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Pesticides can have a profound impact on children even before they’re born. A first-of-its-kind study presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress late last week found that babies exposed to higher levels of organochlorine compounds in the womb...
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Do you think your child loves their tablet more than you? If you do, you’re not alone. One in three American parents believe their kids value their phone and tablets more than other possessions or activities. They also believe that...
All your favorite Marvel Super Heroes will be flying into an arena near you this summer when Feld Entertainment launches their newest show, Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes. The show takes off July 7 in Los Angeles at...
Turns out that screen time might not be as bad before bedtime as originally thought. A new study from Oxford research shows that screen time has little impact on the quality of children’s sleep. With screens being a constant in...
Despite the first-ever baby being born via IVF turning 40 this year, IVF can still feel like a hit or miss field with many more chances for failure than opportunities for producing a new life. When you’re going through infertility...
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Who Will Save Them?

I heard my toddler cry out in the middle of the night and ran to him. I found him standing at the gate to his bedroom door, scooped him up and told him what I’ve told both kids every...
Being a single parent can be tough on anyone, but research is now showing that being a single dad can have a greater impact on the lifespan of a man. New research from the University of Toronto reveals that single...
Everyone has probably had a bad boss once or twice in their life, right? Someone who is rude to them, dismissive, takes credit for their work or cuts them out of networking or specific teams. Now new research says...
Childhood trauma resonates through generations. That’s the headline from a new research study conducted at the University of California at Los Angeles and published yesterday in Pediatrics. This is the first study showing a correlation between parents’ adverse childhood events...
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Do your kids turn up their noses to apples that turn brown? Do you? Soon that may no longer be a problem. Early next month the first genetically modified apples are expected to go on sale in the United States. Golden...
When you look at your child you probably aren’t thinking about helping them have healthy, happy, long-term relationships as an adult, unless they’re a teen of course. Even then though, you might not be actively thinking about their future...
Science has finally backed up what all moms have always known – kids make us sleep deprived. A recent study found that a women’s amount of sleep is effected by having children in the house. Men, not so much. Having...

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