Children's Health

DOWN SYNDROME:AN OVERVIEW ON IT

DOWN SYNDROME:AN OVERVIEW ON IT

Down syndrome is a common genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21,it is also known as trisomy 21.It is named after John Langdon Down, a British Doctor who fully described the syndrome in 1866. It is typically associated...

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Otitis Externa: Causes and Treatment

Otitis Externa: Causes and Treatment

Otitis externa is otherwise known as swimmer's ear. This is because it is found to affect swimmers. External otitis is a condition that occurs when the ear canal becomes irritated. The ear canal is the part of the ear that leads from the outer ear to the ear drum....

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Best Breastfeeding Positions

Best Breastfeeding Positions

Breastfeeding, one of the most natural acts in the world, takes practice. Learning how to hold and support your baby in a comfortable position calls for coordination and patience. Yet finding a nursing hold that works for you and your infant is well worth the effort....

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Baby Bottles:How to Safely Clean Them

Baby Bottles:How to Safely Clean Them

The baby bottles  you feed your babies with play a vital role in determining the state of health of your kids.Babies are very delicate and so must be adequately cared for. The use of infant formula feeding often times exposes infant to infections and food poisoning....

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Why Should Your Children Be Immunized?

Why Should Your Children Be Immunized?

Have you ever wondered why your children should be immunized? It is best to secure your children s health by getting them immunized. This is better than risking their lives to various childhood disease. Immunizations can save your child’s life: Gone are the days when...

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Secrets to Child Weaning.

Secrets to Child Weaning.

Child weaning is the process whereby adult meal is gradually introduced into an infant’s diet.  Pediatricians usually encourage this process to take place at the age of 6 months and above.  Research has shown that a baby gets all the nutrients needed before the age of...

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Childhood Obesity:What You Should Know

Childhood Obesity:What You Should Know

Dietary excess can lead to various medical conditions including childhood obesity. These depends on the particular nutrient that is in excess or result from a general excess of all nutrients.The most common form of over nutrition is obesity.Childhood obesity is a...

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Tongue Tie in Children: What You Should Know

Tongue Tie in Children: What You Should Know

Tongue tie results when the band of tissue that connects the base of the tongue to the floor of the mouth is too short and tight leading to restricted movement of the tongue. It is a congenital anomaly also known as ankyloglossia. About 4.2% to 10.7% of babies are...

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Immunization Schedule For Your Child

Immunization Schedule For Your Child

Having an immunization schedule for your child is essential because this is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine. Vaccines stimulate the body's own immune system to protect the...

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Refractory Error in Children

Refractory Error in Children

  Refractory error or optical error is the inability of the eye to focus image on the retina. It is a leading cause of blurry vision in children. According to WHO, It is estimated that globally 153 million people over 5 years of age are visually impaired as a...

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First Aid for  A Burn and Scalds

First Aid for A Burn and Scalds

A burn is a damage to the skin caused by dry heat, chemicals sun or electricity while a scald is a burn caused by wet heat such as: hot liquids, to the surface of the skin. Burns can happen at home or workplace but most burns occur at home and are caused by scalding...

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Chicken pox: What you need to know about It

Chicken pox: What you need to know about It

Chicken pox is an acute and highly contagious disease caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV). It is also known as varicella. It commonly affects children in the temperate regions while in the tropics/ warmer climates it affects more adults with a significantly higher...

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Male Circumcision: What You Need To Know

Male Circumcision: What You Need To Know

Male circumcision is the removal of the foreskin of the male penis. It is usually done in newborn male babies. Circumcision can also be done in adults. It is usually done for religious purposes or as a family tradition and culture. It can be done to prevent infections...

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Hand Washing in Children: The Benefits

Hand Washing in Children: The Benefits

Hand washing is a very important message every parent must pass on to his/her child. Hand washing is like a "do-it-yourself" vaccine. Hand washing should be practiced after the use of toilet, before and after food, after playing outdoors, after playing with pets,...

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Measles in Children:What You Need To Know

Measles in Children:What You Need To Know

Measles in children is a highly contagious infection caused by the measles virus. It remains one of the leading causes of death in children despite the availability of vaccines against the disease. Measles virus can live on surfaces for several hours. Once the...

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Allergies: What You Need To Know About Them

Allergies: What You Need To Know About Them

Allergies are due to a damaging immune response by the body to different substances such as dust, fur, pets, cold and food. This leads to hypersensitivity ( undesirable reactions produced by the normal immune system) of the body to the substance. Allergies are among...

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Food Poisoning: How to Treat Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning: How to Treat Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is a food borne illness that occurs after the ingestion of contaminated food or drinks with microorganisms (bacteria, viruses or parasites). These bacteria then begin to produce toxins which lead to a whole lot of symptoms like abdominal discomfort,...

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