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Meningitis in babies and children

It’s an inflammation of the meninges, the membranes that line the brain and the spinal cord. (Sometimes meningitis is called spinal meningitis.) Meningitis is usually caused either by a virus (aseptic meningitis) or by bacteria that travel through the bloodstream from an infection in another part of the body. A ...

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Breastfeeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia

Breastfeeding offers myriad benefits to mothers and babies. Now a new review of 18 previous studies published in the journal JAMA Pediatricsfinds that breastfeeding may lower the risk of childhood leukemia. Childhood cancer is a leading cause of death among children and adolescents in developed countries, with leukemia accounting for ...

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Chickenpox Can Be Serious: Protect Your Child

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Most children with chickenpox completely recover. But it can be serious, even fatal, for babies, adolescents, and adults. Be proactive. Get vaccinated if you are not protected against chickenpox. Chickenpox is a very contagious disease. You or your child may be at risk if you have never had chickenpox or ...

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Question and Answers: Zika virus infection (Zika) and pregnancy

1.Is there a vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat Zika? No. There is no vaccine to prevent infection or medicine to treat Zika. 2.I am pregnant. Should I travel to a country where cases of Zika have been reported? Until more is known, CDC recommends special precautions for pregnant ...

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Rashes and Baby Skin

A newborn’s skin is prone to rashes of all sorts. Fortunately, most of these rashesare harmless and go away on their own. Common Rashes in Newborns Erythema toxicum is another common newborn rash. It looks like red blotches with ill-defined borders that are slightly raised, and may have a small ...

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Risks of delaying vaccinations

Some of us avoid getting our children vaccinated, due to our busy schedules and sometimes just postpone due dates with an excuse that they can always be done later. Some parents even refuse to go in for vaccinations after reading or watching reports in magazines or TV about dangerous reactions ...

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Important Things That You Should Know For The Health Of The Newborn

By the time you hold your new baby in your arms for the first time, chances are you’ve already chosen one of the most important people in your little one’s early life — a doctor. You and your baby will probably visit the doctor more often during the first year ...

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Infant Mortality

The death of a baby before his or her first birthday is called infant mortality. The infant mortality rate is an estimate of the number of infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This rate is often used as an indicator to measure the health and well-being of a nation, ...

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How to Treat Baby Eczema

Baby eczema is a form of dermatitis or inflammation of the skin. It can vary in severity and may be as mild as small patches of red irritated skin to crusting and weeping affecting large areas which may crack or bleed. In babies is commonly found on the scalp, face ...

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