kids health

Father creates app to help parents detect eye cancer in children after his son was diagnosed with retinoblastoma

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

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Doctor who discovered lead in Flint water supply forms team of specialists to help kids cope with health problems

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

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HOW TO: Make homemade organic vapor rub

HOW TO: Make homemade organic vapor rub

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Brazil warns citizens not to get pregnant, due to mosquito-borne virus that causes newborn brain disorder

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

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UNICEF’s Kid Power Bands enable kids to help save the lives of malnourished children around the globe

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

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Antidepressant use in second and third trimesters of pregnancy linked to 87% increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder

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

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Chicago high school students plan to boycott school lunches – comparing burnt, rotting meals to prison food

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

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Even a small amount of attempted labor is best for baby before having a C-section, says new study

Even a small amount of attempted labor is best for baby before having a C-section, says new study

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).

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Infant death rate hits an all-time low in the U.S., but is still among the worst in the world

Infant death rate hits an all-time low in the U.S., but is still among the worst in the world

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,

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in mothers greatly increases the risk of their children developing autism

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in mothers greatly increases the risk of their children developing autism

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

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More than 1 in 10 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ADHD

More than 1 in 10 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ADHD

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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AAP advises pediatricians to test ALL kids for depression, HIV and high cholesterol

AAP advises pediatricians to test ALL kids for depression, HIV and high cholesterol

The American Academy of Pediatrics regularly updates their recommendations to reflect the society and times we live in, and the latest advisory set for pediatricians is aimed at helping to reduce youth

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Scientists & ethicists from 20 countries convene to share advancements & concerns over editing human genes

Scientists & ethicists from 20 countries convene to share advancements & concerns over editing human genes

“Editing” or altering human sperm, eggs, and embryos has been an area of growing interest and concern, even as the ability to change human genes seems better fit for a sci-fi film. An

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Early exposure to pesticides found to reduce children’s breathing capacity as much as secondhand smoke

Early exposure to pesticides found to reduce children's breathing capacity as much as secondhand smoke

A new study published in Thorax found that early exposure to pesticides was linked to about an 8% reduction in lung capacity or functioning in young children. 8% may not sound especially dramatic…

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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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Kids who have a pet dog are less likely to experience childhood anxiety

Kids who have a pet dog are less likely to experience childhood anxiety

If you’ve ever spent time relaxing with a canine companion, petting them and basking in their simple, uncomplicated love, you’ve likely noticed how calming these couch sessions can be. And

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Nearly every pregnant woman in America has at least 43 different chemical contaminants in her body

Nearly every pregnant woman in America has at least 43 different chemical contaminants in her body

The presence of largely unregulated chemicals found in a wide-range of consumer products including beauty, cleaning, and clothing isn’t exactly breaking news (check out some of our coverage here,

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We could all learn an invaluable lesson by watching how this special education teacher begins each school day

We could all learn an invaluable lesson by watching how this special education teacher begins each school day

In an academic world governed by test scores, rules, and regulations, Special Education teacher Chris Ulmer’s classroom is a refreshing change. Ulmer, a teacher in Florida, takes 10 minutes out of

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