Introduce a toothbrush the moment the first tooth appears. Pick a regular, small-headed one with nylon bristles and not a silicon finger-brush. The latter does not clean plaque well. You can also go in for bamboo ones, provided the head is small enough to reach the molars. Use the toothbrush to gently clean gums as well. In fact, you can start cleaning your child’s gums from the third month of birth. Dip a small piece of gauze cloth in clean drinking water and wipe your baby’s gums and tongue after every feed. … [Read more...] about A parental guide to toddler dental health
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Italy's number of confirmed coronaviruses has grown to 650, up from 400 on Wednesday evening. (A week ago, the number was three.) They've had three more deaths, bringing the country's toll to 15. Officials have said all of the patients were elderly, had other illnesses or both.Saudi Arabia has suspended arrivals from some two dozen countries where COVID-19 has spread. The decision comes ahead of the holy fast of Ramadan, which begins in late April, when visits by Muslims to the kingdom accelerate.Japan's entire school system, from primary to high schools, will be asked to close from March 2 until their upcoming spring break late in the month — when the school year would usually end — to help contain the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday.In the United States, California is monitoring 8,400 potential cases, people who have arrived in the state from domestic commercial flights. The state's health authorities have confirmed what may be the first … [Read more...] about Coronavirus update: Latest news on COVID-19 as health ministers gather, disease confirmed in new countries and questions arise about immunity
Key points:Glenys Beauchamp destroyed her notebooks, where notes from a meeting with Sport Australia over the colour-coded spreadsheet may have been keptFormer Sport Australia boss Kate Walker said she was "surprised" to see the spreadsheetLabor have asked the Public Service Commissioner to look in to the destruction of the notes … [Read more...] about Health boss destroyed notes relating to sports rorts spreadsheet meeting
The worry is Australia will be nextMark Ferry, chief operating officer of the Noffs Foundation, which helps young people with drug and alcohol problems, said he was astonished by the volume of drugs available as seen in the report. … [Read more...] about Fentanyl is being sold on the dark web, raising fears of an Australian opioid crisis
What are other states doing?Ms Lai agreed there was a cost barrier and said other states had programs to assist high-risk groups, such as people coming out of prison or those using needle and syringe programs, to access and administer naloxone. … [Read more...] about What is naloxone, the ‘EpiPen of overdose’, and why are so few Tasmanians using it?