For more information on what to do in an emergency situation, see our Dental Emergency page

Petroleum Jelly Might Be The Answer To A $3.8 Billion Health Problem

Recent research shows that eczema in newborn babies can be an ailment more serous than previously thought and could lead to development of atopic dermatitis, a skin problem that can be chronic and lead to asthma, allergies and even mood disorders.

“Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema, and tends to develop in . . . → Read More: Petroleum Jelly Might Be The Answer To A $3.8 Billion Health Problem

300 Million Children Are Breathing ‘Extremely Toxic’ Air, UNICEF Says

According to a recent report from UNICEF, over 300 million children worldwide are breathing extremely toxic and unhealthy air.

“The report, which uses satellite imagery to determine the impacted areas, says these children live in places “where outdoor air pollution exceeds international guidelines by at least six times.” Altogether, it states, some 2 billion children . . . → Read More: 300 Million Children Are Breathing ‘Extremely Toxic’ Air, UNICEF Says

Middle School Suicides Reach An All-Time High

Recent report shows that middle school children are dying of suicide at greater rate than are dying of car crashes.

“The suicide rate among youngsters ages 10 to 14 has been steadily rising, and doubled in the U.S. from 2007 to 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2014, 425 young . . . → Read More: Middle School Suicides Reach An All-Time High

Skipping breakfast and not enough sleep can make children overweight

A number of factors can predict future obesity of a child: mother’s smoking during pregnancy, a child skipping breakfast, and the amount of sleep a child gets.

“Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a . . . → Read More: Skipping breakfast and not enough sleep can make children overweight