Men, In Particular, Must Safeguard The Health Of Their Gums

There is a direct link between men and gum disease and cancer. A man who has a history of gum (periodontal) disease is 14 percent more likely to develop cancer than a man who has healthy gums. Periodontal refers to the area “around the tooth.” The Connection Specifically, periodontal disease and the development of blood [...]

Men, In Particular, Must Safeguard The Health Of Their Gums

There is a direct link between men and gum disease and cancer. A man who has a history of gum (periodontal) disease is 14 percent more likely to develop cancer than a man who has healthy gums. Periodontal refers to the area “around the tooth.” [Read more...]

Pacifiers, sippy cups, and bottles might not be as harmless as you’d think

When manufacturers stopped making pacifiers that could break apart and a lot of people switched from glass bottles to plastic (BPA-free, of course), we thought the big dangers were gone. Maybe not.

Proving my theory that babies and toddlers are constantly searching for new ways to scare the hell out of their parents, a new study comes out showing that an average of 2,270 children under three are treated in hospital emergency rooms every year for injuries involving pacifiers, bottles and sippy cups (the majority are one-year olds).  According to the study, which looked at ER data for the past 20 years, two thirds of the accidents involved bottles and 86 of the injuries involved falling down. In 14.3% of cases, the culprit was the seemingly harmless sippy cup.

Binkies, bottles and sippy cups: Handle with care

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