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Do You Think You're Thinner Than You Actually Are?

mom on weighing scale

A new study reports many overweight moms and children think they're slimmer than they actually are, according to researchers at Columbia University Medical Center.


Expert Answers: Why Mom Is Colder Than Dad

Finally! New research shows it's not your fault that you reach for an extra blanket because you're cold at night.


Help! I've Eaten All My Kids' Snacks!

woman eating potato chips
Is there a name for moms like me who can't resist eating a bag of goldfish in one sitting?


Deadly Eating Disorder Strikes Again and Again

Isabelle Caro
Media coverage of anorexia fatalities spiked recently with the announcement of the November 17 death of anorexic 28-year-old French model and actress Isabelle Caro, who famously posed in a controversial 2007 Italian ad campaign called "No Anorexia."


I Love My New Water Filter!

As a parent, it makes me so nervous to hear how many chemicals are in our tap water. But I hate buying bottled water because of all the plastic that will end up in landfills. That's why I asked for a 3M water filter this holiday season. Luckily, Santa provided!


Study Shows Cell Phones May Harm Unborn Kids!

pregnant woman holding mobile phone on her belly

There's more scary information coming out about cell phone exposure by the second! reports that a new study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, has found that children exposed to cell phones in the womb and after birth, up to age 7, are more likely to experience behavioral problems such as hyperactivity, attention and social issues than those who aren't exposed.


The Pill: Friend or Foe?

birth control pills

Writer Vanessa Grigoriadis wrote a compelling piece for New York magazine called "Waking Up from the Pill," about how the sexual liberation of women of "a certain age" may have come at a considerable cost -- their fertility. Have you spent years on the Pill, only to have trouble conceiving when you got off it?


Getting Kids' Medicine Doses Right

Girl taking medication
Giving medicine to kids is tricky, and a recent report suggests that it's made trickier by poor labeling and product design when it comes to dosing.