teenagers

How Do I Assist My Growing Teenager With Their Growing Pains? Dr. Jennifer Stevens

It’s really common for teenagers to have growing pains or pain associated with sports and you want to help them

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,

Meningococcal disease

What is meningococcal disease? Meningococcal disease is an infection caused by a type of bacterium known as meningococcus, or Neisseria

Melatonin use common in children, linked to sleep troubles

Melatonin use among children in the Netherlands was higher than expected, when the safety of the supplement is mostly unknown.

An early helping hand for bereaved adolescents

Early bereavement, a period of intense grief and mourning, can have a profound impact on an adolescent’s immediate and long-term

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

Is texting after dark really that bad?

Instant messaging is the new normal way of communicating for most teenagers. The frenzied bouncing of texts around groups has

Osgood-Schlatter disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease is a common condition that affects children and teenagers when they are having a growth spurt. The main

Body dysmorphic disorder and therapy

Body dysmorphic disorder and therapy

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is characterised by constant worrying about perceived defects in physical appearance. Symptoms can include stressing about

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