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British scientists get one step closer to designer babies with permission to genetically modify human embryos

British scientists get one step closer to designer babies with permission to genetically modify human embryos

We never thought we’d say this, but scientific trends in ethics are giving us whiplash by how quickly they are changing. In December, during an international summit on gene modifications, the

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Doctor delivers baby girls for free in India to discourage female foeticide

Doctor delivers baby girls for free in India to discourage female foeticide

Over the past four years, Ganesh Rakh has delivered more than 464 babies for free. Having your baby delivered for free (especially in the U.S., where is costs thousands of dollars to give birth in a

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Increasing global breastfeeding rates could save the lives of more than 820,000 babies and 20,000 mothers each year

Increasing global breastfeeding rates could save the lives of more than 820,000 babies and 20,000 mothers each year

We have established time and again that breastfeeding is extremely beneficial to both mother and child. A new report published in the medical journal The Lancet reviewed more than 1,300 studies that

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WHO says that childhood obesity is an ‘exploding nightmare’ in developing countries

WHO says that childhood obesity is an ‘exploding nightmare’ in developing countries

Is it the phthalates? The early antibiotic exposure? The low levels of physical activity? Parental tolerance (or ignorance) of how much junk food kids are eating? Each has been attributed in some way to

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Postnatal care in Holland includes a maternity nurse who comes to a new mom’s house for a week

Postnatal care in Holland includes a maternity nurse who comes to a new mom’s house for a week

I want a kraamverzorgster, and so should you. This amazing nurse is a common part of Dutch post-natal health services. This trained health worker, who sounds like a hybrid of your best friend and your

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Dad creates AngelSense app to keep tabs on children with autism via GPS-tracking & voice-monitoring

Dad creates AngelSense app to keep tabs on children with autism via GPS-tracking & voice-monitoring

Raising a child with autism spectrum disorder can include extensive challenges, running the gamut from behavioral issues to communication difficulties. One of the most worrisome and somewhat common

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7 natural ways to help your whole family beat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) this winter

7 natural ways to help your whole family beat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) this winter

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Photographer captures new dads in a range of emotions during and after the birth of their babies

Photographer captures new dads in a range of emotions during and after the birth of their babies

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Father creates app to help parents detect eye cancer in children after his son was diagnosed with retinoblastoma

Father creates app to help parents detect eye cancer in children after his son was diagnosed with retinoblastoma

Noah Shaw was just a little more than three months-old when he was diagnosed with rare tumors in both eyes. He endured a lengthy treatment and had to have his right eye removed, and his father Bryan Shaw

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6 ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with your kids

6 ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with your kids

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10 surprising everyday uses for apple cider vinegar

10 surprising everyday uses for apple cider vinegar

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Smart Changing Pad lets parents track baby’s growth, feedings, diapers and sleep on their smartphones

Smart Changing Pad lets parents track baby’s growth, feedings, diapers and sleep on their smartphones

Here’s another item in our growing list of tech stuff that parents and babies don’t really need: a $199 Smart Changing Pad from Hatch Baby. To be fair, the changing pad does have some

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Baby Box Co. brings a simple, safe Finnish baby sleeping solution to the U.S.

Baby Box Co. brings a simple, safe Finnish baby sleeping solution to the U.S.

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Revolutionary male contraceptive enables men to turn fertility on and off with the flip of a switch

Revolutionary male contraceptive enables men to turn fertility on and off with the flip of a switch

Vasectomies aside, the onus of long-term birth control typically relies on females: IUDs, diaphragms, pills, and other methods that have some questionable side effects. A new male contraceptive promises a

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App reveals the sugar content of 75,000+ products with a simple barcode scan

App reveals the sugar content of 75,000+ products with a simple barcode scan

Sugar is in basically every food and beverage these days, from obvious culprits like processed sweets to seemingly healthier treats like yogurts and even condiments. Public Health England, part of the

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President Obama signs first-ever federal “free-range kids” law

President Obama signs first-ever federal “free-range kids” law

2015 was a big year for free range parenting to be cast in an undesired spotlight. Remember the Meitivs? They gave their two kids (ages 6 and 10) permission to walk to a nearby park alone, yet the

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German camping trips for tots teach youngsters to navigate nature… without their parents

German camping trips for tots teach youngsters to navigate nature… without their parents

In Germany, kids between the age of two and six head to the great outdoors on school field trips, where they swim, pick berries, camp out, and roast marshmallows. What sets these excursions (called

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7 therapeutic & rejuvenating yoga stretches for parents

7 therapeutic & rejuvenating yoga stretches for parents

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