When is it Safe for Children to Have Ears Pierced?

It can be a bit of a contentious issue, and many children are keen to have their ears pierced as soon as their parents allow it. But there are safety issues surrounding earrings for children, so when is it safe for parents to really think about letting their children have …

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Is the Swine Flu Jab Safe for Children?

The swine flu jab or vaccination was introduced to help protect children and adults, especially those who are particularly vulnerable, from contracting the H1N1 swine flu virus. The fact that it was introduced quite quickly, and after limited testing, worries some parents, and has led to questions over its safety. …

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PKU What You Should Know

Phenylketonuria, also know as Folling’s Disease or more commonly PKU, is an inherited, metabolic disorder characterized by the body’s inability to produce a sufficient amount of the enzyme responsible for breaking down the amino acid phenylalanine. Left undiagnosed, the condition can lead to a variety of problems which range in …

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Lactose Intolerance In Kids

Most kids drink milk with no problem, but for those with lactose intolerance, a little glass of milk can cause a great big stomachache. Lactose is the main sugar found in milk and other dairy products, and for those who have a hard time absorbing lactose, consumption can cause a …

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Minerals for a Healthy Diet

Minerals are vital components of food. Choosing a diet rich in nutrients requires a basic knowledge of minerals and their functions in the body. Since many children are picky eaters, parents sometimes like to give a mineral supplement for a bit of insurance. If you are considering boosting your child’s …

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Vitamin Facts For Children

Nutrition experts will tell you that a well chosen diet filled with a variety of nutrient rich foods is the best way to meet your child’s nutritional requirements. That being said, most of those nutrition experts haven’t tried to convince a four year old to polish off a plate of …

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Symptoms of Meningitis and What to Do

Keeping your children safe can seem like an overwhelming full-time job when you think about the many illnesses that a child could be exposed to on a daily basis. You do, however, have one formidable defence and that is to become educated on the potential viruses or bacteria that any …

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Hearing Problems in Children

Children who have difficulty hearing can be at a distinct disadvantage, developmentally, from their peers. For this reason, it is important to get a diagnosis on any suspected hearing loss so that it can be corrected, if possible. In cases where hearing loss is irreversible, a child can be taught …

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Cough Medicines and Young Children

Cough medicines have made the news is recent years for being potentially dangerous to young children under the age of 2. Many medical professionals advise parents of young children to allow a cold to develop naturally and only use a cough medicine if it contains few active ingredients, decongestants and …

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PCBs and Vaccine Dangers

We do everything possible to safeguard our children from danger and disease. That’s why immunisations are so important. The routine jabs of childhood are meant to stop children falling prey to illnesses that could be debilitating or even life-threatening. So we make sure they receive the vaccinations for diphtheria, tetanus …

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