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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

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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Signs That A Baby Is Allergic To Formula Feeding

The most common food allergy or sensitivity among babies is to cows’ milk protein, found in most formula. And about half of infants who are sensitive to cows’ milk are also sensitive to soy-based formula. Some of the most obvious signs of this sensitivity include a rash, hives, eczema (dry, ...

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Eczema and Babies

Baby eczema (also called infant eczema or atopic dermatitis) appears in about 10% to15% of children. It shows up as patches of red or dry skin. The skin is almost always itchy, dry, and rough. While it may appear just about anywhere on a baby’s body, eczema most often occurs ...

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Strabismus in Babies

It’s normal for a newborn’s eyes to wander or cross occasionally during the first few months of life. But by the time a baby is 4 to 6 months old, the eyes usually straighten out. If one or both eyes continue to wander in, out, up, or down — even ...

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Premature Babies and Eye Problems

Babies born prematurely are more likely to have problems with their eyesight and hearing, but in most cases treatment is successful. Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) This condition causes many of the sight problems associated with premature birth. Retinopathy of prematurity is associated with excessive oxygen during the early weeks of ...

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Chlamydia-Symptoms,Prevent

What Is Chlamydia? You may have heard of chlamydia, but many people are not sure what it is. Chlamydia (klah MIH dee ah) is an infection caused by a kind of bacteria that is passed during sexual contact. It is the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the United States. ...

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Leukemia-Signs And Symptoms Of Childhood

Childhood leukemia, the most common type of cancer in children andteens, is a cancer of the white blood cells. Abnormal white blood cellsform in the bone marrow. They quickly travel through the bloodstream and crowd out healthy cells. This increases the body’s chances of infection and other problems. As tough ...

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