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Defending Your Children’s Teeth (and Dentists): The Value of Sealants

Results from recent study show that dental sealants are very helpful in keeping children’s teeth cavity free and protected for longer periods of time.

“Introduced in the 1960s, dental sealants are plastic coatings applied to the surfaces of teeth. They fill in and seal pits and grooves of teeth, making them more resistant to bacteria . . . → Read More: Defending Your Children’s Teeth (and Dentists): The Value of Sealants

Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress

New research shows that teenagers can be taught effective coping skills and learn to deal with increased academic and social pressures thus avoiding dangers of falling into anxiety and depression.

“David S. Yeager, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and a leading voice in . . . → Read More: Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress

Babies Given Antibiotics Are More Likely To Develop Eczema

A recent European study found that babies given antibiotics more than once are more likely to develop various allergies later in life.

“Lead researcher Fariba Ahmadizar of Utrecht University said antibiotics most likely disrupted the body’s immune system by impacting microbes in the gut, which can negatively affect immune responses.”

“Scientists have long puzzled . . . → Read More: Babies Given Antibiotics Are More Likely To Develop Eczema

What The World’s Healthiest Diets Have In Common

Harley Pasternak traveled the world to research healthy and nutritious food for his book The 5 Factor World Diet.

“He noted that Japanese people eat a wonderful variety of seaweeds, and that Chinese people tried to incorporate at least five different colors in every meal. But Pasternak also came away with some valuable observations about . . . → Read More: What The World’s Healthiest Diets Have In Common

Broken Bones and Bruises Rise as Youth Soccer Gets Aggressive

Soccer has gained popularity in the US over the last 25 years, and youth soccer is more common than ever before. But with the joy of the game has come the awareness of greater risk of injury for children of all ages.

“A new study of children’s soccer injuries released . . . → Read More: Broken Bones and Bruises Rise as Youth Soccer Gets Aggressive