• Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated

    Added On : 19th August 2014

    Messages that focus on benefits to the child have the most impact, study finds

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  • Cooling babies 'helps reduce longer-term brain damage'

    Added On : 13th July 2014

    Babies at risk of developing brain damage after suffering low oxygen levels at birth are given the treatmentCooling babies deprived of oxygen at birth improves their chances of growing up without disabilities such as cerebral palsy, research suggests.

    The New England Journal of Medicine study showed newborns given the treatment were more likely to have higher IQs at school age.

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  • 15% of children in Saudi Arabia suffer from ADHD...

    Added On : 8th July 2014

    ADHD.jpg15% of children in Saudi Arabia suffer from ADHD, says expert

    Some 15 percent of Saudi children suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared with the world averages of five to 10 percent, local media said.

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  • The drip feed hailed as a miracle of modern medicine

    Added On : 7th June 2014

    A father touching the head of a premature baby in a incubator at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in a hospitalSpacesuits, twice-filtered air and a ban on make-up - how the miracle drip feed for premature babies is made

    The process of ordering and making the drip feeds for tiny, vulnerable premature babies is strictly controlled and hugely high-tech.

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  • Parents Not Following Baby Safe-Sleep Practices

    Added On : 16th May 2014

    About one-third don't place infants to sleep on their backs, although that's known to help prevent SIDS

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  • Mothers told, stick to soap and water...

    Added On : 12th May 2014

    A newborn baby in a hospital cot. Mothers told, stick to soap and water with newborns

    Use soap and water not antibacterial wipes, parents of newborns advised

    Parents of newborns should use soap and water, not antibacterial gels and wipes, midwives have said, following research showing early exposure to bacteria can protect against asthma.

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  • China probes schools over unauthorized medicine...

    Added On : 22nd March 2014

    660AssortedPills.jpgChina probes schools over unauthorized medicine for toddlers

    China has launched a nationwide inspection of schools amid rising public anger at revelations that many educational institutions secretly gave children medicine to ward off illnesses and boost attendance, state media said on Friday.

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  • Endogamy Behind 70% of Fetal Abnormalities

    Added On : 15th March 2014

    The head of the Embryology Unit in Al-Ahsa Maternity and Children Hospital, Dr. Nihad Al-Kashi said the reason for fetal abnormalities in Al-Ahsa is endogamy (marriage between close kin of the first or second degree or even in the same family), which accounts for up to 70 percent of the cases.

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  • Children Eat Too Much Salt...

    Added On : 13th March 2014

    Children are eating too much salt, with much of it coming from breakfast cereal and breadChildren Eat Too Much Salt, Researchers Find

    The majority of children are eating more than the recommend daily allowance of salt, researchers have found, as they call on manufactuers to do more to make food healthier

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  • Acetaminophen in Pregnancy...

    Added On : 1st March 2014

    Acetaminophen in Pregnancy and Child's ADHD Risk

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