kids health

426,000 physicians unite to declare gun violence MUST STOP

426,000 physicians unite to declare gun violence MUST STOP

While gun control debates rage in Washington D.C., even as the nation reels from its latest tragedy, 426,000 physicians are standing strong against gun violence and pushing to obtain more data on its

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ISSA mikro electric toothbrush for babies pairs soft silicone bristles with sonic vibrations to clean baby’s teeth

ISSA mikro electric toothbrush for babies pairs soft silicone bristles with sonic vibrations to clean baby's teeth

Of all the tasks new parents have to learn, figuring out how to clean a baby’s brand new teeth can be one of the most frustrating. After all, if it’s not done correctly, tooth decay can set in

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Children’s hospital opens family pet center so beloved pets can come visit patients

Children's hospital opens family pet center so beloved pets can come visit patients

Dogs and cats are there for us in good times, but we tend to appreciate them even more during the bad times, when they offer their soft fur to pet and give us unconditional love. Kids who need extensive

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Mom writes children’s book “Amazing Annabelle” to help kids understand cancer after her own daughter’s diagnosis

Mom writes children's book "Amazing Annabelle" to help kids understand cancer after her own daughter's diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis is a scary, life-changing event for anyone. A pediatric cancer diagnosis can be especially complicated, since little ones often don’t understand what is happening to their

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Portland public schools test positive for elevated lead levels in drinking water

Portland public schools test positive for elevated lead levels in drinking water

We’ve said it before and unfortunately, it looks like we’re going to be saying it again… and again: we simply cannot trust that our drinking water is going to be safe and lead-free. The

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Eating a lot of fruit during pregnancy may result in having a smarter baby

Eating a lot of fruit during pregnancy may result in having a smarter baby

Most of us tell our kids to eat lots of fresh fruit to get strong, healthy, and smart. According to a new study, we should be taking that advice ourselves while pregnant. A study published in

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Daycare centers in Helsinki will offer vegan meal options during one-year food trial

Daycare centers in Helsinki will offer vegan meal options during one-year food trial

Most vegan parents have become accustomed to packing their children their own lunch and snacks to ensure their little ones get plant-based food throughout the day, but parents in Helsinki, Finland may

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How to safely introduce peanuts into your baby’s diet

How to safely introduce peanuts into your baby's diet

With the growing number of children suffering from peanut allergies today, parents may be wary of feeding their infants anything containing the nut. However, research suggests that this fear could be

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Updated nutrition facts labels strike a sour note with the sugar industry

Updated nutrition facts labels strike a sour note with the sugar industry

There’s a new nutrition facts label coming to town… and certain members of the food industry are NOT happy about it. Ever since the FDA announced two years ago that it was proposing changes

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A father-to-be’s age, lifestyle & diet preconception may have a big impact on baby’s genes

A father-to-be's age, lifestyle & diet preconception may have a big impact on baby's genes

Mothers are responsible for actually growing babies, so it’s obvious that their lifestyle, diet, and environment have a huge effect on their offspring. But as we urge pregnant women to avoid eating

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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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6 sneaky food additives: Where they like to hide & why you should avoid them at all costs

6 sneaky food additives: Where they like to hide & why you should avoid them at all costs

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Beautycounter’s new Baby Collection keeps baby’s skin soft, healthy, and safe from toxins and unnecessary ingredients

Beautycounter's new Baby Collection keeps baby's skin soft, healthy, and safe from toxins and unnecessary ingredients

As soon as you enter the brave new world of parenthood, you’ll be bombarded by products that promise to keep your little one safe and healthy. Plenty of those goods get an A for greenwashing and an

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Multiple children’s health issues linked to rampant use of toxic pesticides in the USA

Multiple children's health issues linked to rampant use of toxic pesticides in the USA

We should all be concerned about pesticide exposure: more than a billion pounds of the stuff gets sprayed on agricultural fields, dropped down from the sky, and released into water. The latest report

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Babies who are swaddled are 50%-60% more likely to die of SIDS, according to new study

Babies who are swaddled are 50%-60% more likely to die of SIDS, according to new study

See you later, swaddling? After analyzing the data from four previous studies, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that babies who were swaddled were up to 50%-60% more likely to die

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App creates a womb-like environment for preemies by playing mother’s voice & heartbeat in their incubator

App creates a womb-like environment for preemies by playing mother's voice & heartbeat in their incubator

Premature babies are among the toughest little fighters we’ve ever seen, but much of the hard work these little ones are doing requires them to be in an incubator to reduce risk of infection and to

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Autism rate is 25% higher in areas where mosquito pesticide is sprayed aerially

Autism rate is 25% higher in areas where mosquito pesticide is sprayed aerially

Mosquitos are among our very least favorite visitors each summer, but is it possible that taking action against them is actually linked to increased rates of autism and developmental delays? A pilot

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MomSense breastfeeding meter enables mothers to calculate how much milk their baby consumes while nursing

MomSense breastfeeding meter enables mothers to calculate how much milk their baby consumes while nursing

Breastfeeding presents plenty of challenges, and most mothers worry about whether or not their child is getting enough milk. The Surgeon General’s office estimates that as many as 50% of breastfeeding

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