kids health

Why aren’t more schools serving locally grown foods?

Why aren’t more schools serving locally grown foods?

In some ways, it’s easier than ever for U.S. schools to serve local food. Once upon a time, tight distributor contracts and lack of federal support made it challenging for a school to source local foods

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Money talks: Peanut industry funds new study suggesting parents feed infants peanuts to stave off allergies

Money talks: Peanut industry funds new study suggesting parents feed infants peanuts to stave off allergies

Nut allergies have more than quadrupled in the past 13 years. According to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies and such an allergy can

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Tylenol maker guilty of federal criminal charge, will pay $25 million dollars for selling drugs contaminated with metals

Tylenol maker guilty of federal criminal charge, will pay $25 million dollars for selling drugs contaminated with metals

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson and maker of medicines including Infants’ Tylenol and Children’s Motrin, was fined $25 million dollars by the U.S. Department

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Engineering students use a 3D printer to create affordable bionic arms for kids

Engineering students use a 3D printer to create affordable bionic arms for kids

A team of engineering students and graduates at the University of Central Florida is making a difference in the lives of children — one bionic arm at a time. Using a 3D printer and lots of ingenuity

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Study finds link between Autism Spectrum Disorder and BPA

Study finds link between Autism Spectrum Disorder and BPA

BPA is under constant scrutiny for its role in numerous health issues. It is best known for being an endocrine disruptor, and the FDA recommends that children under age three and pregnant women should

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Study finds that hand-washing dishes could result in children developing fewer allergies

Study finds that hand-washing dishes could result in children developing fewer allergies

A new study has found that washing your dishes the old-fashioned way — by hand — could decrease the likelihood of children developing allergies. A team of Swedish researchers discovered that

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James Cameron & wife are at the helm of the first vegan grade school in the United States

James Cameron & wife are at the helm of the first vegan grade school in the United States

Oscar-winning directors probably aren’t the first people you think of when you hear about a vegan grade school, but James Cameron is good at surprising people. The director of Titanic and Avatar is

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Feeding peanut products to infants may actually reduce their risk of developing a peanut allergy

Feeding peanut products to infants may actually reduce their risk of developing a peanut allergy

If you pay attention to medical and health recommendations long enough, it’s pretty common to see one idea supported, then reviled, and then back to being in favor again. Theories about peanuts and

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6 home remedies for your child’s sinus infection

6 home remedies for your child’s sinus infection

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Napping after age 2 may disturb a child’s nighttime sleep

Napping after age 2 may disturb a child’s nighttime sleep

Whether you consider them “terrible,” tantrum-y or not, the ages of two and three are intense times, fueled by lots of exciting developments and exploration. For parents of these pint-sized

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15 artists transform London Royal Children’s Hospital into a cheerful, colorful space to comfort kids

15 artists transform London Royal Children’s Hospital into a cheerful, colorful space to comfort kids

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Taiwan bans iPads for kids under age 2 and fines parents who don’t restrict electronics usage for kids under 18

Taiwan bans iPads for kids under age 2 and fines parents who don’t restrict electronics usage for kids under 18

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: screen time for kids has gotten out of control in this country. While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen time for children

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7 heart healthy foods & how to incorporate them into your family’s diet

7 heart healthy foods & how to incorporate them into your family’s diet

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Oxford Junior Dictionary omits many nature words, removes “acorn” in favor of “broadband” in an alarming sign of the times

Oxford Junior Dictionary omits many nature words, removes “acorn” in favor of “broadband” in an alarming sign of the times

Oxford University’s latest Junior Dictionary has omitted numerous nature-related words pertaining to plant and animal species, including “acorn,” “blackberries,” and

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15 beneficial uses for coconut oil

15 beneficial uses for coconut oil

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MIT scientist links autism to Monsanto’s Roundup and predicts HALF of U.S. children will be autistic by 2025

MIT scientist links autism to Monsanto’s Roundup and predicts HALF of U.S. children will be autistic by 2025

MIT research scientist and author Stephanie Seneff has studied autism for almost a decade, and her recent presentation regarding rising autism rates included a dramatic and controversial prediction.

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Recycled rubber tires used in playgrounds may be linked to cancer

Recycled rubber tires used in playgrounds may be linked to cancer

Around 10-20 years ago, a new staple began appearing in playgrounds and playing fields around the country: scrapped and ground up used tires.  Originally touted as a great use for old tires, which would

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HOW TO: make homemade organic vapor rub

HOW TO: make homemade organic vapor rub

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