kids health

FDA proposes limit on arsenic in baby rice cereal

FDA proposes limit on arsenic in baby rice cereal

Bland, digestible rice cereal has long been a favored first food, but a recent FDA proposal to limit the amount of inorganic arsenic in rice cereal will surely cause parents to think twice before giving

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Smoking while pregnant alters baby’s DNA

Smoking while pregnant alters baby's DNA

Despite the fact that smoking during pregnancy has been associated with SIDS, miscarriage, low birth weight, and reduced lung function, 12% of pregnant women in the United States smoke. Perhaps the

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Study confirms the link between Zika virus and in utero brain damage

Study confirms the link between Zika virus and in utero brain damage

Zika virus has exploded in recent months, both in the number of cases reported and in international coverage. While previous press and research strongly suspected a link between Zika and brain damage in

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BREAKING: Majority of canned food still contains BPA lining or other toxic substitutes

BREAKING: Majority of canned food still contains BPA lining or other toxic substitutes

The FDA has publicly supported removing toxic, endocrine-disrupting BPA from the lining of cans since 2010, but a newly released report entitled Buyer Beware: Toxic BPA & Regrettable Substitutes in

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Investigation finds lead contamination in 2,000 water systems across all 50 U.S. States

Investigation finds lead contamination in 2,000 water systems across all 50 U.S. States

Dangerous amounts of lead in the Flint, Michigan water systems have the entire country up in arms about water safety, but sadly, this issue is not isolated and is more widespread than we ever imagined. A

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UK will charge soda tax on sugary drinks in an effort to lessen childhood obesity rates

UK will charge soda tax on sugary drinks in an effort to lessen childhood obesity rates

One in five children in the UK is obese by the time he or she finishes primary school. In an effort to combat the childhood obesity epidemic, the government is instituting a tax on sugary soda drinks in

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Dad creates cheerful daily works of art on his daughter’s eye patch

Dad creates cheerful daily works of art on his daughter's eye patch

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CDC says pesticide-treated clothing reduces risk of Zika virus, but are the chemicals really safe for people to wear?

CDC says pesticide-treated clothing reduces risk of Zika virus, but are the chemicals really safe for people to wear?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been quick to issue public warnings about the threat of contracting Zika virus, for people who plan on traveling to at-risk areas. Medical researchers are still

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Giving children a simpler childhood may protect them from mental health issues

Giving children a simpler childhood may protect them from mental health issues

Image via Shutterstock A common rookie parenting mistake is to give a young child too many choices or fill their proverbial dance card with too many activities. The well-intentioned strategy seems like

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New study warns Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy could greatly increase risk of multiple sclerosis in children

New study warns Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy could greatly increase risk of multiple sclerosis in children

A new medical study says a Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy could increase the risk of having a child who develops Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disease that attacks the nervous system. Researchers at

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Kids sue President Obama & the feds for their lack of action over climate change

Kids sue President Obama & the feds for their lack of action over climate change

Image via CNN Twenty-one kids and young adults, ages 8-19, attended federal court in Eugene, Oregon on Wednesday of this week. Their day in court wasn’t part of a Career Day or “Take Your

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HOW TO: Make nourishing and health-boosting vegan “bone” broth

HOW TO: Make nourishing and health-boosting vegan "bone" broth

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Kids as young as five years-old bike to school on their own in this Danish city

Kids as young as five years-old bike to school on their own in this Danish city

No parking allowed! That’s the message to parents dropping off their children at elementary schools in Odense, the third largest city in Denmark. As part of an effort to increase the number of kids

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Teen girls experience dramatic reduction in toxin levels in the body after switching to healthier personal care products

Teen girls experience dramatic reduction in toxin levels in the body after switching to healthier personal care products

Ah, the tween and teenage years: a time of rebellion, testing limits, and feeling frustrated with parents. It’s a little like toddlerhood, but with hormones and perhaps more concern for one’s

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Super lice are a pesticide-resistant problem in 25 states, but you can fight them naturally

Super lice are a pesticide-resistant problem in 25 states, but you can fight them naturally

“Hooray, my child has super lice!” said no parent ever. Unfortunately, ‘super lice’ is a phrase being used all too often this school year. Evidently, this year’s outbreak of head lice

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Stink! the movie explores the trillion dollar chemical industry and how ‘the system’ is hiding toxins in our everyday products

Stink! the movie explores the trillion dollar chemical industry and how 'the system' is hiding toxins in our everyday products

Stink! The Movie the Chemical Industry doesn’t want you to see. from NetReturn Entertainment on Vimeo. Have you ever looked at the back of a product and seen “fragrance” listed vaguely

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Being an empathetic parent may be taking a toll on your health, according to study

Being an empathetic parent may be taking a toll on your health, according to study

Raising kind, empathetic kids is on the top of our must-do parenting list. Not only does it feel intrinsically “right” to teach our kids to respond to the needs of others and grow up to be

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Why you should avoid talc in baby powder & safe alternatives you can use instead

Why you should avoid talc in baby powder & safe alternatives you can use instead

Last week, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a Missouri woman who died from ovarian cancer. The court case centered on the allegation that talc, the main

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