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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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How to remove pesticides from fruits and vegetables

    With food prices skyward bound and no reprieve from pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables, fresh fruits and vegetables will soon become a luxury item for those who can afford chemical free and organic products. The source for pesticide residues in our food could be through the application ...

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Making your own baby food is easy and economical. If you choose organic baby food ingredients, you’re also protecting your baby from exposure to pesticide residues. All you need is a blender or food processor (although in many cases a fork will do the trick), and some empty ice cube ...

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Healthy Diet Plan for an Underweight Child

Development of each kid is different; while some kids gain healthy weight according to their age, some go overboard with weight and a few remain underweight. Till the time kids are gaining healthy weight, parents need not to worry. The real concern surfaces when the toddler shows no adequate weight ...

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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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Health Benefits of Honey


Honey is the natural sweetener that comes with a number of health benefits; especially for your toddlers and children. As per kids’ health experts, honey provides kids with sustained energy for relatively longer period of time. It also supplies needed vitamins and minerals and ensures that your child’s health stays ...

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Chickenpox Can Be Serious: Protect Your Child


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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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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