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Safely Soothing Teething Pain and Sensory Needs in Babies and Older Children

Consider treating teething pain with a teething ring made of firm rubber (not frozen) or by rubbing the gums with a clean finger. Read this article and watch these videos to learn more. Español  Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information Teething is normal but may be a painful experience for infants and toddlers. Too often, well-meaning… Read More »

Winter Skin Care Tips for Babies: 10 Ways to Take Care of Your Child This Season

Winter skincare tips for babies. (Photo Credits: Pixabay) Though winters are eagerly awaited, it brings its own set of challenges especially for babies and young children. The winter season can bring some key challenges for new parents as newborns are a little more sensitive and need extra care in the cold season. Ensure their skin… Read More »

China halts work on gene-edited babies

China’s government has ordered a halt to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies. Leading scientists have declared it’s still too soon to try to make permanent changes to DNA that can be inherited by future generations. Chinese Vice Minister of Science and Technology Xu Nanping… Read More »

Viewpoints: If True, First Gene-Editing Of Babies Is Seriously Wrong On Many Fronts; Lessons On The Burden Of Caregiving

Editorial pages focus on these health topics and others. Newsweek: China Announces First Gene-Edited Babies: Scientist’s Claim Is Premature, Dangerous And Irresponsible  A scientist in China claims to have produced the world’s first genome-edited babies by altering their DNA to increase their resistance to HIV. …If true, this is a significant advance in genetic science,… Read More »