The World Health Organization just declared Zika virus a “global health emergency.” Just over a month ago, we shared the almost unbelievable news that Brazilian citizens were warned not to get
Is it the phthalates? The early antibiotic exposure? The low levels of physical activity? Parental tolerance (or ignorance) of how much junk food kids are eating? Each has been attributed in some way to
Many parents stash away their kids’ baby teeth as sentimental keepsakes of early childhood, but it turns out there is an even more compelling reason to hang on to those pearly whites. Baby teeth contain
POLL: First graders are using cycle desks to stay focused at school – Sad sign of the times or great idea?
We’ve written and written about the unfortunate effects of not allowing kids plenty of time to get their wiggles out during school hours. We are also extremely enthusiastic about forest
Ethiopia, the site of an infamous 1984 drought (during which a million people died due to famine), is no stranger to shifting climate issues and challenging living situations, but the country has tried
Recent testing of fur-trimmed infant and children’s clothing revealed unsafe levels of harmful chemicals that could lead to allergies, cancer, and hormonal imbalances. Dutch animal rights organization
Father creates app to help parents detect eye cancer in children after his son was diagnosed with retinoblastoma
Noah Shaw was just a little more than three months-old when he was diagnosed with rare tumors in both eyes. He endured a lengthy treatment and had to have his right eye removed, and his father Bryan Shaw
Doctor who discovered lead in Flint water supply forms team of specialists to help kids cope with health problems
Unclean and contaminated water sources might seem like a third world problem, but in our very own country a water-related health crisis has been emerging over recent months. An extremely high number of
Brazil warns citizens not to get pregnant, due to mosquito-borne virus that causes newborn brain disorder
Deciding just the right time to get pregnant can be a complicated equation, impacted by physical, mental, and professional considerations. For Brazilian families, the time to procreate, at least according
UNICEF’s Kid Power Bands enable kids to help save the lives of malnourished children around the globe
Teaching children how to help others in need is an ongoing goal in our families, and UNICEF’s Kid Power Bands provide a fun and philanthropic way to spread that message. Like a more educational
Antidepressant use in second and third trimesters of pregnancy linked to 87% increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder
A mama-to-be’s mental health is extremely important during the emotional months of pregnancy as well as the period after birth. A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics that examined antidepressant
Chicago high school students plan to boycott school lunches – comparing burnt, rotting meals to prison food
School lunches in America are rarely gourmet, but some are much worse than others. Case in point, more than 500 students at a Chicago high school plan on boycotting their school’s offerings, which
C-section rates have skyrocketed in the past few decades, and now account for nearly one in every three births in the United States (not to mention up to 50% of births in other countries).
The CDC announced that the infant mortality rate in the United States has hit an all-time low with 582.1 deaths per live births. This latest number is part of a downward trend. After peaking in 2005,
Recent research has suggested that exposure to certain sex hormones early in life is linked with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder, and data from a new large study published in Molecular
According to new research, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, more than 10% of U.S. children (a total of 5.8 million children ages five to 17 years) have been diagnosed with attention
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