Health and Science News for Parents
Mar
29

A Video on the Chemistry of Egg-Dyeing

written by Tara Haelle

It’s been a whirlwind the past two weeks – I have so much news stacked up to write about, but other work has needed to take precedence. However, I want to be sure I get something published this week, and I came across this video on the chemistry of egg-dyeing from the American Chemical Society. […]

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Mar
19

Despite HPV vaccine effectiveness and safety, parent concerns persist

written by Tara Haelle

Two different studies related to the HPV vaccine were published recently which, together, are somewhat concerning. One study concerned the vaccine’s effectiveness. The other dealt with how many parents are opting not to give their daughters the vaccine – and the reasons why. Let’s review the more recent one first, published in Pediatrics yesterday, that found […]

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Mar
17

Take Away Pacifiers… and Breastfeeding Rates Drop?

written by Tara Haelle

We all have those things we said we’d never do when we had a baby which, once we actually had a baby, kinda went out the window. For me, one of those was pacifier use. Now, the more I learn about pacifiers, including what a recent study in Pediatrics shows, the more I support their […]

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Mar
5

A look at the numbers in vaccine reactions

written by Guest Author

Today’s post is a guest blog by Allison Hagood, co-author of the recent (highly recommended!) book “Your Baby’s Best Shot: Why Vaccines Are Safe and Save Lives.” The book is filled with factual, well-sourced information and is great read for parents wanting to understand more about vaccines – the facts about what’s in them, the […]

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