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Not Just Brushing: 10 Ways to Start Caring for Baby Teeth

Not Just Brushing: 10 Ways to Start Caring for Baby TeethSATURDAY, Feb. 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Even the tiniest teeth can decay, which is why it’s important to take care of them.The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers some tips for caring for those little teeth, starting before the first one even arrives."There are habits you can start now to keep your baby's teeth healthy,” Dr. David Krol said in an academy news release. "And when that first tooth shows up, there are ways your pediatrician can keep it healthy, too."Even before your baby cuts his or her first tooth, start with a routine that includes wiping gums with a clean, damp washcloth or gauze pad after each feeding, the AAP suggests.Never put your baby to bed with a bottle or give your baby a bottle filled with a sweet drink. Don't dip your baby's pacifier in anything...

U.S. Parents Face Big Disparities in Access to Autism...

30 January 2023
U.S. Parents Face Big Disparities in Access to Autism Care ServicesMONDAY, Jan. 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Autism services are harder to find in many of the places where Black, Hispanic and Native American families live, new research shows.It's known that there are racial disparities in U.S. families' receipt of autism services — ranging from diagnosis and behavioral therapy to school and community programs.The new study highlights one reason: Those services are simply more scarce in the communities where Black, Hispanic and Native American families live. It also points to specific geographic regions in the United States where disparities are most stark.That could help in targeting resources to the areas in greatest need, according to the researchers."It's a simple study that essentially creates a map," said senior researcher Dennis Wall, a...

Fiber: It's Important to Your Child's Diet, Too

27 January 2023
Fiber: It`s Important to Your Child`s Diet, TooFRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Just like adults, children need lots of fiber in their diets.Fiber is part of what fuels a child’s normal growth and development. It helps them feel full longer, controls blood sugar levels, reduces cholesterol and promotes regular bowel movements, according to Children's Health of Orange County, Calif. (CHOC)."We see improvements in disease management like diabetes with lower spikes in blood sugar after meals when fiber intake is adequate. Improved satisfaction and satiety from the food we are consuming is evident when they contain more fiber, and this ultimately impacts weight management," said Stephanie Di Figlia-Peck, nutrition coordinator at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York City.A child who is still hungry will continue to...

Siblings of Babies Who Died of SIDS May Also Face Higher...

26 January 2023
Siblings of Babies Who Died of SIDS May Also Face Higher RiskTHURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have long struggled to figure out what causes a seemingly healthy baby to die suddenly in the first year of life, with an array of possible genetic and environmental factors to choose from.Now a large, Danish study has found that in families where one child has succumbed to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a younger sibling’s risk appears to quadruple.“I am not very surprised by these findings,” said Dr. Michael Goodstein, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on SIDS, who reviewed the study.Goodstein, division chief of newborn medicine with WellSpan Health in York, Pa., noted that “other studies, including ones in the U.S. and the U.K., have shown a small but real increase in the risk of SIDS for...

Childhood Autism Diagnosis Is Getting Better, But Not for Everyone

26 January 2023
Childhood Autism Diagnosis Is Getting Better, But Not for EveryoneTHURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Autism cases are surging in the New York-New Jersey metro area, mainly fueled by the diagnosis of autistic children who don’t have intellectual disabilities, a new study reports. The percentage of kids identified with autism spectrum disorder rose from about 1% in 2000 to 3% in 2016 in that region, said lead researcher Josephine Shenouda, program manager and epidemiologist with the Rutgers University Children’s Research Center in New Jersey.That increase occurred mainly due to new diagnoses of autistic children with a borderline, average or above-average IQ, according to findings published Jan. 26 in the journal Pediatrics.“The driver of the increase of autism was really coming from identification of children with autism without...
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