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​Whoa! Should You Eat Tuna While Pregnant? The Surprising Debate​

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We told you a while back that the FDA and EPA introduced a minimum amount of fish that pregnant women should be eating each week: 8-12 ounces. Fish pack a healthy punch, offering plenty of protein that's important for your growing baby. But eating too much high-mercury seafood can damage the brain and nervous... read more

One More Thing to Avoid While Pregnant: Is This In Your Bathroom?

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Environmental health concerns have the FDA trying to decide what to do about the use of common antibacterial compounds, found in things like soaps, detergents and toothpastes. But while they deliberate, scientists are calling attention to the potential risks the compounds have on pregnant women and their fetuses. What? Isn't practically every hand soap... read more

Warning: Don’t Use Spray Sunscreen on Kids

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Despite the blotchy sunburn that sometimes results, spray-on sunscreen is a fast, easy alternative to the messy goup we're usually stuck with. But Consumer Reports is advising parents to keep it away from kids, at least for now. In 2011, the FDA announced it was investigating the potential risks of spray sunscreens. The... read more

​Baby Formula Needs to Be Safer, Says FDA​

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In a move applauded by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the FDA is finally standardizing manufacturing guidelines for baby formula. The ruling will make formula safer, which is good news after major brands like Similac and Enfamil have seen recalls over the past few years. Manufacturers are now required to test for... read more

You Can Eat More Seafood Than You Thought While Pregnant

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Are you a full-fledged fish lover? Then we have good news for you; pregnant women should be eating more fish than previously thought. U.S. regulators from the FDA and EPA proposed on Tuesday that pregnant or nursing women, as well as women who are trying to become pregnant, should eat between eight and twelve... read more