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Why screen time for babies, children, adolescents needs to be limited

Feb 02, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Wide-ranging reviews have demonstrated that high levels of screen time, now typical among children, are associated with potential harm

GUIDANCE NEEDED. Less recreational screen time is better for children. Image from Shutterstock

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 6, 2018

Mar 06, 2018 - 11:18 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn’t miss this Tuesday

A person watches northern lights (Aurora borealis) on March 3, 2018 in Unstad, in the arctic circle in northern Norway. / AFP PHOTO / Olivier MORIN

Senate bill wants 150 days of maternity leave in PH

Jul 23, 2016 - 8:11 PM

The current law is below the international labor standard on maternal protection that recommends 14 weeks or 98 days of maternity leave says Senator Francis Pangilinan

MATERNITY LEAVE. Senator Pia Cayetano's bill applies to female employees working in the government and the private sector.

What does it take to build a strong foundation for your child?

Nov 27, 2015 - 1:45 PM

Join us for a Twitter conversation on raising healthy children on November 29 Sunday 11 am

Moisturizing newborns prevents allergies - Japan study

Oct 03, 2014 - 3:51 PM

A small scale study suggests regular lotion in the first few weeks of life helps keep a baby s immune system intact

Breastfeeding a 'security issue'

Aug 13, 2014 - 8:01 PM

During emergency situations and calamities breast milk is also a mother’s best advantage and a baby’s best defense Cayetano says

End hunger for today's and tomorrow's generation

May 31, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Is it possible to end hunger for generations to come? The answer is a big yes advocates say How? Governments should step up

UNITED ACTION. Health workers, volunteers, families, and advocates are encouraged to come together to work towards claiming victory in the global battle against hunger. Photo from ACF International Philippines

World Vision urges congressmen to keep Milk Code intact

May 06, 2014 - 6:25 PM

World Vision Philippines is urging Filipinos to support breastfeeding as a way to fight malnutrition

MILK CODE. World Vision continues to be vigilant for any attempts of policymakers to amend and water down the Milk Code. Photo from World Vision.

Lend a hand: Help kids reach their 5th birthday

Apr 05, 2014 - 5:20 PM

Not all children can make it to their 5th birthday The lack of access to basic needs such as food water and medicine lowers their chances of surviving

LEND A HAND. Help kids reach their 5th birthday, through good nutrition, proper hygiene, and education. Screengrab from World Vision's short film

Why protect the Milk Code?

Apr 04, 2014 - 7:15 AM

About 3 in every 10 children under 5 suffer from chronic undernutrition in Yolanda hit areas How relevant is the Milk Code in times of disaster?

BREASTFEEDING. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and continued breastfeeding with adequate complementary feeding alone  were estimated to prevent almost one-fifth of under-five deaths in developing countries like the Philippines. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Malnutrition, the Pied Piper and the lost children

Mar 31, 2014 - 11:18 PM

World Vision encourages those who have the means to take many small steps to save more children s lives

PIED PIPER OF DISEASES. The world is losing millions of children worldwide to malnutrition and preventable diseases. Screengrab from World Vision's short animation "The Pied Piper: A modern fairy tale"

Malnutrition, Peter Pan and never growing up

Mar 26, 2014 - 2:28 PM

The first 1 000 days of life beginning from pregnancy up to a child’s 2nd birthday can determine the direction of one’s health and well being

Why Quezon City bans giving birth at home

Mar 01, 2014 - 11:20 PM

Big urbanized Quezon City is among the most disadvantaged areas in PH in terms of mothers and newborns living under the highest vulnerabilities

Share your child's best starts

Oct 05, 2012 - 11:55 AM

A digital scrapbook that just might win you the new iPad Sounds too good to be true? RAPPLER tells you how to win it

SHARE YOUR CHILD's BEST starts in life with Mead Johnson Nutrition and Rappler

Jessica Alba a tech-entrepreneur

Sep 13, 2012 - 2:37 AM

Motherhood brought out the actress business smarts

ACTRESS JESSICA ALBA, CO-OWNER of The Honest Company. Image from the Jessica Alba Fans Facebook page

Were you born too soon?

May 04, 2012 - 3:23 PM

An estimated 1 million prematurely born babies die every year a new report says

MOMMY CARES. Susan Bryant kisses her son Xander, born 6 weeks early, in the NICU at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).