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.Read More
Children 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.Read More
Eczema 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.Read More
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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.Read More
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.Read More
TWO 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.Read More
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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.Read More
Kids' Ear Infections: New Guidelines for TreatmentRead More