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Everything You Need to Know About Premature Birth

Everything You Need to Know About Premature Birth

Preterm or premature birth is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a birth that occurs before 37 completed weeks of gestation. Having a preterm baby can be an extremely difficult time for a parent. This article aims to educate parents and help them deal...

Teething

Teething

1. What Can You Expect During Teething? Teething is the normal process of new teeth pushing through gums, and this process takes time. While teething you may expect increased drooling of saliva, and desire to chew, mild gum pain, slighlty swollen gums over erupting...

A Parent’s Guide: How to Manage Your Child’s Fever at Home

A Parent’s Guide: How to Manage Your Child’s Fever at Home

When your child is sick with an infection (caused either by bacteria or virus), it is common for them to have a fever. In most cases, a fever will not hurt a child and will usually go away after 72 hours (3 days). Babies younger than 6 months should see a doctor when...

Three Signs That Your Child May Have ADHD

Three Signs That Your Child May Have ADHD

It is a common mistake to group all students who are poor in studies into one category and label them as dumb, naughty or careless. Every child is born with a natural curiosity to learn about her world. However, due to certain problems, some children are not able to...

Child Dental Care Guidelines for Good Oral Hygiene  Surya Hospital

Child Dental Care Guidelines for Good Oral Hygiene Surya Hospital

Early childhood caries is a devastating form of dental decay affecting children below 5 years of age. The reason has been linked to poor oral hygiene practice, improper feeding habits, lack of parental awareness and avoiding dental visit. Poor oral health can affect...

What is Cerebral Palsy? (CP)

What is Cerebral Palsy? (CP)

Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition which is caused by damage to the developing brain that disrupts the brain’s ability to control movement and maintain posture and balance. What are the symptoms of Cerebral Palsy? Children with CP exhibit a wide variety of...

What Every Parent Needs to Know About the Flu?

What Every Parent Needs to Know About the Flu?

Children under the age of 5 are more likely to be hospitalized from influenza complications than those in other age groups. Annual flu vaccines are the best way to protect your child and family from the flu. Seasonal Flu Seasonal influenza is a contagious, but...

Blood, Marrow, And an Introduction to Leukaemia  Surya Hospital

Blood, Marrow, And an Introduction to Leukaemia Surya Hospital

What is Blood? Blood is a mixture of plasma and cells. Plasma is largely composed of water with dissolved proteins (albumin), hormones, minerals (iron), vitamins and antibodies. Cells include red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. White blood cells are...

8 Frequently Asked Questions About Febrile Seizures

8 Frequently Asked Questions About Febrile Seizures

Febrile seizures are convulsions (severe shaking of the body) that occur in a child who is between six months and six years of age and has a temperature greater than 100.4ºF (38ºC). Most febrile seizures last a minute or two, but they can range from a few seconds to...

9 Questions to Ask Before Starting Complementary Feeding

9 Questions to Ask Before Starting Complementary Feeding

Complementary feeding is the process of feeding foods other than mother’s milk for meeting his or her nutritional requirements. This process starts when breast milk alone is no longer sufficient for the infant, and hence other foods and liquids are needed. But before...

Hear from the Experts: All You Need to Know About Fibroids

Hear from the Experts: All You Need to Know About Fibroids

Fibroids are some of the most common reproductive systems tumours women experience. They are also known as uterine myomas, leiomyomas, and fibromas. On average, 20-50% of women between the ages of 13 and 50 have fibroids. However, not all large enough to be detected...

Childhood Epilepsy: What You Need to Know

Childhood Epilepsy: What You Need to Know

Epilepsy is a neurological condition (affecting the brain and nervous system) where a person has a tendency to have recurrent seizures that start in the brain without acute provocation. The brain is made up of millions of nerve cells that use electrical signals to...