Feeding kids healthier meals at school has been a major uphill battle for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). First of all, it took a whopping 15 years for the USDA to even kick off
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just announced a proposal that would ban the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) where climate-friendly alternatives are available instead. HFCs are a group
New research that some are dubbing a second “Silent Spring” shows that neonicotinoid insecticides have an adverse effect on non-target invertebrate species, such as birds. Neonicotinoids
Democrats in both chambers of Congress have introduced a bill that would ban Bisephenol-A, (BPA) from all food packaging. Reps. Lois Capps (Calif.) and Grace Meng (N.Y.), along with Sen. Ed Markey
Over 20,000 individuals took action with Green America in March, asking the Apple company to improve labor conditions in its supplier factories, and it turns out Apple is listening! Now Green America
C-Sections Cause Genetic Changes in Babies that May Lead to Increased Risk of Cancer, Asthma & Diabetes in Later Life
According to a new study, infants born via Cesarean section as opposed to vaginal birth, may experience epigenetic changes. Epigenetics are factors that can influence genetics. Basically, epigenetic
Over the years, in the quest to find out what, if any one thing causes Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), most researchers have been stumped. Now however, scientists from 13 institutions around the world,
The idea that regular exposure to dirt, grime and the great outdoors in general is very healthy for kids is nothing new, but now a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded study goes one step
New parents can expect a little extra advice from now on at well-baby check-ups, as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has announced that all parents should read to their children from birth onward.
In news that won’t shock any parent in the United States, but may surprise new parents-to-be, the U.S. lags woefully behind EVERYONE else in the developed world when it comes to paid family leave.
While most information out there about older mamas is less than flattering, there’s new positive research on the baby-making scene that says giving birth after the age of 33 may be a boon to your
Never one to shy away from poisoning the food supply, the United States government is all set to introduce yet another doozy of a pesticide into the American food supply. Cyantraniliprole, recently
We’re familiar with home birth, Lotus birth, DIY freebirthing experiences, and even dolphin-assisted birth, but giving birth out in the wild is a concept that definitely piques our interest. The
Fourteen Year-Old Girl Invents a Pedal-Powered Washing Machine/Exercise Bike to Wash Her Family’s Clothes
When she was only fourteen, the innovative and resourceful Remya Jose transformed an old bicycle gear and spare parts into a pedal-powered washing machine! Jose, now 16, lives in Kizhattoor Panchayat in
11 Year-Old Wins Doodle 4 Google Competition with Her Beautifully Illustrated Transformative Water Purifier
Each year Google holds a Doodle 4 Google competition for kids in grades K-12. For its 7th year, the competition revolved around the theme of an invention that would make the world a better place, and 11
Though the ‘vaccines cause autism’ theory was debunked and referred to as an ‘elaborate fraud’ three years ago, there are still many who believe that vaccines are indeed linked to autism.
Establishing screen time limits is an essential part of parenting these days — but what if we also focused more, especially for girls, on how this screen time could be modified to learn a
According to the Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, about 50% of perfectly healthy babies spit up more than twice a day — and though it’s natural for parents to be concerned, studies
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