• How to Spot Vision Problems in Children

    Added On : 9th September 2013


    There are many conditions that, although extremely rare, can cause blindness in a child if not caught on time. One such condition is pediatric glaucoma, which occurs when the pressure in the eye is elevated, causing damage to the optic nerve.

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  • Children are Suffering from Rise...

    Added On : 14th August 2013

    Kids playing video gamesChildren are Suffering from Rise of the 'Gameboy Back'

    Surgeons say increasing numbers of children are suffering spinal problems caused by prolongued use of gaming consoles.

    Orthopaedic experts say children and teenagers are being left with injuries and curvatures because of a phenomenon they have dubbed “Gameboy Back,” after too many hours hunched over addictive computer games.

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  • Eczema Primes Children for Food Allergies

    Added On : 20th July 2013

    Eczema primes children for food allergiesEczema can leave children prone to developing food allergies in later life by allowing their immune systems to be primed incorrectly.

    A new study has shown that eczema causes the barrier formed by the skin to breakdown, exposing the young immune system to allergens from foods like peanuts and cow’s milk.

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  • Formula May Help Breastfeeding...

    Added On : 17th July 2013

    Formula May Help Breastfeeding for Some Babies

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  • Nearly Half of Infants Have Flat Spot on Head...

    Added On : 9th July 2013

    Nearly Half of Infants Have Flat Spot on Head: Study

    But researcher stresses importance of still having babies sleep on their back to prevent SIDS

    Putting babies on their backs to sleep has sharply cut the rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), but it has also left nearly half of infants with a flattened heads, a new Canadian study estimates.

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  • Scurvy Returns Among Children with Diets...

    Added On : 4th July 2013

    Scurvy returns among children with diets 'worse than in the warÂ’Scurvy Returns Among Children with Diets 'Worse than in the War’

    Wartime diseases are returning to Britain because some children are living on junk food diets that are worse for them than rationing was 70 years ago, officials have claimed.

    Cases of scurvy and rickets have been on the rise in parts of the UK where some parents rely on takeaways and microwave meals to feed the family, health staff warned.

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  • TWO THIRDS of British Children Cannot Concentrate...

    Added On : 9th May 2013

    The U.S. has the highest number of sleep-deprived students, with 73 per cent of nine and 10-year-olds, and 80 per cent of 13 and 14-year-olds being adversely affectedTWO THIRDS of British Children Cannot Concentrate at School Because of Sleep Deprivation 

    Sleep deprivation plays an important role in lowering the achievement of schoolchildren, according to new research.

    The study, carried out by Boston College in the U.S., also found that the problem was particularly prevalent in developed countries - experts believe this is because of the increasingly technology-saturated culture children live in.

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  • More Than One Prescription?...

    Added On : 6th May 2013

    More Than One Prescription? Tips for Parents

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  • Cartoons Make Children Aware...

    Added On : 6th April 2013

    Cartoons Make Children Aware of Healthy Habits

    The Ministry of Health is using 35 cartoon and other characters at the Janadriyah festival near Riyadh to teach children how to look after their health.

    “More than 25 cartoon characters and 10 other characters will be used for the first time at Janadriyah to promote awareness on health matters,” said Muhammad Al-Talha, supervisor of the ministry’s children’s theater at the festival.

    The plays will be on themes such as domestic safety, ways of maintaining healthy teeth, early detection of the genetic diseases, diabetes, cancer, and promoting blood donation.

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  • Kids' Ear Infections...

    Added On : 27th March 2013

    Kids' Ear Infections: New Guidelines for Treatment

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