kids health

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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Hundreds protest against the circumcision of 4 year-old Chase, scheduled for this Thursday

Hundreds protest against the circumcision of 4 year-old Chase, scheduled for this Thursday

We previously reported that a young boy’s mother was forced by a Florida judge to consent to her son’s circumcision against her will. Public outcry in defense of the boy, four year-old Chase,

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Detergents linked to genital defects in babies

Detergents linked to genital defects in babies

Need another reason to drop chemical detergents and pesticides from your list of household products? Pregnant women who are exposed to a wide range of solvents, pesticides and detergents have a much

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Study: Children who are breastfed have a lower risk of childhood leukemia

Study: Children who are breastfed have a lower risk of childhood leukemia

A new study from Journal of American Medicine Pediatrics examined 18 previous studies and found that children who were breastfed six months or longer had a 19% lower risk of developing childhood leukemia

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Gut bacteria (or lack of it) may be causing your toddler’s temper tantrums

Gut bacteria (or lack of it) may be causing your toddler’s temper tantrums

Temper tantrums are a rite of passage for most toddlers, and although they are a normal phase of development, researchers from Ohio State University think they have pinpointed another potential cause: the

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The Milky Way: an empowering, must-see documentary about breastfeeding

The Milky Way: an empowering, must-see documentary about breastfeeding

The Milky Way Documentary Trailer from Amy Rosner on Vimeo. Nurses and lactation consultants Jennifer Davidson and Chantal Molnar kept hearing similar, troubling breastfeeding stories from clients: lack

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Public school kindergarteners play and learn outside ALL DAY every ‘Forest Monday’ in this Vermont class

Public school kindergarteners play and learn outside ALL DAY every ‘Forest Monday’ in this Vermont class

It’s a Monday morning, and children from a kindergarten class in central Vermont are out in the woods building with sticks and logs, running around, and speaking several volumes above what is

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Jamie Oliver’s Family Food Tube channel includes vegan recipes and healthy eating tips for families

Jamie Oliver’s Family Food Tube channel includes vegan recipes and healthy eating tips for families

Jamie Oliver’s quest to create awareness about healthy foods has taken him all over the world, and now he’s available in your own home. As the dad of four children, it’s no wonder that

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Infant SOS: An alert and cooling system designed to save the life of a baby left in a hot car

Infant SOS: An alert and cooling system designed to save the life of a baby left in a hot car

The news of a child dying after being accidentally left in a hot car is devastating, and sadly not uncommon: an average of 38 children die each year as a result, mostly during the summer months. Five

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ro.sham.bo. Baby makes stylish sunglasses for green families

ro.sham.bo. Baby makes stylish sunglasses for green families

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