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Chickenpox

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Chickenpox causes a distinctive rash and mild flu-like symptoms. Most children will get chickenpox when they are young and it is usually a mild illness. Find out how to treat your child\'s chickenpox.
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Chickenpox is a very infectious disease caused by one of a group of herpes viruses. It causes distinctive rash and mild flu-like symptoms. Once your baby has caught the disease, it can take between 10 and 21 days for symptoms to show. Your baby will then be infectious from about two days before the rash appears until all the spots have dried up, which usually takes about five days. You can catch chicken pocks by being in close contact with someone who has it or from someone who has shingles as they are caused by the same virus.  

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Recognizing an Asthma Attack in Your Child

View more videos at: http://www.healthsciencechannel.com HSC 424 - Certain things cause, or trigger, "asthma attacks" or make asthma worse. Some of the commo...
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Asthma is caused by an inflammation in the tubes, which carries air in the lungs. Airways then often become inflamed due to irritants and allergens such as viral infections, cigarette smoke, cold air other particles and chemicals in the air. This inflammation is what makes it hard for children with the condition to breathe. However the combination of daily medication as well as medication at the time of the attack can effectively restore normal lung function for most children. The warning signs for asthma include difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest. 

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STUDY: Childhood Obesity Risk Linked to Infants and Solid Food

Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic in the U.S., but now a new study suggests how you start an infant on solid food could affect that child's obesity ris...
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A new study suggests when you start your infant on solid food could effect your child’s obesity risk.  One study in particular shows if you start giving solid foods at eight months there is a strong likely-hood later on (ages four and five) they will be overweight. Research also shows that when bottle-feeding misunderstanding your babies cries means you go to give them comfort food and introduce them to high calorie foods as well as developing a pattern of liking sweet foods. 

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CDC - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden, Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) - Reproductive Health

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SIDS, is the sudden death of an infant with no explanation of the cause of death even after and autopsy or examination of the death scene. it is the leading cause of death among infants aged 1–12 months, and is the third leading cause overall of infant mortality. The most common causes of SIDS are infections, accidental suffocation, hyperthermia, hypothermia, inborn errors in metabolism, cardiac channelopathie and poisoning or overdose. 

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R. Shepherd's comment, March 14, 2013 12:21 AM
well done - a good summary
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Babies born hooked on mom's prescription drugs

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The cry of a baby in withdrawal isn't quite the same as the whimpers mothers are accustomed to when welcoming their bundle of joy.
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Recent studies show that some mothers using prescription drugs during pregnancy are causing their child to be born hooked on the drug. Those babies suffer from withdrawal symptoms from the narcotics that were running through their blood streams for months and their never-ending shrieks are cries for help. These cries may become seizers, tremors, sweat battles and high fevers. Not only will the consumption of street drugs cause this, but also both intentional and accidental abuse of prescription medication.
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R. Shepherd's comment, March 14, 2013 12:23 AM
Good work. Note seizures spelling
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Govt mulls drug administration on HIV babies at birth

Govt mulls drug administration on HIV babies at birth | Infant Health - | Scoop.it
Abuja - Against the backdrop of a baby `cured' of HIV in the U.S., Nigeria mulls the administration of anti-retroviral drugs on HIV-positive babies at birth, according to NACA. “The lesson we have learnt from this is that maybe ...
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Iron deficiency is... | Facebook

Iron deficiency is... | Facebook | Infant Health - | Scoop.it
Save One Today wrote: Iron deficiency is the most prevalent... Join Facebook to connect with Save One Today and others you may know. (Iron deficiency is the most prevalent form of malnutrition worldwide, affecting an estimated 2 billion people....
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Child Health: Caring for Children with Diabetes

Child Health: Caring for Children with Diabetes | Infant Health - | Scoop.it
If your child has recently been diagnosed with diabetes then you as a parent you have to learn and deal with many things. Firstly, If your child has diabetes then you may spend a lot of time thinking about the physical effects.
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Speech disorders - children: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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Speech disorders refer to several conditions in which a person has problems creating or forming the speech sounds needed to communicate with others. Three common speech disorders are Articulation disorders, Disfluency and Voice disorders. Speech disorders are different from language disorder in children such as getting their meaning or message across to other and understanding the message coming from others.

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Nut and Peanut Allergy

A growing number of kids are allergic to nuts and peanuts. Find out more about this problem and how allergic kids can stay healthy.
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When someone has a nut allergy there body misfires and instead of the body treating the nut as a normal food, it reacts to the peanut as if it is harmful to the body. In an attempt to protect the body the immune system produces antibodies against the nuts that are designed to fight off the ‘invaders’ one of these if the release of histamine. This can effect a persons lungs, gastrointestinal tract, skin, and cardiovascular system causing systems such as stomachache, vomiting, itchy hives and swelling.   

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Understanding Down Syndrome (Baby Health Guru)

Down syndrome is a birth defect caused by chromosomal abnormalities. Learn more in this video! http://Baby.Healthguru.com/?YT
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Down syndrome is a condition caused by an abnormality in a child’s chromosomes in which they receive and extra copy of chromosome 21. There are several theories for why this occurs such as 95% nondisjunction, 4-5% translocation and 1%mosaioism. Non disjunction is influenced by maternal age with research showing that a woman age 25 has a 1 in 1 250 risk of having a baby with down syndrome while a woman aged 35 its 1 in 350 and by 45 it's a risk of 1 in 30. Physically people with down syndrome tend to share certain physical features such as upward slanting eyes, flat facial protruding tongue and low set ears. 

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About Diabetes in Infants

About Diabetes in Infants | Infant Health - | Scoop.it
About Diabetes In Infants. Diabetes in infants is a serious condition in which the body cannot produce enough insulin or cannot produce it at all, and the baby's blood sugar rises as a result.
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This article explores the connection between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the environmental and biological contributing factors such as the hereditary component with children of parents with type 1. It also outlines some of the symptoms such as how an infant with diabetes will generally exhibit increased thirst and more frequent urination than normal. Although the baby may eat more it may also suffer from an unexplained weight loss. Some infants with diabetes develop a fruity or sweet odor to their breath and may experience vomiting, lethargy or unconsciousness caused by high blood sugar. 

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R. Shepherd's comment, March 14, 2013 12:31 AM
thoroughly described
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Alcohol

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This is the public website for the Royal Women's Hospital in Victoria, Australia
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The consumption of alcohol during pregnancy, as it crosses the placenta, can cause many long-term health issues to your child and even result in stillbirths and miscarriages. Other times it can cause an early birth, slow growth in pregnancy and therefore usually small babies and affect their brain development. Another result of alcohol consumption during pregnancy is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in which it restricts the baby’s growth and development resulting in major behavioral and learning problems during childhood. This also results in abnormal facial features and the size of the baby to be smaller than average. The earlier in pregnancy you are, the higher the risk of alcohol affecting your baby’s’ health. 

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R. Shepherd's comment, March 14, 2013 12:24 AM
excellent. As you have to do 12, this one is too detailed for one mark.
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Parental stress and child asthma - Behind The Headlines - Hawick News

Parental stress and child asthma - Behind The Headlines - Hawick News | Infant Health - | Scoop.it
Parental stress and child asthma: “Stressed-out mums and dads could be to blame for the epidemic in childhood ... http://t.co/guXlWNpHsY
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Child Abuse And The Most Important Public Health Study Ever | INVISIBLE CHILDREN

Child Abuse And The Most Important Public Health Study Ever | INVISIBLE CHILDREN | Infant Health - | Scoop.it
The ACE Study - probably the most important public health study you never heard of - emerged from an obesity clinic on a quiet street in San Diego. It was 1985, and Dr. Vincent Felitti was mystified.

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