eating disorders

I’m worried my child has an eating disorder

If you’re concerned that a child, typically a daughter, has an eating disorder, well, what should you do? The first

Hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common childhood illness that is caused by a viral infection. The most

Polio: symptoms, causes and treatment

What is polio? Polio (which is short for poliomyelitis) is an infectious disease that can cause permanent muscle weakness, paralysis,

How can I support my child who has anorexia?

Anorexia nervosa is an uncommon condition in teenagers, particularly teenage girls, but it causes enormous stress and concern, and for

What are some of the impacts of bulimia?

Bulimia is an eating disorder, which involves bingeing and then purging, so you feel guilty and you purge, and there

Mental illness in younger people

Like all of us, teenagers can feel a bit down sometimes. Everyday frustrations, disappointments, problems at school or family troubles

Diabetes: tips for children

Diabetes is a chronic (ongoing) condition characterised by high blood sugar levels due to the body’s inability to produce or

Measles: what you need to know

Measles is a very infectious and potentially serious illness that is caused by a type of virus called paramyxovirus. It

Good motor skills the key to fit kids

Children’s physical activity levels have declined over the past few decades, often in lieu of increased time spent in front

Juvenile chronic arthritis

Juvenile chronic arthritis or juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is long-term joint inflammation (arthritis) in children. It is not one condition,

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