Ukulele Kids Club. Using music to bring smiles to hospitalized

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Buyer beware: Study finds breast milk purchased online may be mixed with cow’s milk

Buyer beware: Study finds breast milk purchased online may be mixed with cow’s milk

You really can buy just about anything on the Internet these days, but parents considering purchasing breast milk online should be more than a little hesitant: there’s a high likelihood you’ll

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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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Why aren’t more schools serving locally grown foods?

Why aren’t more schools serving locally grown foods?

In some ways, it’s easier than ever for U.S. schools to serve local food. Once upon a time, tight distributor contracts and lack of federal support made it challenging for a school to source local foods

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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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Engineering students use a 3D printer to create affordable bionic arms for kids

Engineering students use a 3D printer to create affordable bionic arms for kids

A team of engineering students and graduates at the University of Central Florida is making a difference in the lives of children — one bionic arm at a time. Using a 3D printer and lots of ingenuity

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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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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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