Dental hygiene in kids: Where are you going wrong?

Instilling oral hygiene among kids is harder than you think. Things get even more complicated when parents are clueless about the right dental practices. In an exclusive, Dr Srivats Bharadwaj, Founder and CEO, Vatsalya Dental answers some pertinent questions that every parent finds daunting. Common mistakes parents commit when it comes todental hygiene in kids The most common mistake is thinking milk teeth are not important. The general thought is that milk teeth will fall and new permanent teeth will grow, so why bother. However, the fundamental foundation for good…

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Why is Australia’s education system going backwards?

When it comes to education – what works, what has gone wrong, who pays for it – the debate can get very emotional and, shall we say, evidence-free. So here we assess some of the arguments put forward to explain why Australian students are going backwards on key global tests like PISA, released this week. Some have a higher degree of truthiness than others. Parents are the worst Judy called me on Wednesday. She is an experienced teacher in a NSW region, fed up with what she saw as a…

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Ex-Sainsbury’s Chief Predicts Post Brexit Food Price Rises Of 5% – And A Chain Going Bust

We have two predictions today from Justin King, the ex-Sainsbury’s chief executive. One is that food prices are going to rise by some 5% as a result of Brexit and the subsequent fall in the pound. The other is that there’s going to be the collapse of one of the food retailers as a result of pressures upon margins. The problem with these predictions is that it’s entirely possible to see either one happening but it’s very difficult to see both happening at the same time. They’re not quite mutually…

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More children going to ER, being hospitalized with headaches

— A growing number of American children with headaches are being seen at pediatric emergency departments and admitted to the hospital, researchers report. The researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh looked at headache-related visits made to their ER between 2007 and 2014. The children were all between 4 and 20 years old. Headache visits doubled from 2 percent to more than 4 percent of all visits, the researchers said. Hospital admission rates for children with a headache increased from 10 percent to 24 percent, the study found. Girls were…

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Akshay Kumar’s Diet and How He Remains Fit Without Going to the Gym

If there’s one actor who’s getting better with age, it’s Akshay Kumar. He is, arguably, the fittest Bollywood star and a source of inspiration for many. He is one of the few actors for whom fitness is a way of life. How does he do it? Let’s find out. A martial arts expert and the ‘Khiladi’ of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar has been professionally trained in Taekwondo and Muay Thai. He is a black belt in Taekwondo and learnt Muay Thai in Thailand where he worked as a chef before beginning…

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