Long-term use of hormonal contraceptives linked to increased risk of brain tumors

by 01/22/15   filed under: green pregnancy, health & body

birth control, birth control access, population control, safe birth control, non-hormonal birth control, birth control and cancer, hormones and tumors

New research published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology says that women who use hormonal birth control methods long-term may be at an increased risk for developing brain tumors. During this project, Danish researchers used data from Denmark’s national administrative and health registries, a large resource that allowed them to identify women in Denmark between 15 and 49 years of age who had been diagnosed with glioma of the brain, a rare tumor. Alarmingly, using hormonal contraceptive for just five years is associated with an increased risk of developing this sort of brain tumor. While symptoms, treatments and outcomes vary based on the type of brain glioma, I think it’s fair to assume we’d all rather not have brain tumors of any kind.

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7 DIY Valentines that are easy to make in bulk for your child's classmates

by 01/22/15   filed under: craft, diy kids crafts, green kids, how-to

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FABELAB's Dream-in organic blanket collection does double duty as costumes for kids!

by 01/22/15   filed under: eco play, eco toddler, green bedding, green kids

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HOW TO: Make a loaded jacket sweet potato as healthy comfort food

by 01/21/15   filed under: cooking, healthy recipe, how-to, recipe, vegan cooking

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5 kid-friendly vegan cookbooks for busy families

by 01/21/15   filed under: baking, cooking, food, green family, health & body, kid friendly, parenting, recipes, vegan cooking, vegetarian, vegetarianism

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Rescued lab animals are featured in an adorable Alice in Wonderland-themed calendar

by 01/21/15   filed under: art

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See a Georgia family's stunning transformation of an old tool shed into a multipurpose playhouse

by 01/20/15   filed under: eco play, green kids

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HOW TO: Make vegan Tagalong Girl Scout cookies

by 01/20/15   filed under: baking, food, how-to, recipes, vegan cooking

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Low-cost, inflatable MOM Incubator designed to decrease the death rate of premature babies in refugee camps

Low-cost, inflatable MOM Incubator designed to decrease the death rate of premature babies in refugee camps

23 year-old design student Roberts did extensive research on the technology used in current incubators in first world countries, as well as assessed the needs and restrictions of…

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Toymaker crafts a stellar X-Wing Starfighter wooden rocking toy for Star Wars Jedis in training

Toymaker crafts a stellar X-Wing Starfighter wooden rocking toy for Star Wars Jedis in training

Steve’s Toys prides itself on using recycled and sustainable lumber sources whenever possible and also polishing off its handmade toys and furniture with a non-toxic finish.…

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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

1. Volunteer. “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve.” King worked tirelessly for a number of causes including civil rights and poverty issues. Make Martin Luther King…

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Mama’s Milk Warmer makes it safe and easy to heat breast milk

Mama’s Milk Warmer makes it safe and easy to heat breast milk

Mama’s Milk Warmer makes heating up pumped breast milk, safe, easy and effective, even when you’re exhausted and getting up in the middle of the night. Warming breast milk in…

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Obama to push for paid family leave for federal workers

Obama to push for paid family leave for federal workers

Barack Obama plans to sign a memorandum giving federal workers at least six weeks of paid leave following the birth of a child. This marks one tiny step forward toward the type of paid…

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HOW TO: Make fun fruit lollies covered in dark chocolate & sprinkles

HOW TO: Make fun fruit lollies covered in dark chocolate & sprinkles

1. Gather the ingredients 1 kiwi 1 banana a bunch of strawberries a bunch of cherries 1 cup of dark chocolate 1/2 cup of sprinkles 1 pack of lollipop sticks 2. Freeze the…

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ZumZum is an all-terrain balance bike for kids 18 months to age 4

ZumZum is an all-terrain balance bike for kids 18 months to age 4

Children as young as 18 months and up to 4 years-old can learn to ride a ZumZum, as it is specially designed to help young kids learn at their own speed. Its pedal-free technology…

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Kids can add their own personal touch to Oeuf's new Play Collection table and chairs

Kids can add their own personal touch to Oeuf's new Play Collection table and chairs

TweetEmailAbout Play Collection The Play Collection brings substance, color and fun together in one smart line of kids furniture. The line offers furniture that can be adorned…

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Oxford Junior Dictionary omits many nature words, removes "acorn" in favor of "broadband" in an alarming sign of the times

Oxford Junior Dictionary omits many nature words, removes "acorn" in favor of "broadband" in an alarming sign of the times

Oxford University’s latest Junior Dictionary has omitted numerous nature-related words pertaining to plant and animal species, including “acorn,”…

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BPA alternative linked to hyperactivity & abnormal brain cell development

BPA alternative linked to hyperactivity & abnormal brain cell development

The most common chemical used as an alternative to bisphenol-A (BPA) products could be just as bad for humans as BPA itself. A new study by the University of Calgary shows that…

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