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Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

A congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a birth defect where there is an abnormal hole in the diaphragm – the large,

Baby’s health: the Apgar score

The Apgar score is a standardised way of checking the health of a newborn baby. The Apgar score is used

Paracetamol for children

Paracetamol is a medicine that is commonly used in children and is available without a prescription. The main uses of

Baby’s due date

‘When is my baby due?’ is one of the first questions many expectant parents will ask after a pregnancy test

Contraception: female condom

The female condom is a strong, soft and transparent sheath that is inserted into the vagina before sex, providing protection

DVT and flying

Medical papers have been published since the 1950s about a possible link between deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and air travel.

Video: Antacids a risk for child allergies

Acid reflux happens when food comes back up from the stomach and is spat or vomited out. It’s a common

Squirming worm infection in foot

A 42-year-old man developed a squirming snake-like lesion on his right foot after a holiday to Nigeria. He went to hospital after

Animation: newborn baby’s senses

While some senses are more developed than others, babies can see, hear, smell, taste and feel from birth. Take a

Ebola virus disease

What is Ebola virus disease? Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a serious, contagious illness caused by infection with a strain

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