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  • What a Guy Who Doesn’t Shower Can Teach Your Kid About Cleanliness
    Fatherly

    What a Guy Who Doesn’t Shower Can Teach Your Kid About Cleanliness

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  • Dad of Sick Baby Warns of Devastating Consequences of Not Washing Hands
    Jennifer O'Neill

    Dad of Sick Baby Warns of Devastating Consequences of Not Washing Hands

    A father “almost lost” his baby daughter to the über-contagious Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and is warning others about the dangers of not washing hands.

  • ‘World’s Heaviest Teenager’ Finally Walks After Dropping 700 Lbs.
    Melissa Walker

    ‘World’s Heaviest Teenager’ Finally Walks After Dropping 700 Lbs.

    At his highest weight, Khaled Mohsen Al Shaeri weighed 1,345 lbs. and hadn’t left his bed for three years. In 2013, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia ordered that he be hospitalized for treatment. Since then, Shaeri — now in his early 20s — has lost 700 lbs., and anew video, posted to YouTube Tuesday (garnering almost 48,000 views), shows him walking for the first time in years. 

  • You Can Stop Feeling Bad About Eating Chocolate
    Curiosity

    You Can Stop Feeling Bad About Eating Chocolate

    Studies demonstrate myriad benefits of chocolate, from creating a feel-good buzz to boosting cardiovascular health. Read on to learn more, then try some healthy recipes. The Latest Research A recent study in the journal Heart shows that habitual chocolate consumption is linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Keeping in mind that the study only demonstrated correlation (not causation), it’s nonetheless exciting to see that among participants who consumed a relatively high volume of chocolate every day, 12% developed or died of cardiovascular disease during the 12-year study.

  • Teen’s Joyful ‘I Beat Cancer’ Announcement Strikes a Chord
    Rachel Grumman Bender

    Teen’s Joyful ‘I Beat Cancer’ Announcement Strikes a Chord

    A teen’s announcement on Facebook that he is cancer-free has captured the attention of thousands of people. Jacob Munoz’s mom Yvette posted a photo on the Facebook page she created for her son, Jacob’s Fight, showing a beaming Jacob holding a handmade sign that read: “I am cancer free. Thank you Jesus.” The post has received more than 30,000 likes, over 3,000 shares, and more than 4,000 comments.

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  • Toddler ‘Lucky to Be Alive’ After Battery ‘Burned’ Through Her Lung
    Rachel Grumman Bender

    Toddler ‘Lucky to Be Alive’ After Battery ‘Burned’ Through Her Lung

    Mom Clare Skill said her two-year-old daughter Sophie was playing at home when she noticed that something was wrong. Sophie went from agitated to crying excessively while holding the back of her neck. “She was so distressed, and I just knew she had swallowed something,” Skill told the Huffington Post U.K Monday. “My heart was beating so fast.”

  • Is Preschool Depression Something Parents Should Worry About?
    The Bump

    Is Preschool Depression Something Parents Should Worry About?

    Do three-year-olds actually get depressed?

  • Finally, a Home With a Two-Story, Indoor Waterfall
    Michelle Huffman

    Finally, a Home With a Two-Story, Indoor Waterfall

    Plenty of homes have large-scale, outdoor waterfall features, flowing into pools and over rocks in backyards. This fitness-focused New Hampshire house has one though, flowing from the top of the house down through a hole that cuts through two stories. One hallway is almost all glass.  The home also includes a 50-foot, indoor swimming pool, located in a solarium with retractable roof and heated tile flooring.

  • Bernie Sanders is in ‘very good health,’ doctor says
    Dylan Stableford

    Bernie Sanders is in ‘very good health,’ doctor says

    The 74-year-old Vermont senator would be the oldest person to be elected U.S. president.

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  • Number of Obese, Overweight Kids Under 5 'Alarming,' Report Says
    Reuters

    Number of Obese, Overweight Kids Under 5 'Alarming,' Report Says

    The number of obese or overweight children has risen by 10 million worldwide since 1990 and there are now more overweight and obese children in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries, the WHO said.

  • Dad Films Moment Dying Teen Realizes He Survived
    Newser

    Dad Films Moment Dying Teen Realizes He Survived

    A video of the Nov. 13 event posted last week to Facebook by Trevor’s dad is going viral, ABC News reports. “I really like the video,” Trevor, of Detroit, Mich., tells ABC. Since the surgery, Trevor has been doing well, WDIV reports, and there haven’t been any indications that his body is rejecting the new heart.

  • Everything You Need To Know About How Gut Bacteria Affects Your Kid’s Behavior
    fatherly.com

    Everything You Need To Know About How Gut Bacteria Affects Your Kid’s Behavior

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  • Alarming Birth Defect Rises Sharply in Past 20 Years
    Newser

    Alarming Birth Defect Rises Sharply in Past 20 Years

    Gastroschisis has risen fastest among babies born to young African-American women.

  • "Shark Tank" Star Reveals #1 Mortgage Payoff Tip

    "Shark Tank" Star Reveals #1 Mortgage Payoff Tip

    If you're over 40 years old and you own a home, you need to read this. (It's not what you think!)

  • 12 Common Plants That Can Be Deadly for Pets
    Woman's Day

    12 Common Plants That Can Be Deadly for Pets

    Nearly a quarter of all non-drug pet poisoning incidents are caused by plants.

  • Parents' Debt May Influence Childrens' Emotional Wellbeing
    Reuters

    Parents' Debt May Influence Childrens' Emotional Wellbeing

    Some kinds of debt, such as home mortgages and education loans, are linked to better child wellbeing while unsecured debt like credit card balances and overdue medical bills are tied to increasing behavior problems, according to a U.S. study. 

  • Why One Grocery Store Chain Is Ditching Candy at Checkout Lanes
    Jennifer O'Neill

    Why One Grocery Store Chain Is Ditching Candy at Checkout Lanes

    Resisting temptation to buy candy just got a little bit easier. Grocery chain Aldi will be replacing the candy in its checkout aisles with trail mix, granola bars and dried fruit in each of their 1,500 stores by the end of the year. 

  • Pregnant Mom on Posing Nude: ‘When I Looked in the Mirror, I Liked What I Saw’
    Raven Snook

    Pregnant Mom on Posing Nude: ‘When I Looked in the Mirror, I Liked What I Saw’

    I love to wear cleavage-baring dresses and I host burlesque shows, so it may seem like I’m very comfortable with my body. And I am—but only the top half. I come from a long line of what my mother euphemistically calls “big-boned women” (though I’m pretty sure bones aren’t supposed to jiggle so much). While I came to love my big breasts, try as I might, I have never been able to embrace my big thighs, butt, and belly.

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  • Midlife Crisis? Most of Us Actually Get Happier, Study Finds
    Newser

    Midlife Crisis? Most of Us Actually Get Happier, Study Finds

    If you’ve made it through your 40s without suddenly acquiring a blood red convertible, piercings, or a skydiving habit, you might have wondered whether you were the only one to miss out on that much-vaunted midlife crisis. “I do think that midlife crisis is a myth,” psychologist Nancy Galambos tells the CBC. “The results [of the paper] question the myth.” The team followed two groups: high school seniors from 18 to 43 and college seniors from ages 23 to 37, and asked both a simple question: “How happy are you with your life right now?” Among both cohorts happiness levels rose into their 30s, and while it dropped by age 43 for high school students, people were still happier in their 40s than in their teens.

  • This Type of Mom Is More Likely to Live Longer
    YourTango

    This Type of Mom Is More Likely to Live Longer

    Chasing after two toddlers at once (and worrying about them) must take a few years off a mom’s life, right? Apparently not.

  • Why Some Doctors Aren't Recommending the HPV Shot for Preteens
    Associated Press

    Why Some Doctors Aren't Recommending the HPV Shot for Preteens

    Many pediatricians and family doctors are not strongly recommending the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine to preteens and their parents, contributing to low vaccination rates, a survey of nearly 600 doctors suggests.The vaccine protects against the human papillomavirus, which is spread through sex and can cause several kinds of cancer, including cervical cancer. The government wants girls and boys to get it at age 11 or 12 because it works best if kids get it before they become sexually active. ...

  • 11-Year-Old Boy Becomes First Child in Country to Undergo Mastectomy
    Newser

    11-Year-Old Boy Becomes First Child in Country to Undergo Mastectomy

    After Lewis Deakin, an 11-year-old boy in the United Kingdom, had several benign tumors grow in the arteries of his chest thanks to a condition called arteriovenous malformation, he became the first child in the country to undergo a mastectomy—and he’s taking it all in stride. Lewis first baffled doctors three years ago, when tumors began to grow in his chest, reports the Manchester Evening News.

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  • My Teenage Son Said He Wanted to Commit Suicide
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    My Teenage Son Said He Wanted to Commit Suicide

    It was the one phone call I never expected. My child’s high school counselor was on the other end of the line, explaining to me that my son had told his friends that he was thinking about suicide.

  • Do Fertility Treatments Cause Cancer?
    mom.me

    Do Fertility Treatments Cause Cancer?

    One of the reasons I was reluctant to start fertility treatment—aside from the astronomical costs—was I was afraid what it would mean to start putting all those chemicals in my body: the hormones to increase my egg production, to make me ovulate, to regulate my cycle. It seemed like a bit much. Especially since fertility is such a burgeoning field in early stages and no one quite knows what the effects will be.

  • 6 Foods That Could Boost Your Breast Milk Supply
    SheKnows

    6 Foods That Could Boost Your Breast Milk Supply

    Ever heard of galactagogues? If you’re a breastfeeding mom, they could be your new best friend.

  • Childhood Asthma Rates Are Leveling Off Except for One Group Of Kids
    Reuters

    Childhood Asthma Rates Are Leveling Off Except for One Group Of Kids

    Childhood asthma rates appear to have stopped rising among many U.S. groups, but not among the poorest kids or children aged 10 and older, a study suggests.

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