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Winter is Coming: What You Need to Know About Kids and Colds

Winter is Coming: What You Need to Know About Kids and Colds

Young children get colds quite often because their immune system is still developing. It can be worrying when your child gets a cold, but it’s not usually serious and normally passes within two weeks. Below are the answers to some commonly asked questions about colds in children. Is my child’s cold serious? Colds aren’t usually serious, although young children are at an increased... 

Is Your Teenager In An Abusive Relationship? You CAN Help!

Is Your Teenager In An Abusive Relationship? You CAN Help!

Violence can happen in teenage relationships, so make sure you know the signs and can help your child. Abuse in relationships – including those between teenagers – can happen to men and boys, but it’s much more likely to happen to women and girls. It also happens in same-sex relationships. Different types of abuse Physical abuse can include hitting, kicking, punching, slapping, pushing,... 

Rett Syndrome: The Little Girl’s Disease Nobody Knows

Rett Syndrome: The Little Girl’s Disease Nobody Knows

Rett syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affects brain development, resulting in severe mental and physical disability. It is estimated to affect about 1 in 12,000 girls born each year and is only rarely seen in males. This page covers: Signs and symptoms Causes Diagnosis Management Outlook Advice for carers Signs and symptoms Some children with Rett syndrome are affected more severely... 

How to Raise Healthy Vegetarian and Vegan Children

How to Raise Healthy Vegetarian and Vegan Children

How Can I Raise A Healthy Vegetarian or Vegan Child? If you’re bringing up your child on a diet without meat (vegetarian) or without any food from an animal (vegan), they’ll need two or three portions of vegetable proteins or nuts every day to make sure they get enough protein and iron. Don’t give whole nuts to children under five years old as they could choke. Grind nuts finely... 

How to Provide Care for Ill or Premature Babies

How to Provide Care for Ill or Premature Babies

Neonatal care in hospital Special care is sometimes provided on the ordinary postnatal ward and sometimes in a specialist newborn (neonatal) area. Having a baby in neonatal care is naturally worrying for parents and every effort should be made to ensure that you receive the information, communication and support that you need. Not all hospitals provide specialist neonatal services, so it may be necessary... 

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...