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U.S. maternal mortality rate has risen in the past decade, despite global advancements

U.S. maternal mortality rate has risen in the past decade, despite global advancements

The United States likes to be known for leading the charge, but newly aggregated and published data shows the U.S. has increased its numbers in one area of which no country would be proud: maternal

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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to “cure, prevent or manage all disease within our children’s lifetime”

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to "cure, prevent or manage all disease within our children's lifetime"

Through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, doctor/educator Priscilla Chan and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have pledged to donate 99% of their Facebook shares to make the world a better place for their

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The American Academy of Pediatrics warns against the use of codeine to treat coughs or manage pain in kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics warns against the use of codeine to treat coughs or manage pain in kids

Codeine has been widely used in the past to treat coughs and manage pain in kids, but the drug just received its strongest stamp of disapproval yet. In a statement from the American Academy of

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“Erin Brokovich” chemical is contaminating the tap water of more than 200 million Americans in all 50 states

"Erin Brokovich" chemical is contaminating the tap water of more than 200 million Americans in all 50 states

Remember the Oscar-winning movie Erin Brokovich? It’s the one where Julia Roberts portrays a real-life environmental activist trying to raise awareness about a toxic chemical found in water

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Astronaut hosts live video chat from outer space wearing a hand-painted flight suit created by children with cancer

Astronaut hosts live video chat from outer space wearing a hand-painted flight suit created by children with cancer

A children’s cancer center, a space suit company, and NASA recently teamed up to collaborate on an out-of-this-world project… and the first art exhibit in space. As part of the Space Suit

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Austrian teen sues her parents for posting private photos of her on Facebook without her permission

Austrian teen sues her parents for posting private photos of her on Facebook without her permission

Before you press post on your latest pic of your tot potty training or playing in the bath, you may want to imagine how she’ll feel about it in fifteen or twenty years. The parents of an 18

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Teen who was bullied at school creates ‘Sit With Us’ app to help students find a welcoming place to sit at lunch

Teen who was bullied at school creates 'Sit With Us' app to help students find a welcoming place to sit at lunch

A recent viral photograph of a Florida State University football player joining a boy with autism who had been sitting alone at lunch reminded us of how cruel kids can be and that lunchtime is not

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The majority of parents are overdosing their kids when administering medication

The majority of parents are overdosing their kids when administering medication

We’ve all been there: 3 a.m. with a sick kid, fumbling through the medicine cabinet and trying to give her some relief so she can get the rest she needs to get better. But you might want to splash

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Screentime dubbed “digital heroin” & “electronic cocaine” due to similar addictive effects tech & drugs have on the brain

Screentime dubbed "digital heroin" & "electronic cocaine" due to similar addictive effects tech & drugs have on the brain

How long can you go without looking at a screen? A minute? An hour? What about your children? For kids growing up in the digital age, it might be hard for them to imagine life without being glued to some

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UNICEF reports 50 million children around the world are displaced due to issues including conflict and poverty

UNICEF reports 50 million children around the world are displaced due to issues including conflict and poverty

Beyond the tragic, tear-inducing images such as that of Omran Daqneesh, a shell-shocked, dust-covered Syrian boy who was pulled out of the rubble of his family’s home following an airstrike,

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World’s first breastfeeding bench/changing table installed in a public park in Croatia to normalize nursing

World's first breastfeeding bench/changing table installed in a public park in Croatia to normalize nursing

Ines Petek (Photo credit: Croatian Breastfeeding Support Group – HUGPD) Although breastfeeding is a completely natural act between mother and child, people are still trying to normalize the process all

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FDA bans the marketing of antibacterial soaps

FDA bans the marketing of antibacterial soaps

Back in 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) started the long process of placing the burden of proof on antibacterial soap manufacturers. At the time, the FDA said that manufacturers of

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Surfing therapy dog helps children with spinal muscular atrophy experience the joy of riding the waves

Surfing therapy dog helps children with spinal muscular atrophy experience the joy of riding the waves

We’ve done our fair share of jumping in the waves and playing by the water this summer, but for children with spinal suscular strophy (SMA) and their families, spending a day at the beach is a

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American Heart Association sets added sugar limit of six teaspoons per day for kids & ZERO for tots under age 2

American Heart Association sets added sugar limit of six teaspoons per day for kids & ZERO for tots under age 2

One of the many things to do on the list of being a parent is monitoring the amount of sugar your kids are consuming. And it’s a tricky task to keep track of: sugars are hidden just about

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Animal-free milk is “sustainable, kind, delicious” & a moo-vement against factory farming

Animal-free milk is "sustainable, kind, delicious" & a moo-vement against factory farming

There are plenty of organic milk alternatives on the market. From almond to soy to hemp to homemade cashew milk, it’s not as if dairy avoiders and vegans don’t have a plethora of choices. But

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This cozy infant hammock aims to reduce environmental factors that can lead to SIDS

This cozy infant hammock aims to reduce environmental factors that can lead to SIDS

A new infant bed aims to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and simulate the comfort and safety babies grew accustomed to during pregnancy. The Crescent Womb bed is essentially a

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Cross country team takes shelter dogs for a jog, resulting in runner’s highs all around

Cross country team takes shelter dogs for a jog, resulting in runner's highs all around

What do you get when you pair runners with shelter dogs? Pure bliss for humans and pooches alike. St. Joseph High School Cross Country Coach Luis Escobar came up with the brilliant idea to team-up his

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Build The United States Capitol brick by brick with LEGO’s 1,000+ piece set

Build The United States Capitol brick by brick with LEGO's 1,000+ piece set

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