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,


What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curve of the spine. Often as well as the curvature, there is

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,

Special diets for autism lack evidence

In children with autism, a variety of gastrointestinal problems and associated symptoms are often reported, which has led to the

Otitis media in children

Otitis media is the medical name for middle ear infections, which are very common in young children. Acute otitis media

Simple rules for child-rearing

Bringing up children is one of the hardest and most important jobs any of us takes on. The American author

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