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Cancer during Pregnancy

The most common cancers in pregnancy are breast cancer, cervical cancer, lymphoma, and melanoma. Cancer itself rarely harms the baby, and some cancer treatments are safe during pregnancy. You and your health care provider will work together to find the best treatment. Your options will depend on how far along ...

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Down’s syndrome – testing during pregnancy

Down’s syndrome is a disorder, caused by inadequate distribution of chromosomes (trisomy of the 21st pair). It is manifested in mental retardation and specific physiognomy: obliquely positioned cuts of eyelids, prominent epicanthic folds, small brachycephalic head, wide hands, short little finger, small concha, open mouth, red cheeks, irregular teeth disposition… ...

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POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

  Postpartum depression (also called PPD) is a kind of depression that some women get after having a baby. PPD is strong feelings of sadness that last for a long time. These feelings can make it hard for you to take care of your baby. PPD can happen any time ...

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5 SIDS Risk Factors Parents Need to Know

Every year several thousand babies die unexpectedly in their sleep, the cause of death unknown. These deaths are the result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, a condition that doctors have yet to explain. While the nation’s top researchers have worked persistently to better understand SIDS, doctors have not ...

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Child Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars. The earlier abused children get help, the greater chance they have to heal and break the cycle—rather than ...

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Autism and vaccines

While you can’t control the genes your child inherits, or shield him or her from every environmental danger, there is one very important thing you can do to protect the health of your child: make sure he or she is vaccinated on schedule. Despite a lot of controversy on the ...

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Causes of autism

Until recently, most scientists believed that autism is caused mostly by genetic factors. But groundbreaking new research indicates that environmental factors may be just as important in the development of autism—if not more so—than genes. It appears that certain babies are born with a genetic vulnerability to autism that is ...

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Signs and symptoms of autism

Signs and symptoms of autism in babies and toddlers If autism is caught in infancy, treatment can take full advantage of the young brain’s remarkable plasticity. Although autism is hard to diagnose before 24 months, symptoms often surface between 12 and 18 months. If signs are detected by 18 months ...

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Early detection of autism

Autism Symptoms – What to Look for in Babies, Toddlers, and Children  As a parent, you never want to believe that your precious bundle has a problem. But when it comes to autism, catching it early—ideally by the age of eighteen months—makes a huge difference. But no matter your child’s age, ...

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Stomach Ache Symptoms and Treatment

What Causes Stomach Aches? Stomach aches are caused by eating too much or too little food, intestinal gas, or a mild viral infection. A child who has recurring stomach aches should always be examined by a doctor. Repeated stomach aches may result from colic, constipation, or urinary tract infection. If ...

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