kids health

Children who grow up near fast food restaurants are more likely to have weaker bones

Children who grow up near fast food restaurants are more likely to have weaker bones

A study published in Osteoporosis International found that children who grow up near fast food restaurants are more likely to have lower bone mineral density as newborns. The study, which involved more

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AAP issues report that women should abstain from drinking ANY amount of alcohol during pregnancy

AAP issues report that women should abstain from drinking ANY amount of alcohol during pregnancy

Despite the blasé attitude of several European countries regarding consumption of the occasional alcoholic drink during pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics is taking a definitive stance

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Health Alert: Top-selling nail polish brands contain an endocrine disruptor that seeps into women’s bodies

Health Alert: Top-selling nail polish brands contain an endocrine disruptor that seeps into women’s bodies

Ahh, that distinctive nail polish smell. Love it or hate it on first whiff, that odor is often due to a strong mix of artificial fragrances and a panoply of other chemicals. According to a new study from

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Magical Wizard of Oz playground has ruby red slipper slides, flying monkeys, a yellow brick road and more!

Magical Wizard of Oz playground has ruby red slipper slides, flying monkeys, a yellow brick road and more!

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HOW TO: Make scrumptious vegan pumpkin chocolate chip muffin cupcakes

HOW TO: Make scrumptious vegan pumpkin chocolate chip muffin cupcakes

As the weather starts to get chilly and pumpkins seem to be congregating on every corner, this vegan pumpkin cupcake recipe will satisfy the heartiest fall sweet tooth. Show your appreciation for pumpkins

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Switching to organic fruits and veggies may significantly reduce pesticide levels in kids’ bodies within just a few days

Switching to organic fruits and veggies may significantly reduce pesticide levels in kids’ bodies within just a few days

A small study published in Environmental Health Perspectives is making a strong case for eating organic fruits and veggies. The study, which involved 40 California children (with 20 living in Oakland and

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Teens who text compulsively may suffer detrimental effects in school and at home

Teens who text compulsively may suffer detrimental effects in school and at home

It’s hard to picture today’s teens without their cellphones. They use text messaging as the most common form of communication, and many can barely make it through a meal or a class without

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Study points to key mental and behavioral benefits of delaying kindergarten until the age of 7

Study points to key mental and behavioral benefits of delaying kindergarten until the age of 7

A new, large study utilizing data collected from thousands of families in Denmark found that delaying kindergarten until the age of seven provided important and dramatic benefits with regard to mental and

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6 scary home air pollutants to avoid this Halloween & beyond

6 scary home air pollutants to avoid this Halloween & beyond

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Public health emergency declared in Flint, Michigan as lead levels in local water supply spike, poisoning children

Public health emergency declared in Flint, Michigan as lead levels in local water supply spike, poisoning children

“Drink more water!” It’s a common plea to kids from their parents, but for residents of Flint in Michigan, drinking water is causing more harm than good: the city has recently declared a

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American Academy of Pediatrics outlines screen time guidelines for kids growing up in the digital age

American Academy of Pediatrics outlines screen time guidelines for kids growing up in the digital age

We really can’t say it enough: kids are spending too much time on devices. And so, ahem, are parents. It seems like the tech-obsession is everywhere around us and that little ones are learning how

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Apple Watch enables expecting moms to take Non-Stress tests at home

Apple Watch enables expecting moms to take Non-Stress tests at home

Having a Non-Stress test (an NST) is a common way for doctors and medical professionals to monitor a baby’s vitals (including his/her heartbeat) while in utero, but until now it has required

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Jerry the Bear teaches kids about healthy living through interactive play

Jerry the Bear teaches kids about healthy living through interactive play

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Baby Hero supplies life-saving neonatal kits to mothers with every purchase of organic, Fair Trade cotton onesies

Baby Hero supplies life-saving neonatal kits to mothers with every purchase of organic, Fair Trade cotton onesies

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Australian government orders parents to vaccinate their children or lose childcare & tax  benefits

Australian government orders parents to vaccinate their children or lose childcare & tax benefits

For parents in Australia, choosing not to vaccinate their children just became a more complicated and pricey decision. As part of the new “No Jab, No Pay” Bill, Parliament says that it will

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Children exposed to indoor insecticides are 47% more likely to be diagnosed with childhood leukemia

Children exposed to indoor insecticides are 47% more likely to be diagnosed with childhood leukemia

The pesticides you may be using to keep your home free of bugs and your yard looking sharp may be putting your kids at a much greater risk for developing any number of childhood cancers. A new analysis

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Study finds autism behaviors differ in boys and girls

Study finds autism behaviors differ in boys and girls

Autism can manifest in vastly different ways in each person. And according to a new, small study in Molecular Autism, researchers also found gender differences with regards to behavior among boys and

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Repower Our Schools: A movement to switch North Carolina schools to 100% renewable energy

Repower Our Schools: A movement to switch North Carolina schools to 100% renewable energy

A smart, eco-friendly movement is currently underway in North Carolina, aiming to convince school boards across the state to switch to 100% renewable energy in order to free up financial resources for

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