Category Kid’s health

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Recounts How She Almost Lost Her Son to This Disease | See Details

Prof. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has shared how she lost her own cousin and almost lost her son to a disease. Okonjo-Iweala, who happens to be the Board Chair, Vaccine Alliance, shared her personal experience while making the announcement in Vientiane, Laos,

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“Don’t give children cough syrup” American Doctor Warns But Recommends Homemade Treatment

Did you know giving your child cough mixture could do more harm than good? Well, for Dr Oliver Bevington, a senior paediatric registrar at Southampton Children’s Hospital, this holds true and here’s why. In a post by the Daily Mail

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Unbelievable! Girl Grows Breasts at 2, Menstruates at 4 and Now Faces Menopause at 5 | See Details

5-year-old Emily Dover was still a toddler when she developed breast buds, strong body odour and cystic acne – to her parents’ shock. She started menstruating at just four years old and, within the past 12 months, has grown hair

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Woman Details Her Body Insecurities From Developing Breasts at 7

A Facebook user, Gloria Okhani, has taken to her page to write about her body insecurities and how life turned out for her after starting to ‘grow boobs’ at 7. Here’s what she wrote as she shared a photo when

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Overcoming Adversity: Single Mum Raises a Genius Son Despite his Cerebral Palsy

Zou Hongyan from Jingzhou, Hubei province has become an Internet sensation after news of how she single-handedly raised her son, afflicted with severe cerebral palsy, to become a law student at Harvard. According to En.People.cn, 29 years ago, a medical

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Kids and Breastfeeding Mums Should Stop taking Cough Syrup or Pain Medications that Contain Codeine or Tramadol – FDA Warns

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that drugs containing codeine or tramadol should not be given to children under 12 and that such drugs can also be dangerous to youth between 12 and 18 or in women who are breast-feeding. The agency also warns that these

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Mum Advises Other Parents About Safety after Toddler Daughter Scalds Herself With Hot Tea

Emma Patterson, 24, who is her mom, is warning parents to keep hot drinks away from children, after her 16-month-old daughter, Libbie Patterson, suffered severe burns after mistakenly poring her mom’s cup of tea all over herself.  The toddler was subsequently rushed

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Natural Remedies: How to Clear Dark Spots, Chicken Pox Scars & Mosquito Bite Scars on Children’s Skin

Occasionally, the dark spots that appear on a child’s skin are harmless, but the appearance is not very attractive, and let’s face it: we want our children’s skin to look flawless at all times. Now, when these spots are caused

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Mother Shares Miraculous Story about How Her Premature Twins Fought Obstacles to Survive

Lynn Donelly, 34, who is married to Tony Donelly, was diagnosed with ‘polycystic’ ovary syndrome when she was fourteen, and always knew that conceiving a child would be difficult. According to Dailymail, the couple spent a decade undergoing procedures to

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Why You Should Discourage Your Child From Sitting In The W Position

In an article on Mirror UK, Dr Connie Challoner reveals the potential harm in the W position when seated commonly used by kids. The common ‘W’ position is when kids (and sometimes adults) sit flat on their bottoms with their

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See How This Brave Little Cancer Patient Made Her Doctor Emotional

Little Elle Grace Morris was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, (Cystic fibrosis is a life-shortening genetic condition that causes lungs to become clogged with mucus, making it hard to breathe). Doctors told her that she needs a double lung transplant and

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How To Prevent Your Kids From Catching The Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye, is a quite common eye infection among children. The contagious infection which may be viral or bacterial is characterized by the inflammation or swelling of the conjunctiva (the thin transparent layer of tissue that lines

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Does Your Child Snore? 8 Signs He Needs To See A Doctor

Snoring is quite common in both children and adults. As a result, it’s easy for a lot of parents to dismiss it as normal or no cause for alarm. However, this is not always the case as it may be

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Photos: Girl ‘Boiled Alive’ Walked 7 Years After She Was Told She Would Never Be Able To Walk

A 15 months old, Tilly Sawford’s who was boiled alive by a hot bath 7-years -ago, has reportedly taken her first steps after being told she would never walk again. Mirror report says in 2009, Tilly was playing upstairs with her two

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Sokoto State To Immunize 1.8 Million Children Against Polio

Sokoto State Deputy Governor, Ahmed Aliyu, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) revealed government is targeting no fewer than 1.8 million children under five years in the ongoing four-day polio immunization exercise. Aliyu buttressed that efforts have been

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Eye Opener: Does Your Child Carry A Heavy School Backpack? Boy Undergoes Major Surgery For Carrying One

A Facebook user identified as Mofe Van Zekins shared this eye-opening story of his nephew who had to undergo a major surgery on his spinal cord due to the heavy school bag he’s been carrying to school. He posted the story

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Heartbreaking: Meet The Little Girl Diagnosed With Breast Cancer At Age 8

Chrissy Turner, 8,  had been diagnosed with breast cancer, a condition even most grown women would struggle to battle with. She was a little tomboy who loves playing Lego with her friends after school. According to Mirror, Chrissy’s parents both

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Signs That Your Child Has A Low Self Esteem

One way to be happy is to accept yourself the way you are. As simple as it sounds, it could be a pretty difficult thing for preteens or teenagers to do. Even though trends of self esteem start early in

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Warning to Parents: Giving A Child Too Much Calpol Can Cause Asthma -Study

While Calpol is commonly used by most parents to treat fevers, a London based paediatrician warns that it could be dangerous to a child’s health. Yahoo reports; Professor Alastair Sutcliffe, a paediatrician at University College London, says that parents are

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Your Child’s Cough And Its Underlaying Cause

A cough can mean many things and it is good to pay attention to your child’s cough and generally be aware of what to look for.The cough that comes with a runny nose or a sore throat is the one

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5 Tips To Help A Stammering Child

It can be a bit of a shock, when your child develops a stammer. But more than that, it can be difficult to understand how to help them or where to find information that can be useful to alleviating their

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5 Tips On Helping a Child with ADHD Become Calm

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly referred to as ADHD, presents as a host of behavioural symptoms that include short attention span, restlessness, hyperactivity, incessant fidgeting, impulsiveness or getting distracted easily. Find out more about the symptoms here. A child with

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6 Brain Boosting Snacks Your Child Needs

Snack time after school is a great opportunity to give your kids healthy foods that will actually help them to focus and learn by providing essential nutrients to the brain. Even better, in addition to feeding your kids’ bodies and

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