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    Your Child's 'Little' Helper
    Did you know that your child’s digestive system starts from his mouth and ends in his anus? This includes the entire gastrointestinal (GI) tract that comprises organs such as the stomach, intestines, liver, gall-bladder and pancreas. In order to support his healthy growth and development, a healthy digestive system is very important. One of the ...
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    Is Your Child Allergic to Cow's Milk Protein?
    Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) is an inappropriate immune system hypersensitivity response to one or both of the proteins found in cow’s milk, Casein & Whey. When cow’s milk is consumed, the body is confused & recognises the protein as a threat. The immune system attacks the protein & releases histamines. Histamines triggers allergic reactions.
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    Understand Eczema & Help Your Child Through It
    Atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema, is the commonest skin disease of childhood, constitutes 40% of referrals to the Paediatric Dermatology clinic and affects 10 – 14% of children below the age of 14. What is atopic eczema (AE)? ‘Eczema’ or dermatitis simply means skin inflammation while ‘atopic’ is a term used to describe the tendency ...
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    Preventing Pneumococcal Infections
    Pneumococcal infections are caused by streptococcus pneumoniae commonly referred to as pneumococcus. Globally, more than 2 million people die of pneumococcal infections every year of which a million are children below 5 years. Common cause of: Pneumonia Meningitis Bacteremia Otitis media Sinusitis Joint & bone inflammation Cardiac infections Conjunctivitis Prevention through immunization: The number refers ...
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    Bite Size Terror
    In 2015, there was an increase of 11.2% in the number of reported dengue cases from the previous year. Because most children and young adults spend more time outdoors, they are more likely to be infected. Here’s how you can protect your family: UPDATE ON DENGUE VACCINE Dengvaxia® (CYD-TDV) is the only licensed dengue vaccine. ...
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    Vaccination Saves Lives
    The World Health Organization reported that 5.9 million children below five years of age died in 2015. Sadly, more than half of these deaths were due to preventable causes, especially diseases such as pneumonia, meningitis, and diarrhoea, all of which could have been prevented by vaccination. Even in Malaysia, there is a small group who ...
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    Paediatric Pneumococcal Infections
    Survey: 96% of Malaysian mothers are clueless about pneumococcal disease, whilst 97% are not aware that it can be prevented through vaccination. Latest data shows that pneumococcal disease (PnD) kills close to half a million children less than 5 years old worldwide every year. Most of these deaths occur in developing countries. In Malaysia, the ...
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    Recognise Malaysia’s Bloodsucking Menace
    In Malaysia, there are 434 species of mosquitoes, representing 20 genera, but only 4 have been identified to be a significant nuisance to humans. Culex Vector for: Japanese encephalitis Chikungunya West Nile virus Lymphatic Filariasis St. Louis encephalitis Avian malaria Aedes Vector for: Dengue fever Chikungunya Zika virus Yellow fever West Nile fever Eastern equine ...
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    Genetic Disorders Affecting Children
    The familial bond is a strong one, so strong is this bond that parents or grandparents may even pass certain genetic disorders, or traits to their children or grandchildren. Yearly, around 3% or 16,500 of Malaysia’s 550,000 babies are afflicted with congenital abnormalities and about one-third may succumb to these illnesses before reaching their first ...
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    FAQ About Your Child’s Food Allergy & Intolerance
    Both food allergy and intolerance are easily confused with one another because of certain similarities in symptoms. But what are their differences? How can I identify whether my child has an allergy or intolerance? These and other questions explained: Q1: Since some of the symptoms of food intolerance and allergy are similar, how can I ...