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Baby’s First Poop
It may sound gross, but the contents of a newborn's first diaper hold important clues to his or her future health.
Eating Disorders Rise During Lockdown
Some young adults, struggling with stress and depression brought on by the COVID lockdown, have developed eating disorders.
Creeping Inactivity? Hypertension Lurks
Work and the arrival of kids can make it hard to stay active, but continuing to exercise has a big impact on the likelihood of hypertension.
You Are Where You Eat, Pandemic Edition
The quality of kids' diets has taken a nosedive during the pandemic, and it wasn't great to start. It's about where our food comes from.
Even Little Girls Ask for Less
By age 8 girls begin to ask for less when negotiating with men, raising the question of how they will fare when they enter the workplace.
Early Soda Drinking Could Harm Cognitive Performance Later
Scientists were surprised to find sugary beverages harmed rat pups' mental performance. They were more surprised when they looked at why.
Putting Antibiotic Use on a Diet
Antibiotics are frequently overused, and bacteria have become resistant. A new set of guidelines helps doctors and patients cut back.
The Heavy Metals in Your Baby's Food: Part Two
The alarming results of a Congressional investigation into levels of lead, arsenic and mercury in baby foods, including findings by brand.
Babies, Marijuana, and Breast Milk
Women who use marijuana regularly while pregnant, but stop while breastfeeding, still have THC in their breast milk weeks later.
Media Violence and Mass Shootings
As depictions of violence in the media go up, so does gun violence. There are things you can do to break the cycle, especially in kids.
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