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Twins need liver transplant, father can save only one child

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A Canadian father is faced with an unfathomable choice. His adopted twin daughters both need urgent liver transplants and he’s a match but can only donate a portion of his liver to one child. Desperately in need of a match for the other twin, Michael… [Read More]
Categories: Health: kids

Video ad campaign shows how to save a choking baby in 40 seconds

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The sight of a choking baby sends most any parent into a frenzied panic. Most moms and dads have no clue what to do when their little gasps for air, while gagging on a marble, a LEGO piece, a hot dog chunk. A survey conducted by the international first… [Read More]

Australian father arrested for giving cannabis oil to daughter with advanced cancer

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An Australian father faces criminal charges for allegedly administering medical grade cannabis oil to his 2-year-old daughter with advanced cancer. When Adam Koessler’s daughter, Rumer Rose, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, he was told that … [Read More]

The amazing children who survive plane crashes

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The sole survivor of a small plane crash over Tennessee last Friday was a 7-year-old girl. Sailor Gutzler miraculously walked away from the fallen aircraft with only a broken wrist and trekked nearly a mile through the forest to safety. Her parents, Ma… [Read More]

California baby with worst disease imaginable can’t be touched

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Kiira Kinkle of Lincoln, Calif., suffers from a rare genetic disease called recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (EB) that causes the skin to blister and tear easily upon touch. The bump of a toy, the touch of a hand, or even a hug puts this 2-m… [Read More]

New iPhone app and tool allows parents to receive kids’ ear infection diagnosis at home

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 Any parent with a child susceptible to ear infections knows the drill when their baby wakes in the middle of the night howling with a high fever. You call the advice nurse who runs through a bunch of questions, typically one of them being, “Do you … [Read More]

Can an app help a child lose weight?

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Elementary and middle schools in over a dozen states including Arkansas, California and Illinois, mail letters of concern to parents of overweight children. These controversial notices, dubbed “fat letters” in the media, can send a family into a ta… [Read More]

Study: Babies who sleep on animal skins less likely to develop asthma

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A new study finds that children who sleep on animal skins in the first months of life are less likely to develop asthma later in childhood.  But before you trade in your pretty-patterned organic cotton crib sheets for a sheepskin, know that some exper… [Read More]
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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]