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    Ear and Throat Infections
    Children have a tendency to be vulnerable to ear and throat infections. For one thing, their ear passages are shorter and more horizontal than those of adults – this makes it easier for fluids to be trapped in the middle ear and germs can easily breed there. Once infected, their weaker immune systems will have ...
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    Childhood Vaccinations: Fundamentals for Young Parents
    At the early stages of life, your child may be susceptible to various bacterial & viral infections which could affect their vital organs and bodily functions. Some of these pathogens cause mild complications while others may be terminal if left untreated. Our bodies however, are perfectly capable of creating antibodies to counter the insurgence of ...
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    Vaccination: Of Myths and Misconceptions
    Most myths and misconceptions about vaccination revolve around research that has either been disproved or based on loosely held findings. However, the bulk of it is speculatively-driven and theoretical at best. Parents therefore should consider all aspects of immunization which includes benefits, side-effects, etc. as well as arguments made against it before they determine on ...
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    What is Hepatitis A?
    Hepatitis A Facts A contagious, rarely fatal liver disease brought about by the Hepatitis A virus. Estimated cases: 1.4 million every year worldwide Caused by lack of safe water, poor sanitation and poor personal hygiene. Recovery: weeks to months. Complications: acute liver failure. Signs & Symptoms Fever, malaise and loss of appetite, diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal ...
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    Meningitis & Its After Effects
    From the start of the initial symptoms, it can lead to death in as little as 24 hours. Another common complication that occurs in tandem with meningitis is bacteraemia or blood poisoning, which happens when the bacteria enters the bloodstream. Meningitis is a serious global threat that accounts for an estimated 170,000 deaths worldwide each ...
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    Community Acquired Pneumonia: Is Your Child Infected?
    Root of the problem Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) can be a serious infection in children and it can be caused by a number of different pathogenic microbes. The predominant pathogen in CAP, Streptococcus pneumoniae accounts for about two-thirds of all cases of bacteraemic pneumonia and is the most common cause of CAP in infants between ...
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    All About Pneumococcal Disease
    Who is at risk? Pneumococcal disease is prevalent among children under 2 years old, children staying in group child care and those who have underlying medical conditions such as HIV infection and chronic heart or lung conditions. Adults who are 65 years old and older presents higher risk of infection. Adults between 19 and 64 ...
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    Vaccines - The First Line of Defence!
    It is a fact of life that we cannot escape those tiny miniscule creatures called viruses and bacteria. There are billions of them mutating and multiplying out there that our bodies cannot possibly develop natural immunity to all the diseases they cause. Doctors and scientists are continuously studying and experimenting to develop new medicines and ...
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    Acting Quick Can Save Your Child's Life
    Meningitis is the inflammation of the protective membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord called the meninges. It can occur as a response to infection (bacteria, viruses, parasites, or fungi) or due to physical injury, cancer, or the body’s reaction to certain drugs. Although meningitis is not restricted to any one particular age group, children ...
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    More than just a Messy Problem
    Diarrhoea is a common condition that can yield dangerous consequences, especially on your infant’s health. Find out what you can do to prevent this messy and potentially fatal problem. Everybody gets diarrhoea at some point in their lives. It is our body’s way of ridding itself of germs. Diarrhoea can be caused by many factors, ...