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Infant SOS: An alert and cooling system designed to save the life of a baby left in a hot car

Infant SOS: An alert and cooling system designed to save the life of a baby left in a hot car

The news of a child dying after being accidentally left in a hot car is devastating, and sadly not uncommon: an average of 38 children die each year as a result, mostly during the summer months. Five

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Female scientists spark #GirlsWithToys campaign to highlight STEM careers & combat gender stereotypes

Female scientists spark #GirlsWithToys campaign to highlight STEM careers & combat gender stereotypes

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California’s mandatory vaccination bill SB277 violates parental rights and freedom of choice

California’s mandatory vaccination bill SB277 violates parental rights and freedom of choice

We reported last month on a proposed bill in California that would make child vaccinations a requirement for attendance in public and private schools. Following the news that the Senate passed the bill on

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Florida judge forces mother to consent to the circumcision of her 4 year-old son against her will

Florida judge forces mother to consent to the circumcision of her 4 year-old son against her will

In Florida yesterday, (May 22), a judge sentenced a four year-old boy named Chase to a circumcision. Heather Hironimus, the boy’s mother, lost a months-long court battle and was ultimately unable to

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Antibiotic use in infants linked to a variety of health issues in later life

Antibiotic use in infants linked to a variety of health issues in later life

When our little ones are feeling ill, our main priority is to get them better and back to their normal, cartwheeling, bouncing, running around selves. Many parents (and children’s doctors) turn

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Six largest school districts in the U.S. are ditching polystyrene trays for eco-friendly, compostable plates

Six largest school districts in the U.S. are ditching polystyrene trays for eco-friendly, compostable plates

Today, the nation’s six largest school districts made a stunning step forward for eco-friendly student dining. The Urban School Food Alliance—a coalition of school districts in New York City, Los

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Where do the world’s happiest children live?

Where do the world’s happiest children live?

Where do the happiest children in the world live? It depends on how you define happiness, according to Children’s Worlds International Survey of Children’s Well-Being. The recent survey,

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This children’s book can be planted to grow a tree after you read it!

This children’s book can be planted to grow a tree after you read it!

We love educational books, and Mi Papá Estuvo en la Selva or My Dad Was in the Jungle (in English) gives a whole new meaning to this idea: kids can actually plant the book after reading it! The Tree

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Research suggests that children of moms who drank caffeine during pregnancy are 89% more likely to be obese

Research suggests that children of moms who drank caffeine during pregnancy are 89% more likely to be obese

Pregnancy brings many charming changes to your body, including fatigue, but you may want to reconsider using coffee as a pick-me-up. A recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity found

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Designer Rachel Zoe opens an on-site office nursery for her employees’ babies

Designer Rachel Zoe opens an on-site office nursery for her employees’ babies

When five of designer Rachel Zoe’s employees announced their pregnancy within a period of a few months, she made an important and thoughtful decision: she had an office nursery built. For Zoe, the

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The best country in the world to be a mom is… (hint: it’s not the USA, which ranks 33rd)

The best country in the world to be a mom is… (hint: it’s not the USA, which ranks 33rd)

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Save the Children has released their annual “Mothers’ Index,” a scorecard of the best and worst places in the world to be a mom. Taking into

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Study finds that babies feel pain just like adults do (and we’re wondering why that wasn’t obvious)

Study finds that babies feel pain just like adults do (and we’re wondering why that wasn’t obvious)

In what’s being hailed as a “provocative” study, new research highlights something that logical humans might have already surmised — babies feel pain just like adults. We are

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Johnson & Johnson now offers up to 17 weeks of PAID parental leave for employees

Johnson & Johnson now offers up to 17 weeks of PAID parental leave for employees

The U.S. standard of paid parental leave would be laughable if it wasn’t so pathetic: our country is among the very few worldwide that doesn’t guarantee any paid maternity leave. Johnson

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Two midwives delivered the new royal baby princess

Two midwives delivered the new royal baby princess

When the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, gave birth on Saturday, two midwives were at her side: Arona Ahmed and her boss, Jacqui Dunkley-Bent, Professor of midwifery at Imperial College Healthcare

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The Licktators release breast milk ice cream to celebrate the royal birth

The Licktators release breast milk ice cream to celebrate the royal birth

Back in 2011, London-based ice cream makers, The Licktators, teamed up with a breastfeeding campaigner, Victoria Hiley, a 30 year-old mother from Leeds, to launch Baby Gaga breast milk ice cream. Cut to

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Nepalese girls living in group home make meals for thousands of earthquake survivors

Nepalese girls living in group home make meals for thousands of earthquake survivors

Following the devastating earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, 18 girls from the group home of the Unatti Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to providing food, shelter, and education to orphaned and

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Disney’s 3D printer prototype creates soft, cuddly creations out of layered fabric

Disney’s 3D printer prototype creates soft, cuddly creations out of layered fabric

3D printers are all the rage, creating everything from prosthetic arms to 3D versions of your child’s drawings. Leave it to Disney (and their collaborators at Cornell and Carnegie Mellon) to put a

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Philips “Light up the Dark” experiment enables Swedish children to reap the benefits of playing outdoors on the darkest days of winter

Philips “Light up the Dark” experiment enables Swedish children to reap the benefits of playing outdoors on the darkest days of winter

In an effort to tear kids away from their television screens and video games and to head outdoors during the short, dark days of winter, lighting leader Philips embarked on an experiment to enable more

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