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Video:  Common Questions About Kids and Chickenpox

Video: Common Questions About Kids and Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a common childhood illness. But what steps should you take to look after someone who catches it? In this video Dr Rishi Duggal explains what to do if you or your children get chickenpox, and when to get urgent medical advice. Editor’s Note: Video Highlights The main symptom is the rash – it can occur in 3 main stages: Stage 1: red spots on face or chest Stage 2: after a couple... 

Depression Ruins Lives – What If My Child Has It?

Depression Ruins Lives – What If My Child Has It?

Depression doesn’t just affect adults. Children and teenagers can get depressed too. Some studies show that almost one in four young people will experience depression before they are 19 years old. It’s important to get help early if you think your child may be depressed. The longer it goes on, the more likely it is to disrupt your child’s life and turn into a long-term problem. Signs... 

How to Cope With Pregnancy Morning Sickness

How to Cope With Pregnancy Morning Sickness

What is Morning Sickness Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, also known as morning sickness, is very common in early pregnancy. It’s unpleasant, but it doesn’t put your baby at any increased risk and usually clears up by weeks 16 to 20 of pregnancy. Some women get a very severe form of nausea and vomiting called hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), which can be very serious. It needs specialist... 

How to Cope With First-Year College Stress: Self-Help Tips

How to Cope With First-Year College Stress: Self-Help Tips

Starting university can be a stressful experience. How you cope with the stress is the key to whether or not it develops into a health problem. Stress is a natural feeling, designed to help you cope in challenging situations. In small amounts it’s good, because it pushes you to work hard and do your best, including in exams. Leaving home to start your studies can involve some stressful... 

How to Help Your Child Live With Kidney Disease

How to Help Your Child Live With Kidney Disease

Having kidney disease affects children in many ways. They may need to take medicines and alter their diet, and can also face challenges at school. It’s only natural to worry if you have a child with kidney disease. Parents often have questions about their child’s health. We answer some of the most common ones. It can be helpful for parents to talk to members of the renal team, such... 

How to Manage Your Diabetes for a Safer Pregnancy

How to Manage Your Diabetes for a Safer Pregnancy

Diabetes and your unborn baby Diabetes is a condition in which the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood is too high. Glucose comes from the digestion of starchy foods, such as bread and rice. Insulin, a hormone produced by your pancreas, helps your body to use glucose for energy. Three types of diabetes can affect you when you’re pregnant: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes – long-term...