Kids Health

Science Says Stop Spanking

For the last 20 years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has discouraged parents from spanking their children, albeit indirectly. (A 1998 policy simply "encouraged" parents to use "methods other than spanking.") However, the AAP is now taking a tougher stance against the so-called disciplinary tool.  According to new guidelines released on the AAP News & […]

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‘An ambulance is NOT a taxi to A&E’, report says

‘An ambulance is NOT a taxi to A&E’: Report calls for paramedics to treat more patients roadside to save the NHS £300 million each year Lord Carter of Coles led the review, which examined 10 ambulance trusts The Labour peer said the move could alleviate pressure on UK hospitals  ‘Too many are being unnecessarily taken to […]

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Pills for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed, study says

A new study says surgery isn’t always needed for appendicitis and that antibiotics instead can often do the trick. The results from Finland contradict decades of thinking about the best way to treat an inflamed appendix. The condition has long been thought to be a medical emergency because of the risk for a burst appendix, […]

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Chrissy Teigen Says Having Kids Changed Her Sex Life

Chrissy Teigen is busy. When she’s not cooking up new ideas (literally) for her cookbooks, holding the Trump administration accountable at public rallies, hosting a hit reality TV series or making her millions of fans laugh on Twitter, you can find her parenting her two adorable children, Miles and Luna. Something you won’t hear about […]

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Kids’ Play Is Healthy, Pediatricians’ Group Says

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 — Play is a child’s most important work, preschool teachers like to say, and a new American Academy of Pediatrics report wholeheartedly agrees. Play is a crucial way for kids to develop social and mental skills, head off stress and build a healthy bond with parents, the child health experts say. […]

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Lake Bell Says Working Moms Need Weed Not Wine

Actor, director and entrepreneur Lake Bell is just fine with California’s Jan. 1 legalization of marijuana. In fact, Bell will opt for weed over wine any evening after a hard day on the set. “As a parent I think pot’s almost better than a glass of wine,” Bell told MedMen’s Ember magazine. (Ember is a […]

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US Says Breast Isn't Best, Angers Moms & Docs Alike

News that the United States refused to sign — and also reportedly aggressively pressured other countries to back down on — a United Nations-affiliated resolution in support of breastfeeding is making shockwaves across the globe. In a time when “breast is best” and "fed is best" discourses seem to be warring, the news that the […]

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Kiera Knightley Says She's Been Wearing A Wig For Years

Whilst it’s certainly not unusual for celebrities to wear wigs these days (Kylie Jenner, we’re looking at you) we were surprised to learn that Keira Knightley has been opting for a faux ‘do for her films for the last five years. In a recent interview with InStyle, the Pirates Of The Caribbean actress revealed that due to the […]