kids health

1 child is poisoned every 45 minutes by eating a laundry detergent pod, according to new study

1 child is poisoned every 45 minutes by eating a laundry detergent pod, according to new study

Despite warnings here, there, and everywhere, laundry pod poisonings are on the rise, and exposure to these pods is more dangerous than other types of laundry and dishwasher detergent. During a

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BOOK REVIEW: Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children

BOOK REVIEW: Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children

Pediatric occupational therapist and mother Angela Hanscom has seen some alarming trends among kids today: an inability to sit still, bad posture, increased falling, weakened immune systems, and a

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The LEGO Foundation teams up with Sesame Street to promote learning through play around the world

The LEGO Foundation teams up with Sesame Street to promote learning through play around the world

It’s a match made in heaven: the LEGO Foundation and Sesame Street are using their combined resources to commit to promoting the power of play and creating meaningful, hands-on learning experiences

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BREAKING: Glyphosate, the carcinogenic ingredient in Roundup, is found in popular breakfast foods

BREAKING: Glyphosate, the carcinogenic ingredient in Roundup, is found in popular breakfast foods

Bagels, eggs, or oatmeal with a side of toxic herbicide? The latest findings from the Alliance for Natural Health-USA’s recent food safety tests are enough to make you want to lose your breakfast:

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Strawberries top the list as most pesticide contaminated produce on EWG’s 2016 Dirty Dozen List

Strawberries top the list as most pesticide contaminated produce on EWG's 2016 Dirty Dozen List

The average American eats almost 8 pounds of strawberries every year, and this sweet, beloved fruit now has the dubious “honor” of topping the Environmental Working Group‘s “Dirty

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INTERVIEW: Heather Shumaker, Author of: It’s OK to Go Up the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids

INTERVIEW: Heather Shumaker, Author of: It's OK to Go Up the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids

Heather Shumaker’s new book It’s Okay to Go Up the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids covers topics ranging from whether or not you should force your child to kiss Grandma,

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EWG’s expanded Guide to Healthy Cleaning reveals that “eco-friendly” products from top brands like Seventh Generation & Method are toxic

EWG's expanded Guide to Healthy Cleaning reveals that "eco-friendly" products from top brands like Seventh Generation & Method are toxic

The writers and editors at Inhabitots pride ourselves on walking the eco-friendly walk and not just talking the talk, and most of us found ourselves staring with mouths agape in horror while looking up

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Baby boxes are becoming a global phenomenon as safe, portable sleeping spaces for babies

Baby boxes are becoming a global phenomenon as safe, portable sleeping spaces for babies

Are fancy cribs becoming obsolete in favor of utilitarian baby boxes? While we’re sure companies crafting those gorgeous beds for babies shouldn’t start sweating too much, the baby box trend

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FDA proposes limit on arsenic in baby rice cereal

FDA proposes limit on arsenic in baby rice cereal

Bland, digestible rice cereal has long been a favored first food, but a recent FDA proposal to limit the amount of inorganic arsenic in rice cereal will surely cause parents to think twice before giving

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Smoking while pregnant alters baby’s DNA

Smoking while pregnant alters baby's DNA

Despite the fact that smoking during pregnancy has been associated with SIDS, miscarriage, low birth weight, and reduced lung function, 12% of pregnant women in the United States smoke. Perhaps the

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Study confirms the link between Zika virus and in utero brain damage

Study confirms the link between Zika virus and in utero brain damage

Zika virus has exploded in recent months, both in the number of cases reported and in international coverage. While previous press and research strongly suspected a link between Zika and brain damage in

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BREAKING: Majority of canned food still contains BPA lining or other toxic substitutes

BREAKING: Majority of canned food still contains BPA lining or other toxic substitutes

The FDA has publicly supported removing toxic, endocrine-disrupting BPA from the lining of cans since 2010, but a newly released report entitled Buyer Beware: Toxic BPA & Regrettable Substitutes in

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Investigation finds lead contamination in 2,000 water systems across all 50 U.S. States

Investigation finds lead contamination in 2,000 water systems across all 50 U.S. States

Dangerous amounts of lead in the Flint, Michigan water systems have the entire country up in arms about water safety, but sadly, this issue is not isolated and is more widespread than we ever imagined. A

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UK will charge soda tax on sugary drinks in an effort to lessen childhood obesity rates

UK will charge soda tax on sugary drinks in an effort to lessen childhood obesity rates

One in five children in the UK is obese by the time he or she finishes primary school. In an effort to combat the childhood obesity epidemic, the government is instituting a tax on sugary soda drinks in

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Dad creates cheerful daily works of art on his daughter’s eye patch

Dad creates cheerful daily works of art on his daughter's eye patch

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CDC says pesticide-treated clothing reduces risk of Zika virus, but are the chemicals really safe for people to wear?

CDC says pesticide-treated clothing reduces risk of Zika virus, but are the chemicals really safe for people to wear?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been quick to issue public warnings about the threat of contracting Zika virus, for people who plan on traveling to at-risk areas. Medical researchers are still

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Giving children a simpler childhood may protect them from mental health issues

Giving children a simpler childhood may protect them from mental health issues

Image via Shutterstock A common rookie parenting mistake is to give a young child too many choices or fill their proverbial dance card with too many activities. The well-intentioned strategy seems like

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New study warns Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy could greatly increase risk of multiple sclerosis in children

New study warns Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy could greatly increase risk of multiple sclerosis in children

A new medical study says a Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy could increase the risk of having a child who develops Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disease that attacks the nervous system. Researchers at

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