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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 symptoms, including: stiff or tight muscles  (spasticity) weakness in one or more…
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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 preventable, respiratory illness that can be dangerous for young children.…
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Blood, Marrow, And an Introduction to Leukaemia

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 neutrophils, monocytes, eosinophils, basophils and lymphocytes. Red cells are the oxygen carrying cells in…
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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 more than 15 minutes. Here are some of the most…
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Experts Speak – Dr. Neeta Warty: FAQs on Endometriosis

Endometriosis is one of the most common conditions gynecologists encounter during their practice. Classic studies indicate that 25-50% of infertile women have endometriosis and 30-50% of women with endometriosis are infertile. This disease affects all aspects of a woman’s reproductive system and can even cause spontaneous miscarriages. Below are some of the questions about endometriosis…
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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 starting complementary feeding for your baby, make sure you ask these questions to your…
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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 during a physical examination. Below are some of the common questions…
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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 control the body’s functions, senses and thoughts. If electric signals are…
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Experts Speak – Dr. Neeta Warty: FAQs on Endometriosis

Endometriosis is one of the most common conditions gynecologists encounter during their practice. Classic studies indicate that 25-50% of infertile women have endometriosis and 30-50% of women with endometriosis are infertile. This disease affects all aspects of a woman’s reproductive system and can even cause spontaneous miscarriages. Below are some of the questions about endometriosis…
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