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New study shows smoking pot during pregnancy does not increase birth risks

There is no link between using marijuana during pregnancy and increased birth risks, according to a new study recently published in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Researchers looked at previous observational studies that compared the risks of low birth we…

More doctors are firing patients for refusing vaccines—with support from the medical establishment

Doctors have long been tiring of continuing to educate parents who do not want to have their children vaccinated, with nearly 12 percent “always” dismissing their patients for refusal to vaccinate in 2013 versus 6.1 percent in 2006. Those numbers …

An unexpected side effect of the childhood obesity epidemic hits below the belt

I thought I had heard every angle on the childhood obesity epidemic, but Monday’s piece from the New York Times’ “Wellness” blog was a new one for me. It seems the parents of overweight boys are increasingly concerned about their sons’ penis …

Teething, nipple confusion and 6 other parenting myths debunked

When I took my son to the dentist a few weeks ago, I casually mentioned that my nine-month-old daughter had been keeping me up the last few nights. “Teething,” I said, using that exasperated-but-what-can-we-do-about-it tone that tired parents have …

Parents claim baby’s brain tumor shrinks after kiss from Pope Francis

A Warrington, P.A., family claims their daughter’s brain tumor shrank after she was kissed by Pope Francis.

Mom shares graphic images of her boys’ sunburns after day care outing

Two Oklahoma boys were sunburned so severely during a day care outing on a blazing hot day they had to be airlifted to a Texas children’s hospital. The boys’ mother Shaunna Broadway of Vinita is outraged because the center failed to apply sunscreen…

Pediatric group says kids with lice should go to school

The nation’s leading pediatric group issued new guidelines this week saying that kids with lice should be allowed to stay in school. Many school districts ban students with lice from the classroom until the child has been treated and all the bugs and…

Parents battle in court over whether to circumcise 4-year-old son

A Florida couple are battling in court over whether their 4-year-old son should be circumcised. Heather Hironimus and Dennis Nebus are unmarried and share joint custody of their son. They signed a parenting agreement filed in court in 2011 that include…

Dad asks Facebook to tell his son surgery scars are beautiful

Carter Gentle of Farmington, Maine, has endured five surgeries for his congenital heart defect. After Carter’s most recent surgery to repair a pacemaker, the 7-year-old boy looked in the mirror at his scars and cried. Carter’s father, country singe…

Doctors pull chopstick from Chinese boy’s brain

Family, doctors fail to notice chopstick stuck in boy’s brain via @foxnewshealth http://t.co/3YSbWVAwXQ pic.twitter.com/uXOkgLGMuH — Fox News (@FoxNews) March 6, 2015 The x-ray photo of a Chinese boy’s brain that was punctured by a chopstick is uns…