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Study finds toxic chemicals linked to serious health threats are in holiday products sold at popular retailers like Target & Walgreens

Study finds toxic chemicals linked to serious health threats are in holiday products sold at popular retailers like Target & Walgreens

Back during the Halloween season, HealthyStuff.org found that a lot of Halloween products contained unhealthy, toxic chemicals. Now, HealthyStuff.org has expanded their holiday findings after testing many

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Nearly half of children in Mexico are impacted by lead poisoining from pottery & at risk for serious health problems

Nearly half of children in Mexico are impacted by lead poisoining from pottery & at risk for serious health problems

If you were to travel to Mexico, you’d likely admire one of the beautiful, vibrant pottery pieces that the country’s artisans are famous for handcrafting. The bowls and vases may be pretty to

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Congress scales back on school lunch regulations, halting limits on sodium & waiving whole grains standards

Congress scales back on school lunch regulations, halting limits on sodium & waiving whole grains standards

When it comes to school lunches, seemingly no one can win. For years the USDA school lunch program was horrible — Congress allowed schools to serve unhealthy portions, foods packed with sodium and

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School districts across America aim to ban antibiotic-laden chicken from the lunch menu

School districts across America aim to ban antibiotic-laden chicken from the lunch menu

Chicken served in school lunches in six of the nation’s largest cities (including New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles) will soon be missing a common ingredient in the poultry production world:

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Ladybird Books drops gendered book titles ‘for boys’ and ‘for girls’ as not to limit children

Ladybird Books drops gendered book titles ‘for boys’ and ‘for girls’ as not to limit children

Children’s book publisher Ladybird will celebrate its 100 year anniversary next year, but we think their latest venture is even more reason to cheer: they recently announced they are dropping gender

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Health Care Providers are Pushing Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, Not Pills, to Help Kids Get Healthy

Health Care Providers are Pushing Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, Not Pills, to Help Kids Get Healthy

A New York City-based weight management and nutrition program for overweight and obese children is going back to the basics. Instead of pills, intense exercise regimes, and body shaming, the health care

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Study Finds Over Half of Babies are Still Being Put to Bed with Blankets and Other Suffocation Hazards

Study Finds Over Half of Babies are Still Being Put to Bed with Blankets and Other Suffocation Hazards

In 1993, an astonishing 7 out of 8 parents used blankets or soft bedding for their babies when putting them to sleep. With sleep safety campaigns such as the “Back to Sleep” campaign (in which

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This Inspiring 99 Year-Old Woman Sews a Dress a Day to Send to Young Girls in Africa

This Inspiring 99 Year-Old Woman Sews a Dress a Day to Send to Young Girls in Africa

99 year-old Lillian Weber sews a dress every single day. While that fact in and of itself is remarkable — what makes Weber’s labor of love even more inspiring is that each dress is destined

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Kids Blame Michelle Obama for Their Disgusting School Lunches & Showcase Photos of Their Gross Food

Kids Blame Michelle Obama for Their Disgusting School Lunches & Showcase Photos of Their Gross Food

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12 Pediatricians in Italy Arrested for Allegedly Taking Bribes from Infant Formula Companies to Discourage Breastfeeding

12 Pediatricians in Italy Arrested for Allegedly Taking Bribes from Infant Formula Companies to Discourage Breastfeeding

According to Reuters, Italian police have placed 12 pediatricians under house arrest for allegedly accepting extravagant gifts from infant formula companies. The gifts, meant to entice the doctors into

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Injection Given to New Moms to Speed Up the Delivery of the Placenta May Cause Breastfeeding Problems

Injection Given to New Moms to Speed Up the Delivery of the Placenta May Cause Breastfeeding Problems

New findings, published in the scientific journal, Breastfeeding Medicine show that new mothers who receive the drug ergotmetrine are more likely to experience pain or problems while breastfeeding as

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EWG Warns Consumers in New Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives

EWG Warns Consumers in New Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives

We’ve followed the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list for fruits and vegetables every year, and now they have published a Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives as part of their

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5th Grader Finds 14,000 Year-Old Ancient Hunting Tool While Boogie Boarding in New Jersey

5th Grader Finds 14,000 Year-Old Ancient Hunting Tool While Boogie Boarding in New Jersey

Photo © Donald E. Hurlbert for the Smithsonian Institution Imagine going on a summer vacation with your family and returning with a 14,000 year old hunting implement that had been buried in the sand

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Drinking Milk is Linked to Higher Mortality Rates and Bone Fractures, According to New Study

Drinking Milk is Linked to Higher Mortality Rates and Bone Fractures, According to New Study

Milk: it does a body… bad? According to a new study published in the British Medical Journal which followed 100,000 Swedish people over 20-30 years, drinking more milk was equated with higher

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Researchers Say Autism May be Linked to More Than 100 Genes

Researchers Say Autism May be Linked to More Than 100 Genes

Scientists have had a fair share of trouble finding out which genes cause autism — due to parents’ unwillingness to have their kids tested — and a lack of technology. However, a new

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Infant Formula Sold in Portland Contains Pesticide-Resistant GMOs

Infant Formula Sold in Portland Contains Pesticide-Resistant GMOs

If you live in Oregon, you’ve likely heard of current Ballot Measure 92, which would require products containing genetically modified ingredients (GMOs), to be labeled as containing

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Broccoli Sprout Extract May Help Treat Autism Symptoms

Broccoli Sprout Extract May Help Treat Autism Symptoms

If we were going to look for the next line of treatment for symptoms of autism, broccoli sprout extract might not be very high on our list of remedies — until now. A small recent study that involved

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GoodWeave Founder Becomes Nobel Laureate for Child Rights Advocacy

GoodWeave Founder Becomes Nobel Laureate for Child Rights Advocacy

Last week’s Nobel Peace Prize announcement brought great excitement and attention to the plight of child labour when Kailash Satyarthi, founder of GoodWeave and champion of child rights in India, was

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