Kid’s Health

08

Aug'17

Does Soap Kill Germs That Cause Illness?

When you were young, your mother probably told you to wash your hands before you eat to kill germs. It was good motherly advice, and you probably did as you were told. But was mom really right?

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12

Mar'17

Do Low Vitamin D Levels in Children Increase the Risk of Allergies?

Is there a link between vitamin D and allergies in children? Vitamin D has taken centre stage recently as preliminary research shows that vitamin D deficiency is common and may increase the risk for a multitude of health problems including multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, obesity and certain types of cancer...

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12

Mar'17

Giving a Baby Solid Foods Too Soon Can Contribute to Obesity

If you bottle-feed your baby, don’t be too quick to introduce solid foods no matter how hungry they look for “real food”. According to a study published in Medical News Today, feeding babies solid food too early increases their risk for obesity later on.

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15

Jan'17

Encephalitis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and More

Encephalitis is the infection and inflammation of the brain, usually as a result of a viral infection. The disease can be potentially fatal, but this is very rare. Learn the symptoms, causes, treatment and prognosis of this disease.

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02

Jan'17

Your Child May Suffer from Food Allergies

Food allergy symptoms are most common in babies and children, but they can appear at any age. You can even develop an allergy to foods you have eaten for years with no problems. Learn more about the types of food allergies.

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22

Dec'16

Cat Scratch Disease: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Children love pets and they benefit from the companionship, relationships and affection that they share with their pets. However, pets can transmit harmful infections to humans. It is therefore important to know how to protect your child from these infections.

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18

Dec'16

How to Treat a Bee Sting

Bee stings are quite common with most persons who are stung by a bee having only a local reaction. About 4 percent of people are allergic to bee venom and can experience a severe reaction involving the entire body.

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10

Dec'16

How to Tell if Your Child Is Obese

Is your child obese? This is a question that many parents must face at some point in their child’s life. With the obesity rate skyrocketing among the younger set, it should come as no surprise that up to 30 percent of children and teenagers meet the criteria for childhood obesity.

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10

Dec'16

Could Your Child Have a Sleep Disorder?

Diagnosing a sleep disorder in a child is a difficult task due to the ever changing sleep patterns children manifest as they mature. What’s normal at one age regarding sleep, may be abnormal at an older age.

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04

Dec'16

Why Your Child Needs to Wear Sunscreen

Summer is here in full force. Time for outdoor activities and summer fun in the sun with your kids. While outdoor activities in the warm, summer sun can be a pleasure, what about potential sun damage from the sun's ultraviolet rays?

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