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Video: How Big a Concern is Fever and Vomiting in Children?

Video: How Big a Concern is Fever and Vomiting in Children?

In this short video, Dr Rupal Shah explains how to tell if your child’s fever and vomiting are a sign of a serious illness requiring medical attention or the result of a common virus with no cause for alarm. Editor’s Note: Video Highlights Fever and vomiting are common symptoms in childhood and there are many possible causes The most important thing to consider is how well your child appears... 

Parents, 5 Fun Facts About Colds: Bet 3 Surprise You

Parents, 5 Fun Facts About Colds: Bet 3 Surprise You

Some surprising facts about colds, including what causes symptoms such as a blocked nose, and why mucus turns thick and yellow. 1. Cold viruses don’t make us feel ill “It’s your own immune response that makes you feel ill,” says Professor Ron Eccles of the Common Cold Centre in Cardiff, where experts have researched the common cold for more than 20 years. When you get a cold, the... 

Parents Share Their Tips for Helping Kids with Homework

Parents Share Their Tips for Helping Kids with Homework

Homework is an important part of your child’s education and as a parent you can take steps to help them to get the most from it. Managing homework can be a source of tension. Three parents share the tips that helped them. Turn Off the TV During Homework “The best thing I’ve ever done is ban all screen time on the TV and computer from Monday to Thursday,” says Patricia, 39, mum to... 

How to Recognize and Treat Headaches in Kids and Teens

How to Recognize and Treat Headaches in Kids and Teens

Prof Anne MacGregor gives tips for parents on how to recognise and treat headaches in children. Most children and teenagers get at least one headache a year. They’re often different from the headaches that adults get, so parents and healthcare professionals can fail to notice the problem. Headaches, including migraines, tend to be much shorter in children, according to Prof MacGregor of the... 

Study: Snoring When Pregnant Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies

Study: Snoring When Pregnant Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies

“Snoring while pregnant is linked to smaller babies,” reports The Daily Telegraph. There is also evidence that snoring can lead to an increased risk of a baby having to be delivered by caesarean section. This news is based on the results of a US cohort study that questioned a group of women during their last trimester of pregnancy (weeks 29 and over). The researchers asked whether the... 

Is Your Child a Bullying Victim? Read this Mother’s Story

Is Your Child a Bullying Victim? Read this Mother’s Story

When Maria’s daughter moved to secondary school (*middle school), she was bullied by a group of girls who had been her best friends at primary school (*elementary school). Halfway through the school year, Maria** became aware that her daughter Sam** wasn’t being invited to her friends’ houses anymore. “She doesn’t always tell me what’s going on at school, but I...