Health

The Thing Lurking Inside These Bath Toys Will Make You Want To Burn Your House Down

The whole point of giving our kids baths is to make them less dirty than they were before, so it seems cosmically unfair that bath toys are often guilty of harboring some pretty nasty stuff (and by "pretty nasty stuff," we mean mold, naturally). Of c…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Study: A Father's Stress May Have A Surprising Impact On Their Children's Brain Development

It has long been understood that a mother's choices and environment during pregnancy, such as diet and vitamin intact, have an impact on the health and development of her baby. However, more recent research is revealing that a father's well-being als…
By Azure Hall

6 Red Flags To Definitely Look Out For After Your Baby Falls

The first time my infant son tried to take a few steps, he tumbled and bumped his head on the coffee table. My blood turned to ice in my veins and I froze. There truly isn't anything quite like the feeling a parent gets when their little one gets hur…
By Sarah Bunton

11 Shocking Health Conditions You Can Actually Get From Kissing

Kissing is a part of most romantic relationships, no matter how serious they might be. You probably have never given much thought to anything regarding kissing beyond how it makes you feel or when you should go in for that first kiss, but there are a…
By Lauren Schumacker

The Thing Lurking Inside These Bath Toys Will Make You Want To Burn Your House Down

The whole point of giving our kids baths is to make them less dirty than they were before, so it seems cosmically unfair that bath toys are often guilty of harboring some pretty nasty stuff (and by "pretty nasty stuff," we mean mold, naturally). Of c…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Study: The Flu Shot Is More Effective For Young Kids, So Get It ASAP

Speculation that the flu vaccine might be less effective this season has proven to be correct, but it's not all bad news. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the flu shot is more effect…
By Jenn Rose

OB-GYNs Are Rejecting Patients In The Middle Of Their Pregnancies For Awful Reasons

As any woman knows, the relationship you have with your OB-GYN is the most vulnerable, intimate and trusting relationship you’ll have in your adult life next to your significant other. They are there to reassure you when you are scared, and to help a…
By Jenn Sinrich

You Might Think My Flu Prevention Strategy Is Extreme, But We Need To Do More

A few days ago, a friend of mine asked if I wanted to have a get-together with our babies at our local mall. “Maybe in a few weeks,” I told her. “Or, actually, maybe later this spring.” It’s not that I had other plans, or that my schedule was too jam…
By De Elizabeth

Here's The Deal With Indulging In All Those Poke Bowl Cravings While Pregnant

There was a time when everyone who was anyone was eating sushi. A sushi dinner spoke of culture, class, and just the right amount of daring. It was cutting edge and sophisticated, unless of course you were picking it up in the deli section of your ne…
By Shannon Evans

The Number Of Babies Dying In Their Sleep Has Risen & Here's What Experts Want Parents To Know

The looming risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) weighs heavily upon the minds of many new parents. Safe sleep guidelines — such as placing babies on their backs to sleep and not giving them pillows or blankets — were put into place more tha…
By Azure Hall

These 3 Signs Of The Flu Can Also Be Early Pregnancy Symptoms

With this year's record-breaking flu season in full swing, it's understandable that most everyone is hyper-aware of flu symptoms and what the flu could look like in both children and adults. Since flu symptoms can be so common to cold symptoms, it ca…
By Ojus Patel

Here's How Extended Breastfeeding Affects Your Child's Teeth & Oral Health

I don't think anyone likes going to the dentist. It's not high up on the list of fun ways to spend an afternoon. Therefore, the best way to avoid added trips to the dentist is prevention. That's tricky when it comes to a wiggling baby who has no inte…
By Cat Bowen

Trump Wants To Bring Back Abstinence-Only Sex Ed, & *All* Research Shows That's A Terrible Idea

Trump's proposed federal education budget has hit the internet, and while it's yet to be approved by Congress, there are many notable proposals in the lengthy document. However, one sentence in particular is causing an uproar on the internet — and fo…
By Sophie Hirsh

Here’s How Much Your Child’s Life Is Worth, According To The NRA

I'm staring at the features on my 3-year-old son's face as he plays haphazardly with mismatched Legos. The curve of his nose. The plump of his cheeks. The brown in his wide eyes. The little body I once carried inside me, and then in my arms, is now o…
By Danielle Campoamor

Single Dads Are More Likely To Die Early, & We Need To Do More To Stop It

Single parenthood is on the rise in the United States, according to census data. But when it comes to understanding the strain that single parenthood can have on health and mental health, we tend to focus on what happens to single moms. A new study f…
By Tiffany Thomas

Your Inhaler Could Hurt Your Fertility, Study Claims — But Don’t Freak Out

For people with health problems, the possibility of infertility is often a top concern. Many medical conditions have been linked to fertility issues throughout the years, and if you have asthma, you might be worried about a new study that claims asth…
By Gillian Walters

Here's Why Your Vagina Might Still Be Sore, Even If You Have A C-Section

There are many things to “recover” from after childbirth — whether you have a C-section or deliver vaginally. There are definitely pros and cons for each method of delivery, and both come with their own sets of recovery rules and pains. But is there …
By Abi Berwager Schreier

“There Is More We Can Do”: Olympian Kikkan Randall Opens Up About Postpartum

The advice for five-time Olympian, World Cup champion nordic skier, and mom Kikkan Randall following the birth of her son was to "take it easy" for six weeks, then come in for a checkup. "And I ended up injuring my back about a month after my son was…
By Janet Manley

7 Important Male Hygiene Tips Most People Don’t Realize Men Need To Be Doing

There are things that you need to do to take care of yourself every day — or, at least, on a regular basis. These things can range from getting plenty of sleep to fitting in a workout, making sure you can squeeze in a shower, brushing your teeth, or …
By Lauren Schumacker

This Seemingly Harmless Item In Your Bathroom Cabinet Is Terrible For Your Baby

Cotton swabs are one of those things you see and use everyday, but don’t really pay too much attention to. You may use them to clean your ears, remove makeup, or even apply oils or creams, but as harmless as they may seem, it turns out cotton swabs c…
By Mishal Ali Zafar

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Shares Her First Post-Op Photo, & It's Seriously Stunning

The best way to fight cancer, it seems, is with a combination of bravery, humor, and a hell of a lot of glamour. Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus shared her first post-op photo to Twitter on Wednesday after undergoing surgery for breast cancer, and she …
By Jenn Rose