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How your personality could affect your longevity
21/11/2018

Can personality help predict how long you will live? A newly published study suggests that personality traits in adolescence may speak to mortality risk.


What are the risks and benefits of pox parties?
19/11/2018

Chickenpox is a common childhood illness that results from a viral infection. Although a vaccine is available, some people prefer for their child to attend a chickenpox party to build up immunity to the virus in a natural way. Learn more here.


What to know about baby acne
12/11/2018

Baby acne, or neonatal acne, affects around 20 percent of newborns. It usually clears up without treatment. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and similar conditions here.


How to treat severe eczema
31/10/2018

Treating severe eczema can be challenging, but certain intensive treatments can help reduce symptoms. Learn about what doctors can do for severe eczema in adults and children here.


How to get super glue off the skin
31/10/2018

Super glue is an effective adhesive, but a person may accidentally bind their skin to other objects, or glue their fingers together. Super glue is not usually harmful to the skin, and a few quick home remedies can remove it. Learn how to get super glue off the skin using acetone, a pumice stone, butter, and more.


Everything you need to know about stridor
30/10/2018

Stridor is an abnormal breathing sound that resembles wheezing or creaking. It is more common in children but can happen in anyone. Learn about the causes, and how stridor sounds here.


Is a bleeding belly button normal in newborns?
30/10/2018

It is not unusual for a newborn's belly button to bleed. This can occur due to the cord separating from the body or irritation from clothing. Learn more about why bleeding may occur and when it is a sign of something more serious.


Surgeons carry out spine surgery in the womb
28/10/2018

Scientists can repair a potentially disabling spine defect, spina bifida, in the womb. This procedure is becoming more widely available little by little.


What to know about freckles
26/10/2018

Freckles are flat, brown marks that appear on a person’s skin. Sun exposure and genetics can cause freckles. People with light-colored skin and eyes are more likely to get freckles. In this article, we look at the causes of freckles, identification, risk factors, and how people can reduce the appearance of freckles.


Everything you need to know about gingivostomatitis
17/10/2018

Gingivostomatitis is an infection that occurs in and around the mouth. It causes painful sores, blisters, and swelling. It is more common in children and is highly contagious. Learn more about the causes and risk factors in this article, as well as treatment options and how to get relief.


What to know about ulcerative colitis in children
15/10/2018

While ulcerative colitis is more common in those between the ages of 15 and 30 years old, it can also occur in children. Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatments.


What is wryneck and how is it treated?
12/10/2018

Wryneck, also known as torticollis, is a condition where the neck tilts to one side. Babies can be born with it, or people can develop it for several reasons. While wryneck can be uncomfortable, there are several treatment options available for each type, ranging from stretching and therapy to surgery. Learn more here.


In my view: Why I now agree with vaccination
06/10/2018

When I was little, my mom didn't vaccinate me. In this article, I explore why I disagree with her decision, and why I chose to get vaccinated as an adult.


How to treat chapped lips in a newborn
26/09/2018

Chapped lips are common in newborns. People can relieve dry lips using gentle home remedies, such as moisturizing creams and oils. In this article, we explore the causes, treatment, and prevention of chapped lips in newborns.


What can cause a rash on the face in a baby?
26/09/2018

Babies commonly develop rashes on their faces. Most are nothing to worry about, and many clear up on their own. Possible causes include eczema, acne, milia, and slapped cheek syndrome. Learn more here.


Is it safe to use Pepto-Bismol while breastfeeding?
13/09/2018

Although researchers are still unsure whether Pepto-Bismol passes into a woman's breast milk, most health authorities recommend avoiding it while breastfeeding. In this article, learn about the safety and risks of taking Pepto-Bismol while breastfeeding. Also, find out about safe alternatives.


Can you take NyQuil while breastfeeding?
12/09/2018

Breastfeeding women may worry about the effects that taking NyQuil to relieve cold and flu symptoms might have on the baby. Some products are safe to use but others may require caution depending on their ingredients, such as those containing alcohol. Learn more about the impact of using NyQuil while breastfeeding.


Psoriasis and breastfeeding: What to know
11/09/2018

Some women find that pregnancy and breastfeeding reduce their psoriasis symptoms, while others experience worse or more frequent flare-ups. Here, learn to treat psoriasis while breastfeeding, without risking the baby's health. Also, discover why breastfeeding may trigger flare-ups, and get some tips for managing them.


Can you eat sushi while breastfeeding?
11/09/2018

While many women know that they should avoid sushi during pregnancy, they may wonder whether or not sushi is safe to eat while breastfeeding. There is no reason to avoid eating sushi from a reputable source while breastfeeding. Some types of fish may have health benefits for the woman and baby. Learn more here.


Risks and effects of adenoid removal
07/09/2018

Adenoids are glands at the back of the throat that can become swollen and sometimes infected in children. If enlarged adenoids are causing problems, such as breathing or sleeping difficulties, removal may be necessary. The surgery is generally safe and effective, and recovery takes 1 to 2 weeks. Learn more here.


What to know about leukemia survival rates
05/09/2018

Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells. A person's chances of surviving leukemia depend on a variety of factors, including their age, overall health, time of diagnosis, and response to treatment. Children and younger people have higher survival rates. Learn more in this article.


Does teething cause a baby to vomit?
05/09/2018

Vomiting and fever may sometimes accompany teething. Teething is a normal part of a child’s development that may cause some discomfort. However, it is unlikely that teething is a direct cause of vomiting. In this article, we suggest other possible causes of vomiting and discuss how to relieve the symptoms of teething.


What are the best positions for breastfeeding?
05/09/2018

Breastfeeding is a skill that takes time for both a woman and baby to learn. The best breastfeeding positions may change over time as the woman gains confidence and the baby grows. Learn about the best breastfeeding positions for comfort, a good latch, and reduced risk of muscle strains and nipple injuries.


How to treat and prevent drool rash
31/08/2018

It is common for healthy infants to drool during their first 18 months, especially while teething. However, saliva that comes into contact with the skin may cause irritation and lead to a red, itchy rash. Parents and caregivers can easily treat drool rash using simple home remedies. Learn more in this article.


How do you treat neck pain in children?
31/08/2018

Many cases of neck pain in children are due to muscle strain. Home remedies and lifestyle changes are often enough to help a child get relief. Applying heat, improving posture, and exercise can help. Neck pain due to an infection or injury requires a visit to a doctor. Learn more about treating neck pain in children.