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What is the average length for a baby?
18/03/2019

Babies follow a predictable growth curve in their first year of life. In this article, we provide a month-by-month growth chart to help people track the continued growth of their baby. We also discuss what it means when a baby is above or below average length.


Meningitis rash: Pictures, symptoms, and test
18/03/2019

In its later stages, meningitis can cause distinct marks on the skin that look like a rash. In this article, we look at the symptoms of meningitis and pictures of the rash. We also discuss other possible causes of these marks.


Causes and how to relieve gas in a baby
18/03/2019

Gas is a natural part of a baby's daily life, but it can be painful for them. In this article, we look at what makes a baby gassy and how to help relieve their gas pains.


What to know about heat rash in babies
14/03/2019

Babies are more likely to get heat rash than adults. In this article, we look at why babies get heat rash, different types of rash, and how a caregiver can prevent heat rash in a baby.


What to know about fever in babies
09/03/2019

Fever in a baby is a sign that their body is fighting off infection. In this article, we look at how to identify fever in a baby, common causes, and how to care for a baby with a fever.


What causes ear drainage?
08/03/2019

Ear drainage can occur for many reasons, including an ear infection, an earwax buildup, or an injury. Learn more about the types of ear drainage and their causes and treatments here.


What is aspiration?
04/03/2019

Aspiration can refer to a medical condition or a medical procedure. The procedure involves a doctor using a suction tube to remove fluid from a person’s body. Pulmonary aspiration is a condition that occurs when someone inhales a foreign material, such as food or drink, into their lungs. Learn more here.


Growing up in a green area may help support mental health
28/02/2019

A new study uncovers emerging evidence suggesting that growing up in close contact with nature may help us enjoy good mental health throughout adulthood.


How to treat eye discharge in newborns
27/02/2019

Eye discharge or excessive eye watering in newborns often indicates a blocked tear duct. The blockage is usually harmless and tends to resolve on its own. However, if there is also redness, swelling, or tenderness in the eye area, this may signify an infection that requires prompt medical treatment. Learn more here.


Ringworm in babies: Everything you need to know
27/02/2019

Ringworm is a fungal infection that causes a distinctive raised rash. Babies are particularly prone to ringworm because they are often in close contact with others. Learn more about ringworm in babies here.


The best home remedies for baby constipation
26/02/2019

Babies rarely experience constipation, but it can occur. The first treatment for baby constipation is to try home remedies, such as taking their rectal temperature or practicing light belly massage. Learn more here.


When to see a doctor if a child has a nosebleed
25/02/2019

Nosebleeds are common in young children. Most nosebleeds are not a cause for concern, and it is usually possible to treat them at home by applying gentle pressure to the child’s nose. However, persistent, recurring, or very heavy bleeding may require medical attention. Learn more here.


What to know about whooping cough in adults
22/02/2019

Whooping cough is an infection that is more common in children, but adults can also contract it. The symptoms are usually less severe in adults than in children. This article discusses the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of whooping cough in adults.


What to know about enlarged adenoids
22/02/2019

Enlarged adenoids are common in children. This article provides an overview of enlarged adenoids, including how to recognize this condition, its causes and risk factors, and possible treatments.


Your furniture may contain harmful chemicals
22/02/2019

Researchers found traces of toxins in the blood or urine of children living in homes with sofas containing flame-retardant chemicals or vinyl floors.


How to tell if your baby has asthma
21/02/2019

Potential signs of asthma in babies include flared nostrils, lethargy, and coughing. Learn more about the signs of asthma in babies and when to see a doctor here.


What and when can a fetus hear?
15/02/2019

The developing fetus begins to hear around the 18th week of pregnancy and starts to hear low frequencies from outside the woman's body soon after. Learn more about when a fetus can hear.


What are the signs that you might have asthma?
14/02/2019

Symptoms of asthma include chest tightness, wheezing, and shortness of breath. They can vary among children and older adults. Learn more about asthma symptoms here.


What is a normal respiratory rate?
11/02/2019

A normal respiratory rate varies depending on a person’s age and activity levels. In this article, we look at the normal rates and what high and low rates mean.


Everything you need to know about convulsions
31/01/2019

Convulsions are common in some types of seizures and rare in a few other conditions. Learn more about the causes of convulsions and what to do if someone experiences them here.


How to soothe a baby crying in their sleep
30/01/2019

Most babies cry in their sleep at some point. In this article, we look at the reasons why they cry in their sleep, how to soothe the baby, and what the normal sleep patterns are for babies.


Which foods can help with breastfeeding?
25/01/2019

Women need extra calories and nutrients while breastfeeding to ensure that they are producing enough milk to keep the baby well-nourished. Eating the right foods can help support lactation. Learn more here.


What is mastoiditis?
24/01/2019

Mastoiditis is a severe infection of a bone behind the ear. The condition is rare, and symptoms include pain, fever, and swelling. Ear infections are the most common cause of mastoiditis. Learn more here.


Is this rash baby acne or eczema?
21/01/2019

Baby acne and eczema are two skin conditions that commonly affect young babies. In this article, we look at their similarities and how to tell them apart. We also cover treatment options and when to see a doctor.


Healthy babies' gut bacteria prevent common food allergy
14/01/2019

Transplanting intestinal bacteria from healthy human babies into germ-free mice prevented the animals from having allergic reactions to cow's milk.