Supervised tooth brushing and fluoride varnish schemes benefit kids and the health economy Action to prevent tooth decay in children, such as supervised tooth brushing and fluoride varnish schemes, are not just beneficial to children's oral health but could also result in cost savings for public health systems.
Current school start times damaging learning and health of students Scientists have found that current school and university start times are damaging the learning and health of students. Drawing on the latest sleep research, the authors conclude students start times should be 8:30 or later at age 10; 10:00 or later at 16; and 11:00 or later at 18. Implementing these start times should protect students from short sleep duration and chronic sleep deprivation, which are linked to poor learning and health problems.
Using humor to help toddlers learn We all know that laughter is the best medicine, but a team of French scientists has discovered that using humor also appears to help toddlers learn new tasks.
Local anesthetic may affect the development of children's teeth, For the first time, a study indicates that the use of local anesthetic may affect tooth cell growth and the development of children's teeth. The study comes at a time when more children than ever before are subjected to dental surgery -- and local anaesthetic -- because of tooth decay or the other orthodontic conditions.