Not showering before swimming puts your children at risk of getting sick. Credit: Corbis
If your kid has diarrhea, he probably shouldn't take a dip in a public pool.All together now: "Eeeeewwwww!" You would think that would be c...Survey shows only a few parents realize the importance of showering before taking your germs out for a swim.
Watch A Related Video to This ArticleNext time you pick up that instrument, think of all the other germs your picking up with it. Credit: AP Something truly hideous and disgusting is emanating from high school band instruments -- ...Have you heard the germy band with the cough and the wheeze and the hack?
Do you wipe off your shopping cart handles? This study may cause you to invest in a sanitizer. Credit: Getty Let's say it together, now: Ick! Ew! Next time you head for the grocery store -- and before you plop your toddler into the sho...Study shows it pays to be a germophobe at the supermarket.
Keeping girls squeaky clean could lead to health issues down the road. Credit: Getty
A little dirt never hurt. But try telling that to moms determined to keep their little girls squeaky clean.In today's cleanliness-obsessed world w...A little dirt never hurt. But try telling that to moms determined to keep their little girls squeaky clean.
They may look innocent, but shopping carts can harbor E. coli, salmonella and a host of other bacteria and viruses. Credit: Babe EaseResearchers have found that the grocery cart your child rides in contains exponentially more bacteria than pub...Researchers have found that the grocery cart your child rides in contains exponentially more bacteria than public restroom toilet seats.
Watch that sippy cup and clean those countertops: Researchers have officially debunked the five-second rule. San Diego State University professor Scott Kelley dropped baby carrots and sippy cups on different surfaces around several homes and te...
The child is grumpy. Way beyond grumpy. Grumpy is a distant planet in another solar system past which she's shot in her misery-fuelled rocket ship. She refuses to eat supper. She's lethargic, moping, upset over nothing. Uh oh. She's fallen asleep o...
Got cabin fever? Kids driving you crazy? Try teaching them to juggle or bring spring inside with an indoor terrarium. -- AlphaMom The division of labor in family life can feel more like tug-of-war than partnership. Here's how one couple finally le...
Wow. Here's a loaded topic! Want to have your baby at home? Home birth is a process that has been eschewed--well, OK, to use the word from a recent New York Times article on the subject, "condemned"--by the American College of Obstetricians and Gyne...
As I sit here, my head pounding, my nose stuffed up, my throat dry and sore, my legs aching and a cough that's keeping everyone awake at night, I think fondly of the days when I was single and without kids and never, ever got sick. Tales of Koalas an...
New research suggests that children who attend day care or are frequently exposed to other children through playgroups or playdates may be at a decreased risk of developing leukemia. According to this article from Yahoo, leukemia is thought to be cau...
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