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Parenthesis: Teach your child healthy media habits

A while ago, my husband and I went for an R-rated superhero movie at a local theatre and were shocked at the number of children that were watching the movie with us. The parents around us either disregarded or were ignorant of the age rating clearly outlined for the movie. The management of the cinema […]

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Adults smoking can cause children physical harm

Wise parents should keep their children out of any environment where smoking is allowed, even if no one is smoking there at the time, writes Jane E. Brody. Adults who wish to avoid exposure to secondhand smoke have options. Among my strategies: I don’t allow smoking in my home or car; I have no friends […]

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For a healthy baby, lose extra weight before pregnancy

To improve obstetric outcomes and the health of their babies, women who are carrying extra weight may need to make significant lifestyle changes before they conceive, writes Anahad O’Connor. For years, maternal health experts have worried about a troubling statistic: More than half of all pregnant women in America are overweight or obese when they […]

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Can women drink while pregnant? Poster sparks debate

Public health groups protest posters suggesting that women can drink while pregnant, reports Daniel Victor. On posters distributed to medical facilities across Australia, large type over an image of a pregnant woman read: “It’s safest not to drink while pregnant.” Good so far. It was the next line, in smaller type, that alarmed medical professionals: […]

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Is your baby lactose intolerant? Here’s how you can tell

Lactose intolerance can occur if the baby has an illness like diarrhea, which causes a transient intolerance that may persist. By Dr Saugata Acharya Lactose intolerance is a disorder that affects people with a decreased ability to digest lactose, a sugar found in dairy products. Lactose intolerance can be of three types—congenital lactose intolerance, which occurs due to […]

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How the Buddha gained enlightenment

Young Siddhartha renounced all worldly things in search of the ultimate truth and enlightenment, going on to become one of the world’s greatest religious leaders—Gautama Buddha. By Sonia Mehta After wandering around for days and nights, Gautama found himself near a large peepul tree. Something about the tree called out to him. He made a […]

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World Elephant Day: Five elephant facts for kids

World Elephant Day: The majestic elephants are a joy to behold, but remain under threat due to poaching and loss of natural habitat. According to official estimates, there are believed to be about 20,000 Indian elephants remaining in the wild. Here are some amazing facts about the mighty elephant! Elephants love to eat! Elephants are […]