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Teen finds relief after doctors remove 232 teeth from his mouth

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The tooth fairy needs to make a special trip to India. A teenage boy underwent major dental surgery in Mumbai and doctors removed 232 teeth. Ashik Gavai, 17, was in pain and the right side of his jaw swollen when doctors at JJ Hospital in Mumbai diagn… [Read More]

Wisconsin Mom’s disgusting discovery in son’s juice box

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A Wisconsin mom was shocked when she cut open her son’s juice box to find that it was filled with mold. “[The mold] took up half of the juice box and at that point it was brown, black, green. I didn’t even know what I was looking at at first. I w… [Read More]

Five-second rule revisited: The type of food and surface matters

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In the past decade research and experts have revealed that the five-second rule is a myth. A new British study shows that the type of food and the floor surface are important factors in addition to time when assessing whether it’s safe to eat a morse… [Read More]

Pharmaceutical company refuses to help dying boy

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The parents of 7-year-old cancer survivor Josh Hardy are speaking to the media and urging people to demand that a North Carolina pharmaceutical company provide their son with a potentially life-saving antiviral medication. The family has rallied thousa… [Read More]

Study: Smartphones are making us bad parents

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No doubt. People are addicted to their smartphones and parents are as guilty as anyone. You see them chatting on their cells while pushing their babies in strollers. You see them talking to their bosses on their headsets while playing in the sandbox wi… [Read More]

Parents rush to show the world to their child who’s going blind

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Louis “Louie” Corbett is only 12 years old but within a year he might never again be able to see the rain fall or look into his mother’s eyes or watch his favorite Boston Celtics players on TV. This young New Zealand boy has an eye disease called… [Read More]

Study: Noise machines to help babies sleep may damage hearing

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Today’s parents often use white noise machines to help their babies fall asleep at night, but a new study from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto finds that many of these devices produce sound at levels that may be damaging to an infant’s he… [Read More]

Are selfies leading to lice infestations among teens?

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An article on a San Francisco news site claims that selfies are causing lice infestations among teens. A California Bay Area lice removal expert told the SFist that she’s treating more teenagers with bugs in their hair and she thinks the uptick is a … [Read More]
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Marin County rallies around 4-year-old boy with stage-four cancer

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California’s Marin County is rallying around an Inverness family that has experienced a double tragedy that no family should ever have to endure. In January, the Porrata-Powell family learned their 4-year-old boy, Ezequiel Powell, had a rare form of … [Read More]

Pediatricians warn raw milk can be harmful to children and pregnant women

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A small but passionate and potentially growing group of parents choose to give their children raw milk because they believe an unpasteurized product is healthier than a pasteurized one. They think the heating and cooling process ruins a significant por… [Read More]