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    Dehydration in children

    Dehydration in children

    Babies naturally have a low body weight and as a result are more sensitive to even small amounts of fluid loss; this may lead you to ask yourself ‘is my baby dehydrated?’. Like adults, babies and young children need to drink plenty of fluids to avoid becoming dehydrated.   Symptoms and signs of dehydration in

    • 06 JUL 16
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    Intellectual disability

    Intellectual disability

    Intellectual disability (ID), once called mental retardation, is characterized by below-average intelligence or mental ability and a lack of skills necessary for day-to-day living. People with intellectual disabilities can and do learn new skills, but they learn them more slowly. There are varying degrees of intellectual disability, from mild to profound.   What is intellectual

    • 06 JUL 16
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    Colds, coughs and ear infections in children

    Colds, coughs and ear infections in children

    Children’s colds   It’s normal for a child to have eight or more colds a year. This is because there are hundreds of different coldĀ viruses and young children have no immunity to any of them as they’ve never had them before. Gradually they build up immunity and get fewer colds.   Most colds get better

    • 05 JUL 16
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    Being Too Clean May Not Be Good’ for Baby

    Being Too Clean May Not Be Good’ for Baby

    A recent study suggests babies who are exposed to allergens and bacteria may have lower incidences of allergies and asthma later in life. For years I’ve been committed to (some would say obsessed with) the idea that the cleaner I keep my home, the healthier my kids will be. Many of us parents have spent