Children's Health Center
Since asbestos cannot be easily eliminated and damaged by other chemicals, they can stay within the lungs for long and as a result, they may lead to severe health troubles, including in children. The signs and symptoms of developing the various diseases from asbestos exposure in children will occur after decades of the exposure.
In the baby’s gastrointestinal tract, a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum grows if any foodor substance that is contaminated with this bacterium is consumed and causes this condition known as infant botulism. Infant should also never be fed honey, as it contains these bacteria. Infant botulism could be a life threatening disease that produces toxins inside the body and causes breathlessness in babies.
A new study that has been published in The Journal of Early Adolescence has shown that teenagers who are more prone to posting selfies online are more likely to have a higher awareness about their own appearance, leading to a higher risk of developing a negative perception about their bodies.
Experts have designed a video game that aims to teach children empathy and tries to change their young brains to improve their social behavior. But can playing video games help imbibe empathy in children? Let's take a look.
Some of the signs that a baby will show when having trouble breathing include: Rapid breathing, tachycardia, bluish discoloration, bluish discoloration, flaring of nostrils, chest retractions, sweating, audible wheezing, accessory muscle use and difficulty staying alert.
UTIs are common in infants, but can also teenage boys. However, compared to girls, boys are less likely to develop UTI. Some common symptoms of a UTI are pain in the belly and bladder area, burning or stinging sensation while urinating, foul smelling urine, and increased urge to urinate. Want to know what causes UTI’s in teenage boys? Go through the following piece of read to know about the Causes of Urinary Tract Infection in Teenage Boys.
When toddlers have odor in areas like their armpits, it can be a sign of an underlying illness. Armpit odor in toddlers can also occur due to the colonization of certain bacterial strains. Read on to know more about armpit odor in toddlers, its causes, symptoms, treatment, prevention and diagnosis.
Fussy Eating is a common problem in every household that has a baby. Making a baby eat becomes an arduous task especially when the baby is fussy about eating. Studies show that it is not always the food that is given to the baby that makes it fussy. The baby’s state of mind in that the baby may be playing or just woken from sleep all contribute to Fussy Eating in Kids. Delineated in this articles are some ways to handle Fussy Eating in Kids.
Regardless of what measures you take at home, your child will still come in contact with germs at school. This is why it is important to know how to keep kids from getting sick at school. We take a look at some ways in which we can ensure that kids don't keep falling sick from germs that linger on desks, lockers, doorknobs, and other surfaces at school.
Protruding stomach is seen in children as well. Children are equally prone to gastrointestinal issues and abdominal bloating. Protrusion or distension of the stomach caused by overeating resolves by itself. Drinking a glass on warm water can help in soothing the discomfort associated with it. However, if it is a recurrent issue, associated with other symptoms such as skin rashes, diarrhoea, fever etc. it is advised to visit a paediatrician for early detection on underlying issues.
In most cases, jaundice in babies at birth occurs as their liver are not yet able to get rid of excess bilirubin very well. It therefore gets accumulated in the blood and causes jaundice. Such types of jaundice usually appear after one day of the birth and may go away in 4-5 days. In rare cases, the cause of jaundice at birth may be an infection in the baby’s digestive system. It is important to know about the ways to get rid of jaundice in babies at birth, which is often through medical treatment or home remedies. But prior to that the condition must be properly evaluated and diagnosed to chalk out an appropriate treatment plan.
A common infection which a lot of children have is UTI or urinary Tract Infection. Urinary infection is most commonly seen in children of age 2- 5 years. However, the infection is less commonly noted in neonates who are upto 28 days old. UTI occurs more in girls as compared to boys, as their ureters are shorter than boys and is closer to urethra. Before we go into the causes, signs, symptoms and management of UTI in children, let us understand the anatomy of the urinary system.
Weight stigma is suffered mostly by the children and leads to a great impact in their adolescents. Various studies depict that the children with excess weight, who are stigmatized for their weight, are more at a risk, to suffer from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and poor body image. A much-unexpected source of weight stigma are the parents. Parents should also talk carefully with the kids about their weight. Using words ‘fat’ or ‘obese’ can be avoided and instead neutral term like ‘weight’ can be used.
Approximately 5% of children in the US have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). More than half of these children carry the symptoms over to their adulthood as per the American Psychiatric Association. These are just the numbers that indicate the children who have been diagnosed; however, the scary thing is that a large number of these children remain undiagnosed even in their adulthood. Here are 14 ADHD symptoms that can help you figure out whether your child is suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder or not.