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Doctors pull chopstick from Chinese boy’s brain

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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… [Read More]
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Study: 15 percent of toddlers in Boston are drinking coffee

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Is is OK for toddlers to drink cups of joe? A significant number of parents in Boston seem to think so. A study led by Boston Medical Center found “15 percent of toddlers (age 2) consume as much as four ounces of Java a day” — that’s half a .. [Read More]

Top 10 reasons parents don’t vaccinate — debunked

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As a measles outbreak centered in California sends health care professionals across the country into a tailspin, the media are shining a light on the small yet vocal group of parents who delay their children’s vaccines or skip out on them altogether…. [Read More]

California parents outraged after 4-month-old baby catches measles

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 Meet Mobius Loop. He’s a happy, healthy kid living with his parents Ariel and Christopher Loop in Pasadena, California. Mobius is up-to-date on all the childhood vaccinations recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics but since he’s only 4… [Read More]

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]
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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]