Interesting Child Health Links 8/5/18

 

The Following are Dr. Smo’s links to interesting articles about children and child health for the week of 8/5/18

Article #1– Does talking “baby talk” to infants and toddlers slow down their language acquisition? Surprisingly, no according to new research from the journal, Cognitive Science. Check out this link for more tips on how to talk to your infant and toddlers in ways that will facilitate their language development.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/08/01/choo-choo-not-train-talking-baby-words-toddlers-helps-learn/

Article #2 The debate continues about low fat versus full fat dairy products with respect to heart disease. The Academy of Pediatrics still recommends non-fat dairy products for children two years and older but this article questions the wisdom of that recommendation. Read the article and decide for yourself.

https://www.popsci.com/full-fat-dairy-good

Article #3- What is the value in your child having a relationship with their pediatrician you may ask? The pediatricians at Nationwide Childrens Hospital have an answer to that question in the following interesting blog post.

https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/family-resources-education/700childrens/2018/07/importance-of-having-a-relationship-with-your-childs-pediatrician

Article #4 I get asked this question all the time, “Should I limit my child’s sugar intake by buying diet drinks for them instead of full sugar soda”? My answer is always the same, “Don’t buy either”! They are both bad for their health as well as yours. Explore this subject in this interesting link from the magazine Popular Science.

https://www.popsci.com/artificial-sweeteners-vs-sugar

Article #5- I find this article quite frightening but not surprising. Why should Ebola infections be any different than most GI diarrhea illnesses, with the virus being excreted long after the illness has ended? Could someone contract such a deadly illness from someone who recovered from the illness a year ago? This article seems to think so. Click the link and explore.

https://www.popsci.com/ebola-woman-survivor-transmission

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