Kids’ & Teens’ Health

Obstructive sleep apnoea in children

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a condition that affects breathing during sleep. Affected children frequently snore and have poor quality

Urinary tract infections in children

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are relatively common in children, particularly young children still in nappies. Girls are more likely than

Kawasaki disease: A brief look into this childhood disease

Kawasaki disease is an illness in which there is inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis). Kawasaki disease, also known as

Kawasaki disease

Kawasaki disease is an illness in which there is inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis). Kawasaki disease, also known as

Glandular fever

Glandular fever (also known as infectious mononucleosis, or mono) is an infectious disease caused by a virus called Epstein-Barr virus

Earwax

Wax in the ears (earwax or ear wax) causes a great deal of unnecessary concern. Many parents worry that their

Colic in infants

What is infant colic? Colic is excessive crying in an otherwise healthy and well-fed baby. It can happen anytime, but

Appendicitis

Appendicitis means inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a short, finger-shaped pouch about 5-10 cm long. It is located in

Muscular dystrophy

The medical condition called muscular dystrophy is a group of genetic (inherited) diseases in which the muscles that control movement

Splinter removal

Splinters in the skin can cause infection if they’re not removed. Although most splinters can be removed without any particular

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